Make your gift personal

At Friends’ donors are invited to give according to their varying capacity and interests. Volunteering your time and talent, donating funds or donating items that connect with the School’s heritage and history are all welcome and appreciated. We value every gift – no matter the size.

It’s Your Choice

The School offers giving choices across three deductible gift recipient funds. Donations are tax-deductible within Australia.

  • The Building & Development Fund – upgrades in facilities to better support learning programs, our student’s individual needs and enhance our environment of international education best practice.
  • The Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes Fund – establishment of scholarship and bursary funding to help those who can least afford a Friends’ education to attend the School.
  • The Library Fund – investment in online databases, e-catalogues and e-books that support the development of vital information literacy skills for all students.

The School has recently established a COVID-19 Emergency Fees Relief Fund.  Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible, however, any gift to this fund will directly support families who have been significantly impacted as a result of the pandemic.  Details are outlined below.

COVID-19 Emergency Fees Relief Fund

The recently established COVID-19 Emergency Fees Relief Fund directly supports those families who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic to assist with the continuing enrolment of their child during 2020. This fund is open to applications from any family in the School experiencing financial hardship as a result of the wider effects of COVID-19 to assist with the continuing enrolment of their child during 2020.

Should you be in a position to support our School community, you might consider a donation to this fund. Whilst donations to this fund are not tax deductible, any gifts will be greatly appreciated by families who have been significantly affected during this crisis and are unable to pay all of their fees.

Donations to this fund, or to one of the School’s tax-deductible Funds, can be made on our Online Donation Form.

As a compassionate community-oriented institution, we have supported those around us for over 130 years. These times are no different.  Thank you for considering a donation to this fund.

Ways to Give

All of our giving options include the opportunity to give your gift in honour of a special person or event. A note will be sent to the individual or family you have honoured; the amount of the gift will not be disclosed.

You can give now with a credit card online using Visa or MasterCard.

Please make cheques payable to The Friends’ School and, if you have a preference, please designate the fund name:

The Building & Development Fund
The Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes Fund
The Library Fund

Mail your gift to:

The Friends’ School
PO Box 42
North Hobart TAS 7002

Some donors prefer the flexibility of determining the total amount they would like to give and spread it out evenly through the end of the fiscal year.  Or you may simply choose an amount to give each month.

Make a recurring gift – online

You can make a pledge to support the School to be paid at a future date or in a series of instalments that suits your financial circumstances.

Giving an item that connects with the School’s heritage and history is a very personal way that you can contribute to Friends’. If you have items, either smaller or larger, that may be of interest to the Archives or the School, please get in touch. With limited storage facilities, it is useful to discuss your gift first to ensure we can offer the stewardship and care your gift requires long-term.

During 2018 over 200 volunteers donated countless hours of their time and talent to every part of the School from parent help in the primary school, to co-curricular coaches and managers in all year levels to those who serve on our Board and sub-committees. Many student activities simply would not occur without the dedicated and generous support of our Volunteers. For information on how you can contribute visit Volunteers.

Annual Giving raises funds for programs and services that are outside the operational budget of the School. Funds raised are used in the immediate future to directly benefit students and gifts are tax-deductible in Australia. Annual Giving launches in May each year.

When considering a Bequest it is vital to think about issues ranging from maximising tax benefits and producing income, to preserving assets for your heirs.

For more information about how you might include a gift in your Will visit our Bequests page or call Lucy Loney on 61 3 6210 2203 for a confidential discussion about your circumstances, interests and the impact you would like to have.

Gifting a merit or means-tested scholarship will make the Friends’ experience available to new students regardless of their financial circumstances, and support and extend the diversity of the student body. The chance to come to Friends’ changes the direction of students’ lives.