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 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 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 Library Fund – investment in online databases, e-catalogues and e-books that support the development of vital information literacy skills for all students.

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.

The Friends’ School is registered and endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act 2012 is the national regulator and registrar of eligible organisations as charities.  The ACNC requires the School to submit an Annual Information Statement for each financial year, which is available on its website.

Gifts to The Friends’ School are tax deductible in Australia so long as the gift is for a building, a library or a scholarship/bursary.

Gifts for other purposes are not tax-deductible in Australia.

If you have any doubt about the tax-deductible status of any gift you are seeking to make, please ask us to confirm the tax-deductible status of the gift or speak with your own lawyer.