How to give

How to give

There are many ways you can support students and research at the University of Canberra. Please scroll down to view some of them or contact us for a confidential discussion to see if we can assist you. We love to hear from our community, please do get in touch.


Online »

When giving online you may choose a specific area to support or you can choose to give to the UC Foundation, where your gift will be directed to the area of most need at the time. Feel free to call us anytime to discuss!


Phone »

To donate by phone or to speak to the Foundation team, please call +61 02 6201 2291.


Mail »

You may address your cheque or money order to the “University of Canberra” and send it to the:

UC Foundation
University of Canberra
Bruce, ACT 2617

Please include a note if possible so we know where to direct your gift (if you have a preference), otherwise you can simply nominate the UC Foundation and we will direct the donation to the current area of most need.

Please also include a way we can contact you so that we can send a tax deductible receipt.

To have a chat about the current area of need or to find out more about what's happening on campus, please call the Foundation team on +61 02 6201 2291.

Regular gifts

Regular gifts »

Perhaps a regular donation would suit you better than a one-off?

Tax deductible donations start from $2.00 and you can opt to donate every week, fortnight, month or annually. You may pause or cancel at any time. No gift is too small, and 100% of your gift will go to your area of choice.

To make a regular gift, select the appropriate box in the online payment portal.

For help or just to have a chat and find out the latest on campus, please contact the Foundation Team on +61 02 6201 2291.

Give through your will

Giving through your will »

Giving through your will can be referred to as legacy giving, planned giving or leaving a charitable bequest.

Leaving a gift in your will to the University of Canberra can affect the trajectory of research and individual pathways far into the future. Your gift will drive positive outcomes, and benefits will filter through to the wider community you care about.

It is a chance to support what you value most and to make a tangible, positive impact on the future.

To discuss your interests and how you can structure your gift to support the areas you care about the most, please get in contact today.

UC Endowment fund – giving to the future

UC Endowment fund – giving to the future »

An endowment is a sum of money given to the University to invest.

The original amount is never spent, it is invested by the University and grows over time. The income generated by the investment is then used in a way agreed by you, the donor.

You may choose to give to the general Foundation Endowment Fund and the University will direct funds where they are most needed. Or you may prefer to support a particular area that you choose – for example, an annual scholarship or a specific field of research. There are no limits on what you can achieve, the University makes unique agreements that reflect the passions of you, our generous valued donors.

To discuss your areas of interest and find out more, please contact the Foundation Team.


Memorial or celebration  »

Memorial or celebration gifts can also be referred to as Named gifts.

They allow you to make a gift in your name or as a way to memorialise or celebrate someone special or inspiring to you. They are most commonly set up to support scholarships and prizes but can also be made in support of public lectures, collections, academic positions and facilities.

Our team will work with you to tailor a solution that reflects what is unique about the person being celebrated and/or memorialized.

Some examples of memorial gifts are:

  • Dr Sarah Cope Memorial Award
  • Clea Rose Travel Award
  • Richard Norris Memorial Fund
  • W.J. Weeden Post-Graduate Scholarship Trust

Please contact the UC Foundation team.

Cultural gifts and gifts in kind

Cultural gifts and gifts in kind »

Cultural gifts and gifts in kind may include property, artwork and books. We accept these in accordance with our policies and donations can be made through the Cultural Gifts Program. For more information, please contact the Foundation Team.

Pre-Tax donations for staff

Pre-Tax donations for staff »

Staff at UC are extremely committed to supporting UC students, with many making a regular pre-tax donation to the Student Empowerment Fund (SEF) from their salary. This fund provides support funding to a student in crisis - such as the unprecedented COVID-19 situation which saw many students lose their casual jobs. The SEF is administered by Student Welfare who provide a range of other support services to keep students progressing towards their goals.

To find out more about the Student Empowerment Fund contact the Foundation Team.


Give your time »

UC has an active network of volunteers who give their time by helping at events, mentoring, and contributing in many other ways. To find out more, please contact the Foundation team.

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