Support

Supporting Aldridge is an opportunity to help hundreds of people to learn, grow and be responsible for serving society.


We are grateful for support of any kind, such as:
  • Financial assistance.
  • Gifts in kind.
  • Volunteering time.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

DONATIONS TO THE ALDRIDGE STUDY CENTRE BUILDING FUND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.



Donations

Donations to certain accounts of EDA are tax deductible.
Single or recurring donations can be made by cheque, internet banking or credit card. Forms for donations are available on this page. If you prefer to make your donation online, there are also links available for this purpose.
The Australian Taxation Office has endorsed several funds of EDA as Deductible Gift Recipients, which entitles donors to claim a tax deduction for donations of $2 or more.



Workplace giving programs

Where an employer has agreed to set up a Workplace Giving Program employees may nominate a Gift Fund of EDA as the beneficiary of their donations.
Employers will deduct the sum from the employee’s salary and transfer the amount directly to EDA. The donor receives the benefit of the reduced tax withheld for their gift immediately.
Low interest and interest-free loans
EDA welcomes low interest or interest-free loans. Please contact the EDA office to discuss terms and how to formalize a loan.


Bequests

Bequests may involve a gift of a specific sum of money; a percentage of an estate; a particular asset such as property, works of art, shares or an insurance policy; or the residuary of an estate. The following simple form of bequest may be adapted by a benefactor’s solicitor for inclusion in a Will:



I GIVE to Education Development Association (ABN 82 000 479 685), free of all duties the sum of (amount in words) ($ amount in figures) and I DIRECT that the receipt of an officer of Education Development Association be accepted as sufficient discharge for the same.”


or

I GIVE to Education Development Association (ABN 82 000 479 685), free of all duties the whole/proportion of my (residuary) estate and I DIRECT that the receipt of an officer of Education Development Association be accepted as sufficient discharge for the same.”

Please contact us if you need more information on any of these alternatives.



GIFTS IN KIND

GIFTS THAT ASSIST IN THE OPERATION OF ITS CENTRES.


Aldridge would gratefully accept any gifts that assist in the operation of its centres or their activities. Such gifs might include:


  • Real estate
  • Trading stock
  • Rights and interests
  • Furniture or artwork
  • Motor vehicles
  • Computers or telephones


VOLUNTEERING TIME

ACTIVITIES OF ALDRIDGE ARE CONDUCTED BY STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS OF ALL AGES.


Activities of Aldridge are conducted by staff and volunteers of all ages (eg students, people currently employed and retirees). Volunteers have the opportunity to assist in several ways. For example:


  • Contributing with their professional skills to an educational program or administration
  • Teaching practical skills at youth club
  • Carrying out small repairs or gardening at a study centre
  • Assisting with the administration of a centre or activity (eg communications, data entry and correspondence)