RAISE FUNDS FOR YOUR SCHOOL WITH FUNDRAISE YOURSELF
Fundraise Yourself is a new way for you to raise money online for your school community. This online platform is free to use and is the only platform designed specifically for Australian schools. Donations made to your school via Fundraise Yourself receive the benefit of tax-deductible giving through Schools Plus’ deductible gift receipt (DGR1) status.
If you would like to discuss your school fundraising with the Schools Plus team, please contact us.
HOW IT WORKS:
CHECK YOU’RE ELIGIBLE
REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL
PLAN AND CREATE YOUR PROJECT
SHARE WITH EVERYONE
RECEIVE YOUR DONATIONS
SAY THANKS AND REPORT BACK TO YOUR DONORS
BEFORE YOU START:
- Check your eligibility
- Understand crowdfunding
- The benefits of tax-deductibility
- Read the guidelines
To be eligible to apply, schools must be eligible for support through Schools Plus. Check your school’s eligibility here.
Crowdfunding is a way for you to fundraise online for a project within your school that improves educational outcomes for students. In its simplest form, there are four steps:
- You create a crowdfunding page online and promote it to your network
- Funds are collected by Schools Plus and transferred to your school
- You undertake the project within your school
- You follow up with your supporters to show them how their donations were spent
Donations made to your school via Fundraise Yourself receive the benefit of tax-deductible giving through Schools Plus’ deductible gift receipt (DGR1) status. Tax-deductible donations to your school are not only a great way for donors to support your students and create positive change in their educational outcomes, it also helps to reduce their taxable income. This means donors will pay less tax at the end of the financial year. Financial donations of $2 or more can be made by both individuals and businesses and are considered tax-deductible. Schools Plus will send a tax-deductible receipt on behalf of your school to your donor.
To learn more, donors should chat with their accountant or visit: https://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/income-and-deductions/deductions-you-can-claim/other-deductions/gifts-and-donations/