Celebrations crowdfunding

How does Celebrations crowdfunding work at The University of Sydney?

Crowdfunding is as the name suggests – funds generated by people coming together to support one cause. It is a way of helping University of Sydney projects get the funding they need to get underway.

Our celebrations page features projects that raise money for a cause you believe in. You can request project page be set up to honour an occasion or celebration in your life. And in lieu of gifts you can encourage your friends and family to donate and help spread the word.

Unlike some other crowdfunding platforms, all gifts of $2 or more, made through the University’s crowdfunding platform, are tax deductible.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a celebrations crowdfunding project, please call +61 2 8627 8818, or email development.fund@sydney.edu.au


Memorial Giving FAQ

Will my gift be returned if a project doesn’t meet its fundraising goal?

No. All projects on the University of Sydney crowdfunding platform are carefully selected so that even small amounts of money raised will make a difference and will be put to use. We believe that projects should be able to keep the funds raised even if they don’t quite reach their goal. In return we encourage individuals to spread the word to help raise as much as possible. 

Does all of my contribution go towards my nominated project?

Yes, 100 percent of your contribution goes towards your nominated project. The University does not deduct any administration fees.

Tax deductions

The University of Sydney has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status for Australian income tax purposes. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. 

Will I get a receipt?

Yes. The University will issue receipts for gifts of $2 or more.

When will my credit card be charged?

Your gift will automatically be processed once you click “submit” on the crowdfunding website.

Are gifts from overseas accepted?

Yes. The University accepts gifts made outside Australia. The University does not make representations as to the tax treatment of such gifts – you will need to seek your own advice on tax deductions in your country.  

Can I get a refund for a gift I have made?

No. If you have any questions, please email development.fund@sydney.edu.au

Are there any limitations on who is eligible to make a gift?

If an individual has direct influence over the use of funds, or could receive any material advantage from making the gift, they are not eligible to make a gift toward the project.  All gifts to the University of Sydney are subject to the University of Sydney’s Gift Acceptance Policy (see http://sydney.edu.au/policies/)

How is my privacy protected?

The information you provide on the donation form is collected by the University of Sydney to maintain contact and keep you up-to-date with information about the University, its activities, services, events and achievements. It may be passed on to our service providers and groups affiliated with the University, such as alumni organisations and foundations (local and overseas), Sydney University Sport & Fitness and residential colleges. Your name may be published in the annual honour roll. If you wish to remain anonymous or do not wish to receive information, please contact Advancement Services via fax (F +61 2 8627 8819), or email (E alumni.updates@sydney.edu.au). The University abides by the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act.  For further information about how the University deals with personal information, see http://sydney.edu.au/privacy-policy.html

Who should I contact with questions about crowdfunding?

For more information about starting a crowdfunding project, please call +61 2 8627 8818, or email development.fund@sydney.edu.au.

For more information about your gift to a crowdfunding project, please call +61 2 8627 8807, or email advancement-services.gifts@sydney.edu.au.

Our Crowdfunding Groups