Ways your organisation can support Gawura
Sponsor a student on Gawura Scholarship
The full cost of educating one Gawura secondary student for 12 months is $35,000. This covers school fees and additional expenses like IT costs, their books and stationery, camps, excursions & assistance with the cost of extra-curricular activities. Organisations are invited to sponsor a student and to pay for their education for one year or for their entire secondary schooling.
Annual On Country Tour
The On Country Tour for 2020 can be sponsored for $29,000. This covers all the costs of five days On Country for students from Year 5 to Year 12.
Our On Country Tour provides students with a chance to walk on Country, learn and speak language and experience cultural learning out of the classroom. This takes place in a different Nation each year and in 2019 the students travelled to Yuin Nation on teh NSW South Coast.
Sponsor a Gawura project or donate to cover the needs of our students
The following are examples of sponsorship opportunities that organisations and individuals can help Gawura cover so that our students can take every opportunity offered to them:
- $1,400 covers the cost of a student’s uniform in Kindy. Students will use this uniform for a few years.
- $250 pays for one student’s music tuition for a term.
- $27,000 will pay for every student in Gawura (Year 1 to Year 6) to have music lessons for one year
At many organisations employees select charities they would their employer will donate to after they have made an initial donation. Matching gifts double the impact of the donation to Gawura and mean we can do even more to help our students.
Monthly donations (with the option of the organisation matching these)
We encourage all donors to give monthly to support Gawura, because it is one of most cost-effective ways to donate. This could be through your workplace giving program or individually. A regular gift over a long period of time stacks up in terms of total impact of dollars given, and doesn’t feel like such a big sacrifice all at once. Predictable support allows Gawura to plan out our programs for students each term.
We encourage all our supporters to set up a CrowdRaise page to friends know you support Gawura and they can donate too, as an individual or through their organisation. You could also run, cycle or swim for Gawura and raise money that way. You can fund our life-changing work while you get fit and do something you love. The response rate to this type of fundraising is 10 times higher than for a charity donor campaign.
Your organisation could hold an event for Gawura & donate the proceeds. We are grateful for any donations to help our students.
Gifts in Kind
There are so many things our students don’t have which can be donated by supporters. We have had organisations give computers, iPads & bikes, whilst others have held special lunches or morning teas for our students to give them experiences of dining out they otherwise might not have.
Employment and Career Paths
We are always looking for employers who are willing to share information about their profession with our secondary students and are we encourage people to come in and talk to our students and possibly provide career advice, study and employment opportunities.
Please contact Catherine Gunning to find out more. Ph: (02) 9009 9500
Gawura is lucky to have relationships with these wonderful organisations: