How you can help 2019-11-22T05:07:25+00:00

A Start in Life is a not-for-profit organisation. We receive no government funding, and therefore depend on the generosity of individuals, corporations and community groups to help us make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged Australian students.

Your donation will give a young person a start in life by ensuring the barriers to their education are removed. You are empowering and equipping each student to break free from difficult circumstances, and in doing so you are making a positive difference for current and future generations.

To find out more about the various different ways you can be involved, please contact us through the details below.

Make Regular Donations

A Start in Life could not exist without the generosity of pledge givers. By spreading donations over the year (through regular direct debit or credit card payments) you are providing us with a sustainable, reliable income. You can select how much you would like to donate and when (monthly or bi-annually). Donations will automatically be deducted from your account or credit card, and at the end of the financial year you will receive one tax deductible receipt.

Your pledge allows our charity to:

  • Plan efficiently
  • Continue to provide long term support
  • Increase our commitment by identifying other children who are in need
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Donate to A Start in Life

Please support the work we do by donating to A Start in Life. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you can feel assured that your funds will be used to support children and their families in need.

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Workplace Giving

Workplace (or payroll) giving offers employees the opportunity to support A Start in Life from pre-tax income. Workplace giving is a flexible and easy scheme to set up with employees with the option to commence, adjust or cease contributions at any time. To find out how you can set up workplace giving for A Start in Life in your organisation, please contact us through the details below.

Donation as a Gift

A donation on someone’s behalf is the ideal gift for all sorts of celebrations. Giving a donation to A Start in Life is the perfect way to celebrate all sorts of new starts in life, including weddings, births and birthdays. For donations greater than $100 we are happy to post you (or the gift receiver) a high quality printed donation certificate. Alternatively for smaller donations starting at $30 we are happy to provide an electronic donation certificate.

To organise this, please donate through our ‘donate now’ button above and email our team at Please include your receipt number, a name and message (if desired) to be included on the certificate.

In Memory Gifts

In memory gifts are a thoughtful way for family and friends to remember a loved one that are a wonderful alternative to sending flowers. Receipt letters and thank you notes are sent to everyone who gives a gift in memory. A letter of acknowledgement is also sent to the family stating the final amount contributed. Please contact please contact us through the details below.

Create a Lasting Legacy by Leaving a Gift in Your Will

For many reasons, we’re often not able to give as generously during our lives as we might want to. Leaving a gift in your will is a great way to support the vital work A Start in Life does. By making a gift through your will to A Start in Life you will be equipping Australia’s next generation with the skills and education needed to succeed. For more information, please contact us through the details below.

Student Sponsorship Program

The A Start in Life Student Sponsorship Program gives supporters an opportunity to help provide assistance to a financially disadvantaged Australian student.

Throughout the year sponsors will see a student’s progress through an update completed by the student and an Annual Student Report which covers progress details from their reports and from feedback from their parent or carer. Our newsletters also keep sponsors informed of other news and stories from the A Start in Life community.

Sponsorship starts from as little as $50 per month.

Unfortunately due to privacy and data regulations we are unable to accept sponsorship from outside of Australia. We would encourage any international supporters to consider a regular donation pledge.

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As a small organisation, we are always looking to build and strengthen by working with and learning from individuals who kindly volunteer their professional skills to build upon our existing charitable work.

As a significant proportion of the assistance we provide is to students under the age of 18, you will appreciate volunteering opportunities are limited. To find out how to contribute your expertise please contact us through the details below.

Fundraise for A Start in Life

Whether you’re an individual, community group, workplace or group of friends, fundraising for A Start in Life is a fun and rewarding way to make a real difference to disadvantaged Australian children. Whether it’s a fun run, girl’s night in or a large scale gala dinner, your generosity will help support young Australians in need.

In just minutes you can build your own fundraising webpage with a unique web link to send to your friends and family. Each donation is recorded on your page along with any message of support from your donors. You can create your own A Start in Life fundraising page in three simple steps.

Create a Fundraising Page

Let all your family and friends know so they can visit your page, make a donation and leave you a special message — and help you to help others in the process.

For all donation inquiries please contact us below

Post: PO Box 2060, World Square, NSW, 2002
Office: Suite 702, 370 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
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