Leaving a gift in your will

MORE THAN A GIFT… HONOURING OUR VETERANS, BY EDUCATING THEIR DESCENDANTS TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE.

Your bequest will make a real difference

Your bequest is an instruction you make in your Will, directing that some or all of your estate be gifted to the GSF in the manner you intend. It can be in the form of money, property, shares and debentures, works of art or other valuables. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a bequest – whatever you choose to give will make a difference. 

The GSF perpetuates among young Australians an understanding of those enduring traditions of perseverance, courage, self-sacrifice and mateship that were established so indelibly in the cause of world peace at Gallipoli and thereafter on other battlefields and peace operations. 

The GSF helps inform and remind Australians of the sacrifices of those who served Australia in conflicts and peace operations, and also of the futility of war. Through its scholarship program the GSF contributes to the future security of our nation and our national values of democracy, freedom, and the rule of law. 

Where will my gift go?

The GSF provides financial assistance by providing Scholarships to the most deserving applicants for tertiary study at a University or TAFE (the latter at Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level).

Scholarship applicants must be an Australian citizen under 25 years of age, be able to show necessitous circumstances, and be a direct descendant of an Australian or New Zealand serviceman or servicewoman who has served in any conflict or peace operation from the First World War to the present day.

Consequently, you can be assured that your bequest will make a difference by relieving the financial burden for scholarship recipients and allow them to better pursue and focus on their studies.

How can I make a bequest?

Making a bequest is easy. Simply decide on whether you would like to make a bequest for “general purposes” or for a “specific purpose”.

A general purpose bequest contributes to the maintenance of the existing scholarship program, while a special purpose bequest is for a specific bursary or other purpose mutually agreed by you and the GSF Management Committee.

The following wording is suggested as a guide for inclusion in your Will:

FOR A GENERAL PURPOSE BEQUEST:

“I give [insert a % or a dollar amount] of my residuary estate to the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc, ABN 17 293 869 688, for the general purposes of the GSF. This funding is to continue until the funds are depleted.”

FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE BEQUEST:

For an existing scholarship or bursary: “I give [insert a % or a dollar amount] to the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc, ABN 17 293 869 688, towards the [insert name of Scholarship or Bursary – eg, Bill Hall Bursary, Calleo Indigenous Bursary, etc]. This funding is to continue until the funds are depleted.”

To establish a new bursary as approved by the GSF Management Committee: “ I give [insert a % or a dollar amount] to the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc, ABN 17 293 869 688, to establish an annual Bursary in the name of [insert name]. This funding is to continue until the funds are depleted.

PLEASE SEE ADVICE

While leaving a bequest is a simple process, the GSF strongly recommends that you seek professional legal advice before drafting or updating your Will.

If you are comfortable with telling us that you have included us in your Will, we would appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge and thank you, whilst of course respecting your privacy.

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MAKING A BEQUEST TO THE GSF?

For more information, please contact the GSF Bequest Officer at secretary@ gallipolischolarship.com.au 

DEDUCTIBLE GIFT RECIPIENT

Please note that the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. 

CONTACT US

Gallipoli Scholarship Fund Inc - Suite 1103, 109 Pitt St, SYDNEY NSW 2000