Giving to Charles Sturt

Friends of Charles Sturt University provide support to the University through the Charles Sturt Foundation. The Foundation receives philanthropic gifts in the form of donations, bequests, endowments, scholarships, sponsorships, artefacts, and assets.

Through the generosity of our donors, Charles Sturt University has become one of the largest regional universities in Australia contributing to the economic, social and cultural development of our communities.

About the Charles Sturt Foundation Trust

A non-profit organisation, the Foundation aids and promotes excellence in the education, research and service activities of Charles Sturt University by seeking, receiving and administering private sponsorship for the benefit of the University, beyond the scope of the University's general budget.

Philanthropic support helps improve University life and enhances outcomes for our students, their professions and communities via scholarships, industry placements, cooperative research projects and capital development programs.

All gifts to the Foundation $2.00 and above, are tax-deductible.

If you are interested in supporting higher education at Charles Sturt University through one of the Foundation's programs, please contact the Foundation

The Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust and the PID Act

Under s81 of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022 (“the PID Act”), agencies can arrange for another agency to exercise their functions under the PID Act on their behalf.

On 19 April 2024, in accordance with s81(2) of the PID Act, The Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust, a controlled entity of Charles Sturt University, has authorised Charles Sturt University to:

  • exercise The Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust functions (as an agency under the PID Act) under the PID Act on behalf of The Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust; and
  • delegate all functions of The Charles Sturt University Foundation Trust including:
    • receiving voluntary PIDs, dealing with voluntary PIDs by investigating relevant serious wrongdoing, the provision of training under s48 of the PID Act and providing the annual return to the NSW Ombudsman.

(as an “agency” under the PID Act) to the Vice-Chancellor as the University’s “head of agency”, except for responsibilities under sections 34, 61 and 80 of the PID Act.

In accordance with s81(4)(b), Charles Sturt University has notified the NSW Ombudsman of this arrangement.

More about the PID Act

Fundraising priorities

The Foundation continues to make undergraduate scholarships its main fundraising priority. Since 1984, the Charles Sturt Foundation has awarded more than 4200 scholarships to Charles Sturt students, totalling close to $13 million. This year alone, Charles Sturt will provide more than $1 million in scholarships to deserving students.

You can help

Every gift, large or small, helps shape and enhance the Charles Sturt community. We thank our generous supporters and invite you to consider giving to Charles Sturt.