Frequently Asked Questions

Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift in your Will to ChildFund Australia is one of the most thoughtful ways to support the community through a gift for the future. Your gift shows forethought, planning and community commitment. If you let us know that you have left ChildFund a gift in your will, it allows us to properly prepare to receive it, and to plan for the future.

If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to ChildFund Australia, please let us know so we can express our appreciation, record your planned gift, keep you up to date with ChildFund’s work and involve you and your family in relevant special events throughout the year.

If you have already drafted your Will, you can make an amendment by adding a codicil to include a gift in your will. We recommend you seek independent professional advice to ensure that your wishes are expressed correctly.

ChildFund is honoured to have the trust and support of wonderful friends who have confirmed their intentions to make gift in will to ensure every child has a childhood. Every gifts in wills, no matter how small or large, makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

Yes, providing that your gift in will brings no material or tangible benefits to you under the rules specified by the Australian Taxation Office www.ato.gov.au.

ChildFund is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Monetary or other gifts to ChildFund are generally allowable for deductions for Australian income tax purposes. Donors should, however, seek independent advice from their legal and/or taxation advisor. There are no administrative charges deducted from gifts.

Gifts in wills can be made without a designated purpose so that they assist with the ChildFund’ priorities at the time. This allows greater flexibility and a way for ChildFund to meet future needs.

General or unrestricted gifts in wills are those which allow ChildFund to apply the funds to areas of greatest need at the time the gift is received. Unrestricted gifts in wills are especially valuable, as they provide flexibility so that the organisation can respond to changing needs and priorities.

It is often beneficial for a benefactor to have a personal discussion with ChildFund’s Gifts in Wills Executive about a bequest intention to ensure that, in due course, ChildFund will be able to apply the gift in will according to the benefactor’s wishes.

Our Gifts in Wills Executive will welcome your enquiries about our Gifts in Wills program. To discuss your options for making a gift in will with complete confidentiality and without obligation, contact giftsinwills@childfund.org.au or call 1800-023-600.

Prospective benefactors can be assured that all discussions with ChildFund staff regarding a gift in will intention will be treated in the strictest confidence, and incur no obligation to follow any particular course of action.

You can make a gift in will in the form of cash, credit card, cheque, gift-in-kind (a non-monetary donation such as art, books, collections, equipment) etc.

Forms of wording for inclusion in your Will Are suggested here. We appreciate that you may have particular interests you would like to discuss that may influence the wording and we encourage you to discuss your gift in will with us.

People donate to ChildFund Australia for a variety of reasons. Some wish to support children around the world who need it. While others wish to support causes such as education, healthcare or child protection projects that honour the life of someone dear to them.

Planning for a gift in your will enables you and ChildFund Australia to have a sustainable and effective impact in your area of interest. It allows giving in perpetuity – ensuring the benefits of your gift will survive beyond your active input.

Gifts in Wills to ChildFund Australia are special gifts of items such as cash, property, securities or real estate, designated in your Will to leave a lasting legacy by ensuring children can have a childhood.

Leaving a gift through your Will is an important form of planned giving.