frequently asked questions

What and when is UQ Giving Day?

Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge where we call on our UQ community to make a gift towards a cause they are passionate about. This year's Giving Day will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2024. Join us to be a ChangeMaker and make a difference today.



WHERE DOES MY GIFT GO?

There are many funds to support this Giving Day – we encourage you to choose a fund you are most passionate about. You can support students, teaching, research, clubs, colleges and/ or experiences at UQ. 

No matter which cause you choose to support, 100% of your gift will go towards your selected cause.




What are we raising money for?

The lead cause for 2024 is The Queensland Commitment Fund. A gift to this Fund will enhance critical pathway programs, create need-based scholarships and provide accommodation support for students experiencing hardship – creating more opportunities for talented students to fulfil their potential at UQ. You can find out more about The Queensland Commitment here

Or you can choose from a range of other important causes here.


What is a matched gift?

In addition to matched funding from the University, donations to selected funds will be matched by generous donors until the end of Giving Day, or while the matched funding pool is available, whichever is sooner. 

For example, if a fund has $5,000 matched funding available, gifts to this fund on Giving Day will be matched until the $5,000 has been exhausted, or Giving Day has ended.

So, if for example, you make a gift of $100 to a fund which has an active match available, an additional $100 will go to the fund, doubling your support.


WHAT AMOUNT OF MATCHED FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?

Donations to The Queensland Commitment Fund, and other eligible endowed, financial-hardship scholarships, will be matched 1:1, up to $50,000 per gift, by The University of Queensland until 11:59pm, 18 October 2023 for gifts made online, through the bank and via telephone; and received by 24 October 2023 for gifts made via post (should matched funds still be available from a total pool of $1 million).

In addition, generous donors in our community have rallied to create individual matched funding opportunities based on the cause they choose to support.



WHAT FUNDS ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY-MATCHED FUNDING? 

For UQ Giving Day 2023 The Queensland Commitment is eligible to receive matched funding from the University as part of our goal to break down educational disadvantage for Queensland students aspiring to study at UQ.

Donations to The Queensland Commitment Fund, and other eligible endowed, financial-hardship scholarships, will be matched 1:1, up to $50,000 per gift, by The University of Queensland until 11:59pm, 18 October 2023 for gifts made online, through the bank and via telephone; and received by 24 October 2023 for gifts made via post (should matched funds still be available from a total pool of $1 million).



Can I make a gift on behalf of my business?

Yes! Gifts from organisations are welcome.

Will my gift be tax deductible?

Donations of $2 or more may be claimed as tax deductions. Online gifts will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.


Does 100% of my gift go toward my cause?

Yes, 100% of your gift will go towards your selected cause.


Can I make a gift via mail or phone/ give to another area of UQ not represented here?

Please call us on +61 7 3346 3166 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (AEST) or you may also send a cheque payable to 'The University of Queensland'. Please provide a note stating the specific area of UQ you would like to support with your donation.

Mailing Address
UQ Advancement and Community Engagement
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072
Australia


Can i sign up to be a giving day ambassador? 

Yes! We welcome all to sign up to become a Giving Day Ambassador! We would love for you to register as a Giving Day ambassador our passionate group to spread the word about your selected giving day cause! 


How can I get involved?

Whether you choose to get involved in person or from the comfort of your home, you have the potential to make a difference to the lives of students and researchers in need. You decide how you will create change this Giving Day, and we will support you every step of the way! Visit our Get Involved website for more information.


Can I participate if I’m not in Australia?

Yes – there’s no need to adjust your time zone to take part! Our UQ Giving Day platform is open for donations from (AEST) 12:00am 2 October until 11:59pm 20 October. We hope you find a time in which suits you!

Giving from the United States

The University of Queensland in America, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organisation that is tax-exempt under IRC § 501(c)(3), which allows tax deductible donations for eligible American taxpayers.

Giving from the United Kingdom

The University of Queensland UK Trust is a registered charity in England and Wales (1176030), which enables UK taxpayers to claim Gift Aid and receive charitable tax receipts for eligible donations.

Giving from Hong Kong

UQ is a member of the Hong Kong Foundation for Charities, which allows tax deductible donations for qualifying Hong Kong taxpayers under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

HOW CAN I PROMOTE GIVING DAY IN MY COUNTRY

There are so many fun ways to be part of UQ Giving Day! Here are a few of options to get you started:
  • Host a gathering e.g. sausage sizzle, lucky hot pots, trivia night. Feel free to get creative and come up with your own!
  • Organise a fun run. Gather a team together, map out a start and end location in your city and take photos along the way
  • Promote your chosen fund via your preferred social or email amongst your networks to donate, using one of our branded templates

PRIVACY

The University of Queensland (UQ) collects the information on this webpage for the purpose of collecting and administering your gift and to keep in touch with you regarding future appeals, events and other engagement opportunities. 

Where your gift is in support of a UQ affiliate such as Duchesne College Bursary Fund, Friends of UQP, St John's College Foundation Residential Scholarship, The University of Queensland Boat Club Growth and Development Fund, The Women's College & Student Club Priority Fund, University of Queensland Cricket Club, UQ Rugby Club, UQ South Pacific Islander Association Scholarship Fund, and/or UQU Student Wellbeing and Support Fund, UQ will disclose the information you provide to the relevant affiliate for the above purposes.

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