Donating is easy – simply click on the Donate button, select the amount you’d like to give, fill in your information and click ‘donate’. After your donation has been submitted, you will receive a donation confirmation email sent to the email address you provided. Alternatively, if you prefer to direct deposit into our bank accounts, the details are: Australia: Name: Dignity Freedom Network Australia BSB: 033-178 Account: 435029 Note: please include your name and what the donation is for. New Zealand: Name: Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand Westpac Bank Account: 03-1509-0085320-000 Note: please include your name and what the donation is for.
Yes! Sponsoring a child not only changes their life, but also their family’s. Click ‘Sponsor a Child’ or ‘Free a Child’, select a child in need and complete our form. You’ll be able to select giving $40 monthly or $480 annually.
Dignity Freedom Network Australia & New Zealand is committed to use all funds donated to a specific project or campaign accordingly. In the event that funding for a project has been fully met, funds will be applied to the area of greatest need.
We currently accept the following forms of payment:
- Credit card (Visa/MasterCard) online
- Direct Deposit
If you are mailing a cheque, please address your donation to: Dignity Freedom Network Australia, P.O. Box 7, Nunawading, VIC 3131 Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand, 12b Clayton St, Newmarket, 1023
New Zealanders will be charged in NZ dollars
Australians in AUD
Dignity Freedom Network Australia is a registered charitable organisation in good standing with Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Tax receipts for donations processed through this website are issued by Dignity Freedom Network Australia.
Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand Charitable Trust is a registered charity in good standing with New Zealand Charities Services. The charity’s registration number is CC57314.
Tax receipts for donations processed through this website are issued by Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand.
Donations to Dignity Freedom Network Australia are tax-deductible. Receipts will be issued in June each year after the end of the Financial Year.
Donations to Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand are tax-deductible. Receipts will be issued in April each year after the end of the Financial Year.
Our Indian partner works with the local government and national government whenever possible.
Currently, sponsorship is $40 a month. You can give more than this amount, with any extra going to our schools’ programme and supporting other children.
- A child profile with information about their school, class and family.
- The child’s last school report (unless they’ve just started school).
- An annual report from the class teacher as to the progress of the child.
- An annual update of the student profile including a recent photo.
- Examples of your child’s schoolwork.
Your sponsorship helps to cover:
- School uniforms and a belt
- One pair of shoes
- A school bag
- Teacher’s salary
- Administration costs
- Utility bills for the school.
Please note that while money from your sponsorship covers most of the cost of the uniform, to encourage respect and care for the clothes, parents are also asked to contribute towards the cost if they are able.
None of the money you send goes directly to the child. Most of the money goes to the school to pay for the provision of education for children, including the child you are sponsoring (see: what does my sponsorship cover above). A small proportion helps to pay for central costs to run schools and the sponsorship scheme.
At the outset, community leaders who asked for these schools to be set up were insistent that everyone should pay at least a minimal school fee. This was a way of ensuring that the parents value the education their child receives and creates a sense of ownership and accountability for both students and parents. When setting fees for a child, the ability of their family to pay is taken into account. The poorest pay the lowest fees, and in some instances may not pay a fee at all. Equally, wealthier families pay more which will off-set costs of running the schools as they work toward self-sustainability. The actual cost of their schooling is much higher than most of the school fees.
There are two ways of sponsoring education as a group.
It is possible to group together to sponsor one child. However, payment needs to come from one member of the group on behalf of the others. Contact us to discuss.