Student Hardship Assistance Fund

Donate to the Student Hardship Assistance Fund

As an extension of the University’s commitment to pastoral care, the Student Hardship Assistance Fund offers support to students who need emergency assistance while continuing their studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

This Fund exists because of the ongoing generosity of our University community and has been set up in direct response to the challenges many of our students are currently facing due to the global COVID-19 health crisis.

The Fund provides up to $1000 per student for the critical support they need while studying. Students can apply online and some have already done so.

As a faith-based university, we have a responsibility to be good stewards with the gifts we receive from our donors, alumni, and friends. The current unprecedented situation is befitting of these funds being put to work.

The University relies on philanthropic support via our Annual Appeal to ensure that we can provide an enriching educational experience, fulfilling commitments to the community and providing financial assistance to ensure all our students have access to the same life-changing experiences.

Our focus this year is the Student Hardship Assistance Fund. If you feel led to make a gift to the University to replenish this essential source of student support, we would be grateful to hear from you. Your donations are put to work in a myriad of ways, always with the welfare and education of our students at the forefront.

This financial support will help our students who may be facing unforeseen hardships and unanticipated expenses - to pay for groceries, medical expenses, or provide technology for students experiencing barriers to online learning at home.

Thank you for your continued support of Notre Dame.

  • By credit card

    To make an online gift with a credit card, please click here.

  • By phone

    The fastest way to give is to make your gift online.

    To make a gift with a credit card over the phone, please call us on:

    Fremantle and Broome Campuses

    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Telephone: +61 8 9433 0614

    Sydney Campus
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

    Telephone: +61 02 8204 4652

    Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and telephone number ready. 
    We accept Visa and MasterCard.

  • By mail

    The fastest way to give is to make your gift online.

    You can also mail a cheque made out to The University of Notre Dame Australia. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift and send to:

    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    Office of University Relations
    19 Mouat Street (PO Box 1225)
    Fremantle WA 6959

    Credit card gifts may also be made by mail via a Gift Form to the above address.

  • By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

    The University of Notre Dame Australia Foundation Account
    BSB: 083-817
    Account Number: 847-125-669

    Online banking, please insert ‘YOUR SURNAME Appeal’ in your transaction description.

    I, can confirm that I have donated via EFT
    and given a gift of $

    Date:

  • By leaving a bequest

    You can make an enduring difference by helping the University realise its vision of providing quality Catholic higher education for future generations by leaving a bequest. Find out more about our bequest program here.

  • Contact us

    Notre Dame’s Office of University Relations coordinates Notre Dame’s outreach and fundraising programs to parents, alumni, donors, the Church and the corporate sector. Notre Dame remains connected with alumni and friends through the University’s magazine, In Principio, email updates, events including public lectures, reunions, celebrations and functions recognising the generous support of donors. The Office of University Relations also maintains the University’s database. All details are strictly confidential and the University adheres to the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988.

    General enquiries

    Sydney Campus
    Tel: +61 02 8204 4393
    Email: sydney.development@nd.edu.au

    Fremantle and Broome Campuses
    Tel: +61 8 9433 0575
    Email: development@nd.edu.au

    Fundraising enquiries

    Fiona Whittles
    Director, Advancement
    Office of University Relations
    Tel: +61 08 9433 0614
    Email: fiona.whittles@nd.edu.au