Volunteers and Donors are the reason we are here
The Finian Foundation was established as a registered charity by St Bede’s Old Collegians Association in 2005. Since its inception, the charity has a proud history of raising funds that give aid to families who are undergoing significant economic hardship.
These families simply cannot afford a number of the fundamentals associated with delivering an education. To the Old Collegians, having families face these financial burdens alone, was simply not acceptable. As such, the Finian Foundation funds are used to provide current students with uniforms, laptops, school travel, additional tutoring, excursion/camp costs, and in some circumstances, partial school fee assistance.
While there have been difficulties faced by the entire community over the last two years,
it has become evident that there is genuine hardship
within our immediate St Bede’s community and
your help is needed urgently.
The Finian Foundation Appeal aims to raise $55,000 in 2023, with one hundred percent of funds being used towards school related expenses. This money will allow us to provide financial assistance for up to 20 families within the St Bede’s community, guaranteeing their child will not be at a disadvantage.
On behalf of these families, we ask for your help. All donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible and formal receipts are also issued.
If you would like to apply for a bursary, download and complete the application form below.
A bequeathment is a wonderful way to celebrate your time at St Bede’s College. These funds can be used to create a legacy that continue to support current students of the school. A simple paragraph in your will is all that is required. For more information or examples of the wording, please click here.
We suggest you simply insert a paragraph or signed amendment along the following lines in your Will:
A sum of $x is to be donated to The Finian Foundation, administered by the St Bede’s Old Collegians’ Association. This sum should be directly credited to the Foundation’s bank account (BSB 262 786 Acc 120153903) and a receipt for donation emailed to