Image: Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Emily Chapman-Searle
We welcome your donations.
Your financial support helps us to continue our work. If you are a member or attender at one of our Meetings in Australia you can donate by contacting the clerk or treasurer, but anyone is welcome to donate in the way set out below if you wish.
If you would like to donate to Australian Friends please complete the form below.
Bequests are an important source of income for carrying on the Society’s work. Friends may direct bequests in their Wills to go to their Local or Regional Meeting, to a specific AYM fund (see the Fund list below) or to specific AYM committees. If it is intended that a Regional or Local Meeting or a specific committee should administer the bequest, the Will needs to refer to that Meeting or committee by its full name. Gifts bequeathed simply to ‘The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia Incorporated’ go to the AYM Thanksgiving Fund.
Please contact the AYM Secretary for further information on how to go about this.
Other ways to give
- Regional Meetings and some Meetings For Worship may have their own funds. Click on the links to find out how to contact the various meetings.
- You may also contribute (and in some cases, apply to) the various Australia Yearly Meeting Funds (see the Fund List below).
- You may also contribute to Quaker Service Australia.
Funds of Australia Yearly Meeting
The First Nations Peoples Concerns Fund
provides an opportunity for Friends and non-Friends who wish to give practical expression of their interest and/or concern about First Nations’ people and issues. To learn more about the work of the First Nations Peoples Concerns Committee and to contact the Committee about possible applications to the Fund, go here.
The Peace & Social Justice Fund
provides financial support to individuals and committees to implement our concerns for peace and social justice. To learn more about the work of the Peace and Social Justice Committee and to contact the Committee about possible applications to the Fund go here.
The Earthcare Fund
helps to contribute to a vision of a peaceful and sustainable Australia and envisage a better world for our children; one in which the Quaker Testimonies of Peace, Simplicity, Equality, Community, Integrity and Earthcare flourish. To learn more about the work of the Climate Emergency & Species Extinction Working Group, and to contact the Working Group about possible applications to the Fund go here.
The Thanksgiving Fund
is directed primarily towards helping Friends to undertake activities on behalf of the Society and its concerns. To learn more about the work of the Thanksgiving Fund Committee, and to contact the Committee about possible applications to the Fund go here.
The Quaker Learning Australia Fund
provides resources for learning and deepening our spiritual journeys, including the Meeting for Learning retreats.
The Friends in Stitches Fund
assists with the Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project, which has oversight for the creation, care and exhibition of hand-stitched panels depicting the history of Australian Quakers. Top learn more about the work of the Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project (Friends in Stitches Committee) go here.