Our Bursary Fund
When established in 1868 under
The Grammar Schools Act Brisbane Grammar School's specific legislative intent was to be a place of learning open to all.
Since 1869, the School has provided financial aid to facilitate access to a BGS education. The tradition of providing support to students whose families could not otherwise afford a BGS education continues today.
Campaign 2020 aims to increase the Bursary Fund to $20M by 2020. With the principal invested and preserved, the income generated will expand fee-assisted access for generations to come.
Year Group Bursary Program is central to achieving Campaign 2020 objectives and we hope to gain the support of each Old Boy year-group to increase the number of needs-based bursaries we offer.
Several year groups have decided to direct their support towards
Indigenous students, an initiative the School is proud to support.
Our Building Fund
Your support will be directed towards the enhancement and creation of infrastructure that supports quality and contemporary teaching and learning environments at the School.
BGS’ current focus is on three specific areas.
The BGS Old Boys' Association is raising funds for the restoration of the
War Memorial Library. This iconic building honours Old Boys and teachers who served and died in WWI and is a tribute to the many BGS Old Boys who served Australia in various military campaigns.
Harlin House requires refurbishment to modernise accommodation and social spaces for our boarders.
Old Boy Matt McLennan ‘86 has seeded the boarding campaign with a significant donation. We aim to improve the standard of our facilities to match the quality of our programs and hope previous boarders and future boarding families will join with us to support this endeavour.
You can support the development of a transformative
STEAM precinct to integrate the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. This initiative will position BGS graduates for careers that demand multi-disciplinary skills.
Our Library Fund
BGS three library facilities include the Middle School Library, Centenary Library and the Senior Library in the Lilley Centre, all of which provide interactive opportunities for our boys to learn and thrive.
Your donation will help to provide additional resources in physical, printed, audio-visual and digital formats, such as online access to Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Supporters of BGS sport groups can make tax-deductible donations to cover various costs, such as equipment, infrastructure and scholarships associated with the sports at BGS, through the
Australian Sports Foundation.
If you would like to donate to a specific sport project that is not listed on our ASF page, please contact Advancement and Community Relations by phone +61 7 3834 5758 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
BGS is an affiliate of the Australian Independent Schools (AIS) USA Foundation which gives Old Boys and the BGS Community who are eligible for US income tax, the opportunity to donate in a tax effective way.
For information on how to donate to BGS via the AIS USA Foundation, click here.
The AIS USA Foundation complies with US Charity Law and is registered as a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 corporation. Donors to AIS USA Foundation are able to request their gift be allocated to BGS and can then claim a deduction on their US income tax return.
Our deductible gift recipient (DGR) status means that donations of $2 or more to the
School's Bursary Fund, Building Fund and Library Fund are tax deductible. Brisbane Grammar School will forward an official receipt to donors for taxation purposes. All claims for a tax deduction are subject to being accepted by the Australian Taxation Office, who can be contacted for professional advice if either an individual or business is uncertain of their taxation position.