Submission: Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into philanthropic giving

22 May 2023

Response to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into trends in philanthropic giving in Australia - and the opportunities and obstacles to increasing such giving.

Independent schools foster and encourage strong community links and encourage volunteering and contributing to society in both their students and the broader school community.

The current DGR Funds available to schools are vital to the ability of Independent schools to fund and provide a range of services and programs including bursaries and scholarships and to fund capital works in schools.

ISA would recommend that consideration be given to ways that the DGR framework could be expanded to enable other forms of philanthropy in the school sector.