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Donate to Cairnmillar

The Cairnmillar Institute is a not for profit organisation, and all profits are directed to our low cost counselling services for socially disadvantaged children, adolescents and adults.

Cairnmillar Foundation

The Cairnmillar Foundation actively promotes a positive culture of caring for the mental health of the Victorian community.  Through the Foundation, you will be able to provide much-valued financial support to the Cairnmillar Institute through a number of initiatives.


Where will you make a difference?

The Cairnmillar Trust/Gift of Counselling Services

For many, the opportunity to attend counselling services is a luxury which is not possible, or even able to be contemplated. The gift of counselling services can provide a family or a child with the support and strength to continue to live a full and fulfilling life, despite the challenges which they have encountered.

A donation of $600 will provide 6 sessions of counselling for a family in need, or for a child requiring support as they grow and move to adolescence.

Select to donate the number of sessions:
1 session for $100
2 sessions for $200
3 sessions for $300
4 sessions for $400
5 sessions for $500
6 sessions for $600

The Gift of Education

Through providing the gift of education your donation can both attract and reward high achieving students; or students with potential ability in the fields of psychotherapy and psychology; or provide the opportunity for a student who would otherwise not be able to attend and benefit from the educational excellence offered at the Cairnmillar Institute.

Specific gifts can range from supporting the purchase of textbooks for a student, to a full scholarship covering their years of study.

Select to donate:

  • Textbooks $300 onwards
  • Unit of Study $3,500
  • Partial Scholarship $15,000
  • Full Scholarship $30,000

The Gift of a Named Scholarship

A full scholarship can provide an indigenous student with the opportunity to benefit from full time study at the Cairnmillar Institute.

The Gift of a Named Scholarship is a perpetual acknowledgement of yourself, a loved one, or an organisation, and of their commitment to providing an educational opportunity to an indigenous student who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend the Cairnmillar Institute.

Select to donate a gift of:

  • $50
  • $100
  • $500
  • $1000
  • $1,500

The Gift of Research Resources

The Cairnmillar Library is a specialist resource, and is an integral and vital component of the Institute. It is aimed at supporting the educational and research needs of our students, and the clinical, academic and research staff.

The gift of research resources for the library ensure that the library continues to develop and grow in providing digital resources, materials to support students on placement, make accessible the most current literature in the field from around the world.

Select to donate a gift of:

  • $100
  • $500
  • $1,000
  • $5,000

The Big Tent Project


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Building Fund

All amounts are appreciated.

Unrestricted Gift

An unrestricted gift is designed to benefit the Cairnmillar Institute with the opportunity to allocate such funds to urgent or high priority areas.

The Gift of Bequest

By honouring the memory of a loved one, you are able to create a unique and lasting Gift of a Bequest to the Institute.  Regardless of its size, each bequest is able to make difference.

To discuss making a bequest, please contact the Executive Director, Professor Kathryn von Treuer.

Further support is appreciated for any amount. 

Click here to view our Capital Campaign flyer.