How you can help SPELD SA

SPELD SA began as a voluntary body and grew thanks to the financial support generously provided by individuals, organisations, community groups and the South Australian Department of Education and Children’s Services. Today, as SPELD SA’s services increase and we extend our outreach, your support is more important than ever.

Voluntary gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Ways to make donations

Donate Now

Your donation will enable SPELD SA to extend its services and to support more children and adults whose lives are affected by specific learning difficulties.

A donation to SPELD SA can be made by forwarding a cheque or credit card details to SPELD SA, P.O. Box 83, Glenside, 5065 or by phoning the SPELD SA office Monday to Friday between 9am and 4:00pm on 08 8431 1655

Download our pamphlet here which includes a donation form.

Payroll Deduction

You may choose to donate a small amount to SPELD SA through your pay each fortnight. The amount may be as little as $2 and is unlikely to be noticed by most people, but does result in a valuable contribution to SPELD SA over the course of the year – and of course, donations are also tax deductible.

Leave a Bequest

When making or updating your will, make a bequest to SPELD SA that will guarantee improved outcomes for future generations of children and adults with specific learning difficulties.

Research Grants

Our research is supported by income from a range of sources including philanthropic donors, government funding and research grants. If you'd like to help support research through SPELD SA, we encourage you to make a donation.

Software and Equipment

Infrastructure, training equipment and software constantly need updating for SPELD SA to keep up with the 21st century and Assistive Technology advancements.

If you can help please contact Sandy 08 8431 1655 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In Memory

A donation to SPELD SA can provide a living tribute to the memory of a loved one.

Establish a Charitable Trust

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When you choose to support a charity like SPELD SA, you have a number of options available to you to help make a difference. You can generously volunteer your time and skills, or donate money and physical goods in your lifetime, or through your Will.

However, if you are looking to donate a large sum of money, consider providing a lasting legacy to SPELD SA, through a Charitable Trust.

Established within your Will, a Charitable Trust is a permanent source of funds available to SPELD SA. Upon your death, the executor of your estate will set aside the amount of your initial donation (trust capital) and arrange registration of your Charitable Trust with the Australian Taxation Office. As this trust capital is preserved you can take comfort that SPELD SA will receive a continual income stream from that capital.

As your Charitable Trust will potentially go on forever, you may like to consider appointing a trustee company such as Australian Executor Trustees to administer and manage the Trust. Over time, your trust can grow to become a significant and lasting legacy.


This is intended to provide general information in summary form on the topic discussed and is current at the time of preparation (18/02/08). The contents do not constitute legal, tax or financial advice and should not be relied upon as such. Before acting on any information contained in this article you should consult an Authorised Representative of AET, AFSL Number 240023, or your financial adviser.

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SPELD SA would like to acknowledge the support of the Douglas Whiting Trust in the development of this website.

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