Perpetual Bush Kids Bursary

Meet Mitch. Mitch graduated from Year 12 at BBC in 2020 with the support of the BBC Foundation’s Bush Kids Bursary. Coming from a rural area, the support provided by the bursary allowed Mitch to attend BBC as a boarder and develop a passion for rowing, music and singing that he still pursues to this day.

In collaboration with Old Collegian Alan ‘Charlie’ Robinson (OC 1962), BBC has begun to build an additional Perpetual Bush Kids Bursary to ensure that every boy has access to the education he deserves. This bursary is separate and distinct from the existing Bush Kids Bursary as well as all other existing support options. It is solely available to boys in rural or remote areas and is designed to further develop BBC’s relationship with the bush and country areas.

This End of Financial Year, BBC is seeking donations from the school community to assist in the continuation of this fund. The College invests money donated to this cause with a professional funds manager specialising in not-for-profit school endowments, which will soon allow the bursary to be funded in perpetuity from the returns.

While Charlie has donated a significant sum to get things going, the fund is not yet self-sustainable and needs further financial support to ensure its long-term viability. You have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of boys across Australia for years to come. If you would like to contribute to this worthy effort and help forge a lasting enrolment pathway for students in rural and remote communities, we would gladly welcome any donation you wish to offer.

If you would like to contribute to the future of bush kids at BBC, please click here or call the BBC Foundation Office on 07 3309 3572.