This website is a free comprehensive resource developed by the Workplace Giving Australia Public Library in association with Workplace Giving Australia. It has been designed to provide an integrated set of resources, other information and features to assist employers, charities and employees learn about and promote workplace giving. Its development has been funded significantly from generous donations from philanthropists and others passionate about growing workplace giving.
One million Australians giving to charity through their workplace. It sounds achievable doesn’t it? We think so and we hope you do too.
Our goal is to see one million Australians making donations to charity direct from their pay – with this cost effective approach to fundraising having the potential to transform the giving landscape in Australia. There are currently 181,456* workplace giving donors in Australia, so once the one million target is achieved, it will have considerable impact across every charitable cause area, while delivering huge benefits to employers and staff.
On this website, in addition to being able to access a wide range of free resources, you can also register to be included in benchmarking leaderboards, apply for the Supporter Mark to recognise your program and enter the national excellence awards.
* FY2018 ATO payroll giving data and Workplace Giving Australia estimate of post-tax donations.
What is workplace giving?
Workplace giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees and charities. Individuals contribute a small portion of their pre-tax salary to charity and receive the tax benefit straight away rather than waiting until the end of financial year. For example, if you donate $20, it will only cost you $12.60 but the charity will receive the full $20. In most cases, employers will match staff donations, so the value of your donation will double to $40 direct to the charity of your choice.
The most successful way to increase donations is for workplaces to match donations. Businesses can enhance the impact of their workplace giving program by incorporating volunteering, skill-sharing and in-kind support.
 Exact figures are dependent on the individual’s ATO personal tax bracket
Why should I donate through workplace giving?
Workplace giving programs benefit everyone!
- Businesses enjoy greater staff engagement, retention, productivity, and social impact.
- Employees give in a smarter, tax-effective way and build a sense of pride at work.
- Charities get low-cost, regular funds, access to valuable skills and strong partnerships.
Read more about the Case for Workplace Giving
June is Workplace Giving Month
Workplace Giving Month is held each June to promote workplace giving to employees and encourage businesses to review and refresh their programs. Employers who have taken part in Workplace Giving Month have reported up to a 30 per cent increase in participation in their program. Get on board this year by organising events in your workplace and talk to your charity partners about how you can work together. For inspiration, check out some of the success stories from Australian employers championing workplace giving.
Workplace giving brings our values to life by providing leadership and educating and championing positive outcomes for our society.