Enter the Awards

(Entries open between July and August)


Purpose

The Workplace Giving Excellence Awards recognise the most outstanding Workplace Giving programs and performers in Australia. Awards not only motivate and instill pride in your employees, they inspire stakeholders and create an overall sense of achievement across your organisation.

Why enter the Awards

The Workplace Giving Excellence Awards recognise the most outstanding Workplace Giving programs and performers in Australia. Awards not only motivate and instill pride in your employees, they inspire stakeholders and create an overall sense of achievement across your organisation.

Judging

The judging panel is made up of industry thought leaders and champions of workplace giving. The chair of the judging panel assists with the formation of the award categories and judging criteria.

2018 Judging Panel

Professor Kristy Muir
Chair of Judging Panel: CEO,
Centre for Social Impact

Judy Barraclough
Head of Strategy & Philanthropy,
The Smith Family

Carolyn Curtis
CEO, 
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)
Sarah Davies
CEO,
Philanthropy Australia

Carolyn Hewson
Director,
BHP Ltd, BHP Plc & Stockland Corporation
Dr Tim Reddel
Group Manager, Policy Office,
Department of Social Services

Adrienne Picone
CEO,
Volunteering Australia (VA)

2018 Award Categories Information

Best Overall Program

Employers with staff that make donations to charity direct from their pay and have added the most value to workplace giving.


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Best Launch or Refresh:
Employer

Employers of all sizes with staff that make donations to charity direct from their pay and have launched / refreshed its WPG program in the previous 18-months.

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Best Pro-Bono / Workplace Volunteering

Employers with staff who engage in pro-bono / workplace volunteering giving back to the community through time and skills.

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Most Unique Innovation

Any organisation (employer, charity, supplier or other) that has crafted and delivered a workplace giving innovation that transforms workplace giving.
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Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership

Jointly awarded to a charity and employer that have run a successful and creative campaign together. Proudly sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
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Best Launch or Refresh:
Charity

Charities that have launched a new workplace giving offering to employers or refreshed an existing one in the previous 18-months.


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Best Public Sector Program

Government or public sector employer that has developed an effective and innovative program where staff make donations to charity direct from their pay.

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Award Terms & Conditions

Please read these Award Terms & Conditions prior to submitting an application.





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Previous Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

Year Category Award Organisation
2016 Best Launch or Refresh (Large Employer) Gold Atlassian
2016 Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) Gold Macquarie Telecom
2016 Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) Silver BDO
2016 Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) Silver Greenhill & Co. Australia
2016 Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) Silver Pacific Equity Partners
2016 Best Overall Program Gold JB Hi-Fi
2016 Best Overall Program Silver BHP Billiton
2016 Best Overall Program Silver SEEK
2016 Best Public Sector Program Gold ASIC
2016 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Gold Redkite in partnership with JB Hi-Fi
2016 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Silver Give Where You Live Foundation with Ford Australia
2016 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Silver Room to Read in partnership with Atlassian
2016 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Silver Stewart House in partnership with NSW Department of Education

2017 Award Winners

Year Category Award Organisation
2017 Best Launch or Refresh (Large Employer) Gold The Good Guys
2016 Best Launch or Refresh (Large Employer) Highly Commended Starbucks
2017 Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) Gold The Myer Family Company
2017 Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) Silver Bain & Company
2017 Best Overall Program Gold JB Hi-Fi
2017 Best Overall Program Silver SEEK
2017 Best Overall Program Highly Commended Commonwealth Bank
2017 Best Overall Program Highly Commended Event Hospitality and Entertainment
2017 Best Public Sector Program Gold South Western Sydney Local Health District
2017 Best Public Sector Program Silver Australia Post
2017 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Gold Redkite with JB Hi-Fi
2017 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Gold The Song Room with JB Hi-Fi
2017 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Bronze The Smith Family with King & Wood Mallesons
2017 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Highly Commended Give Where You Live Foundation with Hanlon Industries

2018 Award Winners

Year Category Award Organisation
2018 Best Launch or Refresh (Charity) Gold WWF Read the case study
2018 Best Launch or Refresh (Employer) Gold King & Wood Mallesons Read the case study
2018 Best Launch or Refresh (Employer) Silver PETstock Read the case study
2018 Best Launch or Refresh (Employer) Bronze Flight Centre Travel Group Read the case study
2018 Best Overall Program Gold SEEK Read the case study
2018 Best Overall Program Silver JB Hi-Fi Read the case study
2018 Best Overall Program Bronze King & Wood Mallesons Read the case study
2018 Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering Gold Origin Foundation Read the case study
2018 Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering Silver Bain & Company Read the case study
2018 Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering Silver Deloitte Australia Read the case study
2018 Best Public Sector Program Gold Queensland University of Technology Read the case study
2018 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Gold STREAT with SEEK Read the case study
2018 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Silver SecondBite with 7-Eleven Australia Read the case study
2018 Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership Highly Commended Sydney Childrens Hospital’s Foundation with EVENT Hospitality Read the case study
2018 Most Unique Innovation Gold REA Group Read the case study
2018 Most Unique Innovation Gold The Funding Network Read the case study
2018 Most Unique Innovation Bronze WWF Read the case study
2018 Most Unique Innovation Bronze SAP Australia and New Zealand Read the case study

 

Award Winners

Be inspired by the Award winners

CREATIVITY UNLOCKS GIVING AT SEEK

Best Overall Program - GOLD
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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF HELPING

Best Overall Program - SILVER
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DIGGING DEEP FOR THE COMMUNITY

Best Overall Program - BRONZE
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CHANGING LIVES ONE COFFEE AT A TIME

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - GOLD
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SECOND CHANCE FOR FOOD AT 7-ELEVEN

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - SILVER
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BRINGING TECHNOLOGY AND FUN TO SICK KIDS

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - HIGHLY COMMENDED
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INNOVATIVE ‘BEANCOUNTER’ HACK A HUGE SUCCESS

Most Unique Innovation - GOLD
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UNIQUE SOLUTION FOR STAFF ENGAGEMENT

Most Unique Innovation - GOLD
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SAP ANZ INSPIRING YOUTH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Most Unique Innovation - BRONZE
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SHINING THE LIGHT ON WORKPLACE GIVING

Most Unique Innovation - BRONZE
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A BETTER FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION

Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering - GOLD
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PRO BONO LEADERS SUPPORTING INVICTUS

Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering - SILVER
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HUGE IMPACT ON NOT-FOR PROFITS

Best Pro Bono / Workplace Volunteering - SILVER
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STRONG COMMUNICATION & DONATION MATCHING HELP SOLVE REAL WORLD PROBLEMS

Best Public Sector Program - GOLD
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BEING “WILD AT WORK” BOOSTS ENGAGEMENT AND FUNDS

Best Launch or Refresh (Charity) - GOLD
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WORKING TOGETHER FOR IMPACT

Best Launch or Refresh (Employer) - GOLD
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LISTENING TO STAFF + ENHANCEMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS UPLIFTS PROGRAM

Best Launch or Refresh (Employer) - SILVER
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70’S MOJO DELIVERING FUN & COMPETITON

Best Launch or Refresh (Employer) - BRONZE
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