What is Workplace Giving?
Workplace Giving allows you to make regular donations to Caritas Australia through your pre-tax pay. This greatly reduces Caritas Australia’s administration costs so more money reaches the people who need it most.
Employees make an ongoing donation, which is deducted from their pre-tax salary each pay period. Companies can choose to match their staff’s giving to double the impact and inspire more staff to get involved. It saves both Caritas Australia, and your organisation, costly and time-consuming administration work, and means that even more in every dollar goes towards helping the people who need it most.
Workplace giving won’t affect your superannuation and payroll tax calculations like salary sacrificing. It reduces your PAYG liability but it doesn’t decrease your gross income.
Small contributions can have a big impact. Stand with our global neighbours and help improve the lives of millions around the world.
Benefits for employees
With Workplace Giving, all your donations are made from your pre-tax salary. This reduces your salary for taxation purposes but doesn’t affect the amount you are giving to Caritas Australia.
Benefits for employers
Demonstrate corporate social responsibility; show investors, stakeholders, employees and customers you care about a just world, drives positive culture and is a high impact, low cost community investment.
Benefits for people in need
Your donations goes towards programs that help to create a brighter future for communities living in poverty.
Your workplace giving can help change lives
can provide two health check-ups a year for a person living with a disability or HIV/AIDs in India
can provide an ex-combatant in the Democratic Republic of Congo with three visits to a specialised medical centre to deal with trauma
can help pay for a child's school fees in rural Zimbabwe for one term
can help women in Indonesia to set up a savings and loans group to improve their income
How to set up workplace giving
Ask your Payroll office if your company has a Workplace Giving Form. If they do, nominate Caritas Australia
as your charity of choice and select your donation amount. Alternatively you can use this form.
Return your completed form to your Payroll office/Workplace Giving Coordinator.
Ask your workplace to contact Caritas Australia by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your generosity can create lasting change
When you donate to Caritas Australia, you can be sure of our careful stewardship of your contribution. We pride ourselves on having one of the lowest administration rates in the sector.
87% of funds are spent on Local and International Programs, including vital education and advocacy programs in Australia.
3% of funds are spent on essential administration costs, including our talented people.
10% of funds are spent on Fundraising, so that we can maintain and expand the scope of our humanitarian partnerships, which reach over 3 million people each year.