What is workplace giving?
Workplace giving and regular pre-tax donations
Workplace giving is as simple as making a regular pre-tax donation from your pay which provides an immediate tax benefit.
Many companies facilitate regular employee donations to charity (also known as Payroll or Workplace Giving) because donations are made before tax is taken out of the employee’s salary. Staff can therefore enjoy an immediate tax benefit while making a difference to our ability to fund breakthrough cancer research in Australia.
Your Workplace giving donations will provide ACRF with the long term, stable funding we need to plan effectively and maintain our funding to world-class research. Many employers also choose to match employee donations or make one-off corporate charity donations, giving each employee contribution even more value in the fight against cancer.
Why make payroll donations to the ACRF?
One in two men and one in three women in Austrlaia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Workplace Giving is a simple way for working Australians to make a big difference to cancer research across Australia.
At the ACRF, we give every donation dollar that we receive – 100% – to cancer research. We fund research into all types of cancer and we are a national organisation which allows us to recognise research excellence in every Australian state.
Every year the ACRF provides up to $10 million in research grants. These funds are specifically used to purchase cutting-edge technologies and facilities that speed up discoveries and bring us closer to the cancer cures.
Only 1% of Australian employees now donate to charity through Workplace Giving. That’s considerably lower than in other developed economies. However if just 10% of working Australians made a regular employee donation of $5 each week, their contributions would amount to $260 million each year.
The potential for new cancer research breakthroughs, given an increase in Workplace Giving support, is incredible. Please sign up to workplace giving today!
Collateral for your workplace
To inspire your employees or colleagues to participate in Workplace Giving for cancer research, the ACRF has compiled a selection of materials for you to download.
Our Workplace Giving Collateral Kit includes the following:
- 2x posters to help spread the word about Workplace Giving in your office.
- An A4 brochure with more information about Workplace Giving with the ACRF.
- An email signature tile to help promote your support of cancer research.
Simply click on the folder icon below to access these materials:
Company Matching Schemes
Many corporate organisations will match the funds donated by their employees, which further enhances charitable giving and staff involvement. It is worth asking whether your organisation provides this scheme as part of its social responsibility policy. That way, every staff donation is given even more value in the fight against cancer!
Who else is making company donations to ACRF?
Lion is one of Australasia’s leading beverage companies, currently employing over 1,800 Australians and 1,400 New Zealanders. Lion is one of ACRF’s most valued workplace giving partners. They implemented the program for staff in January of 2007 and have since donated over $100,000 to ACRF! Lion also supports staff to donate to ACRF through their pay by offering a Corporate Matching Scheme. They also hold regular corporate fundraising events.
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand is a long term dedicated corporate giving supporter of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). Employing over 2,500 Australians & New Zealanders and encompassing four business units (The Smith’s Snackfood Company, The Quaker Oats Company, PepsiCo Beverages, and Bluebird Foods New Zealand), PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand has raised over $100,000 in corporate charity donations for cancer research.
The ACRF has received support from PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand through Workplace Giving for a number of years, and since 2008 this has been facilitated by their “Helping Hands” program. The “Helping Hands” program has created a simple and easy way for employees to give to charity by making regular pre-tax donations to the ACRF. An added incentive to encourage employees to make Workplace Giving donations is the Matched Giving Scheme of PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand where they will match employee donations dollar for dollar.
NSW Department of Family & Community Services, Ageing, Disability & Home Care (DADHC)
DADHC is one of the ACRF’s leading government departments currently supporting cancer research through Workplace Giving.
DADHC employs more than 13,000 staff across NSW and aims to provide better and more integrated services to older people, people with a disability and their families and carers.
Through the generous support of the staff at DADHC, over $50,000 has been raised through Workplace Giving since 2009. The ACRF is very grateful for the continued support of the staff at DADHC.
We acknowledge with thanks our loyal, company supporters who facilitate Workplace Giving for their staff. For a full list of our Workplace Giving partners, please click here.
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