Workplace Giving

A great way to give regularly so that it doesn't hurt your hip pocket is through workplace giving!

What Is Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees and Telethon.

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[1] but the charity will receive the full $20. In a lot of cases, employers match staff donations, so the value of your donation will double to $40 direct to the charity of your choice. Ask whether your business will do this.

Businesses participating in Workplace Giving with Telethon receive benefits for their employees by getting pre-selection for the Telethon Call Centre volunteering positions that we recruit for each year. This means they go to the top of the queue to be able to help out in the call centre on Telethon Weekend. There are also other opportunities for your business to become involved with Telethon throughout the year ways by volunteering, skill-sharing and in-kind support.

[1] Exact figures are dependent on the individual’s ATO personal tax bracket

Check the ATO rules

Why Choose Workplace Giving with Telethon?

It’s a win-win-win for business, employees and Telethon.

Employers enjoy greater staff engagement, retention, productivity, reputation and social impact back within the WA community.

Employees "give" in a smarter, tax-effective way and build a sense of pride in their employer.

Telethon gets regular funds, access to valuable skills and strong partnerships.

Ultimately we are helping the kids of WA where and when it's needed most.

How to set up Workplace Giving for your business

The Multiplyer effect

One person can make a difference - but many make a huge difference.

Just by giving $5 per week, and encouraging work mates to do the same, you can all make a huge difference - for very little outlay. Let's face it, everybody could do with one less coffee from the cafe each week - and look at the difference you could make.

By encouraging your employer to also back their employees by matching the donations they make through workplace giving, you can generate a huge impact on the kids of WA. Plus you might even get on Telethon on the Telethon Weekend to present your donation on behalf of all the employees and the business!

It's as easy as that!

If you would like more info on starting a workplace giving project at your business, then please call our Donor Relations Manager during business hours on 9344 0754.