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Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is a program which allows employees to make regular donations through their pay.
By using the payroll systems, employers together with their employees can make small regular donations pre-tax to a charity.

Benefits to Employees

  • You receive an immediate tax benefit. There is no need to collect receipts or claim your deductions at the end of the financial year
  • 100% of your donation is sent directly to the charity
  • Giving this way automatically keeps Oasis’ costs down, so that more of your gift can go directly to supporting young people in need
  • Long-term giving also makes it easier for us to plan, so we can achieve more with your hard-earned dollars
  • Your donation is pre-tax so it will actually cost you less than the amount we receive from your payroll office
  • You can change your donation amount or opt out at any time
  • Your payroll department is responsible for overseeing the transaction – hassle free!

Benefits to Employers

Why people like workplace giving:

  • Employers and employees are seen as collaborators, being socially conscious and community-minded
  • Engaged employees are enthusiastic and innovative. They produce quality outcomes and engender trust amongst stakeholders
  • Aids in the recruitment and retention of staff. Employees are more likely to stay longer in companies with active community involvement
  • A low-cost and easy way to create and maintain community-business partnerships aligned with company values

Company matching gifts program

Companies can add value to their own staff’s Workplace Giving by implementing a matching gift program. Matched Giving means that businesses match employee donations dollar-for-dollar. This is an incentive for staff to donate through a company Workplace Giving program, raising more funds to help end youth homelessness.

According to Charities Aid Foundation, more than 60% of employees who donate through Workplace Giving say their primary motivation to do so is that their organisation is matching their donation.


How does it work? 

Fundraising Toolkit-WPG booklet-How it works

Speak to your payroll team about their workplace giving program and nominate a set amount to be deducted to The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network from your salary.

If they don’t already have a form available, you can download The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network registration form here and send it to your payroll department.

If you donate $5.00 and earn $18,201 – $37,000 p.a you receive an immediate tax refund of 19%. Actual donation cost $4.05

If you donate $5.00 and earn $37,001 – $80,000 p.a you receive an immediate tax refund of 32.5%. Actual donation costs $3.38

If you donate $5.00 and earn $80,001 – 180,000 p.a you receive an immediate tax refund of 37%. Actual donation cost $3.15

If you donate $5.00 and earn over $180,000 p.a you receive an immediate tax refund of 45%.  Actual donation cost $2.75

*Based on ATO tax rates effective 1 July 2013

Whether you are an employer or an employee looking to set up a workplace giving program, contact us today on 02 9331 2266 and please remember to notify us of your decision to select Oasis Youth Support Network for your workplace giving program at oasisysn@aue.salvationarmy.org