Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving

How you can help

By nominating the Canberra Hospital Foundation as your charity of choice, you will be helping to raise funds for equipment and patient and family centred care at the Canberra Hospital.

What is Workplace Giving?

Workplace giving enables time poor employees with an opportunity to support the Canberra Hospital Foundation and other community charities. Workplace giving is:

  • simple and effective means of philanthropy;
  • voluntary;
  • tax efficient, cost effective way to support  local charities;
  • an amount determined by you, automatically deducted each pay from your post-tax salary; and
  • Donations over $2 are tax deductible and reflected on your PAYG payment summary.

How does it work?

The Workplace Giving Program is a voluntary program.

It allows you, as an employee to donate to local charities direct from your pay.

Every dollar donated to the scheme will remain in the account as capital, forever earning income.  The income generated is distributed annually to the nominated charities.

Automated payroll deductions are processed fortnightly through the payroll system, saving the hassle of keeping receipts for personal tax returns. At the end of the financial year an outline of donations will be included in your PAYG payment summary.

How this benefits you

  • 100% Tax Deductible;
  • flexibility to join, alter or withdraw at any time.  Contributions can be varied to suit your budget;
  • hassle free, simply submit the payroll deduction form, Fortnightly contributions will be displayed on your payslip; and
  • nominated charities receive funding that requires little or no administrative costs.

Getting involved is easy!

A workplace giving scheme may be set up through The Public Trustee for the ACT (PTACT).  PTACT is a professional trustee, established by government to provide services to the community on a not for profit basis, with all of the resources in-house necessary to establish and maintain workplace-giving schemes. PTACT does this through its Australian Taxation Office accreditation for GreaterGood -The Capital Region Community Foundation.

GreaterGood is not in itself a charity, however is a Public Ancillary Fund under the Income Tax Assessment Act and is empowered to facilitate philanthropic programs. GreaterGood is an infrastructure under which any person in the community can deliver their philanthropic intent in a secure, permanent, cost and tax effective manner. Visit publictrustee.act.gov.au for more information or phone the Executive Officer on 02 6207 9800.

Organisations or businesses wanting to set up workplace giving, visit the Australian Taxation Office website for more information.