Workplace Giving Program

The Variety Workplace Giving Program is a simple yet powerful way for you and your employees to support Victorian children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs.

Donations are automatically deducted from your employee’s salary before tax is applied, hence reducing their taxable income. The employee is entitled to an automatic tax deduction, whilst Variety gets the full value of the amount donated. This also reduces administration costs for Variety, helping us direct funds to where they are needed most!

More and more businesses are offering Workplace Giving as it demonstrates to employees, clients and customers that your business is community minded and committed to supporting the community. Workplace Giving is simple to set up with very little work involved by your company.

Promoting your participation in the Variety Workplace Giving program is easy. We can supply you with an information pack – or even come in and talk to your staff.

Matching your employee’s donation is a great way to demonstrate your business’ commitment and will encourage your employees to get on board and participate.

For the cost of a cup of coffee, $3.50 weekly donations can add to giving a kid a new bike!

85% of employees felt it was important to give back to the community through workplace giving and 74% of employees would prefer to give $5 a week over a year than a bulk amount. *ACF (Australian Charities Fund) Lightning Survey

How does it work?

Your Payroll team deducts the amount specified from the employee’s gross /  pre-tax earnings. This deduction is made after calculating superannuation contributions but before deducting PAYG tax. This way the employee gets an immediate tax benefit. All modern payroll systems can facilitate Workplace Giving donations.

Upon each pay cycle, your Payroll will electronically transfer the donation from the employee to Variety in one simple transaction. There is very little extra work involved and there are no tax forms to complete. You will need to keep a copy of forms completed by your employees authorising you to make deductions from their pay   and a record of the total deductions made from each employee’s  pay.

Each time you transfer funds to Variety, an emailed remittance should be supplied  to Variety for reconciliation.

Need more support?

If you‘d like more information or inspiration about Workplace Giving, we‘d be delighted to hear from you.

We can help you with information, materials or come in and talk to your staff about setting it up, and how their donations will make a difference.