Providing a regular donation through your pay is an easy and cost-effective method in which to help the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress continue working to alleviate Indigenous poverty.
Your ongoing donation, which is deducted automatically from your salary each pay cycle, allows the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress Australia to address the issues of Indigenous poverty and injustice through a range of measures such as education, health and aged care.
Advantages for employees
Donations made through workplace giving, are from your pre-tax salary. This reduces your salary for taxation purposes but doesn't affect the amount you are giving to the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress. For example, if you give $100 per month to the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress from your salary it will only cost you $68.50 per month (based on a marginal tax rate of 30% for taxable income between $25,001 and $75,000 and a Medicare Levy of 1.5%).
Advantages for employers
Companies can demonstrate their corporate social responsibility by participating in workplace giving. It is a straightforward and visible way for a company to demonstrate their commitment to Indigenous community development. For some companies that operate on Indigenous land or in close proximity to a community, workplace giving sends all the right signals to your stakeholders through your promotions and ours.
Advantages for the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress
Workplace giving greatly reduces our administrative costs because we only process one donation from each employer, and not to each employee making the donations. Workplace donations allow us to budget and plan in advance projects that assist individuals and communities to break free from the shackles of poverty.
Some of the projects that your donation could support include:
- Provide a scholarship for a student to study at Shalom Christian College
- Buy books for an adult to undertake community development training at the Yalga-binbi Institute for Community Development
- Help construct a church for a community seeking ministry and pastoral care
- Enable Indigenous artists to transport their art work for sale at Narana Creations and thus provide an income
How to set up workplace giving
- Ask your employer to include the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress as a part of their workplace giving program
- Download and complete this form and give it to your payroll department
- Your donation (you determine the amount) is deducted from your salary each pay period.
- Your employer will provide documentation of your donations for tax purposes.
- You have the option of receiving the quarterly magazine from the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress updating about the holistic ministry and community development programs and people you will be supporting.
For government information on the latest Workplace Giving Guidelines, visit the Australian Tax Office www.ato.gov.au
For more information please contact the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress on (07) 4773 5077
Get Started With Workplace Giving
To authorise regular deductions from your pay, please download and complete this form and return to your Payroll Manager.