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.

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.

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How We Help

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.

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Matched Giving

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.

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All It Takes

Would you give up the cost of a cup of coffee so a child can have the joy of their first bike?  For the cost of your latte, $3.50 weekly donations will buy a child a new bike by year end!

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The Data

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.*

Workplace Giving is a WIN WIN!

For Employers

Workplace Giving provides your business with a rewarding, low cost way to make a difference in the community and it’s been shown to have a positive impact on your workforce as well! What’s more, the option of a matched donation from your company for each participating employee significantly increases the impact the Workplace Giving has for those in need.

For Employees

Workplace Giving means having the power to make a real and meaningful difference to the lives of children who need it most.

We're Here to Help

We can supply you with:

  • Lunch room posters
  • Individual Employee Sign Up Cards
  • Web banners for your intranet
  • Variety information pack

We’ll provide you and your employees with regular information on the funds raised by your company and our grants and programs activity so you can see the impact that your contribution is making. Variety will actively engage your employees to be involved such as the team volunteering at the Variety Kids Xmas Party!

The Nuts and Bolts

Setting up a Workplace Giving Program is easy! 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.

Get in touch

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.

Contacts us on (03) 8698 3900 or to discuss your ideas, get fundraising assistance and more!