Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is a tax-effective way to make a real impact for critically ill kids. You can help inspirational wishes come true when you become a Workplace Giver for Make-A-Wish.

What's Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving (sometimes called Payroll Giving) is a simple and tax effective way to help wishes come true for critically ill kids.

Workplace Givers donate a small amount regularly through their salary. That means you're helping wishes come true every time you're paid.

It's also a great way for businesses to showcase their support for Make-A-Wish, engage employees and inspire a positive workplace culture. It makes an excellent addition to your CSR program, enabling your staff to easily engage in charitable activities.

Kids Charity Make-A-Wish wish kid Maple with her Barbies

Setting up Workplace Giving is simple

Workplace Giving is easy to set up through your payroll system.

  • You'll donate from your pre-tax pay and receive the tax benefits immediately.
  • Organisations have the option to match staff contributions and double the impact while supporting CSR goals.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Make-A-Wish kid Levi with his mum on his swing

Learn more about Workplace Giving

Call our Business Partnerships team on 1800 032 260, email [email protected] or use our form below.

How Workplace Giving works

As a Workplace Giver, you're helping unicorns fly, sending kids to the moon and bringing much needed hope and joy to sick kids every time you get paid.

When you give $5

...through a matched Workplace Giving program

It only costs you $3.40*

with your employer matching your $5

and Make-A-Wish receives $10!

Meaning more life-changing wishes for critically ill kids

If just 10% of working Australians donated $5 a week, an extra $300 million would be raised

And that's before employer donation matching is added in!*

Get support on Workplace Giving

It's quick and straightforward to set up and run. And we're here to help. We can advise you on:

  • Setting up your payroll system to give (it's easy!)
  • Promoting Workplace Giving to your staff
  • Creating a staff engagement strategy to help everyone take advantage of the immediate tax benefits of Payroll Giving
  • You’ll also have access to the Workplace Giving Hub, containing everything you need to showcase your support of Make-A-Wish across your workforce.

Speak to a member of our team by calling 1800 032 260 or emailing [email protected]

Make-A-Wish kid Rory sits next to batman on wish day

Why wishes?

Make-A-Wish brings amazing people together to create inspiring Wish Journeys for critically ill kids that deliver anticipation, an unforgettable experience and a lasting impact for all.

We believe wishes transform the lives of everyone involved – from the child, and their family, to volunteers and the wider community.

We don’t receive government funding - we rely on supporters like you to help wishes come true.

Workplace Giving FAQs

Workplace giving is a relationship between employers, employees and charities. As an individual you contribute a small portion of your pre-tax salary per week or month to the charity of your choice and receive the tax benefit straight away.

For example, if you donate $5, it will only cost you $3.40 yet the charity receives the full $5.*

Workplace Giving enhances staff engagement, reputation, become an employer of choice, helps to build stronger and genuine relationships with not-for-profits, be seen as an employer making a genuine difference.

It’s an easy, tax-effective way to donate. Helps to make a genuine difference in the community. No need to keep your receipts and make a claim come tax time.

Donations through workplace giving are deducted before your pre-tax pay. This means you receive an instant tax deduction on your donations. Chat to your payroll manager to ensure they can facilitate this. If not, please reach out and we’d be happy to provide further information.

Yes. Ensure you give your payroll manager sufficient notice of when you would like to opt out.

Yes, you can, have this discussion with your payroll manager to set up accordingly.

No. The payment is made by your employer as a lump sum in conjunction with other employees workplace giving funds. No details will be shared with the charity unless specifically requested and agreed to.

As long as your payroll manager agrees to do this, then yes you can.

Most employers set the minimum amount to $2 or more to ensure it is tax deductible.

** Applying tax rate for income between $45,001 and $120,000 per annum @ 1 July 2020. Based on an average fundraising cost of 32%

*Exact figures are dependent on the individual’s ATO personal tax bracket (If just 10% of working Australians donated $5 a week, an extra $300 million would be raised)