Workplace Giving – the easiest way to make a difference to your wetlands and waterways
Australia’s wetlands and waterways provide a huge range of benefits to us all, from natural wonderland and habitat haven to clean and secure water supplies for our towns and cities. WetlandCare Australia is continually working to protect and restore these vital environmental assets. If you’d like to help ensure the future of our precious wetlands, become a WetlandCare Workplace Giver today!
What is Workplace Giving?
As a workplace, you can choose to make a collective difference to a cause like WetlandCare Australia through a Workplace Giving program. A program of Workplace Giving can be tailored to suit the needs of employees and employers – every little bit helps!
The most popular form of Workplace Giving in Australia is to make a regular, small donation from your pre-tax income, through your employer’s pay-roll system. By donating in this way, your tax deduction is delivered immediately and you don’t have to worry about collecting receipts.
Workplace Giving can also take the form of staff volunteering days where your employer allocates you a day to spend helping us on a project like tree planting or frog monitoring.
Workplace Giving can even take the form of skilled volunteering, where you donate your specialist skills.
Your Workplace Giving program can encompass one or all of these strategies.
What are the benefits of workplace giving?
Workplace Giving reduces the tax you pay from your income.
It’s a simple and straight-forward way to donate, and gives you confidence in the knowledge that you are making a real and positive difference to our environment.
Workplace Giving gives you the opportunity to choose the charity you would like to support and the amount you are able to contribute.
Workplace Giving provides a shared goal for your workplace, and an opportunity to build your corporate culture through strengthening your employee’s sense of being part of a team and holding shared values.
One of the greatest benefits of Workplace Giving for employers is its potential to meet and exceed your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets. Workplace Giving allows your company to build and strengthen your reputation as a good corporate citizen, engaging your employees with the community and building relationships with charities that align with your culture.
The Australian Taxation Office provides extensive information for employers on establishing workplace giving programs. Refer to the ATO site for more information.
WetlandCare Australia is seeking to connect with your business to establish and maintain a mutually rewarding and productive Workplace Giving program. Feel free to contact us to discuss the options available.
Kerri Goodger – Corporate Services Manager
1800 816 147
Which Workplaces are already Giving to WetlandCare Australia?
The Ramada Hotel & Suites - Ballina Byron have had a long and fruitful relationship with WetlandCare Australia. Their staff have been enthusiastically involved in a number of staff volunteering field days in the Ballina shire region, planting native trees, clearing weeds and making a real difference to the state of the local environment. Vivien Stotter, Marketing Manager, had this to say about the most recent staff volunteering day "I just wanted to say what a great day WetlandCare Australia organised. The staff that attended found the morning to be thoroughly rewarding and we look forward to participating in the future."
Below: Ramada staff volunteers planting out tree seedlings at North Creek, Ballina.