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WORKPLACE GIVING

Workplace Giving is a form of donating to charity that is steadily gaining momentum across Australia as employers understand the importance of the health and wellbeing of their people and seek to improve employee satisfaction.

The ability to give and make a difference in areas that have personal meaning, has a positive impact on people in the workplace and Whilst it is not a new concept, a recent ruling by the ATO has made Workplace Giving more tax-effective for the employee and employer - and free of cost for the charity!

Workplace giving enables you to make charitable donations to depressioNet from your pre-tax pay through your employer's payroll system resulting in an automatic tax reduction, without the need to keep and claim receipts!

How it works
You approach your employer and ask them to please deduct your donation from your gross pay and pay this directly to depressioNet. The account details for your employer to transfer your donation to is given on our Donations page. It is as simple as that!

Many larger employers invite employees to participate in the Workplace Giving program. Employees could be asked to nominate a preferred Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) charity or a particular area (eg depression) they would like to see included.

Importantly, the donations are constant and provide the ongoing income that depressioNet needs to effectively plan and implement projects that will make a significant difference in the lives of many thousands of Australians. There is no cost to the charity so all the money donated to depressioNet by employees goes directly to helping depressioNet provide information, help and 24 hour support for people living with depression.

What do I need to do?
As an individual you can either:
1. Organise for your donation to be made directly with your employer (small/medium employers) into depressioNet's Gift Fund account: depressioNet Bank: ANZ BSB: 013 225 Account No: 1101 31829,
or
2. Download a 1-page Information for Employers to send to the relevant person within your workplace (larger employers).

Information for Employers
The Australian Taxation Office has made the process as simple for all concerned. The employer simply deducts the donation each pay as for other pre-tax deductions. The ATO website has all the information needed on the Australian Tax Office Website.
Download a 1-page Information for Employers .

Workplace Giving can either be conducted directly between the employer and depressioNet or you can chose to have your Workplace Giving program facilitated by using the services of:
Australian Charities Fund: http://www.australiancharitiesfund.org.au
or
Charities Aid Foundation http://www.cafaustralia.org.au

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