Workplace giving (or payroll giving) provides you with an opportunity to make tax deductible donations to charities from your regular pay. Even a small regular donation can make a big difference.

For employers, workplace giving provides a low-cost, simple way to create community-business partnerships.

For EDO, workplace giving provides long term, stable funding for our core programs. This funding requires little administration, meaning your donation goes where it’s needed most.

If you are an employee

Workplace giving is a great way for you and your workmates to make a difference together. It allows you to donate to charity from your pre-tax pay, so you receive an immediate tax refund.

There is no requirement for you to collect and track receipts for tax time, as a summary of your payroll deduction donations will be included on the PAYG Summary issued by your employer in July each year, for inclusion in your tax return.

How to get involved

Talk to your employer about adding the Environmental Defenders Office to your workplace giving program, call us on 02 9262 6989 or email [email protected] for details.

If you are an employer

Workplace giving is a win-win-win for employees, employers and charities. Employees enjoy giving small pre-tax amounts together to make a big difference. Employers value how workplace giving programs bring organisational values to life, boost employee morale and improve staff retention rates. Charities gain reliable donations.

By establishing a workplace giving program and involving employees in the design, delivery and outcomes, your organisation has the opportunity to make a difference on social and environmental issues, build staff engagement, harness the collective generosity of its people and enhance your reputation in the communities in which you operate. Many employers also match their employees’ donations, making donations go even further. Matching is a great way for an employer to generate organisational pride and build staff engagement. In addition to workplace giving donations, employers may encourage employees to share their time and skills with their workplace giving charity partners.

How to get involved

Workplace giving is a key component of any corporate engagement program. Talk to us about how you and your employees can support us and make giving count. Call 02 9262 6989 or email [email protected] or visit for information about how to set up and promote workplace giving.