Business Partnerships & Workplace Giving

Working together is the way to go

Travellers Aid has been working to minimise travel disadvantage in Australia since 1916.

We are well respected throughout the tourism and travel industries and consistently deliver high quality, relevant services to the travelling public from our three service sites at Southern Cross Station, Flinders Street Station and Seymour Station. In the 2016/17 financial year we delivered over 225,000 episodes of assistance in Victoria.

There are many ways that we can work together to achieve positive outcomes for your business, Travellers Aid and the travelling public.

These include:

  • empowering staff to contribute to people who are disadvantaged through?Workplace Giving (see below)
  • holding a fundraiser in your workplace
  • making a tax deductible donation
  • creating a lasting partnership to work together to tackle travel disadvantage.

We’ll work with you and your team to achieve an outcome that benefits everyone. After all, partnerships are exactly that – partnerships.

Workplace Giving Programs

Making donations directly from your pay is a particularly effective way to contribute on a regular basis to our work.

‘If your employer offers workplace giving, you can choose your preferred charities from a selection and the amount to be deducted. Your employer then pays the donation directly to the charities each payday.

The workplace giving program does not affect the way your gross income, super guarantee payments or fringe benefits are worked out.

There is no minimum or maximum contribution required to participate, but the total amount must be claimed through your tax return regardless of whether you have been getting pay-day tax benefits for your donations.

At the end of the financial year, your employer will include the total amount you donated to charities in your payment summary, letter or email.

You report donations made under a workplace giving arrangement and donations made directly by you to charities in the same way on your tax return.‘*

*Source Australian Taxation Office, Workplace Giving Programs, June 2018

For more information on how your workplace can participate contact our Fundraising Team at our Head Office or email fundraising@travellersaid.org.au