Workplace Giving is a simple, tax-effective way to make regular donations directly from your pay. It allows you to reduce the amount of tax you pay because donations to the Public Education Foundation are fully tax deductible.
The Department of Education and Communities allows its employees to donate to the Public Education Foundation automatically though payroll on a regular basis.
Workplace Giving benefits the Public Education Foundation as it allows us to plan our scholarship program in advance because we know how much funding we will receive each month.
Workplace giving also allows you to make a real difference to the lives of students and public school communities by giving affordable amounts each pay cycle. Here’s an example of how a small donation can make a huge difference:*
$10 per pay – Basic scholarship package for a student, covers educational expenses such as text books, elective course fees, technology assistance, and internet access.
$20 per pay – Provides a ‘Friends of Zainab’ Tertiary Scholarship for one year – financial support for a student from a refugee background for education expenses during the early years of university or alternative tertiary education.
$30 per pay – Supports, through the Pinpoint Scholarship, a year 8 or 9 student who faces financial hardship and/or other challenges through the crucial middle years of high school with one on one mentoring, tuition, and other mutually determined educational expenses.
$50 per pay – Supports, through the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship, a student with a disability to transition to university through the purchase of capital equipment, relocation costs and other educational expenses.
*Figures are based on fortnightly pay cycles over a five year period.