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Corporate Support

Corporate SupportThere are many ways your organisation can partner with Australia for UNHCR and help provide refugees and displaced people with life-saving relief. Together we can make a world of difference, giving shelter, protection and hope to those whose lives have been destroyed by conflict and disaster.

We have mutually-rewarding and successful corporate partnerships with some of Australia's leading firms, including Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

These are some of the ways of providing corporate support to Australia for UNHCR:

  • Make a tax deductible donation by phone, mail, or online.
  • Workplace giving - regular donations through employees' pre-tax salary contributions, which can also be matched
  • Matched giving -  through Workplace Giving, and community fundraising and donations
  • Trust and foundation grants
  • Corporate sponsorship of special events
  • Pro bono professional services and in-kind support

Please contact us to find out more about how we can help you engage and motivate your staff as well as change the lives refugees worldwide.

Workplace Giving - for employees

A simple, tax-effective way to make regular charitable donations to Australia for UNHCR is through a Workplace Giving scheme.

Workplace Giving allows you to donate to Australia for UNHCR directly from your gross salary, immediately reducing the amount of tax deducted from your salary. Regular workplace giving is one of the most effective ways to support the life-saving work of the UN Refugee Agency, both for you and for Australia for UNHCR.

Please speak to your Payroll or Human Resources department about Workplace Giving tax benefits to you and setting up regular payroll donations to Australia for UNHCR. You will find further information on the Australian Tax Office website www.ato.gov.au.

Also talk to your employer about your company's Matched Giving Program, as any recent donations you've made may also be eligible for a matched gift from your employer.

If either you or your employer requires information about Australia for UNHCR, the work of the UN Refugee Agency, or setting up regular employee donations to Australia for UNHCR, please contact Linda van der Torre at lvandertorre@unrefugees.org.au or on 02 9276 6877.

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Matched Giving - for employers

Providing the opportunity for employees to contribute to a charity of their choice through Workplace Giving and other workplace fundraising events and then matching their gift is an excellent way for companies to demonstrate their commitment to the causes their employees care about.

Matched Giving programs are easy to set up and administer, and your administrative costs and contributions are tax deductible.  Workplace Giving enables employees to donate money on a regular basis to a registered charity like Australia for UNHCR through their pay. Because the donation is made before tax is taken from the employee's salary, your staff receives the benefit of automatic tax reductions as well as the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community.

If your company does not already have Workplace Giving and Matched Giving in place, you can find the information you need on the Australian Tax Office website www.ato.gov.au.

We can help you to encourage your staff to participate in and benefit from the scheme. For more information please contact Linda van der Torre at lvandertorre@unrefugees.org.au or on 02 9276 6877.

Trusts & Foundations

Australia for UNHCR gratefully accepts gifts from philanthropic, family, community and private foundations to fund the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.

To find out more about how your Trust, Private Ancillary Fund or Foundation can help, please email Alisa O'Malley on AOMalley@unrefugees.org.au or call on 02 9276 6844.

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