SecondBite is extremely appreciative of the generous support from business, large and small across Australia, to our work.
Some of Australia’s leading Corporations have partnered with SecondBite to help provide food to people in need. Through our unique services, SecondBite can deliver benefits to your business through:
· Cost savings – reducing your waste and land fill costs;
· Staff engagement and motivation – through workplace giving and a range of volunteering opportunities for your employees;
· Profile raising – By partnering with SecondBite you will be linked with an organization which has had media coverage to over 10 million people since June 2010;
· Market leadership – SecondBite’s innovative services have been recognized through a number of awards and our innovative approach will govern any partnership with your business.
Our current partners and supporters include:
· Coles Supermarkets
To become a partner, or discuss options such as workplace giving for your staff or volunteering opportunities for your employees please contact our Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Stuart Lowe on 03 9376 3800. Fresh food growers, retailers, distributers and users have made a huge difference to SecondBite through the donation of surplus fresh food.
What is it?
Workplace Giving is a powerful yet simple way for an individual and an organisation to contribute in making a real difference within our community. Workplace Giving involves individuals donating directly to a charity from their pre-tax pay.
Workplace Giving is the most cost-effective way to donate to SecondBite. Donations are made in confidence, and individual donor details aren’t required. Instead, employers simply collect from interested staff and pass on a single lump sum.
SecondBite has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means that workplace giving contributions qualify for an immediate tax deduction.
Workplace Giving donations are deducted from pre-tax employee salaries, which means that individual taxable income is reduced.
How is it implemented?
Employer informs staff of an organisation. SecondBite can assist with various information documents and methods.
Employees who wish to donate are asked to commit to making small regular donations by way of payroll deduction.
Employees immediately receive a guaranteed reduction in tax.
Employers may choose to provide a degree of matching donation.
Payroll officer/department collates all of the employees' donations each month and sends a cheque with the total amount or transfers the money directly to a nominated SecondBite account.
SecondBite will provide supporters with ongoing communication about the impact of their support through regular newsletters, events, e-mail and intranet posting.
Benefits to employees
For employees, Workplace Giving enables affordable giving through a transparent and trustworthy program. Employees are able to make donations in an efficient and tax-effective manner, eliminating the need to collect receipts or wait until the end of the year to claim a tax refund.
A Workplace Giving arrangement does not affect an employee’s gross income or other calculations, such as superannuation guarantee payments or fringe benefits (FBT), but the tax benefits of the tax deductible donation are immediately realised.
In a pre-tax Workplace Giving system, you will have already received the tax benefit throughout the year for your donation. The amount you have donated will be reported on your payment summary under ‘Workplace Giving’. It’s an easy way to give.
Donations are spread over the course of a year rather than making a larger one-off donation.
Employers deduct donations from base salaries before deducting tax, the tax benefit to the individual is immediate.
There is no need to worry about keeping receipts, nor a need to have to wait until the end of the financial year to obtain a tax benefit.
How much will my regular donation cost?
|Employee donation per week pre-tax pay||Reduction in take home pay per week||Annual cost to the employee pre-tax||Annual donation
Indicative tax savings
|Salary||Fortnightly pay||Estimated tax||$5 donation
Tax scales used are based on the ‘Fortnightly tax table’, effective from 1 July 2008.
Benefits to employers
For employers, Workplace Giving contributes to an overall feeling of corporate social responsibility. This, in turn, can enhance staff loyalty and morale. It can also boost your organisational profile and encourage the public perception that your company is a conscientious and respectable place to work. Workplace Giving also provides the company engagement with the community through supporting initiatives.
Workplace Giving provides employers with a low-cost and administratively simple way to support employee engagement in the community.
Assist in realising components of your organisational Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy
Contribute to staff morale and allows for an avenue to contribute to a truly worthwhile and meaningful cause.
Unlock and mobilise significant funding and volunteer resources to engage with and benefit the community initiatives.
Where do you start?
SecondBite can assist you in the implementation of a Workplace Giving program every step of the way, from liaising with your payroll department to providing information and opportunities for your staff. For more detailed information, please contact: William Meeve firstname.lastname@example.org
73 McClure Road
Kensington, Victoria 3031
Telephone: (03) 9376 3800
Fax: (03) 9376 3822
ATO – How to set up a workplace giving program
Get a team at work together and support us by volunteering one day a year in the warehouse, at the markets on the weekend or at one of our many fun events.
Just wanted to say thank you again for providing us with the opportunity to help out at SecondBite. It was definitely a worthwhile experience and it was great to see how much the business has grown since the last time Jai and I were out there about 9 months ago.
Hopefully by passing on our experience to others at the office, you'll be seeing a lot more NAB volunteers in the near future.
Cheers, Jason and Jai
Contact Emily email@example.com to find out how you can help.