Workplace Giving and Bequests

Workplace Partnership Opportunities

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What is workplace giving?

Workplace giving enables employees to make donations from their pre-tax salary.

Like other forms of salary packaging, the donation gives employees a tax benefit by reducing their taxable income. This benefits employees as well as Palliative Care SA.  We receive the money without additional costs, so less is spent on fundraising and donations directly improvements in palliative care across SA.

Workplace giving is easy for employers and employees. When setting up a regular contribution, you can choose how much you want to donate to Palliative Care SA each pay cycle.

“Workplace giving is a win-win for businesses, employees and charities alike with working Australians able to make small, regular donations to charity from their pay.”

– Jenny Geddes, CEO, The Australian Charities Fund (ACF).

“Workplace giving is the right thing to do. Not only does it provide much needed cash to our charity partners, but it has also done great things for the JB Hi-Fi culture. I want our staff to feel part of JB Hi-Fi, and workplace giving ticks so many boxes around engagement, morale and culture. It really anchors how we communicate with our employees.”

– Richard Murray, CEO, JB Hi-Fi.

How to Get Started

The process is simple. Once a regular contribution is set up, how much you want to donate to Palliative Care SA each pay cycle.

  • Employer opportunity:
    Not only can employees donate to Palliative Care SA, they can match their contributions through workplace matching. Contact PCSA directly to discuss this in more detail.
  • Staff opportunity:
    An easy, automated and efficient donation process gives you an immediate tax benefit

Making a Bequest

Bequests are another way of helping Palliative Care SA to ensure that all South Australians have access to quality care at the end of their lives.

To make a bequest to Palliative Care SA, you must first ensure that you have a current will. Once you have a will, it is important that you discuss your decision with an independent solicitor or with a consultant at the office of the Public Trustee.

Gifts in Wills

A gift in your Will is a simple and powerful way to provide ongoing support to the causes closest to your heart, and to enable real change for future generations.

 Who leaves gifts in Wills?

People leave gifts of all sizes. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will as every dollar has the power to save lives. Make sure your loved ones are looked after first.

You can be sure that when combined with those of other supporters, your gift will always have a powerful impact, no matter the size.

What your gift can achieve

The generosity of people who have left a gift to Palliative Care SA in their will has assisted to support palliative care services and staff across the state of SA.

Let us know if you’ve left a gift

If you’ve decided to leave us a gift in your will, we’d love you to let us know so we can show our appreciation and keep you updated on what we are doing to help support South Australians at the end of life.

How to leave a gift in your Will

There are many ways you can leave a gift. Make sure you seek legal advice when writing or updating your Will. Your solicitor or other qualified professional can help you make the choice that’s right for you.

Palliative Care SA recommends that wills are drafted by solicitors, to ensure that your wishes are properly carried out.

However if you are doing your own will and If your estate is not complicated, you may prefer to create a will yourself.

If you are kind enough to be including a gift to Palliative Care South Australia in your will, you could use the following wording.

“I give to the trustee for the time being of Palliative Care South Australia the sum of $……./or……..% of the balance of my estate to be used for its general purposes. The receipt of the Palliative Care South Australia will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/Trustee and I declare that my Executor/Trustee shall not be responsible for seeing to the application of that gift”.

Palliative Care SA recommends you seek professional advice when creating a will to ensure your will is valid.

More Information

For more information about making a bequest or suggested wording please contact Palliative Care SA.

Mutual Benefits

For Business

Boost your brand value:

  • Build your reputation and profile within the business community
  • Boost employee morale and loyalty
  • Strengthen your brand’s value by demonstrating corporate social responsibility
  • Be seen as an ’employer of choice’
  • Build close relationships with community organisations.


Your support will:

  • Fund palliative care education and support
  • Fund innovation in palliative care
  • Guide health professionals
  • Educate Australians about being compassionate communities
  • Support people living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones
  • Advocate on behalf of all South Australians

How we can help

We can help get your workplace started. PCSA can:

  • Provide a dedicated workplace giving coordinator to assist you through the process
  • Undertake surveys to assess the workplace giving appetite amongst your employees
  • Refer you to an external payroll platform specifically for workplace giving
  • Give bi-annual updates on donation impact, employee participation, and amounts raises