Giving to Australian Catholic University helps us create opportunities in our communities.
Everyone has an equal right to education. But with ACU’s student population doubling in the past eight years, we need your help to fund more scholarships and to create opportunities for those who would otherwise find university out of reach.
Staff giving provides an opportunity for staff to support scholarships, the Thai-Burma and Future in Youth programs through pre-tax payroll deductions. Moreover, every gift you make is matched by the University, dollar for dollar, so your impact is doubled.
Who can give
Staff giving is available to all continuing and fixed-term ACU staff. You can login here to set up or amend your staff giving.
If you are not a continuing or fixed-term staff member but would like to support the Creating Opportunity Fund and community engagement activities, you can give now through the ACU online donation form. These gifts are not pre-tax and you will receive a tax receipt.
Staff can support the following activities through staff giving:
Creating Opportunity Fund offers equity scholarships to students facing financial and other hardships, who may otherwise not have the chance to access higher education. This endowed fund aims to double the number of scholarships available to students over the next five years.
Refugee Program on the Thai-Burma Border supports young refugees living in the Thai-Burma refugee camps, offering them the opportunity to study for a Diploma in Liberal Studies through ACU, improving their employment prospects and equipping them with skills and knowledge to benefit their community. The program is delivered in partnership with York University, Palms Australia and the Marist Asia Foundation.
Future in Youth program East Timor helps young East Timorese teachers and coaches from over 16 schools participate in Physical Education teacher training provided by ACU staff and students. The program also gives 42 teams the opportunity to participate in an after school football program based on fun, fairness and respect. These life-skills are transferred off-field into the broader community.
How staff giving works
Your donations will be deducted from your salary starting the next available pay. You will receive details of your fortnightly contributions on your ACU pay slip and financial year contributions will be emailed to you. A tax receipt will not be needed as the deduction is from your pre-tax salary.
The University will match your gift and the opportunity you choose to support, dollar for dollar. This is the power of the common good in action.