We recognise the importance of giving back and supporting those in our community who need a helping hand.
The Workplace Giving program is a simple and effective way for our employees to regularly donate to their chosen charities through workplace payroll deductions.
Each fortnight, more than 130 employees generously donate to one or more university or external causes via the Workplace Giving program.
CQUniversity is also a registered charity, with many more CQU employees, alumni, students, and community partners generously giving back via other CQUniCares programs and initiatives.
CQUniCares Student Emergency Fund: Provides support to low-income students in need of urgent financial assistance, helping them to continue their studies.
CQUniCares Alumni Development Fund: Provides financial assistance to CQUniversity alumni to help them achieve career growth goals or develop skills to support community organisations, by removing some financial barriers to high quality, meaningful career education and personal growth opportunities.
CQUniCares Staff Emergency Fund: Provides financial assistance to CQUniversity employees who experience financial hardship due to an emergency situation.
CQUniCares Student Success Scholarships: Provides financial support and development opportunities to new and continuing higher education and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students. Visit our Find a Scholar
*CQUniversity is a registered charity and has tax-deductible gift recipient status.
As at September 2022, more than 125 staff make regular payroll deductions to a CQUniversity fund – ensuring both staff and students are supported in their time of need.
The Jenny Simpson Memorial Scholarship enables STEPS students to progress to a bachelors degree at CQUniversity. This is an endowed fund, so donor contributions add to the capital, and the interest earned on the capital funds scholarships each year.
Commemorating the life of Professor Mike Horsley, this prize is awarded to a deserving CQUniversity Noosa student, based upon their assessment submission for the 'Service Learning Community and Context' unit.
External charities we support
The Central Queensland Hospital Foundation raise money for equipment, infrastructure, education and research to support and advance the health of the Central Queensland community. You can also set up your deduction for this donor using this form.