Workplace Giving at CQUniversity

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.

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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.

CQUniversity Causes

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.

Donations to the Salaam Baalak Trust provide for the educational and cost-of-living expenses for former street children of India.

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 Australian Red Cross is a humanitarian organisation providing relief and care for vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.

The Cancer Council Queensland provides cancer research, prevention and support services.

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.

The RACQ CQ Rescue is an aeromedical service for the people of Central Queensland, specifically the Mackay region.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service is an aeromedical service for the people of Central Queensland.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides aeromedical and vital health services to anyone travelling, living, or working in rural and remote Queensland.

Scripture Union Queensland is a Christian organisation seeking to bring God’s love, hope and good news. Our Bundaberg is fortunate to have access to a Chaplaincy service as a result of this support.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health.

The Salvation Army is a support service for all members of the community in need.

Instructions for current university staff