Workplace Giving Program

Workplace giving is a simple and effective way for CQUniversity employees to regularly donate to charities through workplace payroll deductions. Donating through a workplace scheme means that charities incur less administration and fundraising costs which enables more of your money to go directly to those in need.

At the end of the financial year, your contributions will be noted on your end of year payment summary. Staff can donate any amount they wish starting from just $2 a fortnight.

  • Allows you to contribute to the social wellbeing of our community
  • A simple, no-fuss way to support charitable organisations
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference
  • Contributes to staff morale and loyalty
  • Receive regular updates from your charity
  • Annual donations reflected on Financial Year tax statements.


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.

*CQUniversity is a registered charity and has tax-deductible gift recipient status.

As at April 2020, more than 140 staff make regular payroll deductions to a CQUniversity fund – ensuring both staff and students are supported in their time of need.

Jenny Simpson Memorial Scholarship

This 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.

Salaam Baalak Trust

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

The Professor Mike Horsley Memorial Prize

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.

Australian Red Cross

A humanitarian organisation providing relief and care for vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.
The power of humanity. Australian Red Cross logo

Cancer Council Queensland

Provides cancer research, prevention and support services.
Cancer Council

RACQ CQ Rescue (Mackay)

Aeromedical service for the people of Central Queensland, specifically the Mackay region.

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

Aeromedical service for the people of Central Queensland.
CHRS logo

Royal Flying Doctor Service

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

The Fred Hollows Foundation

An international development organisation focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health.
Fred Hollows logo

The Salvation Army

Support service for all members of the community in need.
Salvation Army Logo

To participate, regular donations can be set up via ESSO. Please follow the instructions in the Deductions User Guide.

Further information can also be found on the Workplace Giving Program StaffNet page.

If you have any questions about CQUniCares and the workplace giving program, please contact Grant Stevenson, Advancement Services Coordinator on (07) 4150 7152.

If your question relates to a payment, please contact the Payroll Services Officer on (07) 4923 2882 or email