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Workplace Giving

Help support the brave

Our Workplace Giving Program allows you to have a positive impact on the lives of first responders and their families throughout Australia.

Our services are free for first responders to access, but as a not for profit we are reliant on financial support from governments, companies, and individuals.

Your support through our Workplace Giving Program will allow us to expand our services and resources beyond Government funding.

What's in it for you?

Workplace Giving ensures your hard-earned money goes directly to the cause you care about. It can help you connect to a greater sense of purpose at work, knowing that you are supporting first responders and their families – the people who protect and care for our communities.

Your impact

For as little as five dollars per pay, you’ll be helping to improve the mental health and wellbeing of first responders and their families. To make an even greater social impact, many companies choose to match their employees’ donations. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, has an impact.

Thank you

By supporting Fortem, you can help reduce the stigma that prevents many first responder families seeking help.

Thank you for helping us to support the brave.

Our impact

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79% of wellbeing activity participants reported enhanced social connection – the strongest predictor of mental health after stress and trauma

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80% of psychology support participants with PTSD symptoms no longer had active symptoms following treatment with our clinical team

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44% of participants in wellbeing activities were family members of first responders – trauma affects families too in the form of spillover stress

Complete this form and return to your payroll coordinator.

Absolutely! Just inform your payroll department of your needs.

Tax for each pay will be calculated minus your donation. This means you pay less tax. By receiving the tax benefit up front, you won’t need to wait until the end of the financial year. It makes handling your cash flow easier as well.

Employee Workplace Giving donations are given through payroll pre-tax. You receive an instant refund with no need to keep receipts or wait until making your annual tax return claim.

Your donation can provide:

  • social connection and wellbeing activities with other first responder families;
  • individual and family counselling sessions; and
  • support for first responders transitioning to a new career, volunteering, or retirement.

Most people find giving through their payroll system is one of the most convenient ways to donate while receiving a tax benefit in their pay. By making pre-tax donations, every dollar you donate will go further to supporting the brave.

Workplace Giving is a great way to improve staff engagement and loyalty and has the added benefit of making a business even more attractive to new employees. Employer matched giving is also an excellent way to encourage staff to become involved and create even bigger impact.