Workplace GivingHelp us fund life-saving research

Every year, more than 167,000 people, including 10,000 babies and children, are admitted to 207 Intensive Care Units across Australia and New Zealand.

Intensive Care teams care for people critically ill with serious illnesses and injuries such as: severe heart attack; pneumonia; stroke; road accidents; burns; trauma; organ transplants and complicated surgery. The need for intensive care can arise for anyone in the community, at any time, irrespective of age or state of health.

Every year the Intensive Care Foundation funds grants for essential and ongoing clinical research aimed at improving the care and treatment of critically ill patients.

Every year, we receive many more worthy research grant applications than we are able to fund.

Your donation will directly support research by helping us fund more potentially life-saving research projects.

Importantly, your donation will not be used to pay for administration or office overheads.

Fact: Since 2000, the Foundation has made more than $3 million available for pilot studies, medical trials and world-class research projects.

What is Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving (or Payroll Giving) is one of the simplest and most convenient ways to support the Intensive Care Foundation.

As an employee, Workplace Giving enables you to make a regular donation to the Foundation through your payroll, directly from your pre-tax pay (gross salary), which gives you an immediate tax benefit (rather than waiting to claim a deduction for donations on your tax return). At the end of the financial year, your employer will inform you of the amount you have donated for that year so you can note it in your tax return.

To make a payroll donation, complete your employer’s payroll deduction form and deliver it to your payroll office.

The Foundation does not collect any personal information about employees who donate through a Workplace Giving arrangement; rather we simply receive a lump sum donation from your employer each pay cycle.

If your employer doesn’t already have a Workplace Giving program in operation, we encourage you to discuss this with your payroll staff or complete the attached form and email/mail it to us and we will contact your employer and assist in setting up a Workplace Giving program.

Fact: More than 90% of patients survive life-threatening accidents or illnesses with the help of intensive care.

Why is Workplace Giving so popular with employees?

  • By making a Workplace Giving donation you receive the tax benefit of your donation immediately.
  • You do not need to request receipts to substantiate donation deductions arranged through payroll (the total donation amount is included in your employer’s PAYG payment summary, or your employer will give you a record outlining the total donation amount for the income year).
  • You don’t have to remember to make your donation each pay – it’s all taken care of by your payroll department. At any time you can opt out, suspend, or change your donation amount.
  • You can give as much or as little as you’d like. Every dollar you donate goes to funding research and just a few dollars every pay can make a big difference.


Three simple steps are all it takes to begin Workplace Giving!

  1. Ask to join your employer’s Workplace Giving program – or ask your employer to put a program in place.
  2. Nominate the Intensive Care Foundation as your preferred charity.
  3. Tell your employer that you wish to make a regular donation (e.g. fortnightly or monthly) and the amount you wish to donate.
“I will be forever grateful to the dedicated, skilled people who work in ICU. Because of them … I have made a full recovery.” – Joanne Spaulding, young mother of three

Register for Workplace Giving

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When almost all hope is lost the specialists from critical care will do everything in their power to help their patients find a way back.  The tougher it gets the tougher they try.  They saved me and gave me a chance to ‘get busy’ living! – Darryl Sabin, survivor and motivational speaker