Payroll Giving

To make supporting your community easier than ever, UC has launched Payroll Giving which is now available to all UC staff. Sign up today to support your favourite charity directly through your fortnightly pay.

How to Sign Up

Click here to sign up for payroll giving

  1. Select up to three charities you would like to support
  2. Indicate how much you would like to be deducted from your fortnightly pay.

Please contact your charity of choice directly to share the good news, they'll be delighted to hear from you.

You can update your preferences at any time to change your contribution amount or stop your donation. To do so, update your preferences on the Payroll Giving form.

Payroll Giving

Why Sign Up for Payroll Giving?

With Payroll Giving, a 33.33% tax refund is automatically applied to your fortnightly pay. So if you donate NZD $100 to your preferred charity or charities, that's a refund of NZD $33.33.

Donating to your favourite New Zealand charities through automatic salary deductions saves you the hassle of submitting a tax-receipt to the IRD at the end of the year. With Payroll Giving your refund is automatic.

Which Charities Can I Support?

UC Staff voted on the charities they'd like to see included in the brand new Payroll Giving programme. While four are available to support now, the rest will be available to select in the new year.

A big thanks to everyone for contributing. We saw a wide range of charities represented and it's clear how much you care about supporting our community.

You can choose to support these charities:
University of Canterbury Foundation
UC Students' Association (UCSA)
The Volunteer Army Foundation (SVA)
Christchurch Foundation
Christchurch City Mission
St John Ambulance
Cancer Society of NZ - Canterbury
Ronald McDonald House - South Island
Breast Cancer Research Trust
Salvation Army
Friends of the Arts Centre
NZ Red Cross
Rainbow Youth Inc
Victim Support
Cholmondeley Children's Centre
Forest and Bird NZ
Air Rescue Trust

Thanks for making a difference. If you have any questions, please contact the UC Foundation at