We love to work with companies who are passionate about mental health and want to create healthier supportive supportive workplaces. Bring your team together to have some fun while fundraising! Or if you want to partner with the Mental Health Foundation on a project or donate proceeds from a product, we’d love to hear from you, so get in touch!
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Wanting to get your workmates involved in some fun fundraising activities? Check out these ideas for inspiration.
- Quiz night - Write your own or order a quiz package online.
- Fitness challenge - Enter a work team in one of our run for mental health challenges or start your own.
- BBQ - Throw your team mates a barbecue or a good old fashioned sausage sizzle.
- Morning tea - Host a morning tea or breakfast and ask people to bring a donation for mental health.
- Loud shirt day - Team it up with a raffle and morning tea to maximise fun and profits!
- Cake off - Hold a cake baking competition! Invite neighbouring businesses to donate and vote too.
If you want to partner with the Mental Health Foundation on a project, we’d love to hear from you! We love working with companies who are passionate about mental health and want to create healthier workplaces. Get in contact with our fundraising and campaigns officer firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some of the ways you can get your company involved:
- Sponsor a campaign.
- Make a corporate donation to us as your staff voted "Charity of the Year".
- Donate in lieu of corporate gifts.
- Start a matched online giving fundraising page.
- Payroll giving and company matched payroll giving.
- Donate 10% of product sales.
Matched giving online
Matched giving is an excellent way to show your company's support for the Mental Health Foundation. By special arrangement we can set up an online company fundraising page for your business, branded with your logo and company colours, for you to promote to staff and clients. By pledging to match all donations to your page over a fixed period (miniumum $1,000) you're not only supporing our mahi directly, you're also helping engage new supporters. For more information, or to enquire about providing matched giving for our major Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Awareness Week campaigns for maximum company exposure, email email@example.com.
Donations made via payroll giving receive an immediate PAYE tax credit of 33% making it the easiest and most tax-efficient way for employees to donate. Organisations can also match their employee’s contribution to make their donation go even further.
Information for employees
Payroll giving lets you donate directly to the Mental Health Foundation from your pay.
Donations made via payroll giving receive an immediate PAYE tax credit of 33% of the donation amount. With other forms of donating you have to collect all your receipts then wait until the end of the tax year to claim your tax rebate, but with payroll donations you don’t need to do anything because you get the tax benefit immediately!
Contact your HR or finance manager for more information or to give them authority to deduct the donation of your choice directly from your pay and pass it onto the Mental Health Foundation.
There is no minimum donation amount for giving and you can stop whenever you like by letting your HR or finance team member know.
If your employer doesn’t offer payroll giving you can still support us by setting up a regular payment via internet banking through our Donate page.
Information for employers
Payroll giving lets your employees donate to the Mental Health Foundation and get an instant tax credit. It's great to be able to offer this to your employees who want to make regular donations to their chosen charity. Your responsibilities as an employer when you offer payroll giving:
- Deduct the requested donation amount from the employee's salary or wage.
- Adhere to IRD requirements.
- Deposit the donations to the MHF once a month. Advise the MHF of the employee and donation amount by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organisations can also choose to match their employees contributions. This gives you the opportunity to lead by example and show your employees that you are committed to making a difference. All matched donations are also tax deductible.
To: Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Reference: Employer name
Particulars: Payroll Giving
The Mental Health Foundation runs two major campaigns to promote activities and ideas to nurture wellbeing in the workplace: Mental Health Awareness Week and Pink Shirt Day. For both campaigns we provide free toolkits with activity ideas for staff, posters to build awareness, and stickers to reward participants and fundraisers. Register now to get your workplace involved!
How to donate
Once you’ve held your event and received your team's fundraising money, our preferred method of transfer is by bank deposit. If you’ve touched base with us we’ve probably given you a banking code and reference to use with your banked donation. This helps us to receipt you quickly and efficiently. If you don’t have a donor code and reference, get in touch below.
Name of account: Mental Health Foundation
Account number: 02-0100-0752592-097
Reference: as provided
Code: as provided