In 2018, Suncorp relaunched its employee giving program, Brighter Futures. The new program makes it easier for our people to make a difference and have input on how Suncorp supports the community.
I really like that Brighter Futures is an employee-led program and that Suncorp is supporting its employees to do what we think is valuable. It's really great to think I'm working with people that value the same sorts of things I do and we can all use our skills to help develop happy, thriving communities.
Arna Neems, Chairperson of the New Zealand employee committee.
Brighter Futures makes it easy for you to raise money for one of our local charity partners, your favourite charity or community group, or an individual in need. Suncorp also matches your efforts, dollar-for-dollar, up to an annual cap, helping you to make an even bigger difference.”
Suncorp has committed $1 million annually to match our employees’ donations, fundraising, crowdfunding and volunteering efforts. Employees are entitled to $1,000 in matching, each financial year. The more you give and the more you do, the more Suncorp will support you.”
Fourteen local charity partnerships have been established across Australia and New Zealand, addressing some of the issues our employees care about most including mental health, domestic violence and cancer. Guided by more than 2,000 employee survey responses, the charity partners were selected by employee committees representing our people across each of our regions.
What better way to support your favourite cause than by volunteering your time to help. Suncorp offers one paid volunteer day per year so that you can get out there, lend a hand, and make a difference to your community.
Brighter Futures makes it easy for you to use your volunteer leave to support one of our local charity partners or your favourite charity.
In addition to your paid volunteer day, if you volunteer in your personal time, Suncorp matches your efforts, hour-for-dollar, up to an annual cap, helping you to make an even bigger difference.
#Give Through Your Pay
Suncorp makes it easy for you to donate to one of our local charity partners or your favourite charity using Payroll Giving. Suncorp also matches your donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to an annual cap, helping you to make an even bigger difference.
Payroll Giving is a simple and convenient way for you to make a one-off or regular donation. It’s also one of the most tax-efficient ways. Your donation will be deducted directly from your fortnightly pay, before tax. You can also rest assured that 100% of your donation reaches the charity.
Suncorp has partnered with Good2Give to facilitate Payroll Giving. The Good2Give platform is easy to use and ensures your donation is secure and matched automatically, each fortnight.
Brighter Futures has had a makeover
The new Brighter Futures inspires more Suncorp people in more locations to make a difference to the causes that matter most to them.
#South East Queensland
Founded in 2013, Zephyr Education exists to support children affected by domestic violence. Their volunteer service provides help for children living in domestic violence shelters, supporting them with the tools, support and advice they need.
#South West Queensland
The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation helps the local community by funding much-needed equipment, services and staff training programs across the 22 hospitals in the South West region, as well as the ongoing investment in research and medical scholarships.
#Central and North Queensland
Cancer Council Queensland have been supporting Central and North Queenslanders and their families affected by cancer since 1961. The charity is committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.
Drought Angels supports farming families affected by natural disasters Australia-wide. As well as providing stock feed and financial support directly to farmers, Drought Angels also offer moral support through personal face to face or phone contact and referrals to other support networks as needed.
#New South Wales
Ronald McDonald House Charities NSW has been supporting families of seriously ill children for over 30 years. Providing accommodation and support services, the charity enables families to stay together during difficult times, such as treatment, which may involve travel or long periods of separation.
Koala Kids Foundation is a volunteer-driven not for profit organisation supporting children and young people during cancer treatment. Koala Kids provide therapeutic resources and programs for children and young people, their families and their healthcare teams in the Children’s Cancer Centres and treatment hospitals in Melbourne and around Victoria.
Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA) support vulnerable individuals at risk of homelessness. Providing much-needed housing support and specialised residential care to individuals and young people without shelter, HYPA also offer guidance for first-time independent housing.
Ronald McDonald House Perth assists families of seriously ill children, providing housing and accommodation options during times of need since 1990. Staff and volunteers offer emotional support and a wealth of programs to provide peace of mind at the most difficult times.
Shine exists to supports adults and children affected by domestic violence in New Zealand. The not-for-profit provides multiple services to individuals affected by domestic violence, including health and workplace assistance, as well as providing awareness through its government-led initiatives.