Join us in supporting our students and programs! Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and contribute to a brighter future in our communities.

When you donate to ACU, 100% of your gift goes directly towards supporting your chosen cause. Your generosity will be matched dollar for dollar by the University, amplifying the impact of your gift and further advancing our shared goals.

At ACU, we believe in creating opportunities for all and ensuring that every student has equal access to education. By joining our staff-giving community, you become part of a collective effort to create positive change and empower our students.

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Benefits of joining

  • Dollar-for-Dollar Matching: The University matches your donations made through Staff Giving, effectively doubling your contribution's impact.
  • Immediate Tax Benefits: Donations made through payroll offer immediate tax benefits. You will receive a detailed record of your fortnightly contributions on your ACU pay slip, and a summary of your financial year contributions in will be available in Staff Connect.
  • Transparency and Choice: Every cent of your donation goes to your chosen area, ensuring transparency and direct impact.
  • Flexibility: You have the freedom to choose the amount you wish to donate to the available programs.

Staff giving opportunities

Staff can support the following activities through staff giving:

  • Urgent Financial Hardship Grant provides immediate and essential financial support for students who find themselves in challenging circumstances due to unexpected and severe hardships such as sudden job loss, housing instability, or food security concerns.
  • Creating Opportunity Fund offers equity scholarships to students who face financial and other hardships. These scholarships provide pathways for students who may otherwise be unable to afford higher education, ensuring that they have the opportunity to pursue their academic dreams.
  • Future in Youth program East Timor supports young East Timorese teachers and coaches from over 16 schools to participate in Physical Education teacher training facilitated by ACU staff and students. The program also offers an after-school football program to 42 teams and focuses on fun, fairness, and respect. These life skills are transferred off the field and into the broader community.

Who can give

Staff giving is available to all continuing and fixed-term ACU staff. If you would like to set up, renew, or cancel your staff giving, visit the ACU Staff site at the link below.

If you would like to support multiple activities or amend your staff giving, please email us at

If you are not a continuing or fixed-term staff member but wish to support the staff giving programs, you can donate through the ACU online donation form. While these gifts are not pre-tax, you will receive a tax receipt for your contribution.

Make a difference by giving today via our online donation form

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Staff can set up a pre-tax donation directly from their pay

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Don't forget, the University will match your gift and the opportunity you choose to support, dollar for dollar.

If you have any queries about staff giving, please email or contact the Advancement team.

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