Category Archives: Community

30 Sep 2014

The Smartsalary team goes green!

The Smartsalary team goes green!

  For the past 6 years we’ve been working with not-for-profit organisation Greenfleet to help offset carbon emissions produced by cars leased through Smartleasing. The guys at Greenfleet plant thousands of native trees each year, in fact they have planted over 8 million trees all over Australia since they started up in 1997, and since our partnership began, Smartsalary customers have re-vegetated an area 6 times the size of Melbourne CBD! A big thank you to everyone involved in the program! We were delighted to be invited to two of their tree planting days this year, one at Kinglake National Park, Melbourne and one Read More

13 Aug 2014

City2Surf 2014

City2Surf 2014

. Every year thousands of people come together in Sydney for the world’s largest fun run – the City2Surf. It’s something that we love to be part of at Smartsalary, and this year we joined forces with Fighting Chance and formed ‘The Fighting Chance Runners & Rollers’.  Fighting Chance are a not-for-profit organisation who work with young adults with disabilities in Australia. Their aim is to provide opportunities for meaningful social participation, employment and skill development to young people with the most significant disabilities in our community. On Sunday morning 84,000 people gathered in Hyde Park for the iconic race, there were people dressed as helicopters, Read More

07 Mar 2014

Workplace Giving with Good Return

Workplace Giving with Good Return

  Workplace giving allows people to make donations to charity from their pre-tax salary, and is something Smartsalary customers have been doing for the past year for one of our charity partners Good Return. Good Return is a not-for-profit organisation, who offers microfinance loans to women in poverty in the Asia Pacific region, loans which help women expand their businesses and grow their income. So far our customers have raised almost $3000; with most loan requests being less than $350 that money has helped around ten women and their families to help themselves out of poverty. Women like Katea, who is using Read More

05 Mar 2013

A world without poverty

A world without poverty

That’s the vision of Good Return, a not-for-profit organisation that provides microfinance loans to women living in poor, isolated communities across the Asia Pacific region. These loans empower them to start or grow their own businesses – providing financial stability, self sufficiency, and a way out of poverty. In fact, microfinance encompasses not just the provision of a loan, but also access to savings, insurance and money transfer products they otherwise would not have. When the loan is re-paid, the money is put back into the community through the supply of education and skills development programs such as literacy, numeracy Read More