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Submissions Call for Eftpos $2 Million Charity Donation

20 August 2013 at 11:36 am
Staff Reporter
The closing date for submissions for the $2 million eftpos donation to Australia charities is fast approaching.

Staff Reporter | 20 August 2013 at 11:36 am


Submissions Call for Eftpos $2 Million Charity Donation
20 August 2013 at 11:36 am

The closing date for submissions for the $2 million eftpos donation to Australia charities is fast approaching.

eftpos says the final day for submissions is 30 August and charities need to get their paperwork submitted.

The electronic funds transfer system company wants to donate $2 million dollars to a charity – doubling last year’s donation – and it will again ask Australians for their opinion about which worthy cause should get the money.

In the first instance, Australian charities are being asked to submit proposals for the expanded eftpos Giveback 2013 campaign before the August 30th deadline.

eftpos said it would look to double the donation available to Australian charities under the 2013 eftpos Giveback campaign this Christmas, providing up to $2 million towards worthy causes.

eftpos Managing Director Bruce Mansfield says the company is looking for charity proposals that have national reach, would enabled the charity to do something that it would not be able to do through traditional funding sources, and would not require recurrent annual funding.

“eftpos Giveback tradition is now in its third year and we have decided to double the potential donation up to $2 million,” Mansfield said.

“It is very important for Australian companies like eftpos to get involved with charitable campaigns, and raise their commitment to helping Australian charities make a difference in the lives of Australians in need.

It’s understood that eftpos may consider dividing the $2million donation with a second or third charity depending on the quality of their applications.

“This year’s Giveback campaign will run in the lead up to Christmas, during which time Australians will be asked to support Australian charities by pressing CHQ or SAV at the checkout.”

Last year eftpos ran an online poll which showed overwhelming community support for eftpos to direct the Giveback donation towards a charity that assisted people with disabilities.

Of the more than 40,000 Australians who voted in the poll, 30% indicated their support for disability charities.

As a result eftpos Giveback donated $1 million to Vision Australia to build a new, world-class Seeing Eye Dog breeding and training centre in Melbourne. In 2011, $1 million was donated to The Salvos for a number of community programs across Australia.

Mansfield said submissions for Giveback 2013 would close on 30 August 2013, at which time eftpos may ask the Australian community to nominate which causes were top of mind this year.

For more information about the submission process, charities should visit or email Warwick Ponder at

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