Workplace Giving Program

‘Australians Helping Australians In Need’ is the philosophy behind MSS Security’s Workplace Giving Program (WGP).

The centrepiece of MSS Security’s community involvement is the Workplace Giving Program, which provides financial assistance to four charities through pre-tax employee contributions that are deducted by payroll. Our chosen charities are:

  • Dementia Australia
  • The Big Issue
  • Black Dog Institute
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service

Employees choose the amount they contribute and the charity to support, and can opt out at any time. Every dollar staff donate is matched by MSS Security up to a specific annual limit.

Learn more about the Workplace Giving Program here.

Since the WGP’s launch in July 2014, MSS Security and our employees have raised over $500,000 for our selected charities – The Big Issue, Black Dog Institute, Dementia Australia and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Our employees have also volunteered at charity events across Australia and learned more about each charity through internal awareness campaigns.

How Does It Work?

  • WGP provides financial assistance to the four charities through regular employee contributions.
  • Employees contribute pre-tax dollars to an amount of their choosing through automatic payroll deductions. These contributions can be as low as $5 per pay period.
  • Every dollar donated by employees is matched by MSS Security up to a specific annual limit.
  • Agreed donations to one or more of the charities can be changed and employees can opt out at any time.
  • WGP ambassadors used strict guidelines and consulted with the workforce to identify our four charities, whose beneficiaries come from a large cross section of society that many of our 7,400+ employees can relate to.

MSS Security, the charities and the people who benefit from the charities’ efforts truly appreciate your support and we look forward to sharing the success of our collective contributions.

Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia represent the more than 400,000 Australians living with Dementia to provide support, advocacy, policy, services and research for Australians suffering from the illness.

Your donations help DA conduct research and deliver strategies and programs to achieve better outcomes for people with dementia and their families, such as the promotion of the Brain Matters campaign in 2015.

The Big Issue

The Big Issue (TBI) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and creating work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage.

This concept first came about in 1993 when citizens came together to explore solutions to help address Australia’s increasing homeless population. Proposing a model based on the UK’s successful Big Issue street magazine model.

Some of our security guards working at sites in major capital cities regularly come into contact with people fewer options than ourselves. As a result, this charity was chosen to give our employees a way to show their support for those people who are trying to change this paradigm.

Since the WPG program began, MSS Security has furthered its support by becoming a Big 100 corporate member and buying The Big Issue subscriptions for all our offices across the country.

Your donations help to fund the research of newsworthy content and the production of the magazine that the approved vendors sell on the streets.

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog institute is the only medical research institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, with an aim to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.

Mental illness can be overwhelming, crippling and isolating. BDI is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those affected by mental illness, while teaching people to recognise the symptoms in themselves and others.

With a strong presence in the healthcare and education market sectors, a number MSS Security’s guards regularly interact with people suffering from, or at risk of developing, a mental illness. Through your donations, we believe BDI will developing greater awareness and maybe even prevention of mental illnesses in the future.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations globally, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency services for those that live in rural and remote Australia.

MSS Security provides security guards and emergency services across Australia and our team has seen the RFDS’s exceptional work firsthand. In the last year, RFDS has achieved these figures:

  • 283,188 – total patient contacts were made through RFDS clinics, aeromedical transports and telehealth consultations.
  • 62,712 – patients in rural and remote areas used its telehealth services.
  • 14,432 – nurse, GP and dental clinics were conducted across Australia.
  • 68 aircraft flew 26,157,502 kilometres.