Purchase discounts and staff benefits
Available for Uniting Churches, associated organisations, schools and colleges through memberships
The following organisations offer purchase discounts for a wide variety of products and services to members:
CCI Group Purchasing> In June, 1976, Resthaven, Uniting Care Wesley Group, Port Adelaide Mission formed what we know today as Combined Charities Incorporated with the purpose of procurement of goods and services for members at the best possible price by negotiating on the combined purchase value. Today, CCI’s SA membership base has grown substantially and a nominal membership fee is asked in return to access CCI contracts. Membership incurs a fee.
Christian Supply Chain Buying Group> CSC Buying Group is a serving ministry of Christian Venues Association, which is a non-denominational, not for profit organisation ministering in Australia. Some Uniting Church camps and conference centres are members. When linking with the CSCBG website you will need to make contact with the suppliers directly. First register with CSCBG (for free) and ensure you state your membership to suppliers to connect with the correct pricing.
Church Resources> Are a Catholic Church based group purchasing organisation, for which membership is free and open to all not-for-profit organisations. When linking with the Church Resources website you will often find you will need to make contact with Church Resources to get details of Church Resources pricing.
Staff and volunteer benefits
The following benefits are available to paid and unpaid staff of the Uniting Church in Australia, associated organisations, schools and colleges. Suppliers have provided these discounted options. Please check with the suppliers as listed to verify that the discounts are still valid.
Friends of St Andrews Hospital
By paying a small membership fee staff, family and friends can enjoy benefits and savings through St Andrews Hospital, such as Dr Jones & Partners discount (bulk bill x-ray services and a 50% gap discount on modalities), onsite HPS Pharmacy discount, invitations to Friends functions, plus more.
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Campsites, holiday units, conference centres & wedding venues
The Uniting Church in South Australia and associated organisations, schools and colleges have a number of facilities available that can be utilised for campsites, holidays and conferences including Adare Conference Centre, Nunyara Conference Centre, Westminster School, Lincoln College, Prince Alfred College, The Corner Uniting Church and Adelaide West Uniting Church. Some venues offer accommodation.Back to top ^
Church Resources - Car Hire, Travel, Health Insurance, Apple Products and Home Appliances
Church Resources is a charitable trust which facilitates collaboration, partnerships and communication to leverage the buying power, expertise and knowledge of church and not-for-profit organisations. There are some benefits available to staff in addition to those available to not for profit organisations.
More information: Click here to visit the Church Resources My Salary Benefits. Choose "register" and then write which UnitingCare organisation you are employeed by.Back to top ^
Some UnitingCare organisations have Entertainment Books and/or app memberships for sale which assist in supporting their work:Back to top ^
Have you considered that your banking requirements could actually assist the Uniting Church and associated organisations to make a difference in our community, and provide you a great rate of return as well?
Check out the investment and savings account options with UC Invest. They often have great interest rates for fixed term deposits and even have an eSaver (online account) option as well. Click here for more information.Back to top ^