Pay It Forward

Philanthropy Policy

We were inspired by the concept of Pay It Forward, to give without seeking anything back other than to inspire the recipients to do the same should the opportunity present itself.

There are many worthy initiatives that deserve support, but we can only support a small number of initiatives. To help with the decision making we developed the following criteria:

With no expectation, Pay-it-Forward

We want our support to embrace the philosophy of Pay-it-Forward to encourage others to do the same at some stage in their lives.

Support locally based initiatives that directly helps the lives of others

We want to know that funds are going to those who need it.

While we are aware that some support organisations may not be based in Western Australia, we want to be satisfied that our support will directly benefit those who live in the state.

Maintain a balanced contribution

We want our support to reflect a reasonably balanced portfolio of support across different types of needs

Whilst each program will be assessed on its own merits and there may be combinations of similar initiatives, we will aim to spread our support so as not disproportionately favour one sector over another.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have not been in a position to support as many initiatives as we did in the past, though the following provides an example of some that were selected collaboratively by everyone who works for AOT Consulting.

WA Symphony Orchestra Crescendo Program

WASO is the only major performing arts company in the state working with Principals and school communities to deliver free, ongoing and regular music education programs in schools.

Smith Family

The Smith Family is a children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.


Since 1984, TADWA has supported people with disabilities, older people and carers to be independent and safe in their homes and community.

Its purpose: “Enriching lives through solutions for independence”

  • Daily living activities of showering, dressing and other household tasks;
  • Mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and other devices;
  • Home modifications for home access, bathroom and kitchen including ramps, rails accessible showers, tap fittings;
  • Play, recreation and leisure activities (i.e. specialised toys and freedom wheels bikes and trikes);
  • Advice and information for Smart Home technology (i.e. controlling blinds, lights etc. by a button, knowing who is at the door without getting out of bed, and alerts for family when the disabled family member has got out of bed or when the front door is opened (more for dementia patients);
  • Advice and support for carers with Peace of Mind technology; and
  • Work environments requiring modification and adaptation (specialised equipment for grip, hand control and positioning, modified desks and chairs, installation of ramps, etc.).


Make a Difference WA

Make a Difference WA is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to raise significant funds through various projects to make a difference to the lives of those in necessitous circumstances, thereby improving the overall quality of life across Western Australian communities.

The Foundation endeavours to give a helping hand to disadvantaged West Australians who fall through the cracks and cannot find any funding support.


  • Modified Bikes
    Hold free classes for low-moderate level disabled children to ride a modified bike.
    They also recently provided a bike for a six year old Perth boy has been diagnosed with Autism, Global Development Delay, seizures and a heart murmur. The bike improved his quality of life but also improved his confidence, low muscle tone and core strength due to weak hips which affects his walking, but allowed him to be included when playing with his three brothers.
  • Cinderella Kids
    Provides disadvantage kids with the experience of a makeover and professional styling where they are dressed and styled for their school ball or graduation, they also hold bi-monthly events with high profile Australians and celebrities for children who have terminal illness/suffered severe trauma/severely disadvantaged.
  • School Hot Breakfast and Winter Clothing
    Provides schools in need where children fed breakfast, given a warm jacket in the cold winter months whilst teaching children how to deal with anxiety, friendships, sadness, anger and bullying, and healthy eating.
  • Youth Scholarships
    Provides disadvantages kids the opportunity to pursue their dream in academic, music, sport, dance, science, drama or the community etc.
  • Modified Vehicles
    Recently provided a single income family who struggled financially with their ten year old girl who has a degenerative physical disability and intellectual disability, with a modified accessible vehicle suitable to accommodate the family and to improve their quality of life.


Orange Sky Laundry

Provides homeless individuals with a discreet and free opportunity where in the one-hour time it takes to wash and dry their clothes, blankets, etc. they are able to take a seat in one of the provided chairs and have a positive and genuine conversation between everyday volunteers and everyday friends on the street whilst enjoying a freshly cooked meal.

Dress for Success Perth

Provides work attire, mentoring support and career development tools for WA women to gain employment. Provides support in terms of building confidence for a job interview, resume writing assistance or simply a friendly supportive environment for women who may just need a little extra help to move them forward.