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.

Administering the philanthropy policy is a collaborative process within AOT Consulting. The Directors determine the amount of funding that can reasonably be directed towards supporting initiatives. A portion of the funding is reserved for initiatives the Directors wish to support. The use of the majority of the funding is decided by the employees of the company, who identify initiatives that are preliminary candidates for consideration. Each initiative is assessed by all employees who work as a team. Each initiative must meet the selection criteria to be a candidate. The final decision is determined by consensus of all employees.


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.

Recent initiatives that were selected collaboratively by everyone who works for AOT Consulting

No Limits

In 2021, AOT Consulting allocated funds to buy blankets and other goods for the Forrest Centre Winter Appeal, which is organised by No Limits in Perth.

In 2022, we are pleased to continue our support and have doubled the contribution made in 2021.

No Limits Perth are making a difference by helping victims of domestic violence, people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, those affected by mental health, the elderly, sick children and single parented families.

“We believe that by helping the less fortunate, victims of domestic violence, vulnerable families and children, the elderly, those affected by fire, new comers & those just doing it tough, No Limits Perth can make the difference.

By providing practical help by means of food hampers, furniture, toiletries & basic essentials, our aim is to help equip and empower you to keep your faith and give you hope to believe for a brighter future.

Without the support of our Sponsors and the generosity and kindness of our members, No Limits Perth Inc. would not be able to help the amount of people we do.

Helping members of the community in crisis.

Restoring love, faith & hope, one random act of kindness at a time.”

Ocean Heroes

People living with Autism face unique challenges that can make it difficult for them to develop self-confidence and make genuine connections.  Learning to surf offers a fun, healthy, and unique way for people on the Autism spectrum to develop their confidence, boost self-esteem and make connections with others. That’s why Ocean Heroes was formed by Sam Moyle, Luke Hallam and Tom Johnston in 2016.

We provide a unique opportunity for people on the Autism spectrum to take part in organised sport backed by a highly supported, safe and inclusive environment. By running free events and one-on-one surfing experiences, we offer the Autism community the chance to experience the thrill of riding a wave!

We are raising funds to buy our own surfboards, wetsuits, lifejackets and a van to be able to take Ocean Heroes all over the state and make it more accessible, safe and fun. We believe everyone on the autism spectrum should have the opportunity to go surfing!

No matter how small, your donation will help us continue our work, and that means the world to us.


Manna is a compassionate charitable organisation providing hope and dignity to the hungry, the lonely, the disadvantaged and the underprivileged community in Perth, WA. From what began as the simple act of feeding a few homeless people in a park, Manna has grown to become one of the largest providers of meals to the homeless and disadvantaged people in Perth.

​Founded in 1996 by Bev and John Lowe, Manna is a mainly volunteer operated charity with over 100 volunteers who give their time on a regular basis to prepare and deliver consistent food services to those in need. By assisting Perth’s most vulnerable, Manna improves their health and sense of wellbeing and provides a better outcome for the community while inspiring positive social change.

Donations enable Manna to provide food, clothing & essential items to disadvantaged West Australians.

Foodbank WA

Foodbank WA was established in 1994 by an initiative backed by donations from Lotteries Commission of Western Australia and Rio Tinto. In addition to a purpose-built facility at Perth Airport, Foodbank WA now also operates distribution centres in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Boulder, Mandurah and Joondalup.

Foodbank WA is now helping to feed more than 40,000 people every month.

The Magic Coat

The Magic Coat is an analogy of an imaginary coat that helps children to feel safe and deal with a number of difficult situations they may come across in their young lives. The strategies for dealing with these situations are taught using a range of workshops, books and merchandise.

The Magic Coat encourages children to use strategies that enhance a positive energy, so that they can become confident and resilient but also radiate the positive qualities of love, happiness, compassion and kindness. Positive people feel safe, happy and relaxed and, because the vibe that they radiate is welcoming, they make friends easily.

Donations assist in funding The Magic Coat resources and workshops for children in hospitals, foster care, prisons and disadvantaged schools.

Helping Little Hands

Helping Little Hands provides practical support to families of premature and sick babies.

WA Charity Direct has been ‘fuelling cuddles’ since 2019. We proudly support Helping Little Hands fuel and transport program as families with babies in the NICU come from all over WA. Quite often the cost and time of travel to KEMH every day becomes an insurmountable cost. Heartbreakingly, some families are forced to choose between feeding their families or putting fuel in their car to visit their baby. WA Charity Direct’s funding directly addresses this by provision of fuel and transport vouchers to those families identified by the hospital Social Workers.

WA Charity Direct is proudly a Western Australian based charitable group that focuses solely on supporting the people of Western Australia.  WA Charity Direct was established in 2005 and with the support of our loyal membership, we have made a significant difference to the lives of thousands of individuals and families.

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.

Organisations supported in previous years

The following presents some of the previous initiatives AOT Consulting has supported.

Something Productions

In 2019, we supported the launch of a short film produced by Something Productions, a multidisciplinary production company that works across film, live performance and contemporary art. Something Productions blend these art forms to create innovative projects that endeavour to change the creative landscape of Australia and further. Its ethos of empathy and entertainment propel it to collaborate with a wide variety of artists to produce the most affective works.

Something Productions

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.

The Crew

We recognise it is nearly impossible to look for a job or a house, when you are hungry, cold and on the streets. So we aim to meet our guests immediate needs of food, clothing and shelter, and this frees them up to be able to focus on getting healthy, finding a job, house and re-connecting with their family.

Tiny Sparks WA

Tiny Sparks WA is Western Australia’s premier charity for

high-risk pregnancies and babies born sick or premature.


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.