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With payroll giving, it costs you less to give us more as you receive immediate tax relief on your donations.

How it works

You can make a regular donation to us straight from your gross salary (reducing the amount of income tax you pay) and it is easy to set up and maintain. It is the most tax effective way to give because donations are deducted before you pay tax.

The tax relief is calculated at your rate of tax.

For example:

  • A £10 monthly donation will cost a basic rate tax payer £8 a month and a higher rate tax payer £6 a month while we receive the full £10.

Your employer

Many employers are encouraging payroll giving by matching employees’ donations. This can all be now done through an automatic payroll services staffing system, to ensure employees are paid on time and various schemes are paid.

All you need to do is ask your payroll department to deduct regular charitable donations from your salary by filling in a simple form stating how much you want to give to us. Your donations will show up on your payslip.

If your employer does not already have a Payroll Giving scheme in place, they can simply sign a contract with a Payroll Giving Agency who will transmit donations on their behalf.

CAF administers Give As You Earn, the UK’s largest payroll giving scheme. You can find out here whether your employer is registered with them. If not, you can ask your employer to register and then set up monthly donations, or you can ask CAF to contact your employer on your behalf. More information on Give As You Earn can be found on the CAF website.