Give directly from your salary
Did you know you could give to charity, straight from your salary each payday?
It’s easy, quick and tax free meaning it costs you less to donate!
What is Payroll Giving?
Payroll Giving is when you donate to a charity straight from your monthly pay packet. The donation comes out of your gross pay meaning the tax you would have paid on your donation also goes to the charity. It makes it an easy and tax-efficient way for anyone who is an employee, to support the AT Society.
For example, a £10 donation to us means you pay from your salary:
• £8 if you pay basic rate tax at 20 per cent
• £6 if you pay higher rate tax at 40 per cent
• £5.50 if you pay the 45 per cent rate
The tax system pays the rest. Some more examples are here:
|If you pledge monthly to give
|This is the cost to you if you are a basic rate tax payer
|This is the cost to you if you are a higher rate tax payer
|This is the amount the charity receives
As Payroll Giving is regular and planned, it means it provides a consistent supply of funds, so that the AT Society can continue to offer essential support and care to some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families, helping us to be here for them, at every stage of the condition.
How to sign up for Payroll Giving
- If your employer already supports payroll giving, speak to them about setting up your monthly gift.
- If your employer doesn’t support payroll giving, they can easily set up the scheme by contacting the Charities Aid Foundation (link to – https://www.cafonline.org/giving-as-a-company/engaging-employees/caf-give-as-you-earn)
- Or they can select from any of the HMRC-approved Payroll Giving Agencies – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/payroll-giving-approved-agencies/list-of-approved-payroll-giving-agencies
- It takes one to two months before the first gift is taken from your wages. Don’t worry if your donation doesn’t appear in your next pay packet.
- Please let us know when you start giving this way, so that we can thank you.
- To stop donating or change the amount you give, contact your payroll department.
- Changing job and want to continue donating in your pay? You’ll need to set up a new gift by following the same process with your new employer.
The scheme is easy to opt in and out of, giving you full control over your giving.
The difference your Payroll Giving makes
Even small, regular donations make a big difference. Being diagnosed with such a cruel condition can be a lonely and frightening experience for the individuals and their families. If just ten employees donated as little as £2 a week for a year to the AT Society, this would pay for 8 hours of support for a family struggling to cope, helping to give more good hours and more good days.
If you are an employer
Workplace giving is a fantastic way for employers large and small to demonstrate social responsibility and a commitment to good causes in their local community and beyond.
A charitable deduction is no different from any other deduction from pay. The main step is to sign-up with a Payroll Giving Agency, something we can help with. Approved Payroll Giving Agencies can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/payroll-giving-approved-agencies/list-of-approved-payroll-giving-agencies
Payments just need to go directly to the appointed Payroll Giving Agency on a regular basis, either monthly or quarterly, along with a list of all employees who are donating.
We’d love to hear from you and if you would like to set up a scheme. We can introduce the scheme to your colleagues and are happy to answer any queries – feel free to drop us an email at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.