Payroll Giving Week

09 February 2021

Themed around Valentines and why we love Payroll Giving, the aim of the week is to raise awareness of the benefits of donating to good causes through this easy, tax-efficient method.

With support from partners such as the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, Professional Fundraising Organisations, the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations, Payroll Giving Agencies, and charities across the sector both big and small, it is hoped that the week is just the first step in growing the awareness of this area of giving.

Payroll Giving is simple: Payroll Giving donations are taken from pay before tax. A donation of £5 a month would actually cost an employee £4 from their take-home pay (if they pay 20% tax) or £3 (if they pay 40% tax).

Over 1 million people donate to charities through their pay and together they have raised over £2 billion for good causes. During an extremely challenging time where charities have seen income levels drop rapidly, payroll giving has offered a reliable and vital source of income.