Payroll Giving

Make every payday count with Payroll Giving. It's the smartest way for people to give to the causes they care about.

A Payroll Giving scheme from Charities Trust is open to all UK employers. It enables your employees to donate straight from their pay to any UK registered charity. Easy, safe and tax-friendly, there's lots of benefits for you, your employees and the causes they support.

Great for employers
  • Trusted by thousands of companies and millions of employees
  • Simple to set up and easy to manage
  • Shows commitment to your employees and the causes they care about, boosting morale, retention and recruitment
  • A safe and secure way to give with an option for online employee registration
Great for employees
  • Boosts morale and engagement by fostering a culture of giving
  • Makes giving easy and tax friendly
  • Make regular or one off donations and split between multiple causes
Great for charities
  • Provides charities with a regular income
  • 1,000's of UK registered charities and good causes on our database
  • Donations can be split between multiple causes
​Tax-effective
  • Gives employees a tax break on the donations they make
  • Employees can also donate tax-effectively at bonus time with a one-off donation
  • Any company costs incurred in launching and promoting the scheme can be tax deductible
Convenient and flexible
  • Works alongside any match funding programmes
  • Monthly reports available to help you track and monitor donations
  • Option to offer employees a My Giving Account for them to manage their own donations
​Lifts profile
  • Great way to launch a CSR programme or boosts your existing one
  • Shows your commitment to good causes
  • You can receive a Quality Mark and apply for an Excellence Award to showcase and celebrate success
Safe and secure
  • We're an HMRC approved payroll giving agency
  • All charities on our database have been vetted so you know you are giving to a legitimate cause
  • We take data privacy very seriously
It costs less to give more
  • Donations are deducted from gross pay, before tax is deducted. This gives immediate tax relief
  • Depending on your tax rate, if you donate £10 per month, you pay £8 from your net pay, your charity receives £10 - win-win
  • Have a play with our calculator to find out how much donations will cost or learn more about the tax break for payroll givers on the HMRC website
Payroll Giving Calculator

Find out how much your donation will cost.


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No set-up costs

We charge a low administration fee of 25p per donor, per month, regardless of the value of the donation. You may choose to cover this fee for your employees

Easy to switch

You can switch your existing Payroll Giving to us quickly and easily

Contact us now to start the ball rolling >

Getting Started | 5 Simple Steps
  • Register with us | Our end-to-end registration process takes a few days. You'll receive a welcome pack plus helpline support

  • Promote your scheme | Encourage employees to sign up. Send emails, distribute flyers, put up posters, hold an event or consider match funding. More ideas here >

  • Sign up employees | Employees complete their online or paper based sign-up form, with details of their chosen cause

  • Payroll process | On each payroll run, your payroll administrator sends details of the deductions via secure portal and makes one payment directly to us

  • Giving begins | We distribute the funds to the causes selected by your employees and hey presto, the giving begins

Already registered? Here's some handy links

Our ethos is to support our people to support their local causes. Most of our people live locally so payroll giving really allows us to do that. The difference Royal Mail and its people can make to social issues is remarkable

Gary Grange | Community Investment Manager, Royal Mail
Ready to set up or switch your Payroll Giving scheme?

We'd love to hear from you. Contact us now >

Our clients

Here's just some of the great people we're working with to support their charitable giving