Quality Mark

Celebrate success with the Payroll Giving Quality Mark. Recognising your employees' participation and your contribution to good causes.

Every employer that offers a Payroll Giving scheme is eligible to receive a Quality Mark, based on uptake rates for your scheme (below). The Government supported scheme recognises organisations that offer Payroll Giving with a Quality Mark to celebrate and publicise their success to employees, clients, customers and other stakeholders.

Award Levels

There are five awards available based on the overall employee participation in your scheme.

Diamond = 30% participation and at least one of the below:

1. Paid the admin fee on behalf of employees

2. Match funded employee donations (in any form)

3. Carried out an active promotion

Platinum = 20%

Gold = 10%

Silver = 5%

Bronze = 1%

How to get your mark

The awards are based on yearly employee participation, and the cut-off date is 31st March each year.

Charities Trust manages the award process – you just need to wait to receive your certificate.

We calculate your participation each year and we'll send you your award, ready for you to shout about your achievement

Six ways to boost your scheme
  • Promote it | Payslips, posters, emails, flyers, letters, postcards, screensavers. We can help. Check out our promotional material for inspiration >

  • Get social | Host an event, presentation or team social, perhaps on payday

  • Add impact | Team up with a charity or good cause, invite them in, make it real

  • Share success | Keep your people posted about how much they're raising. Aim to achieve a Quality Mark and apply for an Excellence Award

  • Match fund it | Agree to match donations, adding more value to the cause and employee buy in

  • Get on board | Get your top team on board, lead by example and include it as part of induction

Hit your mark

Follow the steps above to promote your scheme and don't forget to advise us if your employee numbers change >

Our clients

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