Skip to navigation


Tax-free Payroll Giving

Make Payday Last A Lifetime Logo

Payroll giving is a HM Customs & Revenue scheme that enables employees to donate tax free through their pay to any charity in the UK.

Even small, regular donations make a big difference. If just 10 employees donated as little as a £1 a week for a year, this could pay for one month’s worth of support group sessions for 80 young people whose parents misuse drugs and alcohol.

We work in the heart of local communities across the UK. Chances are there’s a project near you, so you are changing lives where you live and work.

Here are just a few examples of how your £1 a week could mark a real turning point in the life of a child in desperate need:

  • 2 employees’ donations could pay for two weeks’ running costs of a community youth group for children living in disadvantaged areas
  • 10 employees’ donations could pay for 20 sets of special toys and books for families with a severely disabled child
  • 20 employees’ donations could pay for ten sexually abused children to have three sessions with a psychologist to help rebuild their lives.

What are the benefits for employers?

Quick and easy to set-up and administer, Payroll Giving is a great way for companies to demonstrate commitment to the causes that their employees care about. Down load our Employers' Guide (PDF) which explains how to set up and manage your company Payroll Giving scheme.

What are the benefits for employees?

Employees can choose how much they want to give each month (minimum £1), and the charities they want to support. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving you full control over your giving.

The donation is then taken from your pay before tax, so it costs you less. For example, a donation of £5 per month costs a basic rate tax payer just £4, but because the taxman pays the rest, the charity will receive the full £5 pledged.

What's it worth?

You pledge

Monthly

Cost to you

Basic rate tax payer

Cost to you

Higher rate tax payer

Charity receives

£5.00

£4.00

£3.00

£5.00

£7.50

£6.00

£4.50

£7.50

£10.00

£8.00

£6.00

£10.00

£12.50

£10.00

£7.50

£12.50

£15.00

£12.00

£9.00

£15.00

£20.00

£16.00

£12.00

£20.00

If you pay tax at the highest rate, a £10 monthly gift will cost you just £6. And did you know that Payroll Giving is the only form of giving that’s automatically tax-efficient for higher-rate taxpayers?

Sign up today to start making a monthly or weekly donation from your pay. Please make sure you have your payroll/employee number and your National Insurance number to hand – both are on your payslip. Thank you!

Did you know? £5 can provide educational books for disadvantaged three- to five-year-olds.

Contact the Workplace Giving Team

Call us on:
0121 504 2445

Email the Workplace Giving Team

Write to us at:
Workplace Giving team
Barnardo’s
Brooklands
Great Cornbow
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3AB