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Payroll giving

Payroll giving is an easy, tax-efficient way for your employees to support the causes they love. Help them make a difference every pay day to the children and families we support by signing up to payroll giving today. 

Why payroll giving?

Payroll giving is a simple and tax-efficient scheme that means your employees can donate regularly to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice (and other charities) directly from their gross salary.  

Quick and easy to set up, payroll giving benefits everyone: employees, charities and businesses.

And us of course. Because regular and reliable income means we can make plans and budget for the future.

How payroll giving works

Once you have set up your scheme, your employees will be able to sign up to donate. Each payday, their chosen donation amount will be taken directly out of their gross salary by your payroll department. The donation will be taken after National Insurance is deducted, but before tax.

All employees’ donations are sent from your company to a payroll giving agency (PGA) who will handle the transfer of the funds to Forget Me Not or any other charity your employees have chosen to support.

The benefits of payroll giving

It's easy

Makes it easy for your employees to give regularly.

It's tax-free

It’s the only way of giving that allows full tax relief on donations.

More control

Employees are in control and can stop or change their donations when it suits them.

Take pride

Shows commitment to your local charity, your community and corporate social responsibility.

Enhances staff morale

Makes it easy for your employees to support the causes they care about.

It's low cost

There are minimal to zero set up costs.

The donation is tax free which means it costs less to give. Here are some examples:

Monthly pledge Cost (20% tax payer) Cost (40% tax payer) We receive
£5 £4 £3 £5
£10 £8 £6 £10

5 steps to payroll giving success!

Get everyone on board 

The support of senior management, payroll and HR is essential. We can help by telling them about our charity, how we benefit from regular donations and how to make payroll giving work for you. 

Sign up with an agency

Payroll giving agencies facilitate payroll giving and will distribute your employees’ donations to their chosen charity or charities. Find a list of government approved agencies here. 

Promote to staff

Your employees may never have heard of payroll giving so it’s important to promote the scheme. We’ve created this leaflet for you to share and are happy to run ‘lunch and learn’ sessions with them. 

Employees sign up

All employees have to do is let your payroll department know they want to join the scheme and complete your chosen payroll giving agency sign up form.  

Donations begin

Now that you’ve got a payroll giving scheme and your employees are signed up, your payroll team can start making the deductions each and every payday!