What if we told you there was a way of donating to Rainbows that cost you less but gave us more? What if we told you it was really easy to do with minimal set up or ongoing maintenance? What if this way of donating also gave your company the opportunity of winning awards and achieving national recognition?
Well, we’d be telling the truth – it’s called Payroll Giving!
Payroll giving is a simple way to support Rainbows with a donation from your monthly income. The scheme works best if lots of people do it - a collection of small monthly donations can make a huge difference to Rainbows.
Why not help Rainbows even further by having your company match the salary donations? This is a really great way to encourage employees to take part.
There are several ways you can set up a Payroll Giving Scheme:
- Set up an internal salary donation scheme
Talk nicely to your finance department and they might be able to help you set this up! By organising the payroll giving internally you would deduct the donations from employees salaries and send it to us directly.
- Register with a Payroll Giving Agency
This method means that the agency will organise the payment from each employee to Rainbows. There may be an administration fee but the donation is taken before tax is applied, which means it costs less to donate! A pledge of £5 will cost you just £4 from your take home pay. (The cost saving is dependent on your tax bracket).
- Ask employees to set up a direct debit with Rainbows
Employees can set up a regular donation with Rainbows independently by heading to wwww.rainbows.co.uk/donate. The great thing about this method is that we will manage the direct debit. Plus, your employees can continue to support Rainbows for as long as they’d like, even if they leave the work place.
For more information on payroll giving, download our guide below