Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a low-cost scheme with minimal administrative requirements. It’s an ideal way for organisations with smaller budgets to provide vital support for charities such as Rainbows.

Regular payroll giving allows us to plan for the future. It enables us to work on long-term projects without the worry associated with many other less reliable sources of income.

Set up payroll giving in your organisation

You could set up a payroll giving scheme through your own payroll system or by signing up with a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) which will process your employees’ donations and distribute the money to their chosen charities.

A list of government approved agencies can be found on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website:

  1. The agency will set you up with everything you need so your staff can start giving. They will provide forms and talk you through each process.
  2. The employee deductions are made before tax, but after NI contributions. This enables the employee to get tax relief on their donations.
  3. The Payroll Giving Agency will then handle all the administration required for Payroll Giving and distribute the donations to the employee’s chosen charity.
  4. Matching what your employees give delivers a strong message of corporate social responsibility. It will also help increase staff motivation and promote a positive message that you care.

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