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Payroll giving

Allowing your employees to donate to Refuge through their salary is an easy and effective way for them to support our work.

What is payroll giving?

Payroll giving enables employees to donate to any UK charity straight from their wages. The donation will go to the chosen charity automatically every month, straight from their pay packet, until they decide to cancel it.

Payroll giving is the most tax efficient way that you can donate to Refuge. This is because the donation comes out before tax is deducted from your earnings – if you chose to give us £10 from your pay packet, it will only cost you £8. If you pay a higher rate of income tax than the basic rate, this form of giving could be even more efficient.


How can I get involved?

If you would like to support Refuge by giving in this way, your payroll or HR department can tell you if your company already operates a payroll giving scheme. If it does, simply ask them for a form and complete it with your chosen amount and charity. You can support more than one charity and you can choose to give anonymously if you prefer.

How do we set up a payroll giving scheme?

If you do not already have a scheme in place, it is easy to set one up. All you need to do is sign up with a payroll giving agency, which will administer the donations on your behalf. Click here for a list of HMRC-approved agencies.

Benefits to the employer

Getting involved in payroll giving can be an ideal way for organisations to generate a vital income stream for charities.

Research shows that having a scheme in place benefits business by:

  • Boosting social responsibility profile
  • Enhancing community involvement programmes
  • Improving staff recruitment and retention

Companies with a payroll giving scheme in place also reported that it was easy to run and simple for staff to join.

Need more information?

For more information about payroll giving, please contact the fundraising team.