Payroll giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to the charities and good causes of their choice.
Payroll giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you are a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.
Payroll giving (also known as Give As You Earn or workplace giving) is a valuable, long term source of revenue, providing regular income to help us budget and plan ahead more effectively. Employees can choose to support us directly from their pay, and can choose the amount they wish to give.
It’s costs donors less because it’s tax free. For example, a donation of £5 per month costs a basic rate tax payer only £4 (the taxman pays the rest!).
For higher rate taxpayers payroll giving is the only way to pass on the 40% tax relief to charities.
To find out how to set up payroll giving, whether as an organisation or individual, please contact our fundraising team. A £5 monthly donation would buy more than three doses of pain relieving morphine to assist our clinicians in providing lifesaving care by land by air 24/7.