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How You Can Help

Company Payroll Giving Scheme

A successful payroll giving scheme is a great way of demonstrating your company's commitment both to its employees and the wider community. It can enhance your employee relations, improve morale and teamwork and generate a positive public perception of your company.

You will also be eligible for the Payroll Giving Quality Mark - a Government funded scheme that recognises and rewards organisations of all sizes for making payroll giving available to staff and demonstrates your commitment to the good causes your employees care about.

It doesn't cost anything to set up a payroll giving scheme. In fact, the only cost in setting it up is the time taken to administer it and you can claim tax relief for this as an allowable expense.

Start a payroll giving scheme

All you need to do is sign up with a payroll giving agency approved by HM Revenue & Customs and they will distribute your employees' donations to their nominated charities, some agencies will also offer a free service to raise awareness of your payroll giving scheme among your employees. They will help you integrate this easily with your payroll management team. Many employers also offer a matched giving scheme this encourages your employees and reinforces your company commitment and support.

The payroll giving agencies do charge a small admin fee for processing donations but you can choose to cover this so that your employees' nominated charities receive the full donation from your employees. You can also claim tax relief for this cost as an allowable expense.

Many of our supporters use CAF and this info may be a useful guide, however we would advise you to select an agency which best suits your individual needs.

Please don't forget to contact us once you've set this up and we can send you some support material and our logo for use on your companies intranet or newsletters.

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