Payroll Giving FAQ
Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions...
If there is anything else you would like to know then please call the Payroll Giving helpline on 0208 381 2479.
How does Payroll Giving work?
It’s very easy. You complete the online form and this comes through to us. We make sure that your company operates a scheme that allows you to give to us straight from your pay and we notify your payroll department that you would like to set up a regular donation to us in this way.
If you can’t give to us through your pay, as your company does not operate the scheme (some still don’t!), then we will contact you to let you know.
How long will it be before the first deduction is taken from my pay?
Usually it will start on the next payroll day, but if you are signing up towards the end of the month deductions are likely to start the next but one payroll day.
How do I know that you have received my donation?
Your donation is very important to us and we will write to thank you. We may also send you updates on our work if you have indicated that you are happy to receive these. You will know the deduction has started as it will appear on your payslip.
Is there a minimum or maximum amount I have to give?
No, there’s no upper or lower limit, however, we recommend that you give at least £5 gross per month.
How is Payroll Giving different to a Direct Debit (Gift Aid)?
Payroll Giving is taken straight from your gross (pre-tax) pay so there is no need for us to claim any tax back through Gift Aid, which saves us additional admin costs. If you are a 40% or 50% taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the only way we can automatically receive all your tax on a donation.
Can I stop giving when I want?
Yes, by notifying your payroll department directly.
What happens to my Payroll Giving deduction if I leave my job?
Payroll Giving automatically stops when you leave your job, but we hope that you will continue to give to us at your next job, you will need to set this up again as your donation is not transferable.