Payroll Giving, sometimes known as Workplace Giving or Give As You Earn, is a great way to make regular donations to us straight from your pay - the only way that your donation to us can automatically go up to 45% further.
Give more for less!
Payroll Giving is an easy way for you to help us really improve the lives of young people with cancer. It comes out of your gross salary, so you end up giving more for less.
You can choose to stay anonymous if you prefer to donate at a distance, but remain committed to helping teenagers and young adults in the UK that have cancer.
Payroll Giving helps Teenage Cancer Trust to keep our administration costs down meaning we can make the very best use of your donation to benefit more young people who need our help.
Give tax effectively
By giving to us regularly from your pay, we automatically receive the tax you would have paid on the donation (your payroll department sort this out for us) and we do not need to claim Gift Aid back on this, so less admin for us, and no Direct Debit needed from you.
Payroll Giving is also the only way for anyone paying 40% or 45% tax to give us all their tax on a donation automatically, so if you earn over £41,450 per year then this is the best way for you to support us tax effectively.
Start giving now
All you need to do to get started is complete this short form.
To give to us in this way, your employer will need to operate a scheme. If you’re not sure that they do, fill in the form anyway. We will let you know if they don’t and can suggest to them that they introduce one!
Not sure exactly how Payroll Giving works? Hopefully the Frequently Asked Questions below will help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to know more about Payroll Giving? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions, put together by the organisation Workplace Giving UK. If there is anything else you would like to know then please call their helpline on 020 8381 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.
If I decide to take part in Payroll Giving and fill out a form today, 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 45% 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.
Is there an administration fee?
Yes, but only a small one. Your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent (like a charity bank) to distribute you and your colleagues monies. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we receive your full donation.
If your employer doesn’t pay the fee, the Payroll Giving Agent will deduct it from your donation before passing it on to us. This will be between a 2% and 4% charge..
I pay tax at the higher rate of 40% or 45%, how does this affect tax relief on payroll donations?
You will receive tax relief at the highest rate of tax you pay – each pound you give will generate £1.66 if you are 40% or £1.82 if you are 45% tax payer.
Can I still give through my pension?
Yes, if you receive an occupational pension and your pension provider deducts tax through the PAYE system, you are still eligible for the scheme. Simply ask your occupational pension provider to make a donation from your pension before tax has been deducted.
Donate to us on a monthly basis
From your Payroll Giving donation we receive:
£6.25 for £5 donated, £12.50 for £10 donated and £25 for £20 donated if you are a 20% tax payer
£8.33 for £5 donated, £16.67 for £10 donated and £33.32 for £20 donated if you are a 40% tax payer
£9.09 for £5 donated, £18.18 for £10 donated and £36.36 for £20 donated if you are a 45% tax payerMore