What is Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a way of donating to charity straight from your salary. It’s simple, it’s stress-free, and it requires no effort on your part, except for finding the charity or charities that inspire you. And the best part is, your donation is deducted automatically by your payroll department, before tax, which means the charity gets more from your donation without it costing you any more.

More than ever, the world needs charitable giving to work. We are a socially conscious generation, working to live and wanting to give. We want to create impact, easily and affordably, and we want to work for employers who make giving easy. Payroll Giving via GoodPAYE let’s you do exactly this.  Payroll Giving empowers you to change the world while you work. 


Tax-efficient giving

When a business implements Payroll Giving they’re ensuring that charities get more from every donation made through their Payroll Giving system, without it costing their employees any more than they can afford to give.

Payroll Giving is a tax-efficient way of donating to charity while you work by getting tax relief at source when you give.


How does Payroll Giving work?

An employer creates a payroll giving scheme with a company like GoodPAYE. Their employees can then sign up to the scheme, select the charity or charities they would like to support and an amount they wish to give. The employer deducts the authorised amount from their gross pay before tax is deducted. The employer then sends the deducted donations to their Payroll Giving Agency who send it to the charity.


How long does it take to reach the charity?

The Agency must distribute the employee’s donations to the charity within 60 days of receiving them. With GoodPAYE, donations are sent to charities immediately, once we have received them from the employer.


Is there a minimum or maximum amount I have to give?

No, there is no upper or lower limit to your donation amount. You can give as much or as little as you like to your chosen charities.


How can I be sure that my donation will reach my chosen charity?

The charitable payroll giving deduction will be shown on your payslip. The charity may even email or write to you to thank you for your donation and then update you regularly with information about their work. With GoodPAYE, you can log in any time to see the amount you have given to your chosen charities.


Can I stop giving when I want to?

Of course. If you leave your place of work, your giving will automatically end, and you can restart in your new place of work. You can also log in to GoodPAYE at any time to stop or amend your donations. You can choose a different charity to support or change the amount you donate at any time. You are in complete control of your giving – it’s in your hands.

Ready to make an impact?

Find out more about how Payroll Giving works for you.