The amount you want to donate each month.
How it works
How much you would actually pay each month (20% tax rate)
How much you would actually pay each month (40% tax rate)
How much Shooting Star Children’s Hospices receive.
How to set Payroll Giving up
Signing up to Payroll Giving is easy. All you need to do is fill out the form below and send it to your payroll department. Then each payday, your payslip will display your donation alongside any other deductions you’ve signed up to. If your employer doesn’t already have a Payroll Giving scheme in place, it’s quick and easy to set one up. Send your employers the link to this page, or contact us and we’ll be happy to help find the best way for your organisation to get started with Payroll Giving.
Payroll giving – Information for Employers
- What is Payroll Giving?
- Benefits for employers
- How do I set up a Payroll Giving scheme?
- Payroll Giving Quality Mark
- Payroll Giving Agencies
What is Payroll Giving?
Payroll Giving is a simple, tax efficient way for your staff to donate directly to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. Supporting us by giving a regular donation each payday makes an enormous difference, and because it’s tax-free, we can invest more in our work with children at no extra cost to you.
What are the benefits for Employers
Payroll giving is quick to set up, with very little needed in terms of initial outlay. It demonstrates your commitment to causes your employees care about, enhances your corporate social responsibility profile and provides employees with a flexible, tax efficient way to support causes they care about.
How do I set up a Payroll Giving scheme?
The first step is to sign up with an HMRC registered Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) complete their registration agreement form and return it to them. See below for some suggested organisations.
Your PGA will tell HMRC that your company is operating a Payroll Giving scheme. They will validate your employees nominated charities and distribute the donations. The PGA will deduct a small administration fee (approx. 4% of the donation) to cover their costs.
Many employers arrange to pay this fee on behalf of their employees’ so that 100% of employees’ donations go to the charity. All modern payroll systems can facilitate Payroll Giving, usually as a simple tick box option. Payroll staff will deduct the amount, as per any other pre-tax deduction (after National Insurance, but before tax) and forward it on to your Payroll Giving Agency who will distribute the monies to your employees’ chosen charities.
Donations are deducted until the employee informs you to stop or change their donations. The agency will report back to you so that you can keep track of total employee donations. There are no tax forms for them to complete, and record keeping is straightforward.
Your selected PGA will supply you with all necessary help and advice to ensure that your scheme runs smoothly from the start.
Payroll Giving Quality Mark
Once your scheme is up and running , you can apply for the Payroll Giving Quality Mark. Simply by making Payroll Giving available to your staff, you will receive the Quality Mark certificate and logo, which you can use on your website, letterheads and any other literature.
Quality Mark Awards
This is a Government supported award that recognises when an employer offers the scheme and signifies those businesses operating exceptional schemes.
Each year, companies can apply to their contracted payroll agency for their appropriate Quality Mark.
Employers that can achieve certain benchmarks are eligible to apply for a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond Quality Mark.
Bronze Award: Awarded to businesses with over 1% of employees donating through the scheme.
Silver Award: Awarded to businesses with over 5% of staff making a regular donation.
Gold Award: Awarded to businesses with over 10% employees donating through Payroll Giving.
Platinum Award: Awarded to businesses with over 20% of their workforce regularly donating through Payroll Giving.
Diamond Award: Awarded to businesses with at least 30% of employee participation in Payroll Giving, and the employer must either pay the Payroll Giving Agency administration charge, match donations, or demonstrate that they have carried out an active promotion of Payroll Giving.
Employers who achieve a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond Quality Mark are eligible to apply for a National Payroll Giving Excellence Award.
Payroll Giving Agencies
A list of PGAs and other organisations can be found below. If you are unsure who to choose, or would like further information, you can contact us for more information, advice and resources for promoting Payroll Giving.
Payroll Giving Agencies
03000 123 000
01822 611 180
0151 286 5129
Professional Fundraising Organisations (PFOs)
You can ask a PFO to help you with designing and implementing a Payroll Giving promotion. PFOs have specialist fundraisers who can talk to your employees about Payroll Giving, answer questions and carry out the sign up process.
PFOs have a fee for each new donor they recruit which they charge to the charity, so there is no cost to the employers.
The Payroll Giving Centre is an independent resource centre for Payroll Giving, providing information for employers, charities and the general public.