Payroll giving: how to make a difference on payday

Payroll giving: how to make a difference on payday

Monday 7th February marked the beginning of Payroll Giving Week, a chance for charities, companies and employees to make a special effort to raise awareness of payroll giving.

So, what is payroll giving?

Payroll giving is a simple, easy way to support St Giles through a regular donation. With the support of your company, you can set up payroll giving to be deducted from your payroll each month. You can choose how much you’d like to donate to us and we receive a tax-free donation directly from your salary!

Why choose payroll giving?

Payroll giving is the most tax-efficient way to donate to St Giles. Your donation is deducted from your payroll before tax, which means that a £10 regular donation to us would only cost you £8.

Your donation Cost to you (standard rate taxpayer) Cost to you (higher rate taxpayer)
£5 £4 £3
£10 £8 £6
£15 £12 £9
£25 £20 £15

How your payroll giving will help:

Last year, St Giles helped 16,000 people facing poverty, exploitation, abuse, struggling with mental health problems, caught up in crime, or a combination of these issues, to turn their lives around.

Our work is more important now than ever. The economic impact of the pandemic continues to hit poorer families the hardest and the fuel crisis is forcing many households into the impossible choice of heating their homes or feeding their families.

We rely on your support to help deliver our services. Knowing that we’ll receive a regular gift from you means that we can plan ahead more effectively. This year we are celebrating our 60th anniversary as a charity and looking ahead to the future. With your continued support we will be able to help even more people gain independence and turn their lives around.

How to donate:

To donate to us through Payroll Giving, check with your employer if they have a Payroll Giving scheme in place. If they don’t, you can email us at and we will work with you to speak with your employer about getting a scheme set up.

If you have any questions at all about payroll giving, please contact the team on

Payroll Giving for Employers

Payroll giving is a great way to engage employees and boost your employee benefits package. It’s also an excellent addition to your corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, enabling employees to more easily engage in charity giving.

Payroll giving is easy to set up and run, and there are few costs.

How Payroll Giving works

  • Register with a payroll giving agency – they send your employees’ charitable donations to their nominated charities.
  • Promote your payroll giving scheme to staff (we can help!).
  • Deduct employees’ donations from their salary using your normal payroll software.
  • Send the employees’ names and donation amounts to your agency every pay run (normally monthly).
  • St Giles and any other nominated charities receive your employees’ donations from your agency.

If you have any questions at all about setting up payroll giving, please contact the team on

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