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Payroll giving

Payroll Giving (workplace giving) is an easy way you can offer long term regular income to help us budget and plan ahead more effectively.

Payroll Giving donations are deducted from your wages before the tax is taken so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.

For example, donating £5 will actually cost you £4 if you pay tax at 20 per cent or £3, if you are a higher tax rate payer of 40 per cent. And the same principle works for whatever amount you choose to give.

How does it work?
You will need to fill out our Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Payroll Giving form to sign up. We’ll then pass on your details to the relevant Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) who will do all of the necessary administration work with your employer to set up your regular gift. So you don’t have to inform your employer about your gift to us, it will all be sorted out for you. This usually takes a bit of time so don’t worry if your donation doesn’t come out of your next pay packet.

What if my employer doesn’t offer Payroll Giving?
You should speak to your payroll department to see if they would consider setting up the scheme. Setting up payroll giving is a quick and easy process. Firstly, your company needs to register with a HMRC approved Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) such as:
South West Charitable Giving (SWCG)
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)
Charities Trust

These companies will explain the simple process from setting it up to implementing payroll giving in the workplace. Once your company is registered with a PGA, employees can complete a payroll giving/pledge form and had it back to their HR or payroll department who will deduct the donation from the employees’ pre-tax salary.

The donation is then sent to the PGA the company is registered with and they will forward the donation to the employees’ chosen charity or charities.

How will I know if I’m eligible to join a scheme?
You’ll be eligible if you’re an employee or a pensioner and your employer deducts Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax from your salary or pension.

Why is regular giving important?
Regular giving is the best way to support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. It lets us plan our work more effectively: to help women and their families affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer and raise awareness of this devastating disease. It also means we have a flexible and reliable income we can always count on.

How much should I give?
You can give however much you’d like; it’s entirely up to you. Remember, payroll donations are before tax so they really are the most efficient way to donate. 

What if my circumstances change?
You can change the amount you give or stop donating at any time. If you move job and want to continue supporting our work you’ll need to sign up for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Payroll Giving form with your new employer.

What happens when I sign up and submit my information?
You’ll receive a bounce back email to confirm that we’ve received your details. Your information will then be passed onto the relevant Payroll Giving Agency and to your employer so that your regular donation can be set up.

What will you do with my personal details?
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust will need to share your personal details with the relevant Payroll Giving Agency and your employer, but we’ll only use your contact details again if you opt to receive further communications from us. We will not pass your details onto anyone else.

Make a regular tax free donation straight from your salary

Date last updated: 
10 Mar 2011