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Payroll Giving

Make payday even better with Payroll Giving.

Payroll Giving is a really simple way to make a regular donation. You choose an amount you’d like to donate every month and we receive a tax-free donation directly from your salary. 

One in five of us will be affected by disability at some point in our lives. But, with a regular gift, you can help us support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

Start your Payroll Gift today

Setting up Payroll Giving is quick, easy and secure – no bank details are needed, just your employee and National Insurance number.

£10 could help towards disposable gloves so carers can handle things safely and keep surfaces clean.

£15 could help towards the cost of a full-face visors so carers can keep close contact with people and make sure their needs are met.

£20 could help towards to cost of masks so carers can keep covered, reducing risk to residents, our carers and their families.

Set up your payroll gift

How does Payroll Giving work?

Your gift is deducted directly from your gross pay — meaning you’re not only supporting your favourite causes, but you’ll have a little extra in your payslip from the tax saved!

For example, donation through Payroll Giving:

  • Say your monthly pay is £300
  • You have decided to set up a £50 donation to Leonard Cheshire through Payroll Giving
  • Your remaining pay of £250 would be taxed 20% (which works out as £50)
  • Therefore, your take home pay would be £200

However, if you were to donate to us using an alternative method:

  • Your monthly pay would still be £300
  • However, you will get taxed 20% on your full pay. Leaving you with £240
  • You donate £50 to Leonard Cheshire
  • Meaning your take home pay would be £190

Alternatively, if your employer currently doesn’t offer Payroll Giving, please consider setting up a Direct Debit.

I was afraid to go out on my own, worrying what people would think of me. Today, I really feel like a member of the local community.

Christine, resident at one of our care homes.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum amount that I need to donate? 

There is no minimum, but a suggested starting donation is £5.

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How is Payroll Giving different to a Direct Debit (Gift Aid)?

Donations via Payroll Giving are taken from your gross pay (before tax) so there is no need to claim back tax through Gift Aid which will save on administration costs. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, Payroll Giving is the only way Leonard Cheshire can automatically receive all your tax on a donation.

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What happens to my payroll gift when I leave my job? 

Payroll Giving automatically stops when you leave your job, but we hope you will continue to give to us at your next job. If you do decide to continue giving in your next job, you will need to set this up again as your donation is not transferable.

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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.

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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 your monies. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities as well so need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we will receive your full donation.

If your employer does not pay the fee, the Payroll Giving Agent will deduct it from your donation before passing it on.

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