Payroll Giving: make a lifetime of difference by donating through your salary

Payroll giving – also known as workplace giving or give as you earn – is a really easy way to donate monthly to Together for Short Lives. 

A small gift from you, each month, will help more families make the most of life – no matter how short.

A regular donation to Together for Short Lives is such an incredible gift that can help us be there for more seriously ill children and their families now, tomorrow and in the future. 

Why payroll giving is a great way to donate

  • It’s simple to set up – just decide how much you want to give, fill in the form online. We do the rest. 
  • Your donation is taken straight from your salary every month before your tax is deducted, so it’s a tax efficient way to give. 
  • The government increases the size of your gift at no cost to you.
  • You can give as much or as little as you like.
  • Some employers also match donations, check if yours does!
  • You can stop or vary your gift any time you want.
  • You’ll see your donation on your payslip. We'll communicate with you to keep you up to date on our work

How does payroll giving work?

Payroll giving allows donors to give to charities straight from their salaries each payday. On payday, an amount decided by you, is deducted from your gross salary by your payroll department and sent to us. It’s a great way to give, because your donation is given before tax. The donations are made after your National Insurance contributions are calculated but before Income Tax is worked out and deducted. Because of this, you only pay tax on what's left. This means that you get tax relief on your donation immediately - and at your highest rate of tax.

Example - basic rate tax and Payroll Giving

You pay tax at the basic rate of 20 per cent, and authorise a monthly donation of £10. That means you save £2 tax (20 per cent of £10). The actual cost of the donation to you is £8.

Example - higher rate tax and Payroll Giving

You pay tax at the higher rate of 40 per cent and authorise a monthly donation of £10. That means you save £4 (40 per cent of £10). The actual cost of the donation to you is £6.

Payroll giving is a valuable, long term source of revenue, providing regular income to help us to plan ahead more effectively. Find out more about payroll giving as an employee or as an employer.