Together for Short Lives
Call the Helpline 0808 8088 100

Payroll giving

Make payday the best day of the month with Payroll Giving. Your generous gift each month will help seriously ill children and their families across the UK.

A young boy in a white shirt is smiling and laughing

Sign up for Payroll Giving

Setting up Payroll Giving is easy. Just fill out the short form below, decide how much to donate, and we’ll do the rest. Every time you’re paid by your place of work, your agreed amount will be deducted and sent to us. That’s it! Each month you’ll help a child like Troy receive the care they need, when and where they need it.

What is Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving, also known as Give As You Earn, is an easy way to make a regular charitable donation. It enables you to give straight from your pay, before tax is taken, so it costs you less to give more.

Anyone who pays UK tax through PAYE can donate through Payroll Giving and setting up a donation is quick and easy – it doesn’t even require you to enter your bank details.

How does it cost me less but give more?

When you give via your salary the income tax applicable to the donation is paid to Together for Short Lives instead of HMRC. This means that if you pay the basic 20% tax rate and you pledge to donate £10 a month, we’ll receive the full amount but only £8 will be deducted from your net pay.

The difference your monthly gift will make

  • £10

    could provide specialised sibling support and counselling for twelve families for a year

  • £25

    could provide six families with our legal advice service helping them navigate the difficulties of caring for a seriously ill child

  • £50

    could help run our peer-to-peer support group for three months allowing families to connect to others in a similar situation

Need help or have a question?

Check our Payroll Giving FAQ section below for common questions or email us by clicking the button below

Payroll Giving FAQ

Is there a minimum or maximum amount I can give?

If you choose to donate through Payroll Giving, you have full control over how much you would like to give. There is no minimum or maximum amount. However, we would encourage that you give at least £2 per month.

What if my employer isn’t set up for Payroll Giving?

To donate via Payroll Giving your employer must be registered with a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA). If you have asked and they are not then please email us at and we can provide a guide for employers to set up the scheme.

What if I change jobs or retire?

When you change jobs, your donation will automatically stop. When you start your new job just ask the Payroll Department to set up a new monthly donation.  If you retire, you can set up a Direct Debit to replace the gift here.

I pay tax at a higher rate, how does this affect my donation?

You will receive tax relief at the highest rate of tax you pay. Therefore each pound you give will only cost you 60p. For example, if you pay income tax at the higher rate of 40%, you can pledge £10 a month and only £6 will be deducted from your net pay.

How do I cancel my donation?

Should you wish to longer make your Payroll Giving donation simply notify your Payroll Department.