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Payroll Giving Scheme

Give as you earn

Our Payroll Giving Scheme enables you to donate to your favourite charity on a regular or one-off basis by automatic deductions from your monthly pay. 

A monthly gift of £5 from your take-home pay to your chosen charity will be automatically boosted to £6.25 for a 20% rate tax payer and £8.33 for a 40% rate tax payer.  This means your charity receives your donation, but also the amount that you’d normally pay in tax at no extra cost to you.  Giving this way helps your charity receive regular financial support and helps smaller charities in particular, as many do not have the resource to claim back Gift Aid.  

Learn more about our scheme or donate now via your pay using the Payroll Giving link

Great facts about your giving

Since our scheme relaunched in October 2014 staff have donated over £350,000 to their favourite charities and an amazing £135,864 in the 12 months up to October 2017.  Since 2005 staff have donated a phenomenal £784,075 to good causes. University colleagues really lead the way in their generosity!

How to join the Scheme

It's easy to sign up. You just need:

  • Your NI & Staff ID number 
  • The name, address & Charity Reg No* (*if available) of your charity
  • Sign up via our Payroll Giving link

Alternatively you can print this application form and post back or email to: 

CAF Give As You Earn, Charities Aid Foundation, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA.  By email: scan in the paper forms and email them to:

If you are wanting to set up a Charity Account, follow the same payroll giving link.

Making changes to your existing donations

If you wish to add or amend your existing instructions follow the Charities Aid Foundation link and click “Add or replace my existing donation.”  If you wish to cancel all your donations please email and provide details.

Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award

Due to the generosity of staff the University received the Payroll Giving Quality Mark Bronze Award in 2015, 2016 and in 2017.  

Every employer that offers a Payroll Giving scheme to their employees is eligible to receive a Quality Mark. Employers that achieve set participation rates are eligible to apply for a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Quality Mark.  The bronze level is awarded to businesses with over 1% of their colleague base donating through the scheme.

Tax relief

With our Payroll Giving Scheme you can donate straight from your salary. This happens before tax is deducted from your income.

You can pay less Income Tax by deducting the value of your donation from your total taxable income. Do this for the tax year in which you made the gift to charity. 

More information is available from HMRC.

More information

  • 10 Facts About Payroll Giving
  • What is payroll giving? Watch a video.
  • Download our table that shows how your donations are boosted using payroll giving.
  • The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has a guide to savvy charitable giving to help you decide how to make contributions to charity in a way that best suits you.
Give as you earn