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Payroll giving

What is Payroll Giving? 

Payroll giving is a simple, tax-efficient scheme which allows employees to donate to any UK registered charity of their choice directly from their salary, or occupational pension, before tax. 

Making a donation through Payroll Giving costs less because it's tax free. A monthly gift of £10 could cost as little as £6.00 (based on a higher-rate tax payer). While it costs the donor less, WaterAid receives your gift with the tax included, courtesy of the tax man. This means a gift through payroll goes even further, enabling even more people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. 

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Why have a payroll giving scheme?
Research shows that offering Payroll Giving to employees improves company image and increases staff morale, retention and recruitment. It also enables you to increase your company's charitable giving with little cost or effort, and allows you to monitor the funds raised by your company. Many companies match the contributions made by their employees, providing a significant boost to WaterAid's vital work.

Not got a payroll giving scheme?
To offer the scheme, employers need to be registered with a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) which is quick and easy to do. For more information visit the HMRC website. There are no costs associated with setting up a payroll giving scheme, the administration is minimal and any administration costs are tax deductible.

Making your scheme a success
The most successful organisations regularly promote their schemes to encourage employees to participate. The easiest way to do this is to promote the link to WaterAid's payroll giving registration form and ask employees to sign up. You can highlight our key days of the year- World Water Day on 22 March and World Toilet Day on 19 November. 

Employers can also invite Professional Fundraising Organisations (PFOs) to come and talk to their employees about Payroll Giving and sign up anyone who is interested.

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