Payroll giving - donate directly from your salary

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Get involved

Donations made through payroll giving are currently being matched by the UK Government. Donate through your pay to WaterAid this winter and your gift will go twice as far in bringing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to people around the world.

If you’re looking for a simple way to support WaterAid, signing up to payroll giving could be the answer.

The scheme works by deducting your donation to WaterAid directly from your salary. Best of all, it’s tax free – so every £1 you give will only cost you 80p (or if you're a higher rate tax payer, 60p). 

That means your gift will go even further in getting clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere – and the difference really does add up. 

More than 5,000 of our supporters have already taken part in the scheme, raising an incredible £8 million so far!  

Matching your donations

From 5 November 2020 to 4 February 2021, the UK government will match all public donations up to £2 million, making double the difference in communities across Ethiopia.

Together, we will raise £3 million, with the UK government matching £2 million, bringing clean water to 50,000 people in Ethiopia and thousands more around the world, helping them change their own lives.

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Setting up payroll giving at your company

Payroll giving is great for your company’s image and increasing staff morale, retention and recruitment.

The scheme also boosts your charity giving easily (and at little cost to you), while letting you see the amount of money your staff are raising.

To offer the scheme, employers need to be registered with a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA).

It's easy and free to set up. To find out more,

What others say

Highlighting WaterAid's work and the huge impact donations would have on people's lives really motivated staff, and payroll giving was an easy way for them to give their support.
Ian Moxon, The Environment Agency

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