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Workplace giving

This information is for employers - if you are an employee please refer to our Give through your wage information.

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What is Workplace Giving?

Workplace Giving is a fantastic way for you, and your employees, to support charities.

The scheme (also known as 'payroll giving' or 'give as you earn') runs through all modern payroll systems, has virtually no set up costs and employee donations are made automatically, tax free!

How it helps charities

Thanks to companies like yours, charities received £175m tax free donations in 2014 through workplace giving.

Regular donations are essential to charities like Epilepsy Action. Schemes like Workplace Giving provide us with funds to continue with our vital support for people with epilepsy.

Some businesses have even chosen to match donate, and thanks to them Epilepsy Action's payroll donations increased by over 15% last year.

How will this help my business?

Providing a way to support their favourite charities is a fantastic way to recruit, engage and retain employees!

If you recruit just 1% of your employees to a 'give as you earn' scheme you can display the minimum Bronze Workplace Giving Quality Mark on all publications.

Your company could also be recognized for its scheme at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards providing an ideal opportunity for networking and learning.

Workplace giving is also a great opportunity to showcase your business within the press.

What to do next

You will find everything you need to know about payroll giving at the Institute of Fundraising’s Payroll Giving centre.

In brief, you will need to:

  • Pick a HMRC approved Payroll Giving Agency to help set up your scheme and manage your donations.
  • Promote your scheme to your employees yourself or use an approved Payroll Giving Officer (for example Payroll Giving in Action can also assist you set up your scheme at no cost to you: Tel: 01271 344360 or info@payrollgiving.co.uk)

If you would like more information, please contact Kath Barker on 0113 210 8822 or email gaye@epilepsy.org.uk

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