Payroll Giving

Payroll giving or Give As You earn (GAYE) is a valuable way of assisting the parish to boost its funds, without you having to give extra. Does your workplace have a Give As You Earn Donation Scheme? If so, is this something you might consider joining?

GAYE allows your workplace payroll department to set up a regular donation that comes straight out of your salary. The deduction is made before tax, so if you are a basic rate taxpayer and you donated £10, only £8 will be deducted from your take-home pay. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, the incentives are even greater.

Your company may offer other incentives, for example, if you join the GAYE scheme, your company may give a one-off gift, or, they may have a Match Funding benefit whereby they will add their own portion to your donation.

Many companies nowadays are happy to facilitate this scheme whereby you can donate direct from your salary. Check with your Payroll, HR or Personnel department to see if this scheme is available to you.