Payroll and workplace giving

Our supporters are at the heart of our mission – without you, we simply wouldn’t be able to keep bringing the life-changing mischief and magic of our camps to seriously ill children and their families. There are so many ways that you can help us continue our work – there really is something for everyone.

Payroll Giving

What is Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving, also known as Give As You Earn or Workplace Giving, is a way of giving to a charity of your choice. With Payroll Giving, the donations that you make to charity are taken out of your pay before income tax is deducted. It’s the most tax-efficient way to donate to charity, and you’ll support our life-changing, transformational camp experiences every time you get paid.

How does Payroll Giving work?

All you have to do is speak to your HR team or Payroll Manager about whether your organisation is signed up to CAF Give As You Earn or Charities Trust. If so, they should be able to help get you all set up. Some companies will even match your donation, which means that your gift is doubled and will go even further! Once your gift is set up, you don’t have to do anything else. 

If this isn’t something that your organisation offers, then you can direct them to the CAF or Charities Trust websites to learn more, or you can set up a regular gift instead.   

Boy jumping in the air in his lounge while taking part in Camp in the Cloud 2021

How is the donation taken from your wages? 

Payroll Giving donations are deducted from your gross pay, which means they are taken before tax. This gives you immediate tax relief on your donations and means that it costs you less. 

Unlike other ways of donating to charity, Payroll Giving is tax effective for you. The donation is taken from your pay or pension after your National Insurance, but before income tax is calculated and deducted. With Payroll Giving, your donation is calculated depending on your tax bracket and the amount of tax that is deducted is taken accordingly. For example: 

Your donation
20% tax payer
40% tax payer
45% tax payer
Charity receives

What are the benefits?