Payroll Giving is an extremely important source of income for Children Change Colombia. In the same way as regularly giving by Direct Debit, Payroll Giving allows us to plan long term projects, reaching as many children as possible.
Payroll Giving is an easy, tax effective way to donate straight from your gross salary or occupational pension before tax is deducted.
In the same way as regularly giving by Direct Debit, Payroll Giving allows us to plan long term projects, reaching as many children as possible.
Because the donation is taken from your gross pay, every pound you give will only cost you 80p or only 60p if you are a higher rate tax payer.
Here’s how it works:
Donation amount received
by Children Change Colombia £5.00 £7.50 £10.00
Cost to you* as a 20% tax payer £4.00 £6.00 £8.00
Cost to you* as a 40% tax payer £3.00 £4.50 £6.00
*Cost to you from your Net take home pay
How can I sign up?
Signing up could not be easier and can be done by:
1. Filling in this online form, naming Children Change Colombia as your chosen charity.
2. Approaching your employer directly. Your payroll department should have the form that you need to fill in. If not, please ask them to download our Payroll Giving for Employers sheet where there are step by step instructions for companies to start up payroll giving.
If I decide to take part in Payroll Giving and fill out a form today, how long will it be before the first deduction is taken from my pay?
This depends on when you fill in the form but as a rule it will start on the next available payroll run so if you fill in the form just before your pay day it will not start until the following month.
How do I know that my donation will reach you?
The deduction will be shown on your payslip. We will also send you a ‘Thank you’ letter for your donation, and if you like, we will send you regular updates about our work.
Can I stop giving when I want?
Yes you simply notify your payroll department.
What happens to my Payroll Giving deduction if I leave my job?
If you leave employment Payroll Giving will automatically stop, it is up to you to contact your payroll department at your next employer to start giving through the scheme again.
Anything else I should know?
It’s the only way for higher rate tax payers to pass their tax automatically to their chosen charity.
If you have further questions, check out the Payroll Giving agency's FAQ section here.
Why not ask your employer if they will match your gift? Many do, and this helps you to have your say about which charities your company supports.