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Giving to Charity through your payroll

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Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving allows you to make donations to Northampton Samaritans directly from your pay or company/personal pension. The donations are made after your National Insurance contributions are calculated, but before Income Tax is deducted.

So if you pay tax at the basic rate, and kindly give us £8, we actually receive a donation of £10 and you save £2 tax. If you pay higher rate tax and you can give £6 and we receive a donation of £10 and you save £4.

Ask your employer if they have a payroll scheme set up. You can donate to the Northampton Samaritans, by naming us, and giving our charity number 1174013.


How to set up a scheme for payroll giving so your employees can give support to us. To run a Payroll Giving Scheme for your employees you'll make deductions from their pay through your payroll system. You deduct the amount an employee asks you to take from their pay after first deducting their National Insurance contributions, but before calculating their PAYE. You pass on all the donations you've deducted to a Payroll Giving Agency. The Agency then distributes the donation to your employees' chosen charity.

All modern payroll systems can be set up to handle Payroll Giving and there are no extra tax forms for an employer to fill in. A list of Payroll Giving Agencies can be found on the HMRC website

Costs of running the scheme are low. A Payroll Giving Agency will usually charge a small handling fee or percentage. You can opt to pay this or the following two organisations run the scheme for free, so all the donation goes to the chosen charity.


Co-operative Payroll Giving Limited

Co-operative Payroll Giving Limited offers a totally free of charge scheme to those who wish to make donations to their chosen charity. All costs are absorbed by them so we get the full benefit from the donation and the employee receives the full saving on their donation.

Co-operative Payroll Giving Limited, Co-operative House, Warwick Technology Park, Warwick CV34 6DA Telephone: 0800 458 7929 Email:



GIveall is a next generation Payroll Giving platform. It is 100% commission-free and, being fully automated, is admin-lite.