How Payroll Giving works
A £10 donation to Air Ambulances UK only costs you
£8 if you pay basic rate tax (20 per cent)
£6 if you pay higher rate tax (40 per cent)
£5.50 if you pay additional rate tax (45 per cent)
How do I sign up?
It’s easy, quick, and tax free, ask your employer for details on how to sign up.
Once you have signed up you will firstly be given the opportunity to opt in or opt out from AAUK updates. If you choose to hear from us you’ll receive regular updates about our work and how you are making a difference. If you don’t want to hear from us you can simply opt out.
What are the benefits?
Supporting charities in the workforce has been proven to improve staff morale and motivation which aids retention and recruitment
Low cost to set up and easy to manage, with one simple payment every pay run
It is easy to set up and manage, and allows you to track your company giving
A payroll giving scheme allows your staff to support the causes they are passionate about
Access to Quality Marks and Excellence Awards
Knowledge that your donation is making a difference to our critical life saving work.
Low cost to set up and maintain, it’s the only way to give that allows full tax relief on donations.
It’s easy to set up and the donation is automatically taken from your gross income every month.
Your donation comes straight from your salary which allows privacy.
Full control by stopping your donation at any time by contacting your payroll team.
How does Payroll Giving work?
Payroll Giving is one of the simplest and efficient ways to donate. You complete the online form to begin with which will come through to us. We will check that your organisation operate a Payroll Giving Scheme, and will notify your payroll department that you would like to set up a regular gift using the scheme.
If you can’t give to us through your pay, as your company does not operate the scheme (some still don’t!) then we will contact you to let you know.
Is there a minimum or maximum gift I must give?
There is a minimum gift of £1, but there is no upper limit.
Can I give to more than one charity?
Of course– you can choose to support one charity or equally support several of your favourite charities.
Can I stop giving when I want?
Yes, as soon as you decide you would like to stop giving all you need to do is notify your payroll department. They will be able to arrange this for you.
Is there an administration fee?
There is a small administration fee –your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent to send your gift to us. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. A lot of employers in this situation pay this fee on your behalf, so that we receive your full gift.
What should I do if my employer doesn’t currently have a Payroll Giving scheme?
If you aren’t sure, that’s not a problem, fill out the form above and we can check. We can also recommend a Payroll Giving Agent if your employer doesn’t have one. In the event that your employer doesn’t currently run a Payroll Giving scheme, they can find out how to set one up at gov.uk/payroll-giving.
What happens to my donations if I leave my job?
Your gifts are taken from your monthly salary so if you leave your job they’ll automatically stop. If you wanted to continue to support us, you would need to set the gift up again at your new organisation. We hope you would continue to support us!
Who can I contact if I need any further information?
If you still have more questions, you can chat to our Fundraising Team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I fill out a form today, how long will it be before the first deduction is taken from my pay?
Usually, it will start with your next paycheque. If you are signing up towards the end of the month deductions are likely to start the month after.
How do I know that you have received my donation?
Your gift is very important to us, and we will write to thank you for choosing to support us. If you have indicated you are happy to hear from us, we may also send regular updates. You will know to be sure because the deduction will appear on your payslip.
How is payroll giving different to a direct debit?