3. Donating straight from your wages or pension

If your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving scheme, you can donate straight from your wages or pension. This happens before tax is deducted from your income.

You can’t donate to a community amateur sports club (CASC) through Payroll Giving.

How much tax you keep depends on the rate of tax you pay. To donate £1, you pay:

  • 80p if you’re a lower rate taxpayer
  • 60p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
  • 55p if you’re an additional rate taxpayer

Tell your employer, company or personal pension provider about your donations.

Employers need to register with a Payroll Giving agency to set up a scheme.

You can include all donations from the last 4 years.