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    The UK’s number one payroll giving scheme for employers

    As an employer you can enable your employees to donate to their chosen charities direct from their salaries or pension with CAF Give As You Earn. The donations are taken from salaries before income tax is deducted, making it tax-effective for staff.

    CAF Give As You Earn helps over 2,700 companies and 250,000 staff to give over £74 million simply, securely and tax-effectively to charity each year.

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    There are a number of reasons to get started with CAF Give As You Earn payroll giving scheme for your business.

    Payroll giving (also referred to as 'workplace giving’) provides your staff with a flexible means to make charitable donations to their preferred causes, and as donations are deducted before tax, it offers the tax benefits of giving to charity. This means that your employees can easily and regularly make a difference to the good causes that matter to them the most, with reduced impact on their income (due to the tax-effective element of payroll giving).

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    Simple to run

    Our payroll giving scheme is easy to set up and manage. It offers a digital-friendly user experience to deliver online support for processing.

    Managing over £70m payroll giving donations

    Trusted by thousands of companies

    We handle donations from over 2,700 employers and 250,000 donors, managing over £74m of donations to their chosen charities annually.

    Demonstrate your commitment to payroll giving

    Increases employee engagement

    Demonstrate your commitment to supporting the community, to both staff and wider stakeholders.

    Donate to over 160,000 charitable organisations

    Who employees can donate to

    Registered charities and many entities recognised by HMRC as charitable are eligible, such as churches, health authorities, universities, schools community groups and more.

    Engage your employees with payroll giving


    Our resource hub provides you with tools and advice on how to promote your scheme as well as a range of digital and hard copy promotional materials to help you inspire your employees to give.

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    CAF Give As You Earn enables our employees to give to the causes they are most passionate about. We have worked with CAF for 27 years

    Rachel Moseley, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Thomson Reuters


    • What is payroll giving?
      Payroll giving is a scheme that enables your employees to give to any UK charity straight from their gross pay (before tax is deducted), and to receive immediate tax relief.
    • What are the benefits to my business?

      Payroll Giving has numerous benefits for businesses, including financial, aiding staff retention and improving CSR. For more information on the wide spectrum of benefits available, please visit the benefits page.

      The Payroll Giving Quality Mark and Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements of employers that have adopted and successfully promoted Payroll Giving schemes in their workplaces, and have enabled their employees to give to the charities that matter most to them.

    • What are the benefits to charities?
      Payroll Giving provides charities with regular, reliable donations that allow them to plan ahead and budget for the future. By signing up to Payroll Giving, you can generate a vital unrestricted income stream to UK charities.
    • What are the benefits to your employees?
      Payroll giving is an easy, tax-effective way to give to charity - so it costs employees less to give more. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving donors full control over their giving and regular donations. Research also shows that working for a philanthropically-minded organisation aids staff retention and happiness.

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    2017 marked 30 years since we helped pioneer payroll giving

    Generous employees have donated more than £1.3 billion to charity direct from their pay through CAF Give As You Earn, which was first launched in 1987.

    Find out more on our 30 years of payroll giving hub

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    Important information

    Please contact for a copy of the CAF Give As You Earn Service and Fee Schedule (Please note: The bands for the CAF Give As You Earn Charity Account fee contributions are indexed annually on 1 May according to the Retail Prices Index)

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