Payroll Giving Quality Mark

TIME TO MAKE SOME NOISE

Entries for the 2017 Payroll Giving Quality Mark are now open! Apply now, and listen out for the results at the end of May.

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ABOUT THE PAYROLL GIVING QUALITY MARK

Make some noise about your Quality Mark

The Payroll Giving Quality Mark (PGQM) is a government-backed accreditation which rewards companies offering Payroll Giving with a Quality Mark which they can celebrate and use to promote their achievements. Organisations of all sizes, whose employees donate to charity through Payroll Giving are recognised with either a Standard, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level Quality Mark.

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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ACHIEVE A QUALITY MARK?

We’re proud to be able to deliver the Payroll Giving Quality Mark to our clients. 

The Payroll Giving Quality Mark is a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to Payroll Giving and corporate social responsibility. It is also an opportunity to celebrate and shout about the fantastic charitable generosity of your employees.

Once you are awarded a Quality Mark, you will receive a certificate and a copy of the recognised logo which you can use on your website, letterheads and other corporate literature to promote your achievement to staff, clients, customers and other important stakeholders.

HOW TO APPLY

If you run a CAF Give As You Earn scheme, you can apply for the Payroll Giving Quality Mark. All you need to do is complete this short survey before 5 May 2017.

You qualify for the standard Payroll Giving Quality Mark just by offering CAF Give As You Earn but, depending on how successful your scheme is, you may be able to achieve a higher level Award. Take a look below to see what you need to do to qualify.

Apply for a PGQM today!

All you need to do is complete this short survey before 5 May 2017.

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  • How do I qualify for Bronze?
    Awarded to employers that achieve 1% or more employee participation in Payroll Giving.
  • How do I qualify for Silver?
    Awarded to employers that achieve 5% or more employee participation in Payroll Giving.
  • How do I qualify for Gold?
    Awarded to employers that achieve 10% or more employee participation in Payroll Giving and either pay the administration charges, match donations or actively promote Payroll Giving.
  • How do I qualify for Platinum?
    Open to organisations that have received a Gold or Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark in the previous year.

    Those organisations that were awarded the Gold Mark last year need to demonstrate that they have achieved at least 20% employee participation to be eligible for the Platinum award this year. Teams awarded the Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark in 2017 will have achieved an overall increase in the value of donations or the number of donors compared with the previous year.

    In addition, you will also need to demonstrate that your organisation has achieved one of the following activities in promoting Payroll Giving:

    • Actively encouraged pensioners (past employees) to continue to use Payroll Giving
    • Used volunteers or past employees to promote Payroll Giving to current staff
    • Provided evidence of an active promotion that encouraged clients and customers to use Payroll Giving
    • Introduced (and signed up) a minimum of five new employees to Payroll Giving (evidenced through relevant PGA)
    • Publicly demonstrated commitment to Payroll Giving through use of the Payroll Giving Quality Mark logos on letterhead, websites and other promotional materials
    • Demonstrated effective use of the induction and/or review process to introduce staff to Payroll Giving.

Payroll Giving Quality Mark

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2016 Winners


A shout out and thanks go to all our clients who took part in the Payroll Giving Quality Mark 2016. Take a look at the 2016 winners.

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