What is Payroll Giving?

A free way
to make a difference

Payroll giving is your organisation’s opportunity to make a real difference to UK charities, engage employees and show your commitment to corporate responsibility, without having to pay a penny.

Last year £155m went to UK charitable causes directly from the salaries of UK employees. This regular income stream is golden to charities. It offers a tax benefit to your employees and can be an easy addition to or starting point for your organisation’s CSR strategy.

What is CAF Give As You Earn?

CAF Give As You Earn is the most popular payroll giving scheme in the UK.
We have 3,800 schemes helping over 430,000 employees make more than 3.3 million donations to charity in the last financial year.

The facts about payroll giving

  • It doesn’t have to cost you a penny, unless you wish to pay the fees on behalf of your employees or match their donations
  • Your employees can nominate the charitable organisation of their choice  allowing them to support the causes closest to their hearts
  • It gives charities a regular income stream which helps them plan their expenditure
  • It is tax-effective for your employees and any matching offered by your organisation is deductable against corporation tax
  • 1 in 3 employees would sign up for payroll giving if their employer offered it. This could equate to an additional £175m going to good causes.

Start your payroll giving journey with three simple steps


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CAF Give As You Earn

How the scheme works, key features and how to sign up

Find out more about CAF Give As You Earn

Gain recognition

If you offer payroll giving, you can apply for a Payroll Giving Quality Mark.

What is the Payroll Giving Quality Mark?

The benefits of payroll giving

Payroll giving is a 'win win win' for all involved.

Watch our short video to find out why