THREE EASY STEPS TO SIGN UP FOR PAYROLL GIVING

1. GIVE YOUR GIVING SOME THOUGHT

How do I give?

To give to charity through CAF Give As You Earn your employer must offer a payroll giving scheme. If they don't, why not champion it within your organisation? Or ask us to contact them on your behalf.

You can donate directly to the charity of your choice and/or set up a CAF Charity Account  which you can fund through CAF Give As You Earn and then use to sponsor people or donate to a charity when it's needed most.

Who do I give to?

You have complete control over which charity or charities receive your money. You can use our charity search to donate through CAF Give As You Earn to any of the 160,000 registered charities, or nominate a smaller charitable organisation. You also have the option to remain anonymous from any charity you donate to – just indicate this on your Donor Instruction Form.

How much should I give?

You can set the amount you would like to donate, and how often*. Every £1 you donate only costs you 80p if you are a basic rate tax payer – less if you’re on a higher rate.

We take a small administration fee from your donation, but many employers choose to pay this on behalf of their employees. Contact your payroll department to find out if your organisation pays the administration fee for you.

With CAF Give As You Earn, you have the flexibility to change your mind and amend your donation at any time. Simply complete a Donor Instruction Form to inform us and your employer of the changes.

* To set up a CAF Charity Account you need to top up a minimum of £10 a month or £120 a year.

2. COMPLETE A DIF

Complete a Donor Instruction Form (DIF) to instruct your employer’s payroll department and our processing department about your charitable giving wishes.

3. SEND A COPY OF THE DIF TO YOUR EMPLOYER AND TO US

Submit a copy of your completed form to the department responsible for your organisation’s CAF Give As You Earn scheme - this may be Human Resources, Payroll, CSR or another department and send a copy to us by scanning in the form and emailing it to difprocessing@cafonline.org 

Or send it by post to:

CAF Give As You Earn,
Charities Aid Foundation,
25 Kings Hill Avenue,
West Malling,
Kent,
ME19 4TA

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once we’ve received and processed your DIF, we’ll send you a welcome letter.

Each pay period (or period you selected eg monthly, quarterly or annually) your payroll department will deduct the amount specified on the DIF from your salary and send this to us along with a list of all employees donating from your company.

We’ll then process the funds and distribute them according to your wishes, as specified on the DIF.

We pay donations to charities directly to their bank account via Bacs. We do not include your name on the donation - but if you’ve opted to be identified to your charity, they can apply to receive this information from us.

Payments are made on, or around, the 22nd of the month following the deduction of the donation from your salary and will take up to three days to clear.

Payments into CAF Charity Accounts and CAF Staff Charity Accounts will be made as soon as possible on receipt of the funds and report from your employer.

Amending your instructions

If you wish to:

  • Amend the amount you give
  • Change the charity which you give to
  • Add another charity
  • Add a one-off donation
  • Set up a CAF Charity Account

You'll need to complete a new DIF and send a copy to the department responsible for your organisation’s CAF Give As You Earn scheme and to us. Scan in the form and email it to difprocessing@cafonline.org or send it by post the address above.