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Donate through your payroll

What is payroll giving?

Payroll giving, or workplace giving, is the best way to donate to Shelter.

Payroll giving donations are deducted before tax so Shelter receives more money at no extra cost to you.

With payroll giving, your donation is worth 20% to 45% more, depending on how much tax you pay.

For example, if you're a basic tax rate payer making a donation of £10 per month, Shelter receives £12.50. The taxman pays the extra! 

Payroll giving also provides Shelter with a steady source of income, this means we can plan our efforts more effectively, meaning we can help even more people. Got questions? Read our frequently asked questions from employees.

Payroll giving for employers

Payroll giving is a great way to engage your employees and boost your employee benefits package. It's also an excellent addition to your CSR programme.

Payroll giving is easy to set up and run. We can even help you promote your scheme.

Payroll giving is easy to set up and run, and there are few costs.

We can help you promote your scheme too, with our free promotional kit.

How payroll giving works

  • Register with a payroll giving agency – they send your employees' donations to the nominated charities
  • Promote your payroll giving scheme to staff using our online form and free promotional materials
  • Deduct employees' donations from their salary using your normal payroll software
  • Send the employees' names and donation amounts to your agency every pay run (normally monthly)
  • Shelter and any other nominated charities receive your employees' donations from your agency

Match funding

Want to add extra value to your employee benefits package and your CSR programme? Then why not match-fund employee donations?

For a set time to kick start your scheme or on a permanent basis, you could single, double or even triple match-fund each donation.

Just put a cheque in the post, made payable to 'Shelter' and send to:

Shelter
Payroll Giving at Supporter Income Team
88 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HU.

You can also drop us an email to let us know of your gift: payrollgiving@shelter.org.uk. or read our most asked questions from employers

Together, you and your employees will be making a real difference to people struggling with homelessness and bad housing.

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