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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 Scotland.

Payroll giving donations are deducted before tax so we receive 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, we receive £12.50. The taxman pays the extra.

Payroll giving also provides us with a steady source of income. This means we can plan our efforts more effectively and can help even more people.

For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

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Payroll giving for employers

Payroll giving is a great way to involve your employees and boost your employee benefits package. It's also an excellent addition to your Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Payroll giving is easy to set up and run, and there are few costs. We can help you promote your scheme 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 Scotland and any other nominated charities receive your employees' donations from your agency

Match funding

Match-funded employee donations can add extra value to your employee benefits package and your Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

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:

Payroll Giving at Supporter Income Team
88 Old Street

You can also drop us an email to let us know of your gift:

For more information, read our most asked questions from employers.

Together, you and your employees will be making a real difference to people facing homelessness and unfit housing.

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