Making a regular donation through your pay costs you less and is easier to set up than you think.
Donations are taken from your pay before tax. This means that if you pledge to give £10 a month, it will only cost you £8 if you are a standard rate tax payer.
Choosing to give a regular monthly donation is one of the best and most efficient ways of supporting Y Care International, because we know, day in day out, that we will have a steady income stream that we can rely upon.
How to donate via your pay
If you earn a salary or pension and your employer deducts Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax, you can donate via your pay.
Find out if your employer already supports payroll giving. If they do, speak to them about setting up your monthly gift. If they don’t, direct them to our ‘For Employers’ section so they can find out more about setting up a scheme.
It takes one to two months for your first gift to be taken from your wages. Don’t worry if your donation doesn’t appear on your next payslip. If it doesn’t appear after that time, please contact your payroll department.
To stop donating or change the amount you give, you will need to contact your payroll department.
If you change jobs and want to continue donating to us, you will need to set up a new gift, following the same process with your new employer.
Payroll Giving is taken straight from your gross pay (before tax), meaning Y Care International does not need to claim the tax back through Gift Aid from HM Revenue & Customs. This saves us time and money in administration. If you pay tax at 40% or 45%, Payroll Giving is the only way for us to automatically receive all the tax on your charitable donation.
This depends on when you fill in your form. It should start on your next pay day, however if you filled in your form at the end of the month, after payroll had been processed, it may not appear until the following month.
You will know when your donation has started because it will appear on your payslip. When you choose to donate to Y Care International we are sent a copy of the form and will write to thank you for your donation. If you have signed up for further information and appeals from us either by post or email, you will start to receive updates from us via your chosen channel.
Yes, but a small one. The Payroll Giving Agency used by your employer to distribute donations is a charity itself and needs to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee themselves, so the charities receive the full donation. Where the administration fee is not paid by the employer, the Payroll Giving Agency deducts it from your donation before passing it on to the charity. The administration charge will be between 2% and 4%, which is favourable against the administration costs of claiming Gift Aid.