This increase on 2021’s figures, plus the contribution to the sector from Payroll Giving donors collectively, means that via the three largest Payroll Giving Agencies (Charities Aid Foundation, Charities Trust, and Charitable Giving) a total of £23,741,994.58 was donated to charities in March and April 2022.
Large and small charities took part in the second national Payroll Giving Week in February, alongside partners including the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, Association of Payroll Giving Organisations, and professional fundraising organisations, and payroll giving agencies.
Since the launch of Payroll Giving, over 1 million people each year donate to charities through their pay and together they have raised over £2 billion for good causes. The National Payroll Giving Week was developed by members of the Payroll Giving Forum – a collective group of charities who run successful Payroll Giving schemes.
Caroline Gaskin, Development Manager, Together for Animals said:
“Payroll Giving provides Together For Animals with a vital regular source of income, allowing us to provide lifesaving care for animals desperately in need. As a small charity, we see Payroll Giving as our key source of income. We’re delighted to see the impact Payroll Giving Week has had across the sector, as it supports us – and so many animals in need – each year.”
Terry Stokes, Head of Payroll Giving, Barnardo’s also commented, saying:
“Payroll Giving offers a vital source of income to Barnardo’s. Our services are facing even greater demand against a backdrop of a significant reduction in income during and post-Covid. These same pressures apply for numerous charities which is why we are supporting Payroll Giving Week. This week has helped to raise the profile of this tax-efficient method of giving, vital to many charities and causes during these unprecedented times.”