Work wonders with your wages
Payroll Giving, also known as ‘Give As You Earn’ or ‘Workplace Giving’, is a flexible, easy and tax efficient way for both employees and employers to support Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT).
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Payroll Giving is a great way of demonstrating you are committed to working in partnership with the community, you care about your employees motivation and it has the added benefit of boosting your CSR. It’s really easy to get started, just contact our Payroll Giving Team at [email protected] or on 0345 2417 690 who will be happy to advise you.
As an employee, just follow these three easy steps:
- Choose how much you want to donate and let your payroll department know. You can give as much as you like and change, skip or cancel your donation at any time by
informing your payroll department.
- Feel good each month knowing your donation is helping to save lives. Your donation automatically comes out of your wages on payday after national insurance but before tax is deducted. Because your donation is deducted before tax, the tax relief goes to the Charity. This means the value of your gift is greater at no extra cost to you.
Your donation makes a difference
A regular donation through your Payroll Giving provides the vital support needed to keep us operational. Below is an example of what your contribution goes towards:
• £5 – can buy disposable head blocks to help maintain spinal immobilisation in trauma patients.
• £20 – can buy a combat tourniquet to halt serious bleeding.
• £24 – can buy a sling to stabilise a patient’s pelvis and reduce bleeding. That’s equivalent to a donation of £2 a month.
• £60 – can buy a splint to provide traction to broken long bones. That’s equivalent to a donation of £5 a month.
• £100 – can buy one vial of Beriplex to reduce bleeding in trauma patients on Warfarin. One patient may need up to 10 vials. That’s equivalent to a donation of £8.34 a month.
Is there a minimum donation?
No there is no upper or lower donation amount, you donate as much as you feel you can a month.
When will my first donation be deducted?
Your first Payroll Giving contribution is made on your next pay day. However, if you are signing up towards the end of the month – after your employer’s payroll has been processed – your first contribution will be made the following pay day.
Can I control my payments when I want?
Yes. You are in complete control and can skip, change the value of, or stop your donation. All you need to do is directly notify your payroll department.
Is there an administration fee?
Yes, but only a small one. Your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent to distribute the donations that you make. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we receive your full donation. If your employer doesn’t pay the fee, the Payroll Giving Agent will deduct it from your donation before passing it on to us. This will be between 2% and 4%.
What should I do if my employer doesn’t currently have a scheme?
If you aren’t sure that they do, email us anyway and we can perhaps we can suggest to them that they introduce one if they don’t.
If you would like to talk more about setting up Payroll Giving please call 0345 2417 690 and ask to talk to a member of our Payroll Giving Team.
To talk about Corporate Fundraising please contact the Fundraising Team by calling 0345 2417 690.