Payroll giving

Payroll giving is a simple, tax-efficient scheme which allows employees to donate to any registered charity of their choice directly from their salary, or occupational pension, before tax.

A young girl with glasses signing to her teacher in IndiaMaking a donation through payroll giving costs less because it's tax free. A monthly gift of just £15 costs you less whilst Sense International receives your gift with the tax included meaning it goes even further enabling a greater impact and lasting legacy for deafblind people around the world.

How to sign up to payroll giving

It's quick and easy to start giving to Sense International through your payroll by completing our online sign-up form.

If you experience any problems, please contact our supplier Payroll Giving in Action, who are administering the online form on our behalf on +44 (0)1271 326131.

For more information on payroll giving, have a look at our frequently asked questions section below.

The most successful organisations regularly promote their schemes to encourage employees to participate and regularly invite Professional Fundraising Organisations (PFOs) such as Payroll Giving in Action to come and talk to employees about the scheme and sign up anyone who is interested.

Your donation to Sense International

Sense International provides tailored support, advice and information, as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. The payroll giving donations we receive are vital in ensuring that we can continue to provide this crucial long-term support. Your donation can make a real difference. For example:

  • £4 a month could pay for activity books and colouring pens for a deafblind child, something parents cannot often afford in poorer countries. Arts and crafts materials encourage deafblind children to be creative and adventurous, which is vital for children to explore their potential.
  • £15 a month could pay for sensory instruments like vibrating musical drums to help a deafblind person learn though play and touch. These sensory activities are essential for deafblind people to make the most of their remaining senses.
  • £120 a year could pay for a Sense International community worker to visit a deafblind child in their home. When a child is deafblind, communicating is extremely difficult and parents can feel helpless and alone. Our specialist staff are dedicated to helping children and their families find ways to interact, so they can communicate and relationships can flourish. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) 

What is payroll giving?

Payroll giving is a scheme that allows anyone who pays UK income tax to donate regularly to charity. Payroll giving donations are taken straight from your pay slip and from your gross (pre-tax) pay.

What are the benefits of payroll giving?

Because payroll giving donations are taken from your gross (pre-tax) pay, your donation is tax free. For example, a donation of £5 a month costs the basic tax payer £4 – the taxman pays the difference! Payroll giving donations are also beneficial to Sense International, as we do not need to claim back tax through Gift Aid, which reduces our administration costs.

Why should I support Sense International?

Your regular support through payroll giving will help us provide vital services to deafblind children and adults around the world. You'll be helping Sense International to enable deafblind people to gain independence and explore their potential.

How can I set up a payroll giving donation?

It is quick and easy to sign up - simply fill in our online sign-up form to set up your payroll giving donation. You'll be taken to a page provided by a Professional Fundraising Organisation, who will process your donation on behalf of Sense International.

How much should I give?

Deciding how much to donate is your personal decision. Your gift to Sense International, however large or small, will make a real difference to the lives of deafblind people.

How do I know that Sense International is receiving my payroll giving donation?

If you have opted in to receiving communications from Sense International, we will send you a welcome pack to thank you for your payroll giving donation, and to give you further information about how your donation will be spent. Your donation will also appear on your payslip.

What should I do if I change employer?

If you change employer, your payroll giving donation will automatically stop. It is easy to set it up again; just complete our online sign-up form. You'll be taken to a page provided by a Professional Fundraising Organisation, who will process your donation on behalf of Sense International.

First published: Friday 23 August 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20 December 2016