Donate through your salary

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Payroll Giving is an easy‚ tax effective way to make a regular donation to support Age UK and help make a difference to people in later life.

It enables you to give to Age UK straight from your gross salary (before tax is deducted) giving immediate tax relief on those donations. It is also possible to donate in this way through a pension.

Basic rate tax payers

If you pay tax at the basic tax rate, for every £1 that you earn 20p is paid in tax. If you pledge £10 a month‚ we receive the full amount but only £8 will be deducted from your net pay.

Higher rate tax payers

If you pay income tax at the higher rate of 40% only £6.00 would be deducted from your net pay, and at the super rate of 50% only £5.00 would be deducted for every £10 pledged.

It is more efficient for higher rate taxpayers to donate through Payroll Giving than Gift Aid as charities are unable to claim back tax above the basic rate through the Gift Aid scheme.

What to do next

To set up payroll giving, please download, print off, complete and sign a Payroll Giving form, and return it to the address on the form.

If your company is not registered for the scheme they can sign up with a payroll giving agency who can process employee donations. There is a list of agencies at the opens link in new window Payroll Giving Centre website.

There is no long-term commitment. If your circumstances change and you no longer wish to donate to us‚ simply tell your employer. Also‚ if you change your job‚ your donations will not be able to be transferred to your new employer - you will need to start a new payroll giving scheme.

Further information

Whether you are thinking about donating in this way or you are an employer wanting more information, visit the opens link in new window Payroll Giving Centre website for details about the scheme.

We would also be happy to help answer any questions you have about payroll giving.

Please contact the Payroll Giving team by email, by telephone on freephone 0800 169 8787 or write to us at:
Payroll Giving Team
Age UK
Tavis House
1 - 6 Tavistock Square

At Age UK the national charity, we have developed our fundraising activity with our donors and older people in mind - read our Fundraising Charter.

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Give with confidence

If you donate to Age UK, we guarantee that as members of the FRSB, you can give with confidence and that your money will be used honestly and properly.

Refund policy

If you have made a donation in error, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0800 169 8787 or email us using the link below and they will be happy to refund this for you.

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