Payroll Giving

Payroll giving, also known as Give As You Earn is the most tax-efficient way to donate to the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST), allowing you to help those affected by sepsis every time you’re paid.

It enables you to give directly to UKST, straight from your gross salary (before tax is deducted), and receive immediate tax relief on these regular donations.

Anyone whose pay is taxed through PAYE can donate through Payroll Giving.

Example of pledges and costs

Employee Pledge Cost to standard rate taxpayer (20%) Cost to higher rate taxpayer (40%) Cost to higher rate taxpayer (50%)

£5 per month




£10 per month




£15 per month




£20 per month




The process for setting up payroll giving

  1. Speak to your employer (normally HR/or Finance department) about setting up a gift to UKST through your salary
  2. Your donation is deducted from your salary, and the taxman adds at least 25%

Payroll Giving for employers

Payroll giving is a great way to engage employees and boost your employee benefits package. It’s also an excellent addition to your corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, enabling employees to engage more easily in charity giving.

Payroll giving is easy to set up and run, and there are few associated costs.

How Payroll Giving works

  • register with a payroll giving agency – they send your employees’ charitable donations to their nominated charities
  • promote your payroll giving scheme to staff by arranging a visit from a Professional Fundraising Organisation (PFO)
  • deduct employees’ donations from their salary using your normal payroll software
  • send the employees’ names and donation amounts to your agency every pay run (normally monthly)
  • UK Sepsis Trust and any other nominated charities receive your employees’ donations from your agency

Match funding

Want to add extra value to your employee benefits package and your CSR programme? Then why not match-fund employee donations?

For a set time to kick-start your scheme or on a permanent basis, you could single-, double- or even triple-match each donation.

Just put a cheque in the post, made payable to ‘UK Sepsis Trust’ and send to:

UK Sepsis Trust
Payroll Giving
Azzurri House
Business Park
Walsall Road

Together, you and your employees can help UKST to end preventable deaths from sepsis.

Contact us

If you have any queries about making donating through your salary, please contact the Fundraising team via email at