Payroll giving

What is Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving, or Give as You Earn, is a tax-efficient way to support Guide Dogs directly from your salary and make a difference.

You simply choose the donation amount each month and we receive your charitable donations via your employer before you are taxed. So, you get immediate tax relief on your donations!

I am an employee

Why sign up to Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving allows you to give directly from your salary before tax is deducted. For example, if you would like to donate £10 to Guide Dogs, it will only cost you £8 if you are a standard rate taxpayer (20%), and £6 if you are a higher rate taxpayer (40%). This means that the money you donate to Guide Dogs will go even further to help people with sight loss live actively, independently and well.

To donate to Guide Dogs through Payroll Giving, please speak with your employer's HR department directly.

Your payroll giving donation pledge to Guide Dogs




 As a 20% taxpayer, you pay




 As a 40% taxpayer, you pay




Did you know...?

Donating £8 could support a working guide dog partnership for a day.

Donating £16 could buy a coat for one of our puppies in training.

Donating £25 could buy two sensory toys to build the self-confidence and self-esteem of a child with vision impairment.

What are the benefits of Payroll Giving for you?

  • Employee donations are deducted before tax is calculated on your gross pay, so you receive immediate tax relief when you donate to Guide Dogs through your payroll.
  • It's an easy and efficient way to support Guide Dogs.
  • It's secure - you do not need to disclose any bank details as there are no direct debits or standing orders to set up.

Not sure if your employer has a Payroll Giving Scheme?

You can speak with your Payroll Giving Department who will be able to let you know if they currently have an active scheme.  

I am an employer

Why support Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving allows your employees to give in a tax-free way directly from their salary. This means that the money they donate to Guide Dogs will go even further to support our life-changing services.

What are the benefits for you as an employer?

  • Having a Payroll Giving scheme can play an important role in your company's Corporate Social Responsibility programme through charitable giving.
  • Payroll Giving shows your support as an employer for the causes that matter to your employees, especially if you match donations - also known as matched giving.
  • You will be eligible to receive a Payroll Giving Quality Mark, which can offer a great boost for staff morale!

Interested in setting up a Payroll Giving Scheme as an employer?

Please contact a Payroll Giving Agency to set up a scheme. They will be able to offer assistance and advice, answering any questions you may have about Payroll Giving too.

If you have a Payroll Giving scheme in place but are looking to expand your scheme, you can speak with a Professional Fundraising Organisation (PFO) who will help you promote Payroll Giving within your organisation. 

More information about Payroll Giving can be found by visiting our FAQs

You can help us change lives!