Payroll giving

Payroll giving

What is payroll giving?

Payroll giving is an easy and tax efficient scheme that allows you to donate regularly to any UK recognised charitable organisation directly from your gross salary - charities like the Ayrshire Hospice.

How does payroll giving work?

The process is very simple:

  • Deductions are taken straight from your pre-tax pay so there is no need for us to claim any tax back through Gift Aid. This saves time and money in administration costs.
  • Giving direct from your pay always redirects every penny of the tax you, as an individual, normally pay on your earnings, so we get the maximum tax-relief possible.
  • For example, by donating £2 (pre-tax) the cost to you, the donor, would be £1.60 as Tax and National Insurance is reduced, however the charity receives the full £2.

How does Ayrshire Hospice operate their payroll giving scheme?

The Ayrshire Hospice is part of the Hospice UK payroll giving scheme who handle the transfer of funds back to the hospice.

Hospice UK are a charity in their own right and champion hospice care across the UK. They co-ordinate all the mandate forms, liaise with your employer’s Payroll Giving Agent and payroll department.

The hospice receives half of the donation and the other half support the work of Hospice UK, the national voice for hospices across the UK.

Hospice UK receives the information you supply when you sign up to payroll giving. They then forward this to your employer’s Payroll Giving Agent and your payroll department. They also send the information and arrange the transfer of funds to the Ayrshire Hospice. So when your employer sends over your first donation, the Payroll Giving Agent will know exactly where to send it.

How to sign up to the Ayrshire Hospice Payroll Giving Scheme

If you would like to support the Ayrshire Hospice through your pay, you can sign up online at the Hospice UK website who co-ordinate our payroll giving scheme.

Just visit their website at and follow the online instructions in the ‘Give as you earn’ section, selecting ‘The Ayrshire Hospice’ as your chosen local hospice.

If you would like to discuss any aspects of payroll giving with us, please call our Individual

Giving Team on 01292 288488 or email

Link for Hospice UK website -

Hospice UK