People give to charity in many ways – by credit card, collection boxes, direct debit, bequests, etc.
But experience shows that the most sustainable form of charitable giving is through the Payroll Giving scheme, set up by the Government in 1987, which enables anyone receiving pay or a pension subject to PAYE to donate to charity from their gross pay.
Once people have started donating through Payroll Giving, they tend to maintain their loyalty and give for longer than those who donate by any other means. The scheme is easy to operate for employers and its simplicity maximises the amount of money charities receive.
Payroll Giving raised an estimated £134 million in 2013/14 in the UK and can be the lifeblood of a charity.