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Payroll giving is your chance to support the University by donating money directly from your salary. This method of giving comes straight out of your gross salary and therefore provides a really tax efficient way to donate.

Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you’re a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.

You need to contact your employer’s payroll department to inquire about the ways you can give as you earn. Many employers also sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

If you are a staff member at the University of Northampton, you need to register online via Charitable Giving, an HMRC approved Payroll Giving Agency, who will do the necessary administration to activate your regular gift.