Give as You Earn - Payroll Giving

The Give As You Earn (GAYE) scheme is a tax efficient way of giving to a registered charity of your choice via the Charities Aid Foundation. 

You can make donations to any charitable or voluntary organisation ranging from national charities to local community groups. 

Give As You Earn is completely tax free, allowing you to give to any charity from your pay before tax is deducted. 

How to apply

  • Please click HERE to apply. 

How does it work?

Your donation is taken from your pre-tax salary, meaning that part of your donation comes from money that would have otherwise gone to HMRC. 

Making a £20 donation to charity as a 20% taxpayer: 

Total donated to charity = £20
You pay = £16
Reduction in tax = £4 

Making a donation as a 40% taxpayer: 

Total donated to charity = £20
You pay = £12
Reduction in tax = £8

Who can I donate to?

You have complete control over which charity or charities receive your money. You can donate through CAF Give As You Earn to any of the 160,000 registered charities or nominate a smaller charitable organisation. You also have the option to remain anonymous from any charity you donate to – just indicate this on the Donor Instruction Form.

How much can I donate?

You can set the amount you would like to donate and how often. To set up a CAF Charity Account you need to top up a minimum of £10 a month or £120 a year. 

The Charities Aid Foundation will take a small administration fee from your donation. 

With CAF Give As You Earn, you have the flexibility to change your mind and amend your donation at any time. Simply complete a Donor Instruction Form and send a scanned copy to and

Further information

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