Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is one of the best ways to support the Mental Health Foundation.

Your regular gift will provide the kind of reliable and regular income that allows us to plan for the future and continue our vital work.

What is Payroll Giving and how does it work?

Payroll Giving is an HM Revenue and Customs scheme that allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give a regular, tax-free donation to the Mental Health Foundation. 

Payroll Giving is one of the most tax-efficient ways to support our work. Each payday, an amount of your choice is donated to the Mental Health Foundation via your payroll department. Your donations are given before tax so, if you pledge a gift of £10 a month, it will actually only cost you £8 at the standard tax rate of 20%.

The tax benefit you receive is in accordance with the amount of tax you pay, so if you are paying the higer rate of tax (40%) tax a pledge of £10 a month will cost you £6, or if you pay 45% tax, it will cost you £4.50.

What are the benefits for you?

Once you've set up a regular gift through your payroll, you can rest safe in the knowledge that your donation is being collected by one of the most cost-effective and tax-efficient methods possible. This allows your support of the Mental Health Foundation to go even further.

The system is flexible with the ability to increase your donation or opt in or out of regular updates, allowing you full control of your giving. 

What are the benefits for the Mental Health Foundation?

Your payroll donation will help provide regular, reliable income for the Mental Health Foundation and our work, allowing us to plan ahead and budget for the future.

What are the benefits for employers?

Payroll Giving is a great way for companies to enhance their corporate social responsibility and their commitment to the causes that their employees care about. It is quick and easy to set up and administer with virtually no setup costs.

Companies can also increase the value of their employees' contribution through matched giving, whereby they match an employee's donation by a chosen percentage.

Not only does this inspire staff to give more, it also boosts morale within the workplace and raises the company’s ethical profile.

How do I donate?

Ask your payroll department whether or not your company offers a Payroll Giving scheme. If they do you will need to complete a form, usually available from your Payroll Department or Personnel. Your employer will then pass the form on to a Payroll Giving Agency who will distribute your gift to us.

If your company is not registered with a Payroll Giving scheme, please either complete our online form, or fill out our postal form (Word doc) and return to us at:

Payroll Giving
Mental Health Foundation
Colechurch House
1 London Bridge Walk
London
SE1 2SX.

Whether you are an employee thinking about donating in this way or you are an employer who wants more information, visit the Payroll Giving Centre website or contact our Supporter Care team by email: supporter@mentalhealth.org.uk or phone: 020 7803 1121.

This is just one of the many ways you can support the Mental Health Foundation’s work. Find out more about the many other ways you can get involved now.