Payroll giving

Payroll giving is one of the easiest ways to give to RNIB and support blind and partially sighted people.Payroll giving is one of the easiest ways to give to RNIB

It provides us with a reliable source of income to pay for the vital services we provide for blind and partially sighted people. If your employer matches the donation, this makes your gift go even further.

"Payroll giving is one of the easiest and most effective ways to donate to RNIB. I have donated via payroll giving with my employer for more than 15 years and recommend it to anyone who wants to support the great work done by RNIB."

Mr Miller, Ilford

Join RNIB's Payroll Giving scheme

Payroll Giving for employees

There are various ways for employees and employers to donate to RNIB by payroll giving.

Give as you earn

The most widely known type of Payroll Giving is often referred to as Give As You Earn. It is tax-efficient as the donation is made from your gross pay, which means it costs you less to help RNIB.

Examples of what pledges will cost you in take-home pay:

  • a £5 pledge will only cost you £4 (at 20 percent tax), £3 (at 40 percent tax) or £2.50 (at 50 percent tax)
  • a £20 pledge will only cost you £16 (at 20 per cent tax), £12 (at 40 percent tax) or £10 (at 50percent tax)

The amount you donate is entirely up to you. Find out how your money helps us support people with sight loss problems.

If you know your employer has a Payroll Giving Scheme you can get in contact with your Payroll department and sign up through your workplace.

If you have any questions or require alternative formats for any of our documents, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 0303 123 9999 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). or you can fill out our contact form and someone from the team will get in touch.

You can also give to RNIB through any of our partner organisations


Payroll giving supporters

"Whether you are a company, employee or a pensioner it is so easy to make regular donations to RNIB by way of a deduction from a pension or pay" - CC Gooday, Reading.

"By giving through my pension I make sure RNIB gets a regular donation and I don't forget! - Frank J Hind, Devon.

Payroll giving for employers

Payroll Giving is really easy to set up and is an excellent way to encourage your colleagues to support RNIB. Whether donations are matched or not, the scheme will become a worthwhile part of your corporate social responsibility programme.

Pre-tax scheme - deductions from gross pay

Take the following steps to set up a pre-tax Payroll Giving Scheme:

1. Register your company

Register with one of the payroll giving agencies listed below. RNIB would be happy to discuss their relative merits with you.

  • Charitable Giving (formerly South West Charitable Giving)
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Charities Trust

2. Tell your employees

Tell your employees, staff and colleagues that a facility for tax efficient payroll giving now exists in as many ways as possible!

It's usually best to spread the word face to face and we would be happy to help you with this.  Alternatively you may chose to enlist the help of a professional fundraising organisation.

RNIB works with:

  • Sharing the Caring
  • Hands on Payroll Giving

You should support the launch of your Payroll giving scheme with posters, emails, articles staff magazines, and even incentives such as prize draws and matching - or partially matching - all donations, to encourage participation.

4. Incorporate it into the pay run

Once completed, wishes on pledge forms should be incorporated into the pay run for the respective employee. Then you need to send all deductions, with a list of participants and their payroll giving deductions (plus any matched provided by your company) to your chosen agency every pay day.

5. Continue to promote the scheme

Remember to promote your Payroll giving scheme regularly to new and established members of your company.

Other methods of payroll giving

Give to a charity consortium

Support RNIB and up to up to eleven other charities with one tax efficient donation each pay day. You can donate to one of the consortiums which we belong:

  • Friends at Work
  • Blindcare.

Post-tax payroll giving

Some companies offer post-tax payroll giving to their employees and RNIB are happy to help you give in this way. Around 200 companies have been giving to RNIB for more than 20 years, via payroll giving and have found it a straightforward, easy and convenient way to show their support. If you think this is the right route for your company, please email [email protected] or call us on 0303 123 9999 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Pension giving

If you pay as you earn on your pension, you can still give as you earn. Most financial institutions, and the civil service, will already have the system in place to allow you to give tax-efficiently from your pension. You could contact them directly or contact us to set up your pension giving pledge. We will then tell your pension provider of your wishes, and if you have set up a power of attorney for the future, remember to tell them about your pension giving arrangements.

Accessibility of external websites

Whilst committed to accessibility, RNIB cannot guarantee the accessibility of external websites. If you’re having problems with any of the donation forms listed, please contact the relevant partner organisation directly.