Payroll giving

Payroll giving is one of the easiest, most tax efficient ways of making a regular donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Donations made through this scheme are taken from your salary before tax, meaning that your donation will cost you up to 50 per cent less.

The taxman then pays the rest, so payroll giving really is the gift that gives twice!

Sign up today to set up your Payroll Giving gift.

How it works

This table shows how giving through your salary each month can really add up for the charity:

You donate to us
on a monthly basis 

We receive

(20% tax payer)

We receive

(40% tax payer *) 

We receive

(45% tax payer*) 
 £5  £6.25  £8.33  £9.09
 £10  £12.50  £16.67  £18.18
 £15  £18.25  £24.99  £27.27
 £20  £25  £33.32  £36.36

* Please note that we have calculated that the 40% higher rate tax band starts after earning £42,011 GROSS per year (including personal allowance of £10,000) and 45% super tax is applicable to those earning over £150,001 GROSS per year (this includes any and all personal allowances that might or might not be applicable).

Making a difference

Payroll giving really does make a difference to the way that the charity can consistently support the vital work of the hospital.

It allows us to plan for the acquisition of equipment, the funding of research projects and the ambitious redevelopment programme the hospital is undergoing.

Even the smallest sums could grow to tidy sums, to buy vital equipment for the hospital:

  • £25 could buy a toy specially designed for a child with special needs.
  • £60 could purchase a machine to measure growth in babies. 
  • £71 could buy a pain relief machine.
  • £125 could house a parent with their child for one week.
  • £1,650 could buy an oximeter to monitor oxygen levels in the blood. 

Frequently asked questions

How much should I give?

This is your personal decision. You can give as much or as little as you like.

What happens when I sign up and submit my information?

You will receive an email to confirm we have received your details. Your request will then be passed onto your employer who will set up your regular donation.

How can I find out if my employer offers payroll giving?

Ask your payroll department and if they do not offer the scheme, suggest they start one. It's easy and inexpensive to run. For further information, they can contact us on 020 7239 3000. If your employer does offer the scheme, remember to ask if they will match your donation.

Do I have to commit for a long time?

No. If your circumstances change and you no longer want to donate this way, inform your payroll department that you want the payments to cease.

Will I get unwanted mail asking for more money?

We will write to you to thank you for your donation and we will also send you our charity newsletter, Lifeline. The information you provide is protected under the Data Protection Act and can only be used for the purpose that it was given.