Payroll Giving 2018-04-28T19:24:37+00:00

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving

The easy tax-free way to donate to Medical Relief International

You can support the work of Medical Relief International by making a regular contribution through your payroll.

Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme, which allows UK employees to give regularly and on a tax free basis to Medical Relief International.

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.

Payroll Giving (also known as Give As You Earn or workplace giving) is a valuable, long-term source of revenue, providing regular income to Medical Relief International budget and plan ahead more effectively.

It’s cheaper because its tax free – for example, a donation of £5 per month costs a basic rate tax payer £4.00 (the taxman pays the rest!)

Higher rate taxpayers- the only way to pass on your 40% or 50% tax to Medical Relief International. Only 28% can be recouped via other ways of giving.

If your employer operates a payroll-giving scheme, charity donations can be deducted from your gross salary before tax – so they cost you less and the taxman makes up the difference.

To set up a regular donation contact your employer’s payroll department. If they do not have a suitable scheme in place they can set one up free of charge, simply by contacting an approved payroll giving agency, like the Charities Aid Foundation, or clicking on the link below.

Why choose Payroll Giving?

You can help the world’s poorest and those in most need by supporting a continuous program or project, this can help those in need to have access to basic items we take for granted everyday such as food, water, shelter, improved healthcare, education and medical support.

Payroll giving can help support Medical Relief International’s projects by allowing us to plan long term and can ensure sustainability for donors.

Payroll giving will also allow Medical Relief International to plan long term projects by reaching more of those that need our help and medical support.

Payroll giving is the most tax-efficient way to donate to Medical Relief International.

The donation you make is tax-free to you, meaning that your money goes further. The amount you choose to give will come out of your salary (or pension) before it is taxed, meaning your overall income tax liability is reduced.

If you would like Medical Relief International to receive a donation of £20, simply set up a deduction of £20 from your salary, and you pay no tax on this amount.

Payroll giving makes it easy to manage your donation. Your gift is deducted straight from your salary, so you never have to worry about paying it. You can also amend or stop your donations at any time.

Just Giving as much or as little as you like

You choose how much you would like to donate each month, there is no minimum or maximum amount. Some employers are often willing to match your donation.

By asking your company or organisation to match your payroll giving donation, your donation to Medical Relief International can reach even more needy people.

It’s easy to sign up: We’ll show you how!

For more information on Payroll Giving or to set up Payroll Giving for Medical Relief International please visit the Payroll Giving website below.


It takes kind donors and people with a wide variety of skills and experiences to positively influence the world. We welcome donors and anyone wanting to become part of our MRI Volunteers Network.