Payroll Giving

What is payroll giving?

If you have PAYE Tax deducted from your stipend, Payroll Giving is a way to reduce the cost to you of making regular gifts to charities.

You can instruct us to deduct an amount from your monthly gross stipend, before tax is deducted, which we then pass to a government-approved Payroll Giving Agency to distribute the money to your chosen charity. This allows you to receive tax relief at source.

Please click here for details on Payroll Giving from HM Revenue & Customs.

How does it work?

You must give a regular amount from your stipend each month. You can donate to one charity or divide your donation between several specified charities and/or a Personal Account with one of the following two agencies:

  • The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) or
  • Stewardship

The recipients of the donation must be registered or statutory charities (this includes PCCs). The payroll giving agency will check the validity of each charity.

What do I need to do?

Please complete and return our application form (please click here).

You can, subsequently, change your instructions;

  • for an increase to your monthly amount we will require your signed authority
  • to lower or cease payroll giving an email instruction will suffice.

Does my giving have to go through an agency?

Yes. For the donations to be classified as payroll giving and for you to benefit from the tax relief the amount deducted from your stipend must be passed to approved agency.

When does the agency forward my donation?

We pass your donation to your designated agency at the end of each month. Agencies are required by law to forward donations within 60 days of receipt but you will need to check with each agency their own policy.

Are there any fees involved?

The agencies make a charge for administration costs and you should confirm the charges with the agency.

Further information

Payroll Services (Clergy Team)
Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ

The Charities Aid Foundation, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA
Tel : 03000 123000
e-mail :

Stewardship, 1 Lamb's Passage, London, EC1Y 8AB
Tel : 0208 502 8560
e-mail :