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Give As You Earn

This is a wonderfully easy way for you to give more while paying less!

The Charities Aid Foundation’s Give As You Earn scheme is the UK’s number one payroll giving scheme.

  • Regular donations come from your salary before tax.
  • For a basic rate tax-payer every pound given only costs you 80p – even less for higher rate taxpayers.
  • CAF claim Gift Aid on your donation, and pass it on to us less their fee, though sometimes employers agree to pay the fees.

If you would like to sign up for the CAF Give As You Earn scheme  you just need to make sure your employer is signed up to the scheme (some employers even boost the sums by matching their employees' donations). Then simply complete the application form and pass it to your employer's payroll section, they will do the rest.

You can find more information and an application form here

Here is an example of how the tax benefit of CAF's Give As You Earn works based on a monthly donation of £15:


Cost to you

Amount CCLG receives as a donation

20% taxpayer



40% taxpayer



50% taxpayer



As a charity, CAF keep their fees to a minimum. Some employers choose to pay these on your behalf; otherwise they will be deducted from your donation.