Make regular tax-free donations through your employer to RFUK. Payroll giving is a great way to make tax free regular donations to the Rainforest Foundation UK straight from your pay. It’s the only way that your donation to us can automatically go up to 45% further.
If your company isn’t using a scheme yet, all your employer has to do is sign up with an approved Payroll Giving Agency. RFUK works with the following agencies:
Payroll Giving in Action
Charities Aid Foundation
Is there a minimum or maximum amount I have to give? No, there's no upper or lower limit
Can I stop giving when I want? Yes, by notifying your payroll department directly.
What happens to my Workplace Giving deduction if I leave my job? Workplace Giving automatically stops when you leave your job, but we hope that you will continue to give to us at your next job, you will need to set this up again as your donation is not transferable.
Is there an administration fee? Yes, but only a small one. Your employer will use a Payroll Giving Agent (like a charity bank) to distribute you and your colleagues monies. The Payroll Giving Agents are charities that need to make a small charge to cover their operating costs. Some employers pay this fee on your behalf so we receive your full donation.
I pay tax at the higher rate of 40% or 45%, how does this affect tax relief on payroll donations? Payroll is also the only way for anyone paying 40% or 45% tax to give us all their tax on a donation automatically, so if you earn over £42,385 GROSS per year then this is the best way for you to support us tax effectively. Some examples are shown in the table.
*Please note that we have calculated that the 40% higher rate tax band starts after earning £41,865 GROSS per year (including personal allowance of £10,000) and 45% super tax is applicable to those earning over £150,000 GROSS per year (this includes any and all personal allowances that might or might not be applicable).
You will receive tax relief at the highest rate of tax you pay - each pound you give will generate £1.66 if you are 40% or £2 if you are 50% tax payer.
What should I do if my employer doesn't currently have a scheme? If you aren't sure that they do, fill in the form anyway and we will let you know if they don't and we can suggest to them that they introduce one.