How giving through your wages can help
With one in six of us affected by hearing loss, there's every chance you know someone who is struggling because of the condition . Hearing loss is an invisible condition that can have an impact on people's independence, relationships and careers and can lead to people feeling isolated.
One of our vital services that payroll giving helps to fund, is our national Hear to Help service. Through it, many thousands of people across the UK have been helped to make the most of their hearing aids so that they can communicate more easily and become socially active again.
By giving as you earn, you can help transform the lives of more people feeling desperately isolated and vulnerable as a result of their hearing loss.
- £6 a month could help provide a hearing aid maintenance kit for support workers and volunteers to help people with hearing loss.
- £10 a month could help to run Hear to Meet befriending sessions where people can meet others with hearing loss, share experiences and feel supported.
- £25 a month could help to train a volunteer in how to support people with hearing loss.
Find out more about our work and how your support can help people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
How does payroll giving work?
Payroll giving couldn't be easier. Through your pay you can make a regular donation of an amount you specify. Unlike other ways of donating to charity, the donation is taken from your pay or pension after your National Insurance, but before income tax is calculated and deducted. This means it costs you less to support us. Your donation is calculated depending on your tax bracket. For example;
To donate £1 to Action on Hearing Loss, you pay:
- 80p if you’re a lower rate taxpayer
- 60p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
- 55p if you’re an additional rate taxpayer
What do I need to do next?
Find out if your employer runs a payroll giving scheme. If they do, you can sign up online now, or download our payroll giving form and give it to your Payroll or HR department, who will process it for you.
If your company doesn't have a scheme in place, it's quite easy to set one up. All they need to do is select their preferred payroll agent (an HMRC-approved 'bank' that transfers all your donations to charity on behalf of your company each month).
If your employer would like more information about how to implement a payroll scheme, they can visit the Institute of Fundraising website.
Find out more about how payroll giving works.