Payroll giving

Payroll giving, is an easy way to make regular donations to FareShare straight from your pay.

Payroll giving is an extremely beneficial source of revenue for FareShare as it provides the charity with regular income. This is vital as it enables us to forecast and put plans in place for the future, helping us reach even more people in the ongoing fight against hunger in the UK.
As donations are deducted before tax each £1 you give to FareShare will only cost you 80p (or less if you are a higher rate tax payer).

How can I donate through payroll giving?

To donate through your pay, simply fill in this online form.  You specify the amount and regularity of this donation. 

In order to donate this way, your employer will need to have a Payroll Giving scheme in place. If you’re not sure whether they do, simply fill out the form and we’ll let you know if they don’t.

No company scheme?

A company just needs to choose their preferred payroll agency which is easy to set up.  For information about the benefits of payroll giving and how to implement a scheme, companies can visit the Institute of Fundraising website.

How is the donation taken?

Donations are deducted from your gross pay, which means they are taken before tax, so it costs you less.

The donation is taken from your pay or pension after your National Insurance, but before income tax is calculated and deducted. Your donation is calculated depending on your tax bracket and the amount of tax that is deducted calculated accordingly.

For example:

Your donation

20% tax payer

40% tax payer

45% tax payer

Charity receives

£5 £4 £3 £2.75 £5
£10 £8 £6 £5.50 £10
£50 £40 £30 £27.50 £50

Why donate through payroll giving

  • Easy to set up with little work for you
  • Any cost to employers may be offset against Corporation Tax as tax deductible expenses
  • Can also donate effectively with one-off donations
  • Payroll giving can be boosted by a match funding programme

Contact our corporate team

T: 020 7394 2469
E: [email protected]

Boy eating FareShare food

FareShare food supports children who might go without

Family cooking together with FareShare food

A family cooking class using FareShare food

Older woman at a lunch club that uses FareShare food

FareShare food supports lunch clubs for older people facing loneliness


Every £1 that you give to FareShare helps us provide four meals to vulnerable people across the UK.