Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a brilliantly simple way to give that is designed to benefit everyone!

Payroll giving is a simple way to support people living with lung cancer
Payroll giving is a simple way to support people living with lung cancer

Benefits for the donor

Payroll Giving is tax- efficient, easy, secure and you the donor are in control.

Tax efficient

Your donation is deducted from your pay, pre-tax meaning Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation receives the full amount donated by you. No income tax to pay on your donation.


If your organisation is set up with a registered Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) (Charitable Giving, Charities Trust, CAF) One simple form is all we need to set up your donation. Its perfect for busy people, not everyone wants to run a marathon, organise a cake sale or complete a parachute jump. Great if you do, but Payroll Giving enables everyone to do their bit.


Bank details are not required. We use your National Insurance Number to set up your donation.

In your control

Your gift, your choice. At anytime you can increase, decrease cancel or pause. Your donation will always be within your control.

£5 per month, over a year could provide training for a lung cancer specialist nurse, helping them to provide the best possible care to a patient and their family.

Once an employer has set up a payroll giving scheme, employees can then choose how much they wish to donate each month. This donation then automatically comes out of their salary before tax.

Benefits to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Payroll is a vital source of regular reliable income, it allows us to plan ahead in our mission to provide support and education on how to look after your lungs and fund research into early detection with curative treatment giving patients and families the ability to receive the full amount of the donation with minimal administration cost.

Larissa used our Ask the Nurse after she was diagnosed with lung cancer
Larissa used our Ask the Nurse after she was diagnosed with lung cancer

The staff at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation were my rock and their advice was nothing short of brilliant. No internet search would have come up with their answers but, more importantly, no internet search would have provided me with the amount of encouragement, calm and level-headedness that they did.

Payroll giving can fund our Ask the Nurse service so people like Larissa are supported throughout their diagnosis.

Benefits for employers

Payroll Giving requires minimal administration duties, encourages employee engagement, it creates a giving culture and you could be nominated for a Quality Award Mark.

Every employer in the UK can start a Payroll Giving Scheme, whether you are a huge organisation or a small local business. If your employees are salaried using PAYE Payroll Giving is available for you.

Administrative duties

With almost no set up or running costs, you get to give a little but contribute a lot.

Employee engagement

Show your commitment to your employees give them the chance to give from their pay, pre-tax, it shows commitment improves staff morale and motivation.

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

Celebrating employers’ dedication to tax free giving.

The awards are free to enter, and nominations can come from any size of organisation.

“Royal Mail Group employees have been passionate about Payroll Giving for many years donating over £58m. We are proud of them and proud to have been part of the growth of Payroll Giving which has contributed over £2b to charities and causes in the UK.”

Gary Grange, CR & Community Investment Manager, Royal Mail

Quality Marks

Every employer that offers a Payroll Giving scheme to their employees is eligible to receive a Quality Mark. Employers that achieve set participation rates are eligible to apply for a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond Quality Mark.

In 2018, 261 days of vital lung cancer research looking into the treatment, prevention and cure was funded with your contributions. Your support is life changing.

For more information about Payroll Giving, please contact:

Angela Massey
Email: Telephone: 0333 323 7200 ext. 117