Payroll Giving

Support any charity through your pay

What is Payroll Giving?

Payroll Giving, also known as Give As You Earn, is a really easy, tax-free and secure way to give to charity straight from your pay. You can give to any charity you wish, including Parent Teacher Associations, churches, Scout and Guide groups. Contributions are deducted directly from your pay by our payroll team before your tax is calculated.

Benefits of Payroll Giving
  • Regular income allows charities to budget and plan for the future
  • Donations are tax-free, it costs you less to give more
  • Can support multiple charities with one deduction from pay
  • Less administration for your charity (no Gift Aid claims)
  • Safe and secure - no bank details
  • Start, stop and change your gifts at any time
  • You choose your communication preferences, and can remain anonymous

Calculate how much your donation would cost you




Set up your donation

How does the tax advantage work?

Your donation is deducted from your gross pay before tax is calculated, so you don't pay any tax on the donation. It's the only way to automatically receive the full tax saving on charitable gifts, so is the most cost effective way to give, especially for higher rate tax payers. Use the box across to calculate how much a donation would cost you.

How do I start, stop or amend a donation?

Click Join Now page and complete the form to start your Payroll Giving donation. If you are already giving from your pay and would like to make updates please select the relevant option to either add to your donation or replace the instructions.

Sheffield Hallam and the Hallam Fund

Sheffield Hallam University is an exempt charity and in 2016 the Hallam Fund was established.

The Hallam Fund provides additional and much needed support to our student and research community so they can overcome barriers, access the best opportunities and take on some of society's greatest issues.

Alumni, staff and supporters of the University donate to the Hallam Fund's three fundamental causes

  • Support for students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds, particularly those leaving foster care, students who have carer responsibilities, and students who face estrangement because of their family or financial situations
  • Opportunity bursaries which ensure all students can access career-enhancing and inspiring opportunities regardless of their background and financial situation
  • Transformational research grants to ensure our researchers tackle some of the biggest challenges that we face across society today

All donations made to the Hallam Fund are restricted and go directly to the above cause you select.

Who are Hands On Payroll Giving?

Hands On Payroll Giving are a Professional Fundraising Organisation that has been chosen by Sheffield Hallam University to promote and manage Payroll Giving. Charities and companies choose to work with Hands On to market and streamline the process. No donations are passed to Hands On, they are paid a one-off fee by the charities they represent out of fundraising budgets if support is generated as a result of their work. Any data you provide will be used for the purposes of processing your donation and will not be shared outside of this instruction.


If you've got more questions please see the FAQs page. There's contact details on the page too if you can't find the answer to your query.