About Us

UK charities are facing a £12.4bn funding shortfall this year due to coronavirus and cancelled fundraising events. The hole in funding comes at a time when front line charity services are essential in supporting the most vulnerable in our communities.

We're asking our company clients to share our campaign with employees to help bridge the charity funding gap. Get in touch if you'd like to be involved please contact us.

Anyone can use set up their donation via this online form.

The pandemic has left many in particular need of support if they are to continue delivering vital services:

  • NHS Charities Together supports 240 NHS member charities based in hospitals and ambulance trusts across the UK. During the pandemic, £30 million has been awarded in emergency grants. Funding has provided support for staff wellbeing, patient communication tools, end of life and bereavement packs, to name just a few things.
  • Action for Children have kept 99% of their 503 local services open during the pandemic. Frontline key working staff have been a lifeline for nearly 10,000 children providing family support services, respite for young carers, and modern residential services that give children a safe home.
  • Cancer Research UK expect to see a 30% drop in fundraising income this year, and the impact on research could be devastating. Already £44 million of research funding has been cut. Right now, research into cancer is facing a crisis, where every day, and every pound, counts.
  • Centrepoint are experiencing a 50% increase in calls to their helpline from vulnerable young people in urgent need of housing support. They are continuing to support over 1,000 young people currently in lockdown in Centrepoint accommodation, many of whom are self-isolating.
  • Down’s Syndrome Association are reporting a 40% increase in calls to their Helpline from people looking for advice and support. Children and adults who have Down’s syndrome can be especially vulnerable to the virus.
  • Mind have received 35,000 calls, texts and chats since the beginning of lockdown. Mind shops are closed and funding is needed more than ever to support the mental health of the nation.
  • Marie Curie need to raise £13,888 every hour, 24 hours a day, to give families vital care and compassion when someone they love is dying, and after they’re gone. For people devastated by loss, there’s no going back to normal.
  • Refuge's National Domestic Abuse Helpline has received almost 40,000 calls and contacts since lockdown, with a 54% increase in women needing emergency accommodation.

About Us

Hands On Payroll Giving, formerly Hands On Helping, are a Professional Fundraising Organisation (PFO) specialising in Payroll Giving. We help employers build successful, sustainable Payroll Giving schemes to benefit charities large and small. Our free services included:

  • Dedicated Account Management
  • Bespoke online pages to meet your needs
  • Workplace promotions; roadshows, group presentations, benefits fairs,
  • Secure data transfer (100% GDPR compliant)
  • Specially designed marketing materials
  • Real-time reporting built to your requirement

In 2019, we helped over 10,000 people pledge to donate £2.8 million to 1,052 different causes.

We are funded by 115 of the UK's top charities to promote Payroll Giving on their behalf. Only if an employee chooses to give to one of our charity partners are we paid a fee by the charity. This fee is released from separate fundraising budgets, and not as a direct percentage of the donation. This allows charities to raise funds in a risk-free way.

We're a family-run team head up by mother and daughter Wendy and Penny. Established by Wendy in 1994, we've seen huge changes in the sector but our adaptability means we're still market leaders. Our ethos remains to help people support causes they love; we facilitate regular and one-off donations to any charitable organisation.

We are founding members of our sector's self-regulatory body, the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations (APGO), and of the social enterprise 'Geared for Giving' which calls for every employer with over 250 staff to offer Payroll Giving.

Our service to corporate partners is to facilitate donations to all charities; all donations are processed in the same way with all funds going directly to the causes employees select. There's no fee to employers for our services and no donations come to us. See our Case Studies here.



Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving at the beginning of the festive season. We celebrate with our 'Giving Lifts You Up' campaign. Last year, all new donations pledges were topped-up with a £10 gift throughout the week of 26th - 30th November. We donated more than £5,000 to charitable causes as part of the campaign.

If you want to get involved, please Contact Us; we can provide you with free web pages, graphics, template emails and posters to promote the campaign.


Please see some testimonials below from some of our charity partners, see our Case Studies section for corporate client feedback.

"Hands on Payroll Giving are an invaluable part of our payroll giving fundraising here at Cancer Research UK. Having worked together for over fifteen years, we have been impressed with the professionalism and flexibility which Hands on Payroll Giving display in the service they carry out for charities. The high quality of their work is evidence of their unswerving commitment to the fantastic causes they represent, and has brought in over £400k of donations to Cancer Research UK in the last financial year alone."

Grace Kokkinos Direct Marketing Executive Cancer Research UK

"Hands on Payroll Giving has worked with Save the Children for over twenty years to introduce new supporters for us. Payroll giving is an important regular income to us allowing us to plan ahead and organisations such as Hands on Payroll Giving are vital in reaching to people in many, many workplaces that we would not be able to reach directly."

Mervi Slade Payroll Giving Manager Save The Children

"Payroll Giving provides a regular and predictable source of income helping Barnardo's to plan and work with some of the most vulnerable children in the UK. Hands On Payroll Giving have met all Barnardo's expectations and specific guidelines which reflect our own fundraising values. Hands On have successfully recruited donors for Barnardo's for many years with their friendly and professional approach, ensuring all donors understand the process of donating via their pay and data protection rights, providing a positive experience for the donor."

Karen Davies Operations Manager - Workplace Giving Barnardos

"Hands on Payroll Giving's performance was exceptional this year - they recruited twice the number of donors we expected"

Xavier Guillen Senior Fundraiser NSPCC

"Actionaid has been working with Hands On for over 10 years promoting payroll giving in the workplace, through their work we are receiving regular donations from the PG scheme, which enables us to plan and budget. It also has increases our charity profile within many different companies letting people know about the valuable work we do overseas."

Jenny Farrell Corporate Department ActionAid

"Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Hands On provide an excellent service by communicating our cause to potential donors. The work they do by recruiting payroll giving donors to our cause will help us achieve our ambition of reaching everyone affected by cancer. Cancer affects us all. We can all help."

Amanda Bringans Director of Fundraising Macmillan Cancer Support

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