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Give as you earn

Make your salary go further with this simple way of giving

How it benefits both you and us

Your gift is taken from your gross salary before tax is deducted, meaning you don’t need to remember to do anything. There is no minimum or maximum amount, so you can choose how much of your wages you wish to give.

The best part is that any income tax applicable to your donation is paid to BMS World Mission instead of HMRC, making your gift to us worth more than it cost you. The tax you should have paid is added on to your gift to increase its value.

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How tax relief is calculated

This depends on how much tax you pay.

If you pay the basic income tax rate of 20 per cent, 20p out of every £1 above the allowance is deducted from your salary as tax. For example, if you pledge £10 a month to us, we’ll receive the full £10 but you will only pay £8 from your net wages.

If you pay the higher income tax rate of 40 per cent, a gift of £10 a month will only cost you £6 from your net wages.

If you pay the highest rate of 45 per cent, a £10 gift will only cost you £5.50 from your net wages.

It is worth noting, for higher rate taxpayers on 40 per cent or 45 per cent income tax, it is much more efficient to donate through Payroll Giving than Gift Aid as we are unable to claim back tax above the basic rate through the Gift Aid scheme.

Ask your employer about payroll giving

Your employer may already be signed up to the payroll giving scheme, but if not, why not suggest it to them? You can use this link to provide them with the information they will need.

Learn more about payroll giving

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Contact us

If you have questions about payroll giving, please get in touch:

  • Call our donations hotline on 01235 517641

  • Email us at

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Want to give regularly? Why not become a 24:7 Partner?

To make a one-off donation, click here

To donate over the phone, call us on 01235 517641