Human Resources

Payroll Giving - Give As You Earn

Find out how you can support charities through our payroll giving scheme.

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What is Payroll Giving? 

Payroll Giving is a simple, efficient and flexible scheme, allowing Sussex employees to support and make monthly donations to any UK registered national charity, local charity or recognised good cause such as places of worship, schools and scout groups, through their salary.

Not only is Payroll Giving super simple, but it's also tax effective. This is because your donation gets deducted before you pay tax. For example, if you donate £5, the cost to you in your take-home pay is £4 and HMRC pays the rest!

You can choose how much you want to give and are able to change the donation amount, change which charities you would like to support, or even stop if you wish, at any time.

Setting up regular donations is beneficial for charities as it helps them to plan and budget, compared to one-off donations.

Whether you want to support animal welfare, conservation and environmental concerns, disability, homelessness or LGBTQ+ communities, you can find a charity that’s right for you.

Did you know Sussex University itself has charitable status with the Sussex Fund?

Consider becoming part of a growing community of staff who support the Sussex Fund through payroll giving. The Sussex Fund provides life-changing scholarships, bursaries for students in need, initiatives to enrich the student and campus experience, and more. The University is an exempt charity (HMRC reference number XN1306) and last year, nearly 2,000 staff, alumni, and friends supported the Sussex Community. To join them, choose ‘University of Sussex’ as your payroll giving charity. 

What are the benefits?

  • 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 GiftAid claims)
  • safe and secure - no bank details
  • start, stop and change your gifts at any time.


To find out more and start your donation today, please visit our dedicated giving page.

Any questions, please contact the Reward team at

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