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30 January 2024

Giving Back Works: The Power of Payroll Giving Month for Employees and Employers


February is Payroll Giving Month, and we are celebrating the incredible impact that this flexible, easy and tax-efficient initiative has for both employees and employers. It can align with shared values, benefit local communities and empower support for the causes that are most important to you. 

At EHAAT, we recognise the profound influence this initiative has, not just in terms of strengthening relationships and collaboration within the workplace, but significantly impacting our work, ensuring patients and their families have the best chance when the worst happens. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits in more detail, giving you an insight into how these contributions make a tangible difference at work and in the communities we service.

Employees: Every pound makes a meaningful difference

Payroll giving allows employees to contribute to charities effortlessly. Easy to set up with your payroll department, you can give as much as you like and change, skip or cancel your donation at any time. The donation is automatically deducted directly from your salary, making it a hassle-free way to support causes close to your heart.

By choosing EHAAT for your payroll giving, you can take pride in knowing your contribution plays a vital role in ensuring we can continue to be there, delivering advanced pre-hospital care to patients when they need us most. Because your donation is deducted before tax, the tax relief goes to your chosen charity. This means the value of your gift is greater – at no extra cost to you. To put it into perspective, the table below demonstrates the real value of your pledge:

Lyndsay Wood, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, emphasises the unity and commitment fostered through Payroll Giving Month.

“I am delighted to see the positive transformation that payroll giving brings to both employers and employees. Embracing payroll giving is not just a financial transaction; it’s a powerful statement of corporate social responsibility from the organisation and it’s a commitment from the individual that is making a difference in our communities. By working together, we can ensure that vital critical care operations like ours continue to save lives. Thank you to our corporate partners and employees who are joining hands in this impactful initiative.”


Employers: Demonstrate your commitment to a better community

Employers who embrace payroll giving demonstrate a commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), showcasing their dedication to making a positive impact beyond their business operations. Supporting charities like Essex & Herts Air Ambulance enhances your company’s reputation and aligns it with socially responsible practices. This can lead to improved local relations, giving you and your people more opportunities to positively influence the well-being and development of your local communities.

Understandably, companies known for their CSR efforts, including payroll giving, often present more exciting and attractive opportunities to potential employees. This is a key factor in recruiting and retaining top talent, especially those seeking employers with strong ethical values and community involvement.

Payroll giving undoubtedly fosters a sense of shared purpose among employees. Knowing that their employer supports charitable causes can boost morale and create a more engaged and motivated workforce. In turn, this contributes to a positive and collaborative work environment. By facilitating payroll giving, you will be playing a direct role in supporting local charities and initiatives. This not only strengthens community ties but also contributes to the overall well-being of the locations in which you operate.

As Payroll Giving Month unfolds, EHAAT is calling on employers and employees across Essex and Hertfordshire to seize this opportunity and make a lasting impact on the lives of others. By embracing payroll giving, we can all contribute to creating a stronger, more compassionate community, where Essex & Herts Air Ambulance can continue its vital life-saving work and be there for patients and their families when they need us most.

Start the conversation today!

The best starting point is to simply have the conversation. Whether it’s casually mentioning it in your team meeting, having a friendly chat with your colleagues, or even sending an email to your HR department about joining a payroll giving scheme, taking that first step is key. You’ll be amazed at how significant your contribution is to our work at EHAAT. Our operations rely on the generosity and goodwill of amazing people and businesses across Essex and Hertfordshire. Together, we can continue on this journey and create a lasting impact.

We’re here to help!

If you’d like advice and support for promoting your payroll giving options to staff, or to talk about corporate fundraising please call 0345 2417 690 and ask to speak to a member of our fundraising team or send an email to contactus@ehaat.org

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