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2015

Staff Benefit Extended

Great news, Hull City Council’s Payroll Giving contract has been extended for a further 2 years.  This will mean the 22 charities already supported will continue to receive staff donations, potentially amounting to £7,000 over the next 2 year period.

It is fantastic that the council sees the value of the scheme which supports so many local community groups.  Despite difficult times staff have maintained their commitment and in particular have increased donations to local causes, supporting some of the most vulnerable residents in our communities.

GiveHEY are thrilled to be able to continue working with the council and hope to increase the charitable donations further.  Stacey Middlewood, Business Manager responsible for the service stated,

we are passionate about the work we do and I am delighted to be able to continue working with the council.  We hope that by securing an extension we are able to engage with council employees and encourage them to sign up to this secure and hassle free way of donating to charity, whilst taking advantage of the welcomed tax relief.  The only tricky bit is deciding which charity!

£5 a month can make a huge difference, please contact us to join us!

If you already donate to charity by other means, consider Payroll Giving – there’s less administrative burden on the charity, the tax relief is awarded to the donor and it contributes to the social conscience of your business, it’s a win win win!

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2014

Did you know donating £1 a month for a year will cost you less than £10!

 How? Through Payroll Giving you get tax relief on your donation!  If 100 colleagues all join in for a full year paying £1 each, collectively we could raise £1,200 but effectively pay less than £900!  What’s more, if you are a higher rate or additional rate tax payer, the tax relief will reflect your tax band!

Donating through your payroll reduces the administrative burden on small volunteer run charities.  If you already give to charity on a regular basis, why not change to payroll giving – the process is simple and will effectively cost you less. In addition the GiveHEY website will show you what a difference your donation has made locally.

Local Good Causes need our support.

One Year On

A huge thank you to all the staff donors who have supported Good Causes through Payroll Giving during 2013.

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The statistics demonstrate your compassion and empathy even during these hardest of times.  Over the year there has been a 12.5% increase in donors and the amount donated has risen by a whopping 55% demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the essential work carried out by community groups and charities, many supporting the most vulnerable residents in our communities.

We are especially warmed by the fact that our new donors are nominating local charities. Pre November 2012, these represented 12.5% of all donations, but today a staggering 64%!

If you can help us to promote this work further to your colleagues and managers, please pass the message on.

A £1 donation a month can make a huge difference!

If you would like to register as a Donor please use this Link:       HCC Donor Registration

Feedback from some of your charities:

The Haltemprice Stroke Club  Around 30 stroke survivors and carers attend our monthly meetings.  We also have a Red Cross specialist therapist in attendance at these meetings who offers a therapeutic upper body, arm and hand massage, which stroke survivors and the often overlooked carers find extremely beneficial. Your donation pays for 11 massages per meeting over a three month period.  This means 33 stroke survivors and carers benefit from the donations each month. Thank you!”                           Alan Bowmaster, The Haltemprice Stroke Club

Pet Respect Ltd  Any funding we receive from our own fundraising events or donations goes towards running costs for the weekly youth club and to keep the van full of diesel (around £100 a month).  Without transport we wouldn’t be able to visit schools, care homes, support groups, community groups and many other groups we deliver workshops to.  Please visit our website http://www.petrespect.org.uk to view some short videos of our work.  Thank you from the Pet Respect volunteers for your donation.  Kim Hepple, Pet Respect Ltd

Would you like some ideas for Charities that you could donate to then please use this link : Charities list

Breakdown of the Tax Relief on other amounts:

For a basic rate taxpayer (20% Tax) a £5 donation to charity would receive £1 tax relief and so only really cost the donor £4.  For the same taxpayer a £20 donation would receive £4 tax relief, costing the donor just £16.

For a higher rate taxpayer (40% Tax) a £10 donation to charity would receive £4 tax relief costing the donor £6 and a £50 donation would attract £20 relief, therefore costing the donor just £30.

In instances where the employer is unable to contribute towards the costs of transferring your donation, an administration fee of 4% is deducted by the payroll giving agency (also a charity) from the donation, which equates to 20 pence for every £5 donation.

If you would like more information about Payroll Giving please continue to access our GiveHEY website or contact us direct: 01482 320021 info@HEYCF.co.uk.

If you are a Hull City Council Employee you can send your completed form by internal post to ‘Payroll Giving c/o the Post Room, Guildhall.

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Julie Edge says:   “I value the role of the voluntary and community sector and now with information on so many local charities I can choose to give to those that really mean something to me and my family

 

Iain Atkinson says:

I can now see what difference I can make to local charities in Hull and now I understand the tax benefit of my donation, I can pass that additional amount on to my chosen charities”.

 

News Stories

Payroll Givers already making a difference locally

Lord-Mayor D BrownAs part of the launch of the Hull City Council’s new Payroll Giving service GiveHEY entered all new donors (and continuing donors increasing their donations) into a draw to win a Fair Trade Hamper.  In addition, GiveHEY pledged to donate £50 to a charity chosen by the winner of the draw.

We were thrilled to announce the winner; Councillor Helena Spencer of Newington Ward.

Helena chose payroll giving as her preferred method of giving to charity because it of its ease,

“If people can set up a system and then don’t have to think about it again, it makes life much easier ………….. It comes out of my members allowance before the money goes into my bank, I don’t notice its absence”.

Helena generously chose to donate both the prize money and the hamper to the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund with whom she has had a close working and personal relationship with in recent years,

“Because they generally tend to benefit charities with a local focus there is more of a feeling of giving something back to the local community and you can often see the results.  …………. I discovered last year how time-consuming it is to continually try and fund-raise so this has given me more of an incentive than ever to give ……….”

In terms of promoting Payroll Giving generally to would be donors Helena stated,

“It is also important to emphasise that any amount, no matter how small will help the charity of their choice”

This year the Lord Mayor‘s Charity Appeal is supporting three locally based charities, Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind (HERIB), CASE Training supporting young people with a learning disability and Age UK Hull providing services for older people in the area.

The Lord Mayor of Kingston Upon Hull Danny Brown was delighted to receive the £50 prize money on behalf of the charity and thanked Councillor Helena Spencer for her donation of the Hamper to be used for further fund raising purposes.

The Lord Mayor spoke of the difficulties faced by charities in the present economic climate noting that not only was there a reduction in funding opportunities but that there was an ever increasing demand upon services provided by our voluntary and community sector.  He also suggested that the funding situation was not expected to improve in any way for the next three years or longer,

“I believe that small but regular donations will provide the voluntary and community groups providers with some certainty and security on a regular basis.  I would encourage all would be givers to consider using the payroll system for all their donations whether they be large or small because they can be secure in the knowledge that their donation is going to the charity of their choice, and the worry of organising the transaction has been done for them”