Payroll giving

Payroll giving is a great way to maximise your donations to Sight Research UK, while minimising the cost to you.

The scheme allows you to make single or regular gifts directly from your salary before tax is deducted. This means that every £1 you give to Sight Research UK will cost you only 80p (or 60p if you’re a higher rate tax payer). You can change your donation amount, or choose to stop your donation at any time, by informing your employer’s HR department.

Some employers even match their employees’ charitable donations each month. Talk to your employer about whether they are enrolled with an approved payroll giving provider today, and if they aren’t – pass on the good news! It’s easy and free for them to set up. To find out more, see HRMC's guidance here .

You do not need to tell us if you choose to support us via Payroll Giving, but we would love to be able to thank you, and to tell you about the research that your gifts help to fund.

If you are already participating in this scheme, thank you! Payroll Giving provides reliable income that allows us to commit to funding new research projects. We are truly grateful to all our donors who are helping to beat sight loss faster by giving in this way.

If you have any questions about setting up a payroll giving scheme or promoting an existing one within your company, please do get in touch.

If you are an employer, we can help promote your scheme with posters and leaflets and provide personalised online sign up forms for your intranet.

To set up a Payroll Giving scheme, or to find out more about promoting an existing Payroll Giving scheme, please email our team at