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December Diary Dates

Can you help make a difference this Christmas? For some the festive period is the most difficult time of the year.  Parents unable to feed or buy gifts for their children, pets are abandoned, and old people feel the cold and loneliness more than ever. But this year you could make a difference by donating …

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November 30, 2021
November Diary Dates

Are you ready for this year’s Giving Tuesday event on 30th November?    There are so many ways to support this international day of giving from company-wide events to enabling individuals to donate to their own personal charity with Payroll Giving.   If you didn’t attend our Giving Tuesday webinar on 12th October here is the link …

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November 2, 2021
Meet the team

Jo Wright, Joint CEO How do you achieve success in your role? I have worked in Payroll Giving since 1993, starting as a booking officer and working my way up to working on Business Development and then specialist Payroll Giving projects for charities. This has given me the base from which to develop the strongest, …

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October 11, 2021
October Diary Dates

In October we are focused on attaining Peace of Mind to support World Mental Health Day on 10th October.   The theme for 2021 is “mental health in an unequal world”. The past 18 months has impacted on everyone, some have suffered more than other increasing the demand for the services of mental health charities.  This is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues …

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October 1, 2021
ISO27001:2013 why is it important to us?

Collecting data is what we do! Enabling employees to donate via payroll giving to charities they care about is what we are all about. We first became accredited in 2019, as we found the large organisations we work with, require the proof that data security comes first. Becoming accredited at first can seem overwhelming as …

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September 15, 2021
Keeping the UK Paid: National Payroll Week

Taking place on the 6 – 10 September, National Payroll Week was established to raise the profile and awareness of payroll in the UK. It helps demonstrate the impact the payroll industry has in the UK through the collection of income tax and National Insurance; especially when you consider the £249 billion* paid to the …

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September 5, 2021
International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received …

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September 5, 2021
Celebration of Success

It’s been a challenging time for everyone including UK charities and employees. Despite the restrictions and the lack of face to face awareness raising visits to employer premises across the UK, employees have continued to support their chosen charities via payroll. The Payroll Giving Quality Mark is a government-supported accreditation which recognises and rewards organisations …

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August 25, 2021
Selfless Selfie July winner – Joanne Weir

What a month July has been. Record breaking temperatures, relaxation of restrictions and a fantastic response to our Selfless Selfie competition. The variety in the charities supported by our competition entrants highlight the very personal nature of Payroll Giving. We are delighted to announce that our July winner is Joanne Weir from the Northern Ireland …

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August 2, 2021
We are back and ready to fundraise safely.

During the pandemic UK charities have struggled to manage fundraising.  The cancellation of events had a huge impact on income with charities refocussing on Payroll Giving donations.   Employers rose to the challenge and encouraged employees to show their support through their schemes resulting in a massive 6% increase in income from Payroll Giving in the past year.  In monetary terms this is …

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July 19, 2021
2021 Payroll Giving Quality Marks Awarded

We are delighted to have retained our Diamond standard Payroll Giving Quality Mark in 2021 and to see how well our employer partners have done despite the challenges faced by employers over the past year. The Payroll Giving Quality Mark is a government-backed accreditation, rewarding companies offering Payroll Giving with a Quality Mark which they can …

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July 1, 2021
Dates for your diary: Summer Workplace Giving Hub Webinars

Are you a hardworking Reward/ Payroll / Communications or HR professional responsible for your organisation’s charity activities like Payroll Giving, Volunteering and Fundraising?   Would you like to work smarter not harder and reach every employee with your message? Then this is your personal invitation to join us on one of the Workplace Giving Hub webinars …

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July 1, 2021
Payroll Giving boom during Pandemic

Figures for the financial year ending March 2021 show year on year increase to £143.9 million. Indicator figures released during the first national ‘lockdown’ quarter (Financial Q1 2020- 2021) showed an uplift, and the full year’s numbers now show this trend did not slow. From April 2020 – March 2021 donations made through Payroll Giving …

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June 21, 2021
Summer Selfless Selfie competition is back

Back by popular demand, our Selfless Selfie competition will be running over the two summer months – July and August. Win £50 for your chosen charity with your Selfless Selfie video or photo. Tell us what charity you support through Payroll Giving and why? Send us your short video or photo* to: mypayrollgiving@stcpayrollgiving.co.uk ‘   You …

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June 18, 2021
Show you care in Carers Week 7-13 June

Carers Week will run from Monday 7 until Sunday 13 June 2021 and its theme is to Make Caring Visible and Valued. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps …

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June 8, 2021
Read all about it! in touch edition 16

The latest StC newsletter is now available for you to get all the latest updates on the Payroll Giving scheme including: A word from our CEO Payroll Giving Pandemic Champions – find out how our employer partners have been supporting UK charities during the pandemic Upcoming events, Payroll Giving Quality Marks, summer competitions and more …

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June 8, 2021
How to: Get involved in Volunteer Week

There are so many ways you can support your local charity – fundraising, Payroll Giving and volunteering are just three of the main ways employees can get involved. June 1st – 7th is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and …

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June 1, 2021
Diary Dates: June Workplace Giving Webinars

How would you like to have all your charitable activities at your fingertips? Imagine if you could keep employees up to date with opportunities, monthly engagement tools and have reports available 24/7. With the Workplace Giving Hub you can! Join us on one of our June webinars to find out how employers are using the …

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May 31, 2021
How to: maximise your charity partnership

A good corporate partnership can be mutually beneficial for both charities and sponsors. For charities, these benefits include increased funding, support and visibility, and organisations can benefit from good PR, brand building and the chance to make a difference and support a worthwhile cause. Corporate-charity partnerships should be aimed at bringing mutual benefit to both parties through their collaborative efforts. More than just ticking the …

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May 24, 2021
Payroll Giving – reaching remote employees

Inclusion can be a challenge with the mix of site based and remote working as the new normal. Maintaining a team spirit is vital to ensure that employees don’t feel isolated With zoom fatigue a reality, how can you connect with your remote workers. Connecting colleagues with charity activities is one way to bring a …

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May 17, 2021
Do you personalise your staff benefits?

Research by MetLife UK has revealed that half of employees would sacrifice some of their salary for personalised benefits. The study was compiled as part of the fourth and final chapter of MetLife’s Re:Me report, redefine, which found that almost seven in 10 (69%) people admitted they would work harder for an organisation that provided tailored employee benefits …

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May 12, 2021
How to create your Payroll Giving promotion calendar

Do you have a Payroll Giving promotion plan for the year ahead?  If not never fear, StC are here to support you and help you get the most from every employee engagement opportunity. Each month we provide plug and play links and articles for employers to use at their discretion to maintain employee awareness and …

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May 4, 2021
Giving Tuesday 2021

This year’s Giving Tuesday might feel far away, but plans are being drawn up as we speak. You may have participated in Giving Tuesday in the past and you probably are thinking about a good cause you have donated to in the last year. You may even have already added the date to your charity …

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April 26, 2021
Friday Fun Tea-break Teasers

We thought we’d brighten up your Fridays with a weekly brain teaser. From anagrams to spot the difference we’ll be bringing you chance to take a break and text your skills. Friday 24th September: Autumnink pumps: Pumkins 1.ink pumps: Pumpkins 2. heard tv: Harvest 3. oxen qui: Equinox 4. crabbers like: Blackberries 5. lone whale: …

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April 19, 2021
Keep “in touch” with StC Payroll Giving latest newsletter

The first newsletter for 2021 has just been released. Jam packed with positive news to counterbalance the gloom and doom of lockdown. Our ezine, “in touch“ keeps you up to date with all things Payroll Giving. We include articles on Giving Tuesday and inspiring examples of great employer schemes. Be the first to hear about …

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January 19, 2021
Lung Cancer Awareness Month

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear someone coughing? Covid 19. But it could be a sign of lung cancer or another underlying disease. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month we want to ensure that individuals know the facts and recognise the signs of Lung Cancer. The NHS have a useful guide Read here In a …

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December 3, 2020
Happy Birthday NHS

“It’s been the most challenging year in the history of the NHS and staff from across the health service have pulled out the stops like never before to deliver extraordinary care. From the domestic workers on the COVID-19 wards who have worked tirelessly to keep hospitals clean, to medical students heading the call for 111 …

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October 1, 2020
COVID-19 – Charities Need Your Help Now

The coronavirus outbreak is the greatest global health emergency in living memory. It is affecting the way we all go about our daily lives.  In these uncertain times, small acts of kindness can make a huge difference. See below, some of the examples of how charities need your support during COVID-19. St.John Ambulance – Our …

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May 15, 2020
Payroll Giving lockdown Selfless Selfie competition

Our Selfless Selfie competition was so successful in 2019 that we decided to run it again this year for our employer partners with a slight twist – lockdown fun. Payroll Giving employees are encouraged to send us a video or selfie showing how they are getting through lockdown, whether that’s a pet, gardening, learning a …

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May 14, 2020
The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home.

Join us on Friday 8 May as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now …

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May 6, 2020

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