16 June 2010

University retains award for Give As You Earn scheme

For some years the University has included a Give as You Earn scheme in the staff myBenefits package. This enables tax free charitable donations through the payroll. In recognition of the level of participation in the scheme, the University has been awarded, for the third successive year, a Bronze Award from the Charities Aid Foundation.

Sharing the Caring administer the scheme for the University, ensuring that donations are sent to the correct charity, and that the donation is tax free, so saving the charity from making Gift Aid claims. There is a 4% charge to cover costs which the University funds from the small income raised from the sale of bikes previously loaned under the Pay Plus for bikes scheme and of computers under the Home Computing Initiative, to ensure that every penny staff donate goes to the charity of their choice.

If you want to start making donations to charity through payroll, details can be found at
www.sheffield.ac.uk/gaye