We’ll say it again. Our charities receive little or no government funding and without your donations it would not be possible for them to provide essential help where and when it’s needed most.

That’s the reality of life today. Because of the cost-of-living crisis, many families across Scotland are feeling the pinch – we know it’s a big ask at this time for you to dig deep and support us with a donation. In return we can promise that every pound you give us will be well spent and make a difference to people living with conditions that can make their lives challenging.

Here’s how you can play your part by making a donation to Bighearted Scotland.

Whatever suits you best. You can make a one-off donation or set up a monthly direct debit. However, the best way to lend your support is by payroll giving. Most of our income is now generated in this way primarily because it’s the most tax-efficient method of donating to our charities. In other words, you commit a small amount from your gross salary every month without paying tax and in doing so, more money goes directly to where it’s needed.

If you’re unfamiliar with payroll giving, here’s a quick overview.

Payroll Giving

Quite simply, Payroll Giving is the most tax-efficient way of donating vital funds to our charities. Here’s how it works.

Why Payroll Giving?

It’s a scheme that allows you to donate to Bighearted Scotland straight from your gross salary – before tax is deducted, but after NI is taken off your pay. What it means for standard rate taxpayers is a £10 donation will cost you £8 and for higher rate taxpayers the same donation would cost £6. And for those of you paying the highest rate of tax, the actual cost will be just £5.

Payroll Giving gives our charities regular income, which allows them to plan, support more people and look to the future with greater confidence.

Bighearted Scotland has now registered with the Payroll Giving Agency, Giveall.

Why Giveall?

Giveall is an HMRC approved Payroll Giving platform and pass on 100% of ever donor’s payroll giving donation to us no later than two working days from the date they receive the funds from a donor’s employer. Payroll Giving is a valuable source of income for us here at the charity and receiving the funds on a Giveall scheme means we don’t lose out on commissions and unnecessary fees. Not only that, in these days where regular funds are vital to help us continue the work we do here at Bighearted Scotland we can have access to the funds quickly.

Setting up Payroll Giving as an Employer

If you are a business owner or part of an HR team and don’t know much about Payroll Giving but would like to add this to your employee benefits package, then please do send us an email ( and we will arrange for Giveall to call you and help you set up a scheme and share ideas on how to promote it to your employees. Many employers are now adding payroll giving to their existing benefits package as it demonstrates their CSR commitment to support good causes.

Setting up Payroll Giving as an Employee

For employers already offering Payroll Giving, it’s easy to set up and administer. All you need to do is request a form from your HR department that asks which charity you want to support and how much you’d like to donate. Once signed, your employer then deducts the total amount from your pre-tax salary and your donation is sent to us.

Alternatively, if no Payroll Giving scheme is in place and you would like to support us in this way, then please send Giveall your details by clicking on the link below and they will speak to your employees and assist them in setting up a scheme.

View a full list of other payroll agencies that you can sign up through here

Thank you. Together we can be Bighearted and support those in need across Scotland.

To find out more about the 5 charities involved in Bighearted Scotland please visit our homepage.