Did you know that you can donate to the Scottish Wildlife Trust through your employer? Payroll giving is an excellent way to make your donation go further at no extra cost to you.

When you give to the Trust via your pay or pension, donations are taken before any income tax is deducted. This means that, although we receive your full gift, it actually costs you less to donate. What’s more, some employers will even match your donation!


Here’s how it works in practice:

Your donation As a 20% tax
payer you pay
As a 40% tax
payer you pay
As a 45% tax
payer you pay
We receive
£5 £4 £3 £2.75 £5*
£10 £8 £6 £5.50 £10*
£50 £40 £30 £27.50 £50*

*A small transaction fee is applied for processing donations, although many employers will cover all administration costs.


Payroll giving

Payroll giving is one of the most efficient and convenient ways to support the work of the Trust. To get started, simply click below.


Payroll giving FAQs

Want to know more? Below are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

To get started with payroll giving, simply complete our online form via Payroll Giving in Action.

Alternatively, you can complete a mandate which is usually obtained from your payroll or HR department. Your employer will forward your completed form to their Payroll Giving Agency and deduct the total amount you want to give from your pre-tax salary. Your donation will then be forwarded on to the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

If you wish, you can ask for your donation to remain anonymous. However, we would really like to thank you for your donations and keep you updated on how they are being used to help Scotland’s wildlife via our magazine, Scottish Wildlife, which you will receive three times per year.

We are committed to the safekeeping of any personal data you provide to us. More information on our Privacy Notice can be found here.

No, there are no minimum or maximum limits on donations via payroll giving.

You can stop your payroll giving donations at any time by notifying your payroll department.

Your payroll giving donations will automatically stop if you leave your job. If you would like to continue your donations at your next job, simply fill in our form again with your new employment details.

A small administration fee (usually 25p) is deducted by your employers chosen Payroll Giving Agent for processing donations. However, many employers will pay this fee on your behalf, in which case we would receive your full donation.

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