Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Tax Efficient Scheme
Introduced in 1987, Payroll Giving (or Give As You Earn) is a simple, tax-efficient scheme which allows employees to give money to the UK registered charity of their choice by having a deduction taken straight from their gross pay.
Every employer in the UK can start a Payroll Giving scheme, no matter the size of your business or industry type. There are lots of benefits.
Simple to run and easy to set up, it provides charities with a regular income and gives employees a tax break on the donations they make.There is no tax for the charity to claim back as no tax was deducted. Some companies match or part match their employee donations via Payroll Giving.
Donations are deducted from employees’ gross pay before tax is deducted. This gives immediate tax relief on donations and means it costs less for your employees to donate. The table below gives some examples
*These figures are dependent on whether you the employer chooses to pay the 25p administration charge.
If your company has a payroll giving scheme set up, all you need to do is decide how much you would like to donate and then contact your payroll department. Either they will give you a form to complete or you can request a form from us at email@example.com Donations will then be deducted from your salary each time you are paid.
If your company does not have a payroll giving scheme in place the process is relatively simple. Talk to your payroll department or payroll provider and ask them if they can arrange a scheme that will allow you to donate through your salary. See below for more information for employers.
Payroll Giving is the smartest and easiest way to give. It allows your employees to donate, tax free, direct from their pay to any UK registered charity.
Simple to run and easy to set up, a Payroll Giving scheme can be set up by every employer in the UK, no matter the size of your business or industry type. There are lots of benefits.
It’s simple to set up Payroll Giving, just follow our step by step guide.
A Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) is an agency that facilitates Payroll Giving and distributes the donations from your employees. PGAs are vital because donations that are made through gross pay require a HM Revenue & Customs ‘audit trail’ to ensure money is going to the right places. If you already have a PGA set up then please pass those details to us so that we can register with them. A list of HMRC approved PGAs can be found on the HMRC Payroll Giving page.
A great way to launch the scheme and engage your employees could be through a ‘Payroll Giving Fundraising Event’ – these types of events can be great fun and help to build employee engagement. Our Corporate Fundraiser can come along during one lunchtime and set up an informational stand in your staff break area or canteen for employees to find out more.
Your employees can simply sign up to your Payroll Giving Scheme and start to support our charity by completing the form on this leaflet and returning it to your HR dept. You may want to match fund the money that your employees have donated, showing further support to causes that they care about and also to show commitment to your local community.
We can give you regular updates from the hospice and news as to what your donations have helped achieve for our patients and families.
“It is an easy and convenient way to give to Prospect Hospice, it is taken from my pay without even noticing!”
“It is so easy to set up, the system is similar to the childcare voucher schemes and are coded through payroll systems in the same way - it provides employees with an easy way of giving.”
“I decided to support the Prospect Hospice in memory of my friend’s wife who was cared for by them a couple of
years ago - my friend had nothing but praise for the people and the care they provided for his wife.”
Visit the Payroll Giving Centre website
Laura Kent , speaks of the special care given at Prospect Hospice and starting out in the inpatient Unit ten years ago.
The care we offer to patients and their families costs over £7.5m every year, seventy-two percent of which is raised through the support of our community. Read more about our amazing supporters.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web