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Payroll giving

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Give a little through your pay, make a big difference to the UK’s most vulnerable babies

Payroll Giving is a hassle free way to give to Bliss, straight from your pay.

It’s simple to set up, no bank details are required, and you can give to any number of UK charities.

Just fill in a simple online form, we’ll then contact your employer and set up the payments.

Give as much or as little as you like and when you want to stop, just tell your employer.

It gets even better. Payroll Giving donations are taken from your pre-tax pay so they cost you at least 25% less – it’s the most efficient way to give to charity.

So every pay day, for the cost of a weekly regular-size coffee*, you’ll be helping the 95,000 babies born premature sick each year in the UK.

*based on a donation of £2.25 per week which costs you £1.60 from your monthly or weekly pay before tax.

How it works

  • You give to Bliss each month automatically from your pay
  • All you need do is fill out the online form and we’ll take care of the rest
  • Anyone can join if they pay tax on their salary or pension through PAYE.
  • Once you have joined the scheme we’ll send you occasional updates from Bliss to show how your donations make a difference to babies born premature or sick.
  • As a thank you we’ll send one of our My First Bliss Bear’s** when you give through your pay to Bliss.

Scuby and Inky the Bliss payroll giving bears

** My First Bliss Bear will be sent to you when Bliss has received three months’ donations through your pay at a minimum value of £5 per month, or £2 per week, providing you have supplied a contact name and address to Bliss on registration.

Sign up

Helen from East Midlands has given to Bliss through her pay for 5 years

“I knew I wouldn't miss a small amount every month but over the year it would all add up and over many years it would really make a difference!


  • It’s a stress-free way of giving to Bliss. There are no direct debits or standing orders to set up and no bank details change hands
  • Your time is precious! Not everyone has time to trek Hadrian’s wall, bake a cupcake or volunteer at a local unit. Payroll giving is the perfect way to help poorly babies.
  • Your contributions are deducted before tax. So, if you’re giving £10 a month, this means only £8 is deducted from your take-home pay. Find out more about the tax breaks here

 “I’d advise anyone thinking of setting up a payroll gift to go for it! It's a really easy way to donate, once set up you don't have to do anything, it takes care of itself.”

How your donation will help

With 95,000 babies born premature or sick every year in the UK we need your help. Bliss trains health professionals, supports families and funds life-changing research into improvements in neonatal care. The more help we can give families and babies when they are in hospital, the better the long-term health outcomes for the babies. By giving regularly to Bliss through your pay, you enable us to plan and budget to provide our future services.

Paul from Edinburgh supports Bliss in memory of his twin brothers who died when he was four years old:

“It’s an easy way to give to a number of charities without setting up lots of different standing orders. … Just do it. It’s a really rewarding way to support the charities you care about. 

“My mother still suffers from the loss of my twin brothers but Bliss has done so much to help parents get the right support at such a traumatic time, it’s such important work.”

See how your donation can make a difference

  • £10 enables us give vital emotional support to a parent when they need it most, helping them give the best support to their baby
  • £15 helps us work with doctors and nurses to ensure babies have access to quality family-centred care, giving them a chance at a healthier future.
  • £50 helps support vital neonatal research, transforming the future for premature babies everywhere.

“It's an easy way to support any charity without additional direct debits coming out of your account. Just do it, it’s very simple and effective.”   Sarah - UK Mail employee

If you prefer to speak directly to your employer, please print a copy of the online form and give this to your payroll department. If your employer does not have a scheme in place, how about asking them to set one up? Just direct them to the Institute of Fundraising payroll giving section for information on how to do this or call Hands On Payroll Giving on 01433 651972.


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