Charitable Giving

Charles Marcus is proud to offer the opportunity for you to donate money to your chosen charity through your salary. Give As You Earn is the UK's largest payroll giving scheme. You can give directly from your pre-tax salary, so that money that would normally go to the taxman goes to charity instead. This requires a Salary Sacrifice agreement for at least 12 months.

It couldn't be simpler!

You just decide how much you want to give each month - there is no minimum amount or limit on how much you can donate - and who you want to give it to. Then your donation comes out of your pay before the taxman touches it. You can make donations to any charitable or voluntary organisation in the UK. This can include places of worship, schools, scout groups and many other organisations.


Your chosen charity benefits because they know that they have money coming in regularly and can plan what to do with it in the long term. You benefit because you don't pay out all of the donations you offer. For example, if you're a basic rate taxpayer, you only pay £8 to donate £10 to the charity of your choice.

Here is an example of what you will pay to make a monthly donation of £15:
As a 20% taxpayer: £12
As a 40% taxpayer: £9
As a 45% taxpayer: £8.25

We have enrolled Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) as the payroll giving agency to operate the Charles Marcus Give As You Earn Scheme. CAF are a not-for-profit organisation which is committed to raising awareness to the benefits of regular charity donations. They have an administration charge of 4% (capped at £10) which is deducted from each donation. There is no limit on how much you can donate but CAF usually recommends that donors give at least £5 a month.

If you would like to donate to charity using GAYE, please email You will need to complete a donor instruction form which we will post to you. Upon receipt of the completed form, we will make the necessary adjustments in payroll to begin your deductions and we will forward your instructions to CAF.

If we all pledge to donate what we can, we can start to make a difference.

Don't forget, the taxman won't receive as much of your salary as he previously did, which can't be a bad thing!