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Payroll giving

Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-efficient way for you to give to NASS directly through your salary, without paying tax on your donation.

Payroll giving

Payroll Giving, sometimes called Give As You Earn, allows you to donate straight from your salary before tax is deducted, meaning you save money on your charitable gift. For example, if you choose to give £10 a month, only £8 will be deducted from your gross monthly salary and the remaining £2 will come from the Inland Revenue.

You can choose your Payroll Giving donation amount and change or cancel your gift to NASS at any time, simply by informing your payroll department at work.

Why should I set up payroll giving?

It’s tax-effective – donate straight from your salary, costing you less to give NASS more.

It’s flexible – enjoy the flexibility to change your mind, your heart, and your donation amount at any time.

It can be matched by your employer – many employers match their employees’ payroll giving, doubling your donation to NASS at no extra cost to you. Ask your employer if they offer match giving.

How do I set up my Payroll Giving donation?

To start your regular donation to NASS through your salary, simply speak to your employer and they’ll be able to help set this up for you. Once they have processed your Payroll Giving request, your gift will be made directly from your salary to NASS each payday.

How is payroll giving different to gift aid?

When you make a direct donation to NASS, you’re often given the option to tick a box that allows NASS to apply for Gift Aid on your donation. This means that – if you’re are a UK taxpayer – NASS can claim back 25% tax on your donation from the Government (regardless of the rate of tax you pay).

For example, if you’re a lower rate taxpayer and donate £20 directly to NASS, it costs you £20 and the charity receives £25 – once we’ve claimed the Gift Aid back. While the amount going to NASS is higher, NASS carries the cost and hassle of claiming back the tax.

With payroll giving your donation not only costs you less, you receive a tax benefit and NASS automatically receives the donation – avoiding the added administrative burden of collecting Gift Aid.

Where can I find more information on Payroll Giving?

If you would like more information on Payroll Giving, please take a look at these resources:

The impact of your support

  • £10 can enable our Helpline team to respond to a call or email and provide guidance and advice to anyone affected by axial SpA.
  • £25 could help provide a pack of NASS guidebooks for a local axial SpA clinic.
  • £50 could help our team provide 1:1 welfare and benefits support for someone living with axial SpA.
  • £100 could help by contributing towards the cost of one of our weekly My AS My Life sessions to help people living with axial SpA manage their symptoms between hospital appointments.
  • £250 could help us run an online session to help up to 20 people learn how to manage symptoms of axial SpA, such as extreme pain, severe exhaustion and poor sleep.

We urgently need your support

Your support for NASS and people with axial SpA is more critical than ever:

  • As the NHS recovers from the pandemic, 67% of people with axial SpA are being left to cope with debilitating pain, exhaustion and fatigue alone.
  • The current economic climate has meant that we have seen a reduction in fundraising income.
  • With a cost-of-living crisis, more people than ever need support to claim life-changing disability benefits they are entitled to.

Axial SpA works silently. We don’t.

Axial SpA is an inflammatory condition of the spine and joints.  Inflammation where muscles attach to the bones, causes extreme pain. It’s an invisible and often misdiagnosed condition. Often leaving people feeling powerless, in increasing pain and extreme exhaustion. If left untreated, it can permanently fuse bones together.

NASS is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people with axial SpA. NASS doesn’t receive any statutory funding. We rely on your kindness and generosity, and other people like you, to help us transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with axial SpA and help more people live well with the condition sooner.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about payroll giving to support NASS, please email or call 020 8741 1515 and press option 2.

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Your stories

Chris Wheeler Great Western Run 2023

Chris' story

Chris, an employee at Microsoft, supports NASS through their payroll giving scheme. Microsoft also match his donation, doubling his monthly to NASS every month at no extra cost to him. "Thanks to the support I have received from NASS, I am fundraising for them as I want to give others the chance to get diagnosed earlier that the current average time of 8.5 years. It shouldn’t take that long!"

Read Chris' story

Other ways to fundraise

  • 220k

    Adults in the UK

    1 in 200 of the adult population in the UK have axial SpA (AS). That's twice as many as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

  • 24

    Average age

    Axial SpA (AS) is a condition that affects young people. Symptoms start late teens to early twenties, with the average age of onset being 24.

  • 8.5

    Years to diagnosis

    The current average delay to diagnosis from when symptoms start is 8.5 years, by which irreversible damage to the spine may have occurred.

  • 59%

    Mental health

    59% of people with axial SpA (AS) report experiencing mental health problems compared to 25% of those with musculoskeletal conditions overall.