Payroll Giving

Quality Marks

The Government supported Payroll Giving Quality Mark is a benchmarking system that recognises when an employer offers the scheme and signifies those businesses operating exceptional schemes.

Every employer that offers a Payroll Giving scheme to their employees is eligible to receive a Quality Mark. Employers that achieve set participation rates are eligible to apply for a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Quality Mark.

Each year companies can apply to their contracted Payroll Giving Agency for their applicable Quality Mark. Contact details for the UK's main Payroll Giving Agencies and Professional Fundraising Organisations are here:


This is the accreditation that can be used by any employer offering Payroll Giving. The symbol is synonymous with the scheme and identifies businesses that are supportive of workplace philanthropy.


Awarded to businesses with over 1% of their colleague base donating through the scheme


Accredited to companies that have over 5% of employees participating in Payroll Giving.


Given to employers with over 10% of their workforce giving to charity through the payroll.


Presented to companies that have more than 20% of employees donating through the company Payroll Giving scheme.


Introduced for schemes running throughout 2018, awarded to employer with at least 30% employee participation plus the employer must either pay the Payroll Giving Agency administration charge, match donations or demonstrate that they have carried out an active promotion of Payroll Giving during the previous year.