Payroll giving from your salary

Did you know you can donate to Sightsavers straight from your salary? By signing up for payroll giving, you’ll enjoy tax relief on your donations, helping your money go even further towards our life-changing work.

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After training funded by Sightsavers supporters, Dr Gladys Atto (centre) became the first cataract surgeon at her hospital in Uganda.

How does payroll giving work?

The payroll giving scheme, or workplace giving, is an easy, flexible and tax-efficient way to give from your salary. You can sign up whether your employer pays you weekly or monthly.

A regular charity donation from your salary gives Sightsavers a steady source of income to plan ambitious projects and make a huge impact around the world.

Payroll donations are taken from your gross salary before tax, so your money will go even further. For example, if a basic-rate taxpayer sets up a £5 monthly salary donation, it will only cost them £4 a month.

The taxman makes up the difference, meaning your money goes further to support our sight-saving work.

You can change lives

In a year, giving £15 a month from your salary could pay for life-changing cataract surgery for a child like Shahadeb.

Read Shahadeb’s story

How do I sign up?

It’s simple to donate to Sightsavers’ charity work from your salary.

  1. Fill in this online form to let us know you’d like to make a recurring donation to Sightsavers.
  2. We will work with your employer to deduct the agreed amount from your pay.
  3. Your employer will send your donation directly to us.

Benefits of donating from your salary


Payroll charity donations are a great choice for ease and privacy. Your employer takes your gift directly from your salary with no need to fill out long forms or provide your card details.


Payroll giving enables you to change or cancel your donation at any time. To take advantage of this flexible approach and make any amends, you can contact your employer’s payroll team.


A gift from your salary makes your money go further. The donation comes out of your gross pay, so it costs you at least 25% less, and means more money for our life-changing work.

How will my donation help Sightsavers?

The regular donation from your salary will help us protect sight, fight diseases and promote the rights of people with disabilities.

At Sightsavers, we start with sight, but we don’t stop there. We work in more than 30 countries to prevent blindness and promote the rights of women, girls and people with sight loss and other disabilities. Your donation could be used to help treat eye conditions, train health workers, or make sure everyone is able to claim their human rights.

In 2022, Sightsavers helped to distribute more than 44 million treatments for river blindness, supported sight-saving cataract surgery for 451,000 patients, and provided glasses for more than 782,000 people.

But we can’t do any of it without you.

In a year, here’s what your donation could achieve...

£10 a month
could fund an operation for a patient with advanced trachoma

£15 a month
could pay for five operations for adults with cataracts

£20 a month
could protect 1,200 families against river blindness

Ready to make a donation through payroll giving?

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