Payroll giving

Payroll giving is an easy and efficient way of donating to Sense and supporting deafblind children and adults.

Donations made through payroll giving are taken from your salary before tax, and the tax man pays the difference, which means that it is a tax efficient way to give on a regular basis.

This is how it works:

Your pledge to Sense Actual cost to you
(standard rate tax payer at 20%)
Actual cost to you
(higher rate tax payer at 40%)
£5£4£3
£7.50£6£4.50
£10£8£6
£20£16£12

Giving to Sense through payroll giving means that we know in advance how much and how often you will donate, which gives us the stability we need to plan our services and activities.

How to sign up to payroll giving

It is quick and easy to start giving to Sense through your payroll by completing our sign-up form onlineIf you experience any problems, please contact our supplier Hands on Helping, who are administering the online form on our behalf, on 01433 621882.

For more information on payroll giving, have a look at our frequently asked questions (WORD 20 KB).

Your donation to Sense

 A person's hands on a laptop and holding a mobile phoneSense provides tailored support, advice and information, as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. The payroll giving donations we receive are vital in ensuring that we can continue to provide this full-time, long-term support.

Your donation can make a real difference to the lives of deafblind children and adults:

  • £5 could pay for materials including paint and playdough for an art and crafts session at a Sense Family Centre. The different textures of the materials encourage deafblind children to be more adventurous and creative, which is vital to their development.
  • £7.50 could pay for a deafblind child to go to an adventure park as part of a Sense Family Day.  These days are essential in bringing families together to enjoy new experiences. Sense’s support on the day takes away from the pressures of organising a family trip with a disabled child.
  • £10 could pay for a first assessment for a deafblind person, allowing Sense experts to create individual therapy plans. First assessments are vital in ensuring deafblind people receive appropriate and tailored support, as they are often not able to benefit from mainstream services.
  • £20 could pay for a set of musical bells to stimulate a deafblind child’s hearing in music therapy, and a tactile book to develop their sense of sight and touch. These activities are vital in ensuring deafblind children explore their full potential.

All gifts will go towards Sense’s vital work with children who have complex communication needs, including those who are deafblind, as well as the wider work of Sense. This is to help ensure that we can be there throughout the journey of a child’s life and could include our work with young people and adults.

For more information on the deafblind people Sense works with and supports visit the  who you can help page.

First published: Friday 25 May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 15 August 2017