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Payroll Giving in Action is a professional fundraising organisation whose primary aim is to raise awareness and take up of the pre-tax Payroll Giving scheme, therefore increasing donations to approximately 190,000 different UK charities that require our help. PGA’s founding principles are to recruit quality donations lasting for many years for as many charities as possible. 

PGA have a team of 30 professional staff covering all of the UK, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, all of which work to a strict Code of Conduct ensuring best fundraising practice.   

Payroll Giving

PRESENTERS:  diverse range of presenters covering all locations with  an added ability to cover 24 hour shifts over 7 days to fit Company requirements. Enthusiastic yet light hearted presentations to inform staff on how payroll giving works, leaving the choice of charity to the employee.  Expert in all UK and Northern Ireland based charities.

OFFICE STAFF/CHARITY LIASON OFFICERS: Efficient and courteous team dealing with company meetings, arrangement of promotions, charity and company statistics, expertise in charity awareness and company liasons.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM: Team of staff expert in the field of generating new business and ensuring expert continuity and service is received once Payroll Giving is entered into.

Payroll Giving in Action are members of the Institute of Fundraising and IOF Payroll Giving forum. 

Although Payroll Giving has been around for several years now, many charities have found it difficult to use the scheme as a fund raising mechanism. The obvious benefit of receiving tax-free donations directly from wages is offset by the considerable cost of recruiting people to the scheme through the distribution of literature and by giving presentations nationwide.

In the past, charities have individually attempted to generate payroll support, often with disappointing results. The idea behind PGA is to represent as many charities simultaneously as possible by pooling the resources required to gain the benefits outlined above.


By representing a large number of wide-ranging charities, employees feel they have been given the freedom to make their own choice. Promotions are much more cost-effective when several charities are represented simultaneously, and in this way charities can increase their Payroll Giving support at an affordable cost.

PGA does not guarantee to raise funds for specific charities, the degree of response is entirely dependant upon employee choice, but it ensures all promotions are completely impartial.