AmazonSmile is sadly shutting down in February 2023. We will receive any donations up until then, but no further donations to Red Balloon will be possible through Amazon once the platform closes. If you’d still like to support us while shopping then have a look at easyfundraising below.
Giving through your payroll is one of the best ways to maximise your contribution. You notify your employer that you’d like to give a certain amount through your payroll and they will deduct this before you get your paycheck. Your donation is given before you’re taxed on your income giving you instant tax relief without the arduous forms. This means is you pay less to donate more!
Tax relief is based on your tax bracket, so to donate £1 to Red Balloon you pay:
80p if you’re a basic rate taxpayer
60p if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
55p if you’re an additional rate taxpayer
(this differs slightly if you’re a Scottish taxpayer)
Rather than HMRC collecting the remaining 20p, 40p or 45p it comes to Red Balloon!
We are currently registered with Benevity and CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), but know that employers use many different platforms. Your HR department will know all about payroll giving at your company, so a quick email to them is your first step!
If your company provides payroll giving but uses a different platform, please contact us at email@example.com and we will do our best to get set up to receive your generous donation!
easyfundraising enables you to make a donation while you shop, at no extra cost to you, by turning your everyday online shopping into free donations. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Their retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.
They have over 4,000 retailers to choose from and so far they’ve raised over £31 million for thousands of charities like ours across the UK. Simply type Red Balloon in the ‘search for a cause’ box to find us.