Every year, any employer running a Payroll Giving scheme can achieve a Payroll Giving Quality Mark.
The awards are graded based on % of employees giving from your total staff base, and calculated annually.
Launched in January 2006, the Payroll Giving Quality Mark recognises and rewards organisations for making Payroll Giving available to their staff.
Comprising a certificate and logo, as well as Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards, the Quality Mark aims to provide UK charities with sustainable income streams by increasing participation in Payroll Giving.
Once you set up a Payroll Giving scheme, you will automatically receive a certificate as well as a logo for use on your letterheads, websites and other company literature. These acknowledge that you have implemented Payroll Giving and demonstrate (both within your organisation and publicly) that you are committed to the good causes your employees care about.
The Quality Mark Awards reward employers for fostering a culture of committed giving in the workplace by actively promoting Payroll Giving.
Awards are available for organisations that achieve minimum staff participation rates and employer support in Payroll Giving as outlined below:
Awarded to employers that achieve 1% employee participation rate in Payroll Giving.
Awarded to employers that achieve 5% employee participation in Payroll Giving.
Awarded to employers that achieve 10% employee participation in Payroll Giving + employer support*.
* Employer support means that the employer must either pay the administration charge, match donations or demonstrate that they have carried out an active promotion of Payroll Giving during the previous year .
The Platinum Quality Mark Award recognises employers that continually strive to increase donations to UK charities through Payroll Giving. Employers that are recognised through the Platinum Award will have committed themselves to promoting Payroll Giving in the workplace and increasing charitable donations.
At least 20% 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.