Pennies from Heaven is a simple concept. Employees net pay is rounded down to the nearest pound with the pennies donated to charity. Earn £850.34 then 34p is donated to charity. Charities are chosen by the employers mostly in conjunction with employees. The scheme can also be offered to pensioners.The most you can ever give is 99p every time you are paid. If just 10% of the UK workforce signed up £24m would be raised for charity every year.
“…Let’s all do something little and together make a big difference to charities…”
Because donations are small all staff can be included in giving through pay. Pennies from Heaven is a way to give regularly, in a structured and tax efficient way to charities complimenting all other fundraising activities undertaken by staff.
Pennies from Heaven is the largest micro giving scheme for employees and pensioners in the UK. The team has 15 years experience in fundraising and to date the scheme has raised over 380,000,000 million pennies (February 2017) for over 265 charities.
Major employers offering the scheme include Barclays, HSBC, Cadbury Schweppes, Lloyds Pharmacy, LV=, Palmer and Harvey, Skandia Life, TNT, Smiths News, WHSmith, many UK Councils and many Trusts from the largest UK employer the NHS.
Despite tough economic conditions the scheme continues to buck the trend in charitable giving:
More companies joining – 70% increase in companies offering Pennies from Heaven in the last 4 years.
More money raised – 56% increase in donations 2009-2012.
Fast processing – 80% of donations received by the charities within 30 days.
More employees joining –56% increase in employees taking part in the last four years.
Popular with staff – three and a half times more popular than payroll giving.
100% of donations via PFH are eligible for Gift Aid (subject to declaration)
No fees to charities.
“Everyone gives a little but together the team makes a big difference to a charity that matters to them”