Purple Pennies is a charitable giving scheme that is open to all staff at The University of Manchester. It’s a fantastic opportunity to donate a few pennies each month to good causes that you care about. And if we all join in, together we can make a big difference.
Purple Pennies allows you to make a collective impact with colleagues across the University by donating the pennies from your salary towards local charitable causes. Your salary will be rounded down to the nearest pound, meaning you will never donate more than 99p a month. If your net pay is £1,200.33 you’d donate the 33p and keep the £1,200. Every single penny will help.
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How do your Purple Pennies help?
100% of donations will go to our chosen causes – Helping disadvantaged students, Supporting Manchester’s cancer research and Wood Street Mission.
All three good causes were chosen by you and your colleagues to make sure that they’re the ones closest to your heart.
** Gift Aid declaration
I confirm that I want to Gift Aid my donations to the nominated charity beneficiaries of Purple Pennies. I agree for my employer, The University of Manchester, to provide Pennies from Heaven and the nominated charity beneficiaries of Purple Pennies with my name and address for the purpose of making Gift Aid claims only. I understand that the home address on my payroll record will be used for Gift Aid purposes. I confirm that this address is up to date, correct, and that I will notify my employer if this address changes, or if I want to cancel my Gift Aid declaration. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all of my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. The nominated charity beneficiaries of Purple Pennies will claim 25p on every £1 I donate. If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
More information on your chosen causes:
Helping disadvantaged students: Giving more students their Manchester opportunity.
At Manchester, we believe bright people should have access to a world-class education – regardless of their background or financial circumstances. But across the country, bright people from disadvantaged backgrounds face barriers in going to University. And the rising cost of living is having a stark impact right across our student community. Demand for hardship support has risen more than three times since the start of the pandemic. By supporting Manchester students, you’ll help increase the financial support available to them. You’ll fund scholarships and access programmes, helping talented people join us here. And you’ll make sure more students can access hardship support when they need it most. By supporting Manchester students today, you’ll give them the opportunity to fulfil their potential tomorrow.
Supporting Manchester’s cancer research: Re-writing the stories of people affected by cancer.
Cancer turns 1,000 people’s lives upside down every day.
Here at The University of Manchester, we’re tackling the disease from all angles – from developing new treatments to finding ways to detect cancer earlier. Our scientists are working hard to eradicate cancer, and we have an opportunity to save millions of lives around the world. With help from our community of donors and fundraisers, a brand-new cancer centre will be opening soon. Designed to speed up research progress, this will be a world-class centre bringing new hope to people with cancer. Your support will help complete the new building, so our scientists can move in as soon as possible. And, once it’s open, you’ll support the amazing research that takes place there. Cancer will affect one in two of us – but with your help we can create a happier, healthier future for all.
Wood Street Mission
Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford. We provide practical help to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances. Through Family Basics we provide struggling families with children’s clothes, bedding and baby equipment, and toys and books which are important for children’s wellbeing and development.
We promote engagement in education by helping families with the costs of going to school through Smart Start (school uniform project) and run Books Roadshows to promote reading and improve children’s literacy. We also provide toys for children to have presents on Christmas Day. We also raise awareness about child poverty through our communications, holding events and giving talks at schools, businesses, and groups. We help thousands of children and their families every year, and all our services are free for families to access on referral.
As an independent charity we rely on our supporters to raise and donate funds and items, and to raise awareness of our work. We have hundreds of volunteers helping us each year, who are essential to our work. Wood Street Mission was established in 1869 making us 154 years old this year.
* Terms and conditions
I am pleased to confirm that I wish to participate in the Purple Pennies scheme. administered by Pennies from Heaven, and hereby authorise The University of Manchester as my agent to collect each pay period from my net pay such odd penny balances (maximum 99p per pay period) and to distribute such amounts to the charitable causes above. This authorisation is effective from the date I submit this form and shall remain in force until cancelled in writing. It is noted that 100% of my donations will go directly to the nominated charitable causes.
If you’re signing up between the 1st – 31st of a month then your first donation deduction will be made in your following month’s salary. If you have any questions please get in touch at email@example.com