GDPR update

5th February 2018|

Following on from our previous update ( and in order to ensure that we are always clear in our communications regarding sector changes whilst making ready for GDPR, please find the following summary update of decisions made so far: PFO CHANGES: The PFO ID (aka Universal ID) has been agreed and is in the process [...]

GDPR – The APGO Response

18th January 2018|

The APGO as a group wanted to respond to the impending requirements of GDPR in a methodical fashion, to ensure there was clarity and consistency in our processes. The Payroll Giving Agencies (PGAs), The Payroll Giving Professional Fundraising Organisations (PFOs) and the Payroll Giving Donor Management Service organisations (DMSs) have worked together with the aim [...]

Diamond Award Unveiled

23rd November 2017|

Last night the official logo for the fabulous new Diamond Award was revealed to the public for the first time! This Quality Mark will be awarded to Employers with 30% (or more) of their employees giving through Payroll Giving, from 2018 onward, however special acknowledgement was given at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards last [...]

New Diamond award for 30% employee participation

9th May 2017|

We are delighted to announce that this year sees some changes coming to the Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards which will please many and make these prestigious “Marks” an even bigger and better driving force for employers to maximise the number of their employees who give. Payroll Giving turned 30 in April, so to celebrate [...]

Payroll givers becoming even more generous, says APGO

27th June 2016|

The amount donated to charity via Payroll Giving schemes increased by £3.5m this year, the APGO is pleased to announce. Figures provided by APGO members show that employees from companies around the UK gave £122.5m in the financial year 2015-16, compared to £119m in the year 2014-2015, a 3% increase. More than 1 million people [...]

Professional Fundraising Organisation – Workplace Giving UK has ceased trading.

18th December 2015|

The APGO is very disappointed to announce that the Professional Fundraising Organisation (PFO) Workplace Giving UK has ceased trading with immediate effect and been placed into liquidation. We wish to reassure charities and companies that employee donations given through Payroll Giving schemes managed by Workplace Giving UK will not be affected. Although a PFO is [...]

Winners celebrated at National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

18th November 2015|

Employers, charities and sector stakeholders from across the UK celebrated excellence, creativity and innovation in Payroll Giving at the House of Lords.   The awards ceremony, which took place on Tuesday 17th November, showcased the best examples of commitment and recognised those who have contributed to charitable giving through this unique form of fundraising.  The winning nominations and those highly [...]

Shortlist announced for 2015 NPGE Awards

6th October 2015|

The Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations have today announced the shortlist for this year’s National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards. Mervi Slade of Save the Children, Chair of the Judging Panel, said: “Once again we were delighted to have received so many entries for this year’s Awards, recognising organisations and [...]

Payroll Giving MOU – changes to charity statements take effect from October 1st

1st October 2015|

Payroll Giving MOU – changes to charity statements take effect from October 1st Following the Government consultation on Payroll Giving, the Government facilitated a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Payroll Giving Agencies, The Institute of Fundraising and the Payroll Giving Special Interest Group. The agreement has been created to increase transparency and clarity in information-sharing [...]

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2015 to be held in the House of Lords

15th July 2015|

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has announced that the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards ceremony will be held in November this year to celebrate the efforts of employers, charities and professional partnerships in promoting Payroll Giving in the workplace. Any employer who has achieved a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Payroll Giving Award Certificate is [...]