Sportability is a registered charity funded purely by voluntary donations, sponsorhip and fund raising - no grants, subsidies or State assistance.
Remember a donation of only £10 pays for a disabled person to experience quad biking, canoeing or archery; £15 and they can go sailing or shoot clay pigeons; £20 gets them gliding. So every little helps and your contribution really counts!
You can donate right now via our online secure donations website. Just click on the red "donate now" button below and make a donation:
If you are a tax-payer don't forget to select this option during the donation process. This simple task enables us to reclaim money from the Inland Revenue, making your donation even greater. As an example, for every £10 donated we would actually receive £12.50. That's a staggering 25% increase to your donation, just by selecting the option confirming that you are a UK tax payer.
Whatever you can donate will be put to good use, helping us to continue funding our activity days and helping someone to think, "if I can do this, what else can I achieve?"
Payroll Giving allows you to make donations to charity directly from your pay or company/personal pension. The donations are made before Income Tax is worked out and deducted. Because of this, you only pay tax on what's left.
This means that you get tax relief on your donation immediately - and at your highest rate of tax.
Example - basic rate tax and Payroll Giving
You pay tax at the basic rate of 20 per cent, and authorise a monthly donation of £10. That means you save £2 tax (20 per cent of £10). The actual cost of the donation to you is £8.
Example - higher rate tax and Payroll Giving
You pay tax at the higher rate of 40 per cent and authorise a monthly donation of £10. That means you save £4 (40 per cent of £10). The actual cost of the donation to you is £6.
Who can use Payroll Giving?
You can use Payroll Giving as long as both of the following apply: you are an employee or you get a company/personal pension and your employer or pension payer deducts tax through the PAYE system; your employer or pension payer operates a Payroll Giving scheme.
If your employer or pension payer does not operate a Payroll Giving scheme, you could ask if they would be willing to start one. They can find out about Payroll Giving schemes and contact details for Payroll Giving agencies on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website.
Alternatively they can call the Charities helpline on 0845 302 0203 - select option five. Lines are open from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
How to make a donation using Payroll Giving
You can make a donation by authorising your employer or pension payer to deduct a set amount from your salary or pension income.
Your employer or pension payer hands over your gift to a government approved Payroll Giving agency, which then passes the money on to your chosen charity. You do not have to tell your employer or pension payer which charities you support. Instead you complete a simple form for the Payroll Giving agency to tell them where they should send your donations.
Some Payroll Giving agencies can provide you with a charity card or cheque book so that you can make gifts directly to any charity whenever you want.
Once a gift has been deducted from your pay or pension no refund is possible. Some agencies may charge a small fee, which is deducted from your donation, to cover administrative costs.