Payroll giving is an easy and efficient way of making your donation to Advocacy Matters which will directly support children and adults with learning and physical disabilities in Walsall and Birmingham.

Donations are made at the time of payroll administration when your donation is taken from your salary before tax. The government then pays the difference, which means that it is a tax efficient way to give.

This is how it works

Your pledgeActual cost to you (standard rate tax payer at 20%)The government gives

The benefits

Giving to Advocacy Matters through payroll giving means that we know in advance how much and how often you will donate. This helps to give us stability when we are planning our services and activities. You can also stop your donations at any time.

How to sign up to payroll giving

To take part in Payroll Giving, please complete the form enclosed in your pack and return to us in the envelope provided. Alternatively, you can begin the process by completing the form online. If you need help, please call us on 0121 321 2377.

Your donation to Advocacy Matters

Advocacy Matters provides totally personalised assistance through advocacy and practical and emotional support when disabled children and adults face life changing situations. Sometimes it’s about enabling them to have their voice heard or speaking on their behalf, but one thing they all have in common is that they are in crisis.

This is what your monthly donation could buy:

£5 would help buy visual materials to enable our workers to establish what someone without speech is telling us. These resources can help us to understand what our clients need to explain to a doctor or a housing officer and others in situations which have a profound impact upon their future, such as their health and their human rights.

£7.50 could help to train more volunteers to carry out urgent outreach work. The scale of need in Walsall and Birmingham is so great that we need 50 more people working in the community. Your donation will pay for them to learn the very exacting skills they need to carry out intensive one to one support.

£10 will help give disabled children who are caring for a disabled parent their own support time. Rising numbers of young people are being forced into becoming the primary care giver of a relative which is impacting upon their own welfare. Your monetary support will enable us to help give a child some ‘me’ time.

£20 will help give older people living in nursing and care homes the opportunity to express their concerns and wishes about their support. This is carried out independently by Advocacy Matters to ensure impartiality, but also providing the strength behind the organisation to report and galvanize action where need presents itself.