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Employee engagement

Employee engagement

Credit: Oxfam

A company's employees are its most important asset and we understand the value that giving staff the opportunity to support a great cause can bring for them and Oxfam.

Whether it's fundraising activities or working for Oxfam for the day, we have a track record of designing and helping run the most engaging events and activities that are guaranteed to really boost employee satisfaction, motivation and morale across the whole company. Discover some of the ways that your staff can get involved in the fight against poverty below.

Work for Oxfam Day

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The Innocent Foundation

Richard Reed, Co-Founder Innocent Drinks and Trustee of the Innocent Foundation talks about Work For Oxfam Day.

Saving lives is all in a day’s work

Work for Oxfam Day is a unique employee-giving initiative that provides staff with the opportunity to donate an hour, half a day, or a full day's pay to Oxfam. Your company picks a date and we provide you with plenty of engaging communication tools to promote it to your employees and get them on board, as well as ideas for team-building activities and lunchtime talks that can be undertaken on the day itself. 

"I'm really proud that UBM is supporting Work for Oxfam Day. It's a tremendous initiative and a lot of fun."
- David Levin, CEO, UBM

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving, also known as Workplace Giving, provides employees with an easy way to regularly donate to Oxfam straight from their salary before tax is deducted. 

This means that if you pledge to give £10 a month, it will only cost you £8 on a basic rate tax, £6 on 40% tax, or £5 on 50% tax. 

Thousands of employees throughout the UK donate to Oxfam through Payroll Giving every month.

David Levene, Oxfam

How it works

  • Employees choose an amount that they want to donate each pay day
  • The donation comes out of their wages automatically
  • Oxfam receives the whole donation, including the tax
  • Employees can cancel or change their donation at any time

Benefits to employees and employers

  • Simple and free to set up
  • It's the most tax-efficient way to give to charity
  • Boosts morale and motivation, which aids in staff retention and recruitment
  • Helps to engage employees around CSR
  • Enhances your business' charitable giving, with little effort or cost
Download our Payroll Giving Guide for more information

Partnerships in action

A UN plane.

Heathrow Airport

Staff and customers raise more than £600,000 for Oxfam by undertaking challenges such as Race the Plane, and by donating their foreign change at collection points throughout the Airport.

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