Every week, more than 1,000 young people are at risk of homelessness across England & Wales

There are many reasons why a young person can find themselves with nowhere to stay. But as the cost of living continues to rise in the UK, we expect the number of young people on the streets to increase too. Those who are ‘sofa surfing’ right now may soon be asked to leave by family or friends who simply can’t afford to accommodate them anymore. Cold, dark and dangerous. Being out in the cold all day will have a detrimental effect on their health and future. 

But with your support, YMCA can be there for them today.

What is Payroll Giving?

By signing up for Payroll Giving you can make a regular, tax-free donation to YMCA. Payroll Giving comes out of your salary before tax every month, so you can give more for less. It is also known as Give As You Earn (GAYE).

The benefits:

  • It’s quick and easy
  • You can make a difference to young people with a monthly donation
  • It costs you less to give more – it’s tax free

An example of what you can give is below:

If you pay 20% tax, every £10 donated will only cost you £8 or if you pay 40% tax, it will only cost you £6. 

  • £5 will only cost you £4 or £3 if you pay 40% tax
  • £15 will only cost you £12 or £9 if you pay 40% tax
  • £30 will only cost you £24 or £18 if you pay 40% tax

The difference it makes

A small regular gift can make a massive difference to the lives of young people at risk of homelessness. Your donation could help YMCA provide young people with vital services like counselling or careers advice to vulnerable young people, providing support to enable them to transform their lives. And a regular gift means YMCA can plan ahead, to support communities and their young people more effectively. 

Your donation could:

  • Help a young person staying at a YMCA
  • Give a young person access to mental health support and mentoring sessions
  • Provide a young person with access to careers advice, as well as practical skills to get into work or education
  • Support children, young people and parents through a variety of services such as nurseries, after school clubs, holiday camps and relationship services

How to sign up

It only takes a few minutes to sign up. Complete the form linked below, and we’ll contact your employer to set up your monthly gift.

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