We believe that together, as a team, we can help make a difference.

Why do we do it?

We are very proud to be a team that holds a shared interest in helping improve lives. By acknowledging the struggles many face, every year we commit to raising vital funds for a range of charities and providing voluntary services to numerous deserving organisations.

Pennies for Promise

How is it run?

Pennies for Promise is organised and administrated by activpayroll, who donate the resources and time needed to run the scheme. This donation in kind ensures that 100% of donated funds go directly to charity, unlike other payroll giving schemes that deduct administrative costs from funds.

Why is it good for employers?

Pennies for Promise is an easy to implement scheme which can become the focal point of your corporate social responsibility plan to support the communities that your organisation operates within. It is also a great way for employers to demonstrate their commitment to causes that their employees care about.

A summary of the benefits for your organisation:

  • Improves organisational image
  • Helps your organisation stand out from the crowd for all stakeholders
  • You may use the Pennies for Promise logo, to demonstrate your support
  • Major addition to your CSR plan at zero cost
  • Feedback from supported causes provides material for your internal and external communications
  • 100% funds go straight to the charity

Supported by us

We truly recognise the importance of stimulating local commerce in the communities we operate in. For this reason, we proudly support a number of organisations and are committed to helping them grow and continue to deliver their great work.

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How we made a difference:

activpayroll has been a corporate supporter of Charlie House since 2018. They are currently very kindly covering the cost of payroll for Charlie House employees and staff at our new ReCHarge Café. By supporting us in this way, we can use the money saved to further support babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the North-east.

The team have also supported us in other ways including the purchase of two manual slings for our families to use for lifting purposes and also sponsored an activity club which offered children the chance to learn circus skills. Members of the activpayroll team also attended and helped on the day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for their invaluable and on-going support.

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Tracy Johnstone Chair of Charlie House

Little things that matter

All the latest on our work for good causes, it really is the little things that make a big difference.

activpayroll Supports Christmas Giving Initiatives Across the Globe

This month, activpayroll has been embracing the season of goodwill and giving back to those that need it most. From shoebox appeals to free meals, find out how the team has been helping the less fortunate across three different continents.

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ARCHIE Foundation Jumps for Joy as It Receives Complimentary Payroll Services

activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland has announced it will provide complimentary payroll services to the ARCHIE Foundation.

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Alison Cycles for the NHS

Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, is preparing to take on a three-day charity cycle, covering over 300km and all from her own home.

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activpayroll Celebrates 2019 Charity Success

This year the activpayroll team has been busy taking part in several challenges to raise vital funds for five deserving charities, successfully raising over £13,000.

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activpayroll Helps Spread Christmas Cheer Around the Globe

This Christmas, activpayroll is helping spread festive cheer across six of its international offices, ensuring no child goes without food or a gift this Christmas morning.

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Autumn Charity Update

So far this year, activpayroll has raised over £12,566 for five different charities. The last three months has seen the team complete various events in aid of Animal Rescue Organisation, Friends of Anchor, Charlie House and St Columba’s Hospice.

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activpayroll Charity Update 2019

From jumping out of planes in St Andrews, Scotland to holding food drives in Venice, Florida, the activpayroll team has been busy supporting some brilliant charities.

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activpayroll Prepares to Race for Abandoned and Neglected Animals

On Saturday 6 April 2019, the Cape Town activpayroll team will take part in the first of three demanding challenges this year to support Animal Rescue Organisation.

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Maggie’s Mexican Fundraiser Proves Real Fiesta

On Saturday 2nd March, over 130 women attended the Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen for ‘Fizz Fiesta’, a Mexican themed ladies-only afternoon organised by activpayroll.

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activpayroll Singapore Run for Hope

On Sunday 17th February, the Singapore activpayroll team joined over 6,000 people from various walks of life to take part in Run for Hope Singapore 2019.

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2018 Charity Success at activpayroll

From skydives to cycling hundreds of miles, activpayroll, the global payroll and tax compliance specialist has successfully raised £16,683.50 this year for four Scottish charities through a range of challenges and fundraising initiatives.

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activpayroll Gets in to the Festive Spirit with Christmas Gift Giving

This Christmas, activpayroll is helping to ensure no child in Scotland wakes up without a gift on Christmas morning by taking part in gift giving initiatives across its Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices.

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activpayroll Charity Update

Last month, activpayroll celebrated National Payroll Week by raising money for two deserving charities; however the firm has been doing a lot more to help charity this year.

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activpayroll Supports Maggie’s in Culture Crawl

On Friday 22 June 2018, the Aberdeen activpayroll team joined over 500 others to take part in the Maggie’s Culture Crawl for the second year.

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activpayroll Supports New Social Enterprise Venture

activpayroll, the global payroll and employee mobility specialist, is delighted to announce it will be supporting Edinburgh’s ‘Best Start Up Organisation’, Projekt 42.

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activpayroll Celebrates Success at First Maggie’s Fizz Afternoon

On Saturday 10 March 2018, over 100 women attended Maggie’s Centre in Aberdeen for a ‘Fizz Afternoon’ organised by activpayroll. The event aimed to raise vital funds for the charity while giving those that attended a fun filled afternoon.

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activpayroll Supports Four Deserving Charities this Christmas

This Christmas, activpayroll is making sure that no child wakes up without a gift on Christmas morning by taking part in four gift giving initiatives.

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activpayroll Celebrates Charity Success

Through a range of challenges, the Aberdeen and Edinburgh activpayroll teams have raised over £17,000 for Maggie’s, Friends of Anchor, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Children 1st.

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activpayroll introduces two Scottish charities to fundraising efforts

This year, activpayroll has introduced two Scottish Charities to its fundraising efforts, Children 1st and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) now make up two of activpayroll’s four chosen charities for 2017.

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activpayroll Pledge Support for National Payroll Week 2017

activpayroll’s UK offices celebrated National Payroll Week from Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September 2017 by taking part in a range of fundraising activities in aid of four charities.

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activpayroll Step Up for Maggie’s Culture Crawl

On Friday 23 June 2017, the ladies from activpayroll joined hundreds of others to take part in the very first Maggie’s Culture Crawl in Aberdeen.

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activpayroll Put Best Foot Forward for Children 1st!

On Sunday 4 June 2017, the Aberdeen activpayroll team took part in the 26 mile Aberdeen Kiltwalk in aid of Children 1st.

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activpayroll helps spread festive cheer this Christmas

This Christmas, activpayroll is taking part in the Befriend a Child Giving Tree Appeal to support underprivileged children.

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activpayroll Takes Part in World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

On Friday 30th September, the Edinburgh activpayroll team held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

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activpayroll more charitable than ever for National Payroll Week 2016

activpayroll’s two UK offices, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, celebrated National Payroll Week (5th – 9th September) by supporting their three chosen charities.

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activpayroll set to show charitable side for National Payroll Week 2016

activpayroll’s Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices will be celebrating National Payroll Week from Monday 5th to Friday 9th September 2016.

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activpayroll give the Homeless an Easter Treat

The activpayroll team has donated Easter eggs to Aberdeen Cyrenians to help bring a smile to those less fortunate.

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activpayroll aim to brighten up Christmas morning for the less fortunate

activpayroll shows its support for Mission Christmas and Aberdeen Cyrenians'

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activpayroll's Sweet Efforts Continue

On Friday 18th September, activpayroll donated £200 to Aberdeen's local children's charity Cash for Kids through a bake sale.

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activpayroll go the extra mile for National Payroll Week

activpayroll celebrated National Payroll Week (the 7th – 11th September) by involving both their UK offices, Aberdeen & Edinburgh, in a number of fund-raising activities.

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Proud Supporters of Aberdeen Inspired

Over the past four years, Aberdeen Inspired has delivered a number of improvements to the city centre through marketing, visual enhancements and increasing the city’s levels of safety.

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activpayroll Keep Giving

activpayroll staff donate all Easter eggs to the local charity 'Cash for Kids' to help disadvantaged children.

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