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How your company can help

Our partnerships with companies have a direct impact on people affected by encephalitis.

By raising vital funds for our research programmes and generating awareness of the signs and symptoms of encephalitis, lives will be saved and the quality of life for someone living with the consequences of encephalitis will be improved.

We recognise the benefits that a charitable partnership can bring to your business, and will work alongside you every step of the way to help you realise them.

We offer a range of exciting fundraising ideas for your employees and local community to engage with and will tailor them to your needs. We have an experienced communications team who can help promote your activities through various media channels and within your organisation. Plus, we have a range of supporting materials that we can supply you with.

Whether you choose a charity by staff vote or a pitch process, our fundraising team is on hand to help in any way they can. We can help plan a tailored calendar of fundraising and communications to bring together staff, shareholders, customers and clients.

Please contact or call +44 (0)1653 602062 for more information.

Employee Fundraising

Raising money is great fun, brings colleagues together and raises your company's profile. By supporting us you'll be joining our Fundraising Family, our team of thousands of incredible fundraisers all over the world who make a difference every day. Organising an event is not as daunting as it may seem and we can give you lots of help, support and tips on how to make it a real success. Or you can join in one of many ready made events as an individual or team. There is something for everyone.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is one of the easiest and most flexible methods of giving to Charity. The Encephalitis Society has an optional Payroll Giving Scheme so that any employee of any company can make a monthly donation to us providing their company is signed up for payroll giving.

An agreed amount is deducted from your gross salary via the payroll giving agency and is sent to the Encephalitis Society. This monthly donation is taken pre-tax and is shown on your payslip. If you are a basic rate tax-payer , a monthly donation of £1 will show up on your payslip as a pre-tax deduction of £1 but will only cost you 80p.

Why is it such a good way to give?

Tax Efficient – your donation is deducted pre-tax which means for every £1 you donate it only costs you 80p and the tax authorities pay the rest!


A donation of

Costs You @ 20% tax









Every penny you donate will go directly to our charitable aims and objectives.
(Note: the payroll giving agency deducts a small administration fee)

If your employer doesn't already have a Payroll Giving Scheme in place, don't worry- it's quick and easy to set up. Just email us or phone us on 01653 692583 and we'll tell you how.

Payroll Giving Leaflet PDF

Gifts in kind

Would your company consider offering The Encephalitis Society a product or service that would save us money on the costs of running the organisation? Or perhaps you could offer raffle prizes, auction items or merchandise to go in the goody bags we give out at our events?

If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact or call us on +44 (0)1653 602062


The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) are the recognised experts in Corporate Community Involvement (CCI) They offer corporate donors a huge choice to tailor their giving programmes to their company objectives including:companies:

CAF Company Account

Keep your charitable funds in a separate, tax-efficient location.

Give As You Earn

Allow your employees to support their favourite causes tax-effectively through their payroll.

Give As You Earn, the UK's largest and most successful payroll giving scheme, is administered by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), itself a registered charity, for the use of all resident UK tax payers.

Matched Giving

Support your employees charitable giving and match their gifts partially or wholly.

Corporate Charitable Trust

The ideal way to make a lasting contribution to a cause of your choice.

Giving Shares

The ideal way to unlock capital and pass it on tax-effectively to good causes.

The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 4189027. Registered Office as above. Registered Charity No. 1087843.