Payroll giving enables your employees to donate to St John directly from their pay through your organisation’s payroll.

It’s a simple and easy way to help us with our vital fundraising, plus employees receive an immediate 33% tax rebate. For example, if an employee donates $15 to St John through payroll giving, their take-home pay will reduce by only $10. As an employer, you can be eligible to offer this benefit to your staff if you lodge your monthly schedule and deduction form electronically with IRD.

Why choose St John as your charity

  • Making a difference to your local community
  • brings the spirit of giving to your company culture and ‘feel good’ factor that comes from giving.
  • Access to a wider audience, through publicity opportunities offered by St John
  • Strengthening customer loyalty to your brand and your market position, through association with the most trusted brand in New Zealand
  • Fulfilment of your company’s vision and values – social responsibility is part of becoming a more sustainable business

How to sign up for payroll giving

  1. Firstly you can only offer payroll giving to your employees if you electronically file your IRD employer monthly schedule and deduction form.
  2. Then you need to register for payroll giving with the IRD. You can request a registration form by emailing
  3. As part of your registration with IRD you need to select St John to be the recipient of your funds. To do this you will require the following information
    • Our legal name: The Priory in New Zealand of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Our normal operating name: St John Charities commission number: CC35255 IRD Donee number: 10-571-065 Our bank account number: 12 3244 0023915 00 Our bank/branch: ASB Bank Ltd, Auckland Corporate Banking
  4. Now you are signed up for Payroll giving for St John through IRD any funds collected will be sent through to St John
  5. To get the most out of your Payroll giving, let us know that you have chosen to donate by emailing it through to us at
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