Peter O'Hara

Peter O'Hara

Peter O’Hara, managing director of Workplace Giving UK, has been working in employee fundraising since 1999. He set up Workplace Giving UK in 2004 and set up and funded the Geared for Giving Campaign in 2008. O’Hara has been fundraising on a personal level since childhood.


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HMRC revises payroll giving figures up by over £30m

The value of payroll giving for charities increased by £37m to £155m last financial year, not the £6m increase HMRC originally reported.

Workplace Giving unveils microdonation payroll giving scheme

Workplace Giving UK has launched a new payroll giving initiative to get employees to round down their net pay to the nearest pound and donate a maximum of 99p to charity per payday.

Government announces 'overhaul' of payroll giving

Payroll giving agencies will have to sign service level agreements with charities, and the time limit for processing donations has been nearly halved, as Treasury today unveiled its plans for reforming payroll giving in the UK.

Most government departments have below-average payroll giving rates

Take-up of payroll giving within 15 government departments varies wildly, with most departments faring far worse than the national average.

Just five MSPs use payroll giving

Only five of the 129 members of Scottish Parliament use payroll giving to donate to charity, well below the average uptake of give as you earn at other employers.

Fewer than 2 per cent of MPs give via payroll

Just nine out of the 650 MPs in Parliament donate to charity via payroll giving, despite overtures from the government that it will lead by example in promoting the giving mechanism.

Reports of payroll giving drops 'deceptive'

Research which claimed payroll giving has fallen is 'deceptive', says Peter O'Hara. The truth is it's increased by £2m.

Giving from the hip: Engaging young, trendy staff

The young, trendy staff at didn’t have much time for giving until a cheeky campaign playing on the ‘fanciability’ of philanthropy changed things. Peter O’Hara recounts the campaign and explains how charities can communicate with younger corporate audiences.

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