PayBack Foundation

Ceridian wanted to find a way to ‘pay back’ into the local community,
and in 1997, Ceridian created its own registered charity, The PayBack Foundation. Since its creation, over £500,000 has been granted,
supporting over 700 children and their families with much needed support.

Follow @PayBack_Family for live updates on Twitter!

Read our PayBack Blog

Making a difference

PayBack support grant applications for named children, aged 17 or under, who have physical, emotional or learning difficulties and live or go to school within a 10 mile radius of one of our offices. PayBack also supports grants for organisations who work with children who fit the above criteria.

There are so many children who need and deserve our help. If there is anyone you know who could benefit from a PayBack grant, please get in touch.

Ask us about a grant

PayBack Grants

In 2015, we raised £60,000 for PayBack, helping over 70 children with grants for specialist items including trikes, car seats, sensory equipment, iPads and wheelchairs.

As we are very passionate about PayBack, we were overwhelmed when Asda awarded us a
Corporate Responsibility Award for Payback.

PayBack is administered by Ceridian employees and is funded entirely through voluntary donations and fundraising activities. Our colleagues don’t need much encouragement when it comes to supporting their local communities, and are always coming up with new fundraising ideas.

PayBack grants

Meet some of our Recipients

Ceridian Rob Roy Relay teamWith a new P Pod Chair and Lycra Suit from PayBack, Charlotte has greater support when sitting and walking, enabling her to enjoy more activities at home and at nursery with her twin brother, Daniel.

Ceridian Rob Roy Relay team6 year-old Elena has dyspraxia, which causes her to have difficulties with communication and co-ordination. A new trike has helped Elena to build up resilience and confidence to go out and play with her friends.

Ceridian Rob Roy Relay teamJacob is 2 years old; he has developmental delay and altered muscle tone limiting his mobility. With a new custom built trike from PayBack, Jacob now enjoys more independent movement and can go out to play.

Ceridian Rob Roy Relay teamLyall communicates using Makaton sign language; his PayBack grant application for an iPad is helping Lyall to learn more signs and communicate more effectively with his friends and family.

PayBack Foundation


Our Limerick colleagues have been very hands on in organising and participating fundraising activities for PayBack. The greatest achievement so far is the presentation of the digital wheelchair scale to St. Gabriel’s School & Centre in Limerick. The scale is an important additional equipment to the centre in ensuring the safety of staff and children during weight scaling.

Digital Weighing Scale Presentation to St. Gabriel's School & Centre


Our PayBack Foundation in Mauritius has been set up to provide additional support for children in need on the Island.

Recently our team visited a local orphanage, Baie du cap to spend some fun time with the children and provide much needed medical services, food and gifts.

Ceridian Rob Roy Relay team

Events and challenges we have completed

Social #ElfieSelfie Challenge

We ran a social campaign where the rules were simple; for every #ElfieSelfie we receive, Ceridian donated £1 to The PayBack Foundation. We were wowed by the amount of entries we received! Thanks to all our customers, colleagues, their families, and even pets, for taking part!

Follow @CeridianPayBack for live updates on PayBack!

elfie selfie for payback

Tough Mudder, Henley-on-Thames

20 Ceridian UK colleagues (including our MD and Chief People Officer) took on the daunting Tough Mudder challenge. The event took place over 12 miles and 20 obstacles, with a total elevation of 2,500 feet! A superb challenge raising £27k!

To complete the course, teamwork was vital as all the obstacles are specifically designed to encourage group participation. We all had to help each other finish, putting the team first while overcoming our natural fears. Having completed the course with over 20 of my colleagues and some friends, I am incredibly proud of the team spirit shown by all and above all immensely grateful for the financial support provided to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.

Doug Sawers, Ceridian’s Managing Director

Boogie for PayBack

On 24th April, colleagues across Ceridian’s UK and Mauritius offices took part in a 12 hour long dance-a-thon to raise money for PayBack.

#Boogie4payback kicked off at 12 noon, colleagues were busting moves and throwing shapes until midnight!

Great Limerick Run

Great Limerick Run 2015

On 3rd May, nine Ceridian Ireland colleagues joined the biggest marathon in Limerick. Either running, walking or jogging, they managed to cross the finish line alive and kicking for PayBack.

Le Tour D’Ecosse Challenge

18 brave cyclists took on the Le Tour D’Ecosse Challenge, a 120 mile route from Oban to Glasgow taking in the beautiful west coast scenery of Scotland on their way. An tremendous £6,559 was raised.

Ceridian Rob Roy Relay team

Ceridian 3 peaks team

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

A team of nine intrepid Ceridian walkers from our Leeds office took on the mighty Yorkshire peaks of Pen Y Gent, Whernside and Ingleborough – a 24.5 mile walk climbing a total of 5200ft in 12 hours. A fantastic effort raising over £1,600.

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