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fundraising resources

On this page you will find our fundraising agreement, information about how to handle money including collections and raffles, some advice on public liability insurance having food at your event and some direction on risk assessments health and safety.

 

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tell us about your fundraising idea

Once you have put together your fundraising plan please complete our Fundraising Agreement form and return to us by post or email. Once we know all about your fundraising plans we may be able to offer some more support to you such as providing support letters for you to use to help generate support for your fundraising activity.

Charity fundraising is regulated by law. The guidelines below will help to ensure your fundraising is both safe and legal. In addition, full guidelines are available from the Institute of Fundraising (www.institue-of-fundraising.org.uk)

Money ...

collections

If you plan to hold a collection on private property, such as a pub or shopping centre, you need to gain permission from the manager. If you are collecting on the street you need to gain permission from the local authority 

money

Where possible have two people present when money is being collected and counted

Collect cash using a secure container for a collection or a secure cash box for change.

Bank the money collected as soon as possible after the fundraising activity.

raffles and lotteries

If you are organising a lottery, such as a raffle, tombola or sweepstake, be aware that it is subject to strict legislation, as it is considered an act of gambling. A lottery covers any events that are purely down to luck or chance. For further details, refer to the Gambling Commissions Website at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Insurance

public liability insurance

If your event involves the public you will need to have Public Liability Insurance. Please check what Public Liability Insurance your venue has before your event. The Haven cannot accept liability for a fundraising activity or event you undertake in aid of us.

Health and Safety

food

If you are providing food, you need to follow the simple guidelines for preparing, handling and cooking food set out by the Food Standards Agency. Visit food.gov.ukfor more details.

If you have asked a caterer to come to the event you must ensure they provide you with a copy of their food hygiene certificate and public liability insurance.

first aid

Ensure you have adequate first aid cover available for your event – take advice from a voluntary first aid organisation such as St. John Ambulance or the British Red Cross when deciding the type of cover you will need.

risk assessment 

Ensure you have adequate first aid cover available for your event – take advice from a voluntary first aid organisation such as St. John Ambulance or the British Red Cross when deciding the type of cover you will need.

Data protection

data protection

You must ensure that any personal details you acquire as part of your fundraising complies with the Data Protection Act. You mustn’t share people’s information without their permission, or keep hold of it for longer than you need to. For more information, refer to the government’s Data Protection Act information page at https://www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-dataprotection-act.

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