Charity Fundraising Guidelines
Charity fundraising is regulated by law. As a fundraiser, you are responsible for making sure that legal requirements are followed when undertaking a fundraising event.
When carrying out fundraising events, the following points should be considered:
Raffles and Lotteries
Raffles held at a social event do not need to be registered, but a public lottery should be registered with your local registration authority.
Lottery tickets cannot be sold on the street.
Lottery tickets should not be sold to anyone under the age of 16.
Money cannot be collected by anyone under the age of 16 years (18 years in London)
To collect on private property, such as shopping centres, you will need to obtain permission from the owners of the property.
To collect on the street, you will need to contact the local authority to get guidance on permission required.
Food and Alcohol
You can find out about the regulations around providing and serving food HERE.
If you have hired a venue for your event and wish to sell alcohol, you will need to enquire if the venue has a license to sell alcohol. If the venue does not have its own license, you will be responsible for attaining a license by applying to the local authority.
You are liable for taking out any insurance that may be required for you or your event.
If you are providing public entertainment and your venue does not have a public entertainment license, then you will be responsible for attaining a license by applying to the local authority.