Fundraising events can be a great way to raise money for your group. They have other benefits as well:
…they can also be great fun!
Fundraising events include everything from TV bonanzas such as Comic Relief to jumble sales and benefit discos. Here’s some more examples of popular fundraising events:
Legal requirements will depend on your activity, and the law often makes special accommodation for charitable activities. If you are in doubt about the legal requirements of your activity, seek expert advice. In particular, think about:
Did you know? Even the release of balloons requires the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority!
The success of your event will be dependent on planning. There are several good resource packs available to help you plan effectively.
Institute of Fundraising guides to fundraising (from Auctions to Volunteer Fundraisers)
The Event Safety Guide, published by the Health and Safety Executive, gives guidance on managing health and safety at large public events.
When planning your event, pay attention to:
An introduction to events fundraising