Legal things to consider...
When organising a fundraising activity, it's not worth taking any risks with safety or the law. Please take care at your event and note that it's your responsibility to make sure your event is safe and complies with any relevant authorities.
Here are a few of the things you might need to consider:
Consider first aid provision. Some events will require it. Ensure you have adequate cover available for the scale of your event.
If you’re not sure, check with your local council.
Check out references and/or qualifications of suppliers - e.g. if caterers or food suppliers have the relevant Food Hygiene and Environmental Health certificates. If you are preparing food yourself, you'll be well advised to get someone involved who has studied the Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Course.
Contact your local council for food hygiene regulations at events or visit: www.food.gov.uk.
Check if the venue is licensed or contact your local council to find out more about getting a temporary licence.
It is illegal to carry out house to house or public street collections without a licence but only use The Leanne Fund collecting tins when doing collections.
Contact your local fundraiser if you would like to join The Leanne Fund organised collection.
If you’re holding an event in a public area, inform the local council and police.
Check with your local authority whether or not you need to obtain any special licences e.g. public entertainment, collection or alcohol licences. Ensure you have the correct licences if required - e.g. for collections, selling or providing alcohol, and for raffles and lotteries.
Raffles and Lotteries
Check the latest information and advice at: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.
Include the charity's logo and registration number on all promotional materials and provide letters to authenticate your fundraising approaches. The Leanne Fund is: Registered in Scotland with Charity Registration No. SC041268
You may need to perform a risk assessment to identify any hazards and evaluate any risks at your event. Also find out whether you will need to get insurance. Your local fundraiser will be able to help you with this. The Institute of Fundraising have a website full of advice for fundraisers, including information on how to stay safe and follow the law.