Thank you for your choice to support Carers Worldwide. We are here to support you and will do everything we can to assist your planning, however you are responsible for your event and Carers Worldwide cannot accept liability.
We want to make your fundraising journey easy and enjoyable, so have put together a few ideas and tips to assist you along the way.
Whether you want to fundraise at school, club or group or in the workplace – we’ve got loads of ideas to get you going!
Letter of Authority
We can provide you with a letter of authority showing that we are aware of, and support, your fundraising. This letter does not constitute official permission for any fundraising activities and you must obtain any permits/licences from relevant authorities. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping your event safe and legal
Whatever you’re planning, its important to make sure your event is safe and legal. It’s worthwhile checking out guidance for in aid of volunteers from the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator events information page.
Insurance and licenses
Check with your local authority, they can tell you if you need to obtain any special licences for your event. It’s important to remember that although we’re here to offer support, you are responsible for your activity or event and Carers Worldwide is unable accept liability. If your event involves the public, you will need to consider Public Liability Insurance. Check with the venue first as they may already have insurance that covers your event.
Raffles and lotteries are a great way of raising money, but it’s important to be aware of the legalities and whether you’ll need a license for your event. Check with your local authority and check the latest information and advice at the gambling commission
Whether you’re having a BBQ or selling cakes, food safety laws will apply. To be on the safe side, check in with the Food Standards Agency at www.food.gov.uk
It is important to plan ahead when handling money at fundraising events.
- where possible have two people when counting and handling money
- use a secure container e.g. a sealed container for a collection or a secure cash box for change
- if you need to carry money with you, please take. Always use a safe route and always be with someone and/or carry a personal alarm
- deposit money in the bank as soon as possible and contact info@carersworldwide with your fundraising totals
You can check out The Institute of Fundraising for more information.
Risk Assessment Guidance
We recommend that you carry out a risk assessment, which means looking at what could cause you or your participants harm and checking you’ve taken the necessary precautions to prevent this from happening. It’s a good idea to keep a record of the risks for your event, you can use our risk assessment tool or develop one of your own.
Without amazing people like you, we couldn’t be there for to help carers and their families through the challenges they face.