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Keep it legal and safe

When fundraising, it’s not worth taking any risks with safety or law. We’ve got a few things for you to consider on this page.

You can email us at fundraising@rnib.org.uk or call us on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Paperwork

Include RNIB’s full name (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and registration number (226227) on all promotional materials. If you’d like to use the charity’s logo, please email us at fundraising@rnib.org.uk or call us on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Performing or dancing

If you are planning to sell tickets to the public for an event involving performing or dancing, you will need to get a Public Entertainments Licence. Please contact your local RNIB fundraiser for advice. You can email us at fundraising@rnib.org.uk or call us on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Get it in writing

If your event is taking place on private property, please make sure that the owner/manager has given their permission. It is best to get their permission in writing.

Liability

RNIB cannot take responsibility for personal safety, loss or damage to goods at individuals’ fundraising events.

Collections

There are a number of legalities that must be met when it comes to collections of any kind: on streets, private properties or even in your own home. For more information on these, please email us at fundraising@rnib.org.uk or call us on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Insurance

For some events, you will need public liability insurance. Unfortunately, RNIB is unable to supply you with this but we can point you in the right direction. For more information please contact the fundraising team. You can email us at fundraising@rnib.org.uk or call us on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Raffles and lotteries

These are classed identically as games of chance where a payment is made for an opportunity to win a prize. The two forms of lottery listed here do not need registration, so long as certain conditions are met.

Small lotteries

Small lotteries which are run during an exempt type of event such as a bazaar, sale of work, fete, dinner dance, sporting or athletic event or other form of entertainment which is similar in character (that is, it’s not an event in which the lottery is the main attraction), can be promoted without the need for registration or a return being made to a regulating authority.

However, they must not be run for private gain. No more than £250 may be used from the proceeds of the lottery for the purchase of prizes and no cash prizes may be awarded. The value of donated prizes is unlimited. Although there are no regulations governing the printing of tickets, tickets must only be sold within the time and place of the entertainment.

Private lotteries

Private lotteries, like small lotteries, do not require registration but do require tickets to be printed in conformity with the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976. The principal restriction on private lotteries is that no publication of the lottery is permitted outside the premises of the organisation or group of people for whom the lottery is being promoted.

The sale of tickets must be confined to people living or working in the same premises or who belong to a society that exists for purposes other than gambling. All proceeds must be devoted to prizes and/or the purposes of the society but the cost of expenses may be deducted. For more information please contact us.

Remember – we’re always here to help!

Once you have decided what RNIB Read fundraising event you want do, or if you need more ideas, please email us at fundraising@rnib.org.uk or call us on 0845 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

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