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Fundraising, including the operation of society lotteries

Fundraising, including the operation of society lotteries

The law around charity fundraising is complex and many types of fundraising activity are subject to specific regulation such as door-to-door charity collections, public collections and online fundraising.

Fundraising can also bring into play other regulators who, in addition with the Charity Commission, may take an interest in the fundraising activities of charities. For example, the operation of lotteries will introduce elements of gambling law overseen by the Gambling Commission and charities may also require licences from local authorities in order to carry out charity collections.

Charities also need to ensure that the proper tax treatment is given when running charity auctions and events in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of Gift Aid.

Charities also need to be very careful about the wording of fundraising appeals and the handling of personal data needs proper attention so as to avoid any breaches of data protection law.

Our Charity Law solicitors have extensive experience advising upon the legal requirements applicable to particular types of fundraising activity, including on the operation of society lotteries. In addition, we have experience advising upon the wording and structure of fundraising appeals arising as a result of local, national and international disasters.

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