New guidance on organising fundraising events

Categories: Community Engagement.

The ‘Can Do’ guidance, which will be published on, will will include a ‘myth-buster’ to overcome misconceptions around volunteering, as well as information on:

  • planning
  • health and safety
  • access issues
  • budgeting
  • booking and licensing
  • insurance
  • use of public land.

The commitment to publish the guidance, which was mentioned in the Budget last week, follows a review which examined the barriers to organising and running volunteer-led events.

The review found that there was a lack of clear advice and guidance from central and local government, which led to confusion and misunderstandings around the legal and regulatory requirements around organising events. 

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd said: “Organising successful community events is a lot easier to do than people think. The new ‘Can Do’ guidance from the Office for Civil Society will make it clear when licences and other permissions are needed and where to go for specialist guidance. It will set out in plain English how to plan successful and safe events and break the myths that discourage running them.”

The new guidance will be produced by the Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office and will be published later this year.

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