Community Fundraising

Community fundraising is a way of mobilising support from your community by raising income and awareness about who you are and what you do.

Often the public face of a charity, it can mobilise large numbers of supporters, increase awareness of and engagement of your cause and it is possible to raise significant amounts of money through events organised by your “community” such as bag packs, street collections, fetes and fairs, or social activities including quiz nights or concerts.

However, it is also possible to lose money if an event is badly organised or not publicised well. Look at our event planning guide to help get you started and, if you would like more information on fundraising with you community, you can book a free support session to discuss further.

Public Fundraising through Covid

Covid Update 15th December 2021: Safe and responsible fundraising during Covid 

In light of the spread of the Omicron variant the Fundraising Regulator has updated the guidance that was produced earlier this year.  This updated guidance produced by the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, will support charities and their fundraising partners, to fundraise safely and responsibly in ways which protect the public, fundraisers, and volunteers.

The update includes reference to the government guidance such as face coverings and vaccine passports.
Key areas covered:

  • Being aware of differences in restrictions across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Making sure thorough risk assessments have been carried out.
  • Charities should consider the public mood and feelings and preferences of supporters.

Read the full guidance on the Fundraising Regulators website