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

As some fundraising activities start to resume in the weeks and months ahead it is important that they are carried out sensitively, safely, and responsibly.

The guidance set out below is part of a series of resources produced by the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising that aims to support charities and other fundraising organisations to be able to return to fundraising activities in a responsible way.