Fundraising, lotteries & prize draws

We help you to make your brilliant ideas reality.

Lotteries, public fundraising, sponsorship, corporate partnerships, events, auctions, online shops: charities need to raise money to achieve their goals. It’s why you hire innovative, entrepreneurial fundraisers. And we love working with them to turn their great ideas into reality.

But even the simplest idea can have complex implications when it comes to tax and regulation. We know how to unpick the knots, and how to help you make sure that more money reaches the charity.

We can help you in your discussions with corporate partners, drafting and/or negotiating transparent and plain English agreements which are mutually beneficial.

We can provide your fundraising team with the policies, templates and training they need to roll out new and creative approaches. We frequently advise charities embarking on new fundraising products and approaches, such as online giving platforms, TV and new media fundraising and innovative corporate relationships. 

How we help

When it comes to lotteries, free prize draws and competitions, we have sector-leading expertise to guide you through the complex regulatory, legal and tax requirements. We’ll make sure you stay compliant with the Gambling Act 2005, the LCCP, the CAP Code and the Code of Fundraising Practice. We’ll guide you through your engagement with the Gambling Commission and the Fundraising Regulator. We can also prepare and negotiate your contracts with external lottery managers, helping to make sure you have a framework in place that will help you deliver a lottery product that is beneficial for your charity and your supporters.

Our expert fundraising team includes inhouse tax and data protection specialists

If your fundraising ever becomes front page news for the wrong reasons, our Media Disputes team can help you manage the damage and also make sure that you continue to meet your regulatory obligations.

We can help you with:

  • Template agreements and policies
  • The arrangements for working with corporate partners including employee fundraising, charity of the year, sponsorship, commercial participation and cause-related marketing
  • Fundraising appeals, including online and text donations and legacy campaigns
  • Working with professional fundraisers
  • Face to face fundraising
  • Lotteries, free prize draws and competitions, including registration with the Gambling Commission where required
  • Fundraising events, including worldwide challenge events
  • Accepting, refusing and returning donations
  • Payroll giving
  • Collecting using and protecting supporter data
  • Charity shops – online and physical
  • Investigations by the Fundraising Regulator, Information Commissioner, the Charity Commission or HMRC
  • Fundraising policies including fundraising and vulnerable people
  • Training for trustees and fundraising teams on fundraising regulation
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