We want you to have the best time fundraising for us but it’s important that you keep it safe and legal. Have a read through our tips below, plan ahead and you’ll be on the right track!

If you’re holding an event in a public place, you must get permission first, either from the local authority or the property owner.

First aid
If you’re holding an event involving a lot of people, make sure that you have appropriate first aid support in place. Risk assess your plans for obvious hazards such as bad weather, food allergies or slips and trips. Download a risk assessment template from the Health and Safety Executive.

Fundraising with food
To keep everyone safe, check the Food Standards Agency guidelines on preparing, handling, cooking and storing food. Also, keep any dogs and cats out of the food preparation area!

If your event involves the general public, you should have Public Liability Insurance in place. If you’re holding your event at a pub or community hall or such like your venue will often already have this. If you’re holding an event at home or on private property, check your insurance covers this too.

Small raffles held within a larger event are acceptable if the ticket sales and the announcement of the winner takes place at the event and there are no cash prizes.

Data protection
Only collect the information you need. Keep it safe, do not share it and only keep it for as long as you need.

If you are under 18
If you’re aged under 18, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to fundraise.

Please ensure that when referencing RSPCA Manchester and Salford, you include the wording ‘In aid of’. Please also include our charity registration number: 232255.