We are very grateful that you have chosen to fundraise for the RSPCA as we could not carry on our vital work without your support. The tips below are intended to help you carry out your fundraising; please read them carefully before you start to fundraise.
1. You may wish to fundraise for the national RSPCA, registered charity number 219099 or you may instead wish to fundraise for your local RSPCA Branch, a separate, volunteer-run charity with its own charity number. To find out about your local RSPCA branch visit: www.rspca.org.uk/inyourarea
2. You should display the applicable registered number of the charity you are fundraising for.
3. As an independent supporter (as opposed to an employee or paid fundraiser for the RSPCA) please note that should refer to your fundraising as being ‘in aid of’ (and not ‘on behalf of’) the RSPCA. This means you do not represent the charity.
4. In law, you will be a trustee of any funds raised and must ensure that all donations and sponsorship money from your event is paid to the RSPCA. You must inform potential donors if any amount or percentage of the funds you raise will not be paid to the charity.
5. You may need to carry out a health & safety risk assessment for your event and to ensure that all participants are fully briefed and adequately supervised. Depending on the nature of your event, you may need insurance to cover your liabilities.
6. You understand that if you do something that threatens or damages the name or reputation of the RSPCA we will ask you to stop fundraising immediately.
7. You may need a licence for your activity or event e.g. a licence from the local authority to collect funds on the street, in a public place or by going from house to house; a licence under the Gambling Act for a raffle or lottery; or a licence for the sale of alcohol / entertainment.
8. Depending on the nature of the activities at your event, you may need to account to HMRC in respect of VAT or income tax.
9. If you are collecting personal information from donors, remember that there are requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998 relating to how you deal with that information.
10. Please encourage eligible donors/sponsors to make gift aid declarations. This will make the most of your fundraising efforts by enabling us to recover basic rate tax on their donations.
11. You may only use fundraising materials that you have a right to copy and use. You will need our written consent to reproduce the RSPCA name, acronym and lozenge logo (all registered trademarks) yourself, and to use certain RSPCA copyright materials. Apply to use RSPCA trademarks and materials.
12. We would like to receive photographs of your event – if you wish to share these with us, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use them to promote our work.
13. If you are under 18, your parent/guardian takes responsibility for you under these T&C (which you have shown them), please also ensure they are happy about what you’ve chosen to do.
Queries? Please contact us at email@example.com if you are unhappy with any of our services, we also operate a complaints handling procedure
If you no longer wish to receive hints and tips about your event(s) and/or be kept informed about future RSPCA events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 123 0346.