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Fundraising in a public place

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What is it?

This includes public fundraising on the street, door to door collections and other similar activities. Sometimes it is called community fundraising.

Good reasons to try fundraising in a public place

  • You can find, motivate and support a group of people who like talking to people they don’t know
  • You want to promote the cause your organisation works for as well as fundraise


  • Your organisation works in an area that the public are already sympathetic to.

Key advice

  • Safeguarding is particularly important when fundraising in public. You must keep your volunteers safe and you must make sure you don’t pressure vulnerable people.
  • You must read the regulators guidance. It’s a great way to plan well.

Last reviewed: 18 November 2020

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This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 18 November 2020

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