What are the rules and regulations around running raffles?
Although raffles are easy to organize, they must comply with the
law on lotteries and may require a license from your local
authority. Check the Gambling Commission’s website for more
(see section on Regulatory Services / Lotteries).
If you organize a bingo night in aid of The Prince’s Trust, you
will be exempt from the licensing requirements which usually apply
to bingo games. However, the stakes and fee must not be more than
£4 and the total value of prizes must not exceed £400.
What are the rules and regulations with regard to alcohol &
Alcohol & entertainment
If you are not holding your event on licensed premises and are
planning to serve alcohol or provide entertainment, please check
whether you need to apply for temporary permission from your
licensing authority (usually your local authority) using a
temporary event notice. For guidance, see the website of the
Department for Culture, Media and Sport: www.culture.gov.uk.
Food safety laws apply when you supply food at an event. You can
get further information from your local authority’s environmental
Who is liable if things go wrong at an event?
Each event should be covered by the insurance at the event
venue. Make sure you check this with the venue before you proceed
in organsing an event.
Can we contact celebrities who work with the Trust?
The Prince's Trust will not be able to approach any of its
celebrity ambassadors on behalf of your team nor will we be able to
provide a list of our celebrity supporters. Please ensure that in
your approaches to celebrities you stress that you are ‘raising
fund to support The Prince's Trust’ and that you do not work
officially on behalf of the Trust. It can be very difficult to get
national celebrities involved in fundraising. Local celebrities
such as radio presenters or local news readers are often more
willing to help.
Who is liable if things go wrong?
As the organiser, you are responsible for all aspects of your
fundraising including confirming the fundraising activity you are
carrying out complies with the law and VAT regulations, ensuring
health and safety at the activity and for taking responsibility for
risk assessments, contingency plans and insurance etc.
The Prince’s Trust cannot be held responsible for any incidents
at fundraising events held by our supporters.
Can I produce my own marketing materials?
Can I use The Prince’s Trust logo?
Are there any case studies I can use when promoting the work of The
Visit our publicity and marketing
page for full details
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