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Fundraising checklist

Before you get started, use this checklist to make sure your event is ready to go.

Do a risk assessment*

Depending on your event, you may need to consider things like first aid, security, accessibility and safeguarding. But don’t worry, you can find everything you need on managing risks, including a risk assessment template, on the Health and Safety Executive website.

*Please note: Oxfam cannot accept any liability for any event organised.

Get the right permissions

For any collections on the street, in a supermarket or on private property, you’ll need to get the right permission or permit. Many events will require a licence, especially if they involve entertainment, the sale of alcohol and live or recorded music. You can check whether your event will need a licence or permit on the Government’s website.

Raffles, competitions and prize draws

These are subject to legal requirements. Go to the Gambling Commission website to find out more.

Make sure to get photos of your event and share them with us! But remember to get permission from anyone in the photos if you wish to share them.

Using our logo and brand

Please get in touch if you’d like to use our ‘In aid of Oxfam’ logo to promote your event and Oxfam’s cause. We’d love to share it!

Use this important wording

As required by charity law, the following statement must be used across all publicity materials: All proceeds/profits will be donated to Oxfam. Oxfam GB is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042).