Fundraising Guidelines

Whilst fundraising for Orchid and your safety is extremely important to us!

Remember – this list is not exhaustive. Think – is it safe, is it appropriate, is it legal? If you are unsure, give us a call on 020 3745 7317 or email

Please consider the following guidelines when fundraising for Orchid:

  • Ensure that your event is organised efficiently and safely. Download our event checklist for some more top tips
  • Get in contact with your local authority regarding whether you need any special licences, such as a public entertainment licence or a licence to sell alcohol
  • Make sure your event is sufficiently staffed including volunteers. If there are children at your event, please consider:
    • whether there is adequate adult supervision
    • carrying out background checks
  • When counting money at the end of the event or collection, ensure that there are two people present!
  • All money collected should be sent to Orchid within 6 weeks – please give us a call on how best to do this.
  • There are strict laws relating to raffles and lotteries which should be carefully followed. For full guidelines please check with your local authority or visit for more info.
  • Any street collection or a collection on public property needs to be registered with your local authority who will issue a collection licence. Anyone under 16 (or 18 in London) is not permitted to collect money on behalf of Orchid through a public collection.
  • Orchid cannot accept any accountability for your event, or anyone participating in it

If you are unsure about any of the points mentioned above, please get in touch with a member of the community fundraising team on on 020 3745 7310 or email

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