Fundraising tip

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Did you know...?

If you raise money for a specific purpose (eg. an international exchange) and for some reason you can’t spend the money raised on that purpose (eg. because the exchange is cancelled) detailed legal rules may apply about returning the donations or using the money for another purpose.

There are two simple ways to help prevent these complications:

  1. The first option is to raise money for general Woodcraft purposes – then you can use the money raised for any purpose which furthers Woodcraft Folk’s charitable aims.
  2. The second option is to raise money for a specific purpose but include a wider secondary purpose. For example: ‘We’re raising funds to support a delegation to Egypt. If for any reason we can’t go to Egypt, or there are surplus funds left over after the trip, we will use the money for Woodcraft’s other charitable work.’

We hope this tip is useful. We’ll be publishing guidance soon on the subject. If you have any questions or queries, please do contact Folk Office. 

 Blue skies, Roland – Woodcraft Folk treasurer