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Volunteer fundraiser
Terms and conditions

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Thank you for your interest in raising funds to support UNICEF’s vital work for children around the world. We receive no funding from the UN budget and rely entirely on voluntary donations from the public to fund our work.

To protect UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund), UNICEF UK (United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF) and the children we work to help, all fundraisers must adhere to the following terms and conditions. Agreeing to these terms allows you to use our charity name (‘UNICEF UK’ and/or ‘United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF’) and our ‘in support of UNICEF’ materials for your fundraising activity.

If you are under 18 you must ensure your parent/guardian reviews these terms and conditions and assumes responsibility to ensure compliance with them.

Independence from and protection of UNICEF UK

  • You are organising fundraising activities as an independent supporter of UNICEF UK (registered charity no. 1072612 (England and Wales), SC043677 (Scotland)), raising funds for UNICEF’s work around the world.
  • All references on your materials should state, ‘raising money in support of UNICEF.’
  • You will organise all aspects of your fundraising and will be responsible to ensure all necessary permissions and licences have been obtained. UNICEF UK accepts no liability relating to your fundraising activity.
  • Planning and delivery must be carried out in a manner aligned to our organisational values to preserve the positive reputation of UNICEF UK.
  • If appropriate, you must ensure that the activity is covered by full and comprehensive insurance. UNICEF UK is not liable for any injury to person or material damage or loss which results from your fundraising activity.
  • You must contact us to request approval before approaching any companies, national press or celebrities to support your fundraising activities.
  • UNICEF is apolitical and as such, you will not use UNICEF UK’s name in any political activity.

Use of UNICEF UK volunteer fundraiser materials

  • A full suite of fundraising support materials are available to help promote your fundraising activities. You must not alter these materials aside from adding your fundraising event details where required.
  • You shall not use the UNICEF logo or ‘in support of UNICEF’ logo in any way other than via UNICEF UK supplied fundraising materials for the purpose of fundraising.

Dealing with the money raised for UNICEF UK

  • You will transfer all funds collected/raised to UNICEF UK within 3 months of the activity ending. If you are not able to do this, then you must inform us in writing by contacting [email protected]
  • You must not use your fundraising for any kind of commercial or private financial gain (i.e keeping part of the proceeds over and above any costs for materials, see below).
  • If you want to deduct expenses – reasonable costs (i.e. printing of materials, purchasing raffle tickets), you must inform us and obtain approval by contacting us in advance of the fundraising. Once approved, appropriate records must be kept, and all promotion must detail the expense and amount to be deducted from the donation to UNICEF UK. Please note: You cannot deduct expenses from personal sponsorship donations.
  • For further information, please see: Processing donations | Fundraising Regulator

Terms for specific fundraising activities

Challenge events

  • By taking part in a challenge event, you pledge to raise as much as you can for UNICEF UK.
  • If you secure one of our charity places in the TCS London Marathon, you agree to raise a minimum of £2,000 in sponsorship, and pay a £120 registration fee.
  • If you obtain sponsorship for your participation, you shall encourage sponsors to make gift aid declarations using our online sponsorship form template or through directing sponsors to donate via your online fundraising page.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable.
  • If you participate in a challenge event, you confirm you are medically fit and participation is at your own risk. UNICEF UK is not liable for injury or illness resulting from your participation.
  • You acknowledge that UNICEF UK may incur costs as a result of you signing up for a place, such as sending you a UNICEF branded t-shirt/vest. For additional shirts, we ask that fundraisers make a donation of £7.00 per shirt.
  • If your event if cancelled, you should let anyone know who has donated to your page, so they can apply for a refund should they wish. Otherwise, you should transfer all donations made to UNICEF UK.
  • By registering, you confirm you are over the age of 18.

For lotteries and raffles

For charity poker or non-commercial gaming

Other terms and guidance

  • For guidance on the behavioural standards required of all fundraisers, please see: Behaviour when fundraising | Fundraising Regulator
  • You will not engage in cash collections in the street or by going from door to door.
  • Fundraising events held on private premises that involve a percentage of ticket sales and/or collections need to be discussed with and authorised by UNICEF UK. Please get in touch with details about your event or collection. 

Further information and guidance in relation to fundraising can be found at the Fundraising Regulator.

Thank you so much for your fundraising efforts. Every penny you raise will help to build a better world for children everywhere.

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