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  • Public fundraising in tier 4 areas

    Created: 20/11/2020

    Following the Scottish Government's announcement introducing Tier 4 restrictions in parts of the country, Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland has released a statement about the impact of this on public fundraising activity:

    The announcement from the Scottish Government on 17 November introducing Tier 4 restrictions in parts of the country will inevitably impact public fundraising activity. Following the previous guidance set out by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Regulator, where enhanced restrictions mean the closure of non-essential shops, we expect public fundraising activities to be paused. This means that door to door, street, and private site fundraising will be likely to be postponed until it is safe and responsible to return to fundraising for both the public and fundraisers.

    Commenting on the new restrictions, Virginia Anderson, Chair of Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland, said: 

    "Public fundraising in Scotland is a lifeblood for many charities, inspiring people to give to causes and raising critical funds to keep charitable services running. I know how challenging the pandemic is - both for charities in being able to meet a rising demand for services, and raise money when so much of our fundraising activity is restricted. The introduction of the tier 4 restrictions in Scotland will mean that we are further restricted in being able to undertake public fundraising activity - but it is right that we pause activity at this time. I'm sure that when we are able to fundraise directly with the public again, the Scottish public will respond generously in support of causes they care about."

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