Local (Parish) Fund-raising Guidelines for the Cornerstone Project
Guidance for event organisers
Step 1 Our values as a church
In all our fund raising activities we will be:
As we are a Christian Church there are certain activities that are inappropriate. These include:
(Events that are held on licensed premises should have the prior approval of the Local Coordinating Group. Please contact any member for advice or more information. Members of the Local Coordinating Group are: Rev Sean Swindells (Chair), Alastair Burnett, Sylvia Reid, Harriet McNab, Claire Walker & Jackie Watson.
Step 2 Your idea
The sky is the limit when it comes to fund rising ideas. Be creative and try not to repeat other events. Once you have chosen your event there are many areas that you must cover to make it a success. (Please see the separate leaflet for fund raising ideas.)
The simplest ideas are often the best. Think about your target audience. What will your friends, family and colleagues be excited to be a part of? Make sure your event is actually going to raise money and that the time you spend organising it is realistic.
Step 3 Choose your event
Step 4 Making it happen
Decide on a venue, check the availability and get permission.
Step 6 When
Step 7 Budgeting
Set yourself a realistic target and look at how you can reduce costs wherever possible.
The Local Fundraising Coordinating Group do have access to limited funds which may be available to cover up front costs for a fund raising event. Please contact the group for more information.
Step 8 Promotion
Step 9 After the fun is over
Don’t forget to thank all those who took part and anybody who made donations. Forward all money collected to (to be appointed) with the completed form or pay direct into the appropriate bank account. Bank details are available from any group member.
Keep it simple, keep if fun, keep it safe, and keep it legal!
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