| Commentary

86 Fund-raising

| Commentary

J: FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES

1: INTRODUCTION TO FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES

86 Fund-raising

The raising of funds, as opposed to their application for a charitable purpose, is not charitable. Therefore an organisation devoted to fund-raising as such is not a charity and is not within the supervisory jurisdiction of the Charity Commission. Many charities, however, rely on fund-raising activities, carried out either directly or through a supporting organisation or a commercial agency, for the whole or part of their income. In addition, funds which have been raised for a charitable purpose are subject to an implied (or express) trust for that purpose, and thus themselves

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