The Government has announced an easing of restrictions for public fundraising with it permitted to go ahead from Monday, 12 April.
Door-to-door, street and private site fundraising, in line with Government guidance, can resume from 12 April as part of step 2 of roadmap.
Minister for Civil Society and Youth, Baroness Barran, said:
“Our charities have played an invaluable role in the national effort against coronavirus. From supporting those suffering with poor mental health, to providing activities for young people and tackling loneliness, they have responded to the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable people and continue to relieve the pressure on our NHS.
“As we move out of lockdown and public fundraising is permitted from next week, it’s important to remember that many people still rely on the vital work our charities do.”
The news has been welcomed in the sector, with the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising announcing that new guidance would be issued on Monday to support organisations returning to public fundraising.
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