The UK Government has now advised against all non-essential gatherings in light of the coronavirus risk. The University has also closed many areas of campus, and the SU Finance Office is currently unable to lodge any cash income.
For the above reasons, Clubs and Societies should not plan charitable fundraisers at this time.
Many Clubs & Societies at Queen’s carry out activities that are charitable in nature. Individual Clubs & Societies are not required to register as a Charity, as their activities are covered by the University’s Charitable Status. It is therefore imperative that any fundraising or charitable activity is carried out in a professional, appropriate and transparent manner; and that all money raised for charity must be lodged in the Clubs & Societies Finance Office before being sent to the charity in question. Failure to do so will lead to disciplinary action against the individual and the Club or Society.
All charitable activities that are taking place in the Students’ Union require prior approval by the committee of RAG (Raise and Give). Please contact them before you carry out this charitable activity on email@example.com.
All charitable activities taking place across the rest of campus (not in the Students’ Union) require approval by the University’s Charity Committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you carry out this charitable activity. Certain activities make not be authorised in their initial form (e.g. a charity bake sale probably won't be allowed to happen in close proximity to a campus food outlet).