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What do I need before I start?
To get the most out of this tool, you should check:
• Your charity’s legal structure
• Whether your charity’s governing document contains any restrictions on the types of activities the charity can undertake
• Whether your charity, if it is a company, has passed any resolutions regarding political expenditure or donations;
• What your charity’s current or planned campaigning activities are;
• Whether an election or referendum is upcoming;
It doesn’t matter if you do not know or cannot find out the information above, as the tool accounts for situations where you are unsure of the answer. However, the tool will be most helpful if you can provide some of the information listed.
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Q: What if I want more information about political activity/campaigning?
A: If you would like more specific advice on political activity or campaigning or any other legal issue, please contact Bates Wells at email@example.com and a member of our legal team will be able to give an estimate for providing bespoke advice. Bates Wells’ elections and political activities team also produces articles and guidance on campaigning.
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