1. Who We Are

        • Leeds Centre for Integrated Living (Leeds CIL) is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.  Company Number: 07534989, Charity Number: 1147077, Registered address: Armley Grange Drive, Leeds LS12 3QH.
        • Leeds CIL provides independent living advice, support and services for older and disabled people and families with disabled children. Leeds CIL believes that disabled people have the right to lead an independent life over which they have control and that they choose to live, as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
        • This Fundraising Policy ensures that Leeds CIL complies with all relevant legal rules and requirements that apply to how we conduct, report on and account for our fundraising.
        • Leeds CIL is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and complies with the Code of Fundraising Practice.
        • The Leeds CIL Board of Directors/Trustees have overall responsibility for this policy and Leeds CIL’s compliance with this policy.
      2. The donation

        • All fundraising activities conducted by Leeds CIL will be legal, open, honest and respectful as required by the Funding Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice. All fundraising activities conducted by Leeds CIL will reflect our organisation’s values, in particular the social model of disability. That is, any words or images used in fundraising activities will not use stereotypes such as “tragic but brave” or represent our customers as passive victims, but as people who require varying levels and types of support and practical assistance to exercise their right to lead an independent life. This approach will apply when referring to any people who use Leeds CIL’s services including:
          • disabled adults;
          • older people;
          • parents/carers of disabled children; and
          • carers/representatives of disabled adults.
        • Leeds CIL’s fundraising activities will highlight our work that assists people to remove or find a way round the disabling barriers they face in their daily lives, enabling them to live in mainstream communities and fulfil social roles, in line with our Vision, Mission and Charitable Objects. Our fundraising will ask potential donors to support this work. Disabling barriers include but are not limited to:
          • social attitudes and values that judge and exclude people who are different;
          • negative images and stereotypes;
          • inaccessible products, buildings and the built environmental;
          • inflexible services and organisational procedures and practices; and
          • lack of information in formats that some disabled people use.
        • Where a case study is used or any other type of publicity in seeking to attract donors, Leeds CIL will comply with any duties of confidentiality that we have and comply with relevant data protection legislation (currently the Data Protection Act 2018 and The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679) if publishing a case study that could identify a donor or a customer.
        • Leeds CIL will always have regard to the Charity Governance Code and other national guidance when overseeing fundraising on behalf of Leeds CIL.
        • Leeds CIL may use recognised fundraising platforms to raise funds, but will not enter commercial partnerships with fundraising collectors or businesses for fundraising purposes.
        • Leeds CIL will always treat donors fairly enabling them to make an informed decision about any donation.
        • The trustees (and delegates of Leeds CIL) will act in the best interests of Leeds CIL when deciding whether to accept or refuse a particular donation.
        • Leeds CIL will refuse any donation that it would be unlawful to accept, e.g. if Leeds CIL becomes aware that the gift comprises of the proceeds of crime.
        • Leeds CIL will refuse or return a donation if receiving the donation would be detrimental to the achievement of the purposes of the organisation, e.g. if it would result in serious damage to Leeds CIL’s reputation that could result in the loss of other funding and/or trust of the people who use Leeds CIL’s services.
        • Leeds CIL will accept donations from businesses and organisations that operate in an ethical manner and support Leeds CIL’s Vision, Mission and Charitable Objects as well as our approach to disability generally.
        • Leeds CIL will not accept donations during public events from children unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
      3. How to donate

        • Donations can be made on our website.
        • Donations can also be made in person either to our office or to a representative of Leeds CIL at various events throughout the year, where the venue and organisers of the event (or the local council as the case may be) permit this.
        • Donations can be made by post and sent to our offices but we would ask that this be in the form of a cheque rather than cash as neither you nor we can guarantee its safe arrival.
        • All cash and cheque donations will be recorded, kept securely and banked as soon as is practicable, in line with Leeds CIL’s internal accounting policy.
      4. After the donation

        • Leeds CIL will seek to recover Gift Aid on qualifying donations.
        • Where benefits payable to a donor prevent the donation from qualifying under Gift Aid, Leeds CIL will not attempt to reclaim tax on the sum. Leeds CIL will only make a Gift Aid reclaim in a respect of a donation where all of the Gift Aid conditions are met.
      5. Use of funds

        • All funds raised in conjunction with this Fundraising Policy will be used to fund the work and initiatives of Leeds CIL. Leeds CIL will ensure that accepted donations are used to support the cause in accordance with the terms attached to the donation, which may arise from a donor’s stated intention or representation made by Leeds CIL as to the use of the funds.
        • Where an appeal campaign is being run, Leeds CIL will always indicate what would happen should total funds received be insufficient or exceed the target.
        • Leeds CIL’s fundraising approach, methods, expenditure, income and any complaints received about Leeds CIL’s fundraising activities will be stated in our annual Trustee Report and Accounts, as specified within section 13 of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.
      6. Complaints

      7. Returning donations

        • Leeds CIL will not return donations unless:
          • there is a legal requirement to do so;
          • the donation is given by someone who lacked capacity at the time of the donation;
          • a decision is made that to do so is in the best interests of Leeds CIL;
          • an appeal to raise funds has been unsuccessful in reaching its target unless the purpose of such appeal was clear that any funds raised, despite not reaching the target, would be used to further Leeds CIL’s general purposes; or
          • Leeds CIL believes it has a moral obligation to return a donation and such decision has been authorised by way of order of the Charity Commission.
      8. Leeds Centre for Integrated Living Fundraising Officers

        • Christine Womack, Director/Trustee.
          Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 0113 231 1125
        • Susan Morrell, CEO.
          Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 0113 231 1125
        • Dawn Lynch, Office Manager.
          Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 0113 231 1125
        • These officers can be contacted by the above phone number and email addresses, or by writing to Leeds Centre for Integrated Living, Armley Grange Drive, Leeds LS12 3QH.
        • These officers are responsible for reporting any serious fundraising incidents to the Charity Commission, the Fundraising Regulator, the police and other agencies.
      9. Privacy and Data Protection

        • Any personal data that we collect as part of our fundraising activities will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
      10. Policy Review

        • This Fundraising Policy was last updated May 2019 and will be reviewed annually by the Leeds CIL Board.