The guide covers the Charity Commission’s guidelines on campaigning, relevant legislation and guidance on how to scrutinise campaigning building on extensive practice development. It provides case studies of effective campaigning and advocacy.


This publication gives guidance on the legal and regulatory framework for charities wishing to engage in campaigning and political activity


This guide assists charities who are thinking of campaigning in the run up to an election and would like to understand the interaction between charity and election law. It also covers regulated campaign activities under electoral law.


Russell Cooke have produced a guide to help charities understand the Lobbying Act, which alters the rules on non-party campaigning and will affect a large number of charities when it comes into effect in September 2014.


The NCVO have produced a guide that comprehensively answer some frequently asked questions about the Lobbying Act and how it has altered the rules on non-party campaigning which affects a large number of charities.

Tools allows anyone to contact their MP and other local representatives about important issues. This free service could be a really useful tool for your charity campaign – just ask your supporters to write to their MP.

Useful Website

Avaaz is an online portal for campaigners. It is global in reach and allows users to leverage the support of its membership on any issue of public concern. The site can be linked up with social media and used to collect signatures for petitions.

Useful Website

Directory of Social Change offers a range of publications and training opportunities to help voluntary organisations become more effective at campaigning and lobbying for specific causes and issues.


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