According to research undertaken by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation charities are campaigning less than they used to since the Lobbying Act was introduced.
The Lobbying Act has had ‘a chilling effect’ on charities ability to speak out.
The Charity Commission for England and Wales acknowledges that whilst charities must be independent from party politics they must still be able to use their voice effectively at election times.
Charities need to campaign. Our “Freedom To Campaign” guide will help you to do that – even during a regulated election period.
Freedom To Campaign Guide Contents
- At A Glance
- Public Commentary and Party Policy
- Changing Legislation or Party Policy
- Media and Communications
- Events and Other Campaign Activities
- Next Steps
For more background read some of the articles on the launch of the Guide: