Political activity and campaigning by charities

Published on 29 May, 2024

With a general election on the cards, charities and community groups must consider their responsibilities during this time.

Charities play an important role during elections, and there are guidelines to ensure your independence if you engage in political activity. The goal is to maintain independence while effectively using your voice during election times.

There are some important principles to consider, and I’ve found the most user-friendly guidance is from The Charity Commission.
Please take time to read it through as there can be serious consequences for your group should things go wrong.