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Together: We are one voice for everyone operating and supporting prize-led fundraising through lotteries and competitions.

This year's Annual Lotteries Council Conference will take place on 10 and 11 May 2017.

Wednesday 10 May

0900

Registration and Coffee

THE TRIUMPH BAR

0930

Introduction           

Jo Bucci – Chairman of the Lotteries Council

Picadilly Westminster

0945

Speakers Session – Richard McBriar, Capen

Picadilly Westminster

1015

1115

Workshop

Meet the Exhibitors - MAYFAIR SUITE

Gambling Commission  - CONFERENCE ROOM 10

Tetra  - CONFERENCE ROOM 12

1145

Speakers Session – Sarah Harrison, Gambling Commission

Picadilly Westminster

1215

Speakers Session – Gerald Oppenheim, Fundraising Regulator

Picadilly Westminster

1245

Pre-AGM (Directors only)   

CONFERENCE ROOM 11

1245

Lunch

THE BRASSERIE

1400

Speaker Session - Amanda Kearsley, Law:matix

Picadilly Westminster

1445

 Breakout Speaker Sessions – choose your subject from:

Back to Basics - A Guide to Lottery – Gambling Commission - CONFERENCE ROOM 10

Raffle Masterclass – Jason Haigh-Ellery, CFP - CONFERENCE ROOM 11

Dementia Friends – Michael Dent, Alzheimer's Society - CONFERENCE ROOM 12

Using Technology – Ged Jones, LFS - CONFERENCE ROOM 13

1545

Workshop

Meet the Exhibitors - MAYFAIR SUITE

Gambling Commission - CONFERENCE ROOM 11

Tetra - CONFERENCE ROOM 12

1645

AGM  It is very important that members attend

1700 – 1900

DOWNTIME

1900 – 1930

Drinks Reception                                   

THE ROTUNDA

2000

Gala Dinner &  Lotteries Gala Awards                                      

Picadilly Westminster

2030 – LATE Entertainment

Thursday 11 May

0930

1030

Networking Breakfast

THE BRASSERiE

1030

1040

Welcome Back

Picadilly Westminster

1045

12noon

Workshop

Meet the Exhibitors - MAYFAIR SUITE

Gambling Commission  - CONFERENCE ROOM 10

Tetra  - CONFERENCE ROOM 12

Refreshments available in Mayfair Suite throughout the day

1200

Breakout Speaker Sessions – choose your subject from:

Back to Basics - A Guide to Lottery – Gambling Commission - CONFERENCE ROOM 10

Raffle Masterclass – Jason Haigh-Ellery, CFP - CONFERENCE ROOM 11

Dementia Friends – Michael Dent, Alzheimer's Society - CONFERENCE ROOM 12

Using Technology – Ged Jones, LFS - CONFERENCE ROOM 13

1310

Speaker Session - Anna Mathias, Woods Whur 2014 Limited

Picadilly Westminster

1345

Closing Remarks – Jo Bucci, Chair, Lotteries Council

Picadilly Westminster

1400

Lunch and depart

THE BRASSERIE

 

The Council has recently announced that a record £208 million was raised in 2015/16.

Click here for further information.

The new chair of The Lotteries Council will be Jo Bucci, it has been announced.

Jo Bucci, Managing Director of People’s Postcode Lottery, said she was honoured to accept the role.

Press release available here.

The Charity Commission has released guidance on new fundraising rules that come into effect today as part of the Charities Act 2016.

The “non-legal” document, titled CC15d, outlines rules on two key areas, including the reporting duties of trustees and charities working with professional fundraisers. In particular it points to rules surrounding the need for agreements between charities and professional fundraisers and commercial participators – including requirements for charities to effectively monitor professional fundraisers. It also points to the duty for professional fundraisers to protect the public, including vulnerable people, from “unreasonably intrusive” or “persistent fundraising approaches and undue pressure to donate”. Auditing guidance outlined by the regulator, includes the need for registered charities to include additional information about fundraising practices in annual accounts – including how they work with professional fundraisers and deal with fundraising complaints.

The Fundraising Regulator has said it will consult charities on prospective changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice in the new year, following a meeting with ‘key stakeholders’ last Wednesday.  In a statement on its website, the Fundraising Regulator said the consultation on possible changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice will take place between February and April 2017. The Regulator asked those who would “like to be added as the key contact on its list of stakeholders to be included in the upcoming and future consultations to email them. More information can be found here.

The Regulator also confirmed it had invited “several stakeholder representatives from umbrella bodies across the sector” to discuss the upcoming consultation. A number of “issues around consent” were covered – particularly in relation to the report from NCVO’s working group on consent. In addition the meeting discussed issues around soliciting donations; working with third parties and trustees.

A spokesman from the Fundraising Regulator refused to comment further on the topics discussed, or name which stakeholders had been present. He did say however the meeting was held to “further guide the Fundraising Regulator’s thinking about the consultation that it is planning to launch on the development of the Code early next year”.   IoF and Commission present at the meeting.

The Fundraising Regulator took control of the Code of Fundraising Practice from the Institute of Fundraising when it launched on 7 July.

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