Lifelites Ethical Fundraising Policy
Lifelites is committed to donating and maintaining packages of assistive and inclusive technology to help life-limited and disabled children in children’s hospices throughout the British Isles.
In order to ensure the availability of ongoing funds to pay for this vital work, Lifelites aims to maintain its reputation in order to maintain and develop sources of funding.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure transparency, ethical and consistent dealings with all Lifelites stakeholders.
Funding and PR benefit
Lifelites actively seeks opportunities to work together with external organisations and individuals to achieve shared objectives. However, it is vital that we maintain our independence and do not allow any external partnership to bring the name of Lifelites into disrepute.
Lifelites will only therefore knowingly accept financial and voluntary support from companies and individuals on the following conditions:
Lifelites will not accept financial support from or partnerships with companies involved with any of the following activities:
- The manufacture or sale of tobacco
When deciding whether to accept any particular donation, the Chief Executive and the Trustees have a duty to demonstrate to the Charity Commission that they have acted in the best interest of the charity, and that association with any particular donor does not compromise Lifelites ethical position, harm our reputation or put future funding at risk.
Lifelites complies with all relevant legislation including money laundering rules, the Bribery Act and Charity Commission guidance, including terrorism and political activity. Lifelites therefore would not accept any of the following where the donation:
- Was known to be associated with criminal sources
- Would conflict with Lifelites objectives
- Would lead to a possible decline in support for Lifelites
- Would otherwise significantly damage Lifelites’ reputation
Communication of policy
Lifelites will communicate this policy clearly on the Lifelites website and in response to any external queries from stakeholders.
This policy will be communicated to all Lifelites staff.
We know that the technology and services that we provide can change a child’s life. It gives children in hospices the opportunity to do so many things that they never thought possible, such as paint a picture, create music, play a game, or communicate with their family.
We’d like to introduce you to some of the children who have used the Lifelites technology, and the impact it has had on their short lives.
We know that the work of Lifelites providing technology for children in hospices, has a positive impact on their short lives. However, we recognise that our activities may have some negative environmental effects and we wish to take steps to minimise these.
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes a framework of rights and duties which are designed to safeguard personal data. This framework balances the legitimate needs of organisation to collect and use personal data for business and other purposes against the right of individuals to respect the privacy of their personal details.