Top tips for running a charity (online event)


United Kingdom
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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About the event: 



This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Wednesday 6 May, 6pm to 8pm

Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Please see our news item for further information on coronavirus and its effect on leisure-time music groups.

Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, whether or not they are registered with the Charity Commission. But what does this mean for you?

From writing your constitution, to registering with the Commission and reporting on public benefit, we’ve got advice and resources on the legal requirements and best practice of being a charity.

Who is this event for?
Anyone is welcome to take part in this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups. 

We’ll talk about:

  • What defines a charity?
  • What are the benefits of being a charity?
  • How charities are monitored and what laws apply
  • What is public benefit, and how to report on it
  • Anything else that comes up on the topic!

More reasons to come:

  • Hear from other leisure-time music groups about their experiences
  • An update on new resources and services from Making Music
  • Meet your local Making Music team and ask questions


Cost: FREE for members and non-members


Reserve your tickets now


  • This event includes a powerpoint presentation (Slides are available in advance by request)
  • This event includes participant-led discussion


Expected event schedule:

  • 1pm: event opens, introductions and housekeeping notices
  • 1.15pm: updates from Making Music
  • 1.30pm: presentation of main event topic
  • 3pm: event finishes

Please note that timings may vary slightly according to the needs of the group on the day.


We aim to make our events as accessible as possible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

Making Music reserves the right to cancel an event due to low attendance numbers, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances which make it no longer possible to run the event. If you have booked a place and Making Music cancels the event, we will offer you a full refund where applicable.