Face-to-Face Fundraising

Amnesty representative hosting a big Amnesty stall in a park

Face-to-face fundraising is a very important and effective part of our fundraising programme. It enables fundraisers to engage with members of the public to raise awareness of the work we do.

We use professional fundraising agencies to help us fundraise. All agency fundraisers that work on behalf of Amnesty International UK have been thoroughly trained, and we regularly monitor and review their work to make sure they are delivering the best service.

We are committed to conducting this activity in line with our Fundraising Policy and the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice.

We conduct Face to Face fundraising door-to-door and at private sites.

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I recognise an Amnesty International UK fundraiser?

Our fundraisers will always wear Amnesty International UK branded t-shirt or jacket. They will also be wearing a prominent identification card with a photo and unique fundraiser ID number - both of which are required by law.

  • Who helps us fundraise?

We work with specialist fundraising agencies to undertake Face to Face fundraising. We are committed to conducting this activity in line with our Fundraising Policy and the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice.

  • What if someone doesn’t want to talk?

If someone informs one of our fundraisers that they are uncomfortable having a conversation, then the fundraiser will respect their wishes and move on. We recognise that not everyone wants to engage with us and our fundraisers will never put pressure on a member of the public to carry on the conversation.

  • Why does Amnesty International UK run Face to Face fundraising campaigns?

Face to Face fundraising is a cost-effective way for us to engage with new supporters, enabling them to give regular financial support to our work. We use our fundraisers to promote regular donations, our weekly lottery and Reading Rebels book subscription product, raising vital funds for our human rights work.

  • Where do we fundraise?

Our fundraisers are currently working in the following locations: Leicester, Manchester.

Door to door

While our community fundraisers organise cash collections, we are do not collect cash donations through our Face to Face fundraisers.

  • How do I amend or cancel my direct debit if I sign up and change my mind?

Please email our Supporter Communications Team at sct@amnesty.org.uk and they will be able to help.

  • How to make a complaint?

If you have any feedback then please get in touch. If this is a complaint it will help any investigation if you can include:

  • Date and time of the incident
  • Your name and location of the incident – your home or the private site you were at
  • Your telephone number or email address
  • Fundraiser’s name and ID number

Please email our Supporter Communications Team at sct@amnesty.org.uk.

To find out more about how we process and respond to feedback and complaints, please read our feedback policy and procedure document or contact us.