The aim of a Site Management Agreement (SMA) is to facilitate face-to-face fundraising in a given location with the full agreement of the council and/or town centre manager.
However, because it is moot point whether a collection is required for F2F street fundraising (see 'How is F2F Licensed?'), F2Fstreet fundraisers can and do operate in areas where we do not have an SMA with the local authority.
We think you should consider working with the PFRA to agree a Site Management Agreement if:
- You have regular visits from F2F street fundraisers across one or more different locations
- You want to exercise greater control over how and when fundraisers might attend. An SMA will often results in fundraisers visiting your area less frequently than in the absence of an SMA
- You are looking for a one-stop shop in enforcing best practice and responding to your concerns and issues about F2F street fundraising.
SMAs are sutiable for locations administered by:
- Local authority licensing officers
- Town centre managers
- Private site owners
- Business improvement districts (BIDs).
In November 2012, the PFRA signed and agreement with the Local Government Association. Under this agreement, called Making the Pledge, the LGA recommended its members work with the PFRA to control street fundraising through our volutnary site management agreements. Making the Pledge sets out what councils should expect from us in their own agreements, and what their responsibilities are to ensure agreements are successful.