Today we have received amazing news from the European Parliament. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been awarded the esteemed European Citizen's Prize, which honours exceptional achievements of European citizens and organization.
26th Grand Finale will take place on Sunday, January 14th, 2018.
We will begin registering Collection Centres on October the 16th. Deadline for registration falls on November, 20th, 2017.
The Grand Finale is made possible by all of you who decide to come together and organise an event locally. Thousands of local initiatives contribute to the series of spectacular events across the entire country. There are also teams of enthusiasts who establish Collection Centres abroad. There are people 'playing' with us in Japan, and in China, across Europe, and in the US.
Make sure to read Rules and Regulations for Collection Centres working in aid of the 26th Grand Finale.
A Collection Centre is established in order to organise and coordinate public fundraiser held in public spaces (such as streets, marketplaces, et al.) on the day of the Grand Finale. Before springing into action make sure to read the Rules and Regulations governing the work and running of the Collection Centre.
Remember that a Stationary Collection Box is not an equivalent of a large collection box. For instance, volunteers can fundraise in front of the stage during the live concerts, but you cannot leave the Collection Box or a money box there.
- Volunteer Registration Procedure
- Stationary Collection Box Registration Procedure
- Rules and Regulations for Stationary Collection Box Fundraiser (for Collection Centres)
Stationary Collection Boxes - collection at business premises
This method of fundraising is best suited for corporate offices or companies, which would like to place a Stationary Collection Box on their premises. Difference between a company placing a collection box on its premises and a designated Collection Centre is that the Collection Centre is meant to coordinate a public fundraiser held outside, while at a corporate office the Collection Box should be displayed next to an appropriate document, stating the goal of the fundraiser and other relevant details.
- Rules and Regulations of Stationary Collection Boxes - business premises
Holding a Fund-raising Event
It's an event taking place on closed premises (an event such as a concert, or a silent disco, or a workshop - the only limit is your imagination and your resources) between 15th of December 2017 and 14th of January 2018, with the proceeds from public collection supporting the objective of the Grand Finale. The organiser responsible for holding the closed event should make sure that the volunteers collect funds only on the premises of the event. Volunteers cannot fundraise in other public places such as streets or parks. If you would like to reach out for the bands, willing to perform free of charge in order to support the Grand Finale efforts, you can browse through the Bank of Bands.
Online Collection Box
This method of charitable collection is addressed to owners of online platforms, websites, and other online services. You can join our public charitable collection and establish an Online Collection Box at your Internet 'premises'. You can run a crowdfunding initiative or international transfer drives.