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Advocacy is support for a particular cause or policy. A charity may undertake activities of advocacy when working towards achieving its charitable purpose.

A charity can promote or oppose a change to any matter of law, policy or practice, as long as this advocacy furthers or aids another charitable purpose. However, a charity must not have a ‘disqualifying purpose’, such as promoting or opposing a political party or candidate for political office.

See our guidance on charity advocacy and our guide about charities, campaigning and advocacy.