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Frequently asked questions
We're not a registered charity - can you insure us?
Yes. Many of our clients are small charities or community organisations that are just starting up or are too small to be a registered charity.
Does the policy cover volunteers?
Yes - the employer's liability and public liability section of the policy provides cover for your volunteers. As long as you purchase this section of cover from us, your volunteers will be covered.
Does the public liability section cover events?
Yes - the public liability section of the policy provides cover for charity events (such as fundraising) for up to 500 attendees.
We don't have a regular meeting place - can you insure us?
Yes. We cover hundreds of small charities and community groups that don't have a regular meeting place and instead rotate between different venues, such as members' homes, village halls and community centres.
Why should I insure with Markel?
Established over 25 years ago, we've gained an unrivalled understanding of the risks facing small charities and community groups, and our policies are specially designed to protect you.
We're regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, and you can view our details on the Financial Services Register. We're a division of Markel International, a Lloyd's and London market insurer that wrote gross premiums of $1.2 billion in 2014.
We actively support the third sector. Since 2008, we have donated more than £150,000 to our supported charity, Carers Trust, and have supported numerous charity awards including the Third Sector Excellence Awards and Britain's Best Volunteer in partnership with Small Charities Coalition.
Still not sure? Call us on 0845 688 2500 - one of our insurance experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and talk you through the insurance we offer so you can choose the right cover for your business. Alternatively, get an online quote in 90 seconds now and call us later if anything needs clarifying.
We are specialists in community group insurance
As one of the pioneers of insurance for community groups, we have extensive knowledge of the risks facing the not-for-profit sector.
If you need to make a claim, our experienced, UK based claims team are on hand to return your community group’s activities to normal as soon as possible.
Our community group insurance premiums start from just £6 a month with the option to pay over 10 interest free instalments. Get a quote now!