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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, community groups and clubs 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 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.
We are a division of Markel International, a Lloyd’s and London market insurer that wrote gross premium totals of $1.2 billion in 2018.
Still not sure? Call us on 0800 640 6604 - 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 charity or group. Alternatively, get a quote now and call us later if anything needs clarifying.
How are Markel regulated?
Markel is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority – details of which you’ll find on the Financial Services Register.
Access exclusive services for your group when you insure with Markel
24 hour legal advice helpline
When you insure with Markel, you'll benefit from 24/7 telephone access to a qualified solicitor at no additional cost. Expert legal advice can be costly when you're working for yourself and it's difficult to know who to turn to for a trustworthy answer. Whether it's a question on starting up your group, health and safety, or how to handle a sensitive situation, an experienced team of solicitors are on hand day and night to help you with any business-related legal queries. Included as standard with all policies.
Markel Law Hub access
In addition to our 24 hour legal helpline, you'll have access to the Markel Law Hub - an award winning online resource of legal and business guides, templates and content written and created by our team of expert solicitors. Instantly download ready-made policies, procedures and guidance you can use for your group - without paying any expensive legal fees. Included as standard with all policies.
Public relations crisis management service
Public relations disasters can occur at any time and having to deal with the press can be hugely stressful. When there is a risk to your group as a result of negative press attention, our specialist public relations crisis management firm, The Counsel House, will work with you to help manage allegations of fraud, injury caused to employees or the public, and official investigations into your group's affairs. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance and trustee liability insurance, cyber and data risks insurance and legal representation and employment disputes insurance.
Cyber response helpline
If you're the victim of a targeted cyber attack, our cyber response helpline provides access to specialist solicitors and information security experts who will give expert legal and technical IT security guidance on the issues arising from cyber and data protection risks. Included as standard with cyber and data risks insurance.
Our support of the community and charity sector
As a specialist insurer of small charities and community groups, we are only too aware of the importance of these organisations and we support the sector in a number of ways.