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Can a charity get free postage?

Hello,

is there a way for a charity to post letters without having to pay for stamps? Sorry if its a daft question, but Ive been wondering this for awhile now. I always get "crisis appeal" letters in the post and wonder if charities get help paying for postage?

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  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,021 Forumite
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    Not as far as I know. There are bulk volume discounts and they may not be using Royal Mail.

    There used to be an exception for 'articles for the blind', but I'm sure that wouldn't cover general mailings.
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  • custardy
    custardy Posts: 38,365 Forumite
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    Savvy_Sue wrote: »
    Not as far as I know. There are bulk volume discounts and they may not be using Royal Mail.

    There used to be an exception for 'articles for the blind', but I'm sure that wouldn't cover general mailings.

    Articles for the blind are still covered.
    However there is no such thing as free postings in RM, out with these
  • TBagpuss
    TBagpuss Posts: 11,203 Forumite
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    No. There are various discounts - the crisis appeal letters may not be personalised, in which case they are senders will be paying a bulk rate to have one added to each house in a specific area, rather than them being addressed to a specific house, so it will be cheaper than putting a stamp on each one, but it is not free.
    All posts are my personal opinion, not formal advice Always get proper, professional advice (particularly about anything legal!)
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