Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for CFA membership?

Firstly, you need to register on the website via the relevant membership-type page (Click here for Fair Organisers, Click here for Stall Holders) and, once registered, you will receive an email with a link to our membership application documents. Please complete these and post them to the address on the forms.

I sell my product at various fairs - how will membership of the CFA help me?

Your company will appear in our annual Directory – the handbook for our fair organisers; you will have access to the Association’s List of Fairs, opportunities for networking at seminars and the annual conference and access to the general support offered by an Association of like-minded enterprises.  (Click here to see the advantages of being a CFA Registered Stall Holder)

How much would it cost for me to join as a stallholder

To join as a stallholder is £75 which includes a place in the New Stallholders Gallery at the CFA annual conference, immediate access to the CFA Fairs List, a copy of the CFA Guide to Fair Organisers and Stallholders etc. This is a one-off fee. In addition to this there is an annual membership fee of £65.

How much would it cost for me to join as a fair organiser?

Fair Organiser membership costs £45 per fair.  In addition there is an initial joining fee of £20.

What are the dates of the CFA membership year?

As a Stallholder your membership lasts for one year from the date you join as does your insurance ie if you join on 1 April 2019, your membership and insurance lasts until 31 March 2020.

As a Fair Organiser member your membership runs from the date you joined the CFA to the date of your fair and then from the date you renew to the date of your fair.

Does the CFA organise charity fairs?

The CFA fairs are usually organised by individual member fair organisers. However the CFA sometimes organises selling opportunities for its member stallholders

How many fairs do CFA members organise?

Our individual fair organiser members arrange up to 100 fairs annually

I have been organising a fair for some years, how can membership of the CFA help me?

Your fair will appear in the Association’s Fairs List and Calendar which is accessed by our stallholder membership.

You will receive support from the CFA with the marketing of your fair and hopefully increase your footfall by reaching a new audience. This is done in two ways a) your fair will be on the relevant email sent out to our targeted mailing list b) your fair will have a paid for targeted  boost on the CFA social media one week before it happens. You will be able to attend our annual conference where you will see our specifically selected & vetted stallholders at the new stallholders gallery and the speed presentations. For those and other advantages click here.

Are you a CFA member yet?

Charity Fairs have, since their birth some 30 years ago, become major businesses. The Charity Fairs Association was founded to assist in the growth of this sector and to help the relationships between charities and small independent retailing businesses. Being a CFA member brings with it a wealth of benefits and cost savings.

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