Fundraising Preference Service code breaches

The Fundraising Regulator runs the Fundraising Preference Service so that people can request to stop direct marketing communications from charities registered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If a charity gets a notification informing them that a person has made an FPS request, they should act to respect their wishes. So far, over 2,890 charities have set themselves up on the secure FPS charity portal to make sure that they do not send direct marketing communications to people that have used the FPS. 

However, some charities are breaching the Code of Fundraising Practice by failing to access these requests and suppress people on their marketing databases.

When are charities considered in breach of the code?

Data protection law gives a person the right to object at any time to use of their personal data for marketing purposes. This right is also reflected in the Code of Fundraising Practice, which sets the standards for UK fundraising.

If a charity does not take action to stop sending direct marketing communications within 21 days of receiving an FPS request, they are in breach of the FPS terms and conditions. 

If they fail to act further, within 28 days of receiving an FPS request, we consider them in breach of section 3.2.5 of the code and we will take regulatory action.

What regulatory action will you take?

If a charity repeatedly ignores reminders to act on an FPS request, a final letter is sent to the charity’s Chief Executive and Chair of trustees from our Chief Executive. This letter clearly warns the charity that we

Which charities have breached the code in relation to FPS?

The charities named below are in breach of the code because they have not logged on to the FPS charity portal to access requests to stop direct marketing communications. The list below displays the charity name, registered charity number and the date someone first made an FPS request.

As of 1 February 2024, 76 requests have not been accessed by 57 charities. 

  • Accessible Transport Group Limited. Registered charity no. 700370. Date of first FPS request: 13/10/2023. 
  • All Nations Salvation Assembly (ANSA). Registered charity no. 1168929. Date of first FPS request: 18/2/2023. 
  • Al-Towbah Islamic Centre. Registered charity no. 1154535. Date of first FPS request: 1/7/2022. 
  • Animal Aid and Advice (North London Group). Registered charity no. 1036940. Date of first FPS request: 12/6/2019. 
  • Ardal Gweinidogaeth Bro Eryri Ministry Area. Registered charity no. 1185391. Date of first FPS request: 7/11/2023. 
  • Birmingham City Mission of the Midlands Evangelistic Fellowship (shortly known as Birmingham City Mission). Registered charity no. 258209. Date of first FPS request: 26/6/2023. 
  • Blossom Project. Registered charity no. 1168022. Date of first FPS request: 25/10/2023. 
  • Caysh. Registered charity no. 1026822. Date of first FPS request: 1/12/2023. 
  • Centre 4 Renewal. Registered charity no. 1100121. Date of first FPS request: 5/12/2023. 
  • Cymdeithas Rhieni Ac Athrawon Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd Caerdydd / Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd Parent Teachers' Association Cardiff. Registered charity no. 510464. Date of first FPS request: 14/11/2022. 
  • Friends of Damat. Registered charity no. 1123879. Date of first FPS request: 25/4/2022. 
  • Friends of Saint Theresa's. Registered charity no. 1058253. Date of first FPS request: 11/4/2021. 
  • Gift a Smile. Registered charity no. 1164476. Date of first FPS request: 1/12/2023. 
  • Global Disaster Relief Fund. Registered charity no. 1111768. Date of first FPS request: 22/7/2023. 
  • Good Life Dog Rescue. Registered charity no. 1178977. Date of first FPS request: 28/10/2023. 
  • Hajjah Naziha Charitable Organisation. Registered charity no. 1175044. Date of first FPS request: 10/6/2023. 
  • Harvest Ministries. Registered charity no. 1060258. Date of first FPS request: 5/12/2023. 
  • Hope Africa. Registered charity no. 1103478. Date of first FPS request: 24/8/2018. 
  • Indonesian Humanitarian and Social Aid Network. Registered charity no. 1110909. Date of first FPS request: 5/10/2019. . 
  • Insaaf. Registered charity no. 1182275. Date of first FPS request: 28/10/2022. 
  • International Children's Medical Aid. U.K. British Humanitarian Inter-Faith Aid. Registered charity no. 1072509. Date of first FPS request: 6/6/2023. 
  • Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. Registered charity no. 1117513. Date of first FPS request: 9/10/2023. 
  • Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham. Registered charity no. 1177018. Date of first FPS request: 22/8/2023. 
  • Lucy's UK Donkey Foundation. Registered charity no. 1174959. Date of first FPS request: 1/12/2023. 
  • Madina Islamic Mission and Islamic Centre Heathrow. Registered charity no. 295078. Date of first FPS request: 1/7/2022. 
  • Meningitis Help. Registered charity no. 1090505. Date of first FPS request: 10/12/2018. 
  • Mrs Mary Olivia Saffery Turner for Ecclesiastical Purposes in Connection with the Church of England. Registered charity no. 291059. Date of first FPS request: 18/11/2017. 
  • Multiple Sclerosis Action Group Northern Ireland (Action MS). Registered charity no. 101829. Date of first FPS request: 12/5/2023. 
  • Muslims in Need. Registered charity no. 1158317. Date of first FPS request: 5/9/2023. 
  • My Home Sweet Home Cio. Registered charity no. 1197351. Date of first FPS request: 27/4/2023. 
  • Order of Hermit Friars of St Augustine (Augustinian Order). Registered charity no. 233010. Date of first FPS request: 6/6/2023. . 
  • Ostro Fayre Share Foundation. Registered charity no. 1090985. Date of first FPS request: 25/11/2023. 
  • Peterpan Pre School Playgroup (Runwell). Registered charity no. 1048234. Date of first FPS request: 5/12/2023. 
  • Plymouth Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Registered charity no. 1066919. Date of first FPS request: 4/12/2023. 
  • Precious Lives. Registered charity no. 1143656. Date of first FPS request: 3/4/2023. 
  • Ranwell Playgroup. Registered charity no. 1174608. Date of first FPS request: 5/12/2023. 
  • Redeemed Christian Church of God Covenant Restoration Assembly Perry Barr Birmingham. Registered charity no. 1143652. Date of first FPS request: 7/11/2023. 
  • Renewal Christian Centre. Registered charity no. 1117019. Date of first FPS request: 15/11/2022. 
  • Rock of Salvation Apostolic Church. Registered charity no. 1131471. Date of first FPS request: 18/2/2023. 
  • Sabeno Limited. Registered charity no. 1078583. Date of first FPS request: 26/6/2023. 
  • Salicaf Foundation (Save the Life of Children in Africa Foundation). Registered charity no. 1167191. Date of first FPS request: 9/7/2017. 
  • Sanctuary on Sea (Brighton & Hove City of Sanctuary). Registered charity no. 1183229. Date of first FPS request: 12/1/2023. 
  • Shooting Star Cancer Support. Registered charity no. 1079693. Date of first FPS request: 9/8/2023. 
  • Sistah Space (Sanctuary). Registered charity no. 1179934. Date of first FPS request: 26/11/2021. 
  • Smile Aid. Registered charity no. 1178216. Date of first FPS request: 1/12/2023. 
  • Sudan Famine Relief Trust. Registered charity no. 1009200. Date of first FPS request: 16/7/2017. 
  • The Cleenish Renewal Co Ltd. Registered charity no. 101000. Date of first FPS request: 5/12/2023. 
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust Charity. Registered charity no. 1056979. Date of first FPS request: 5/12/2023. 
  • The Multiple Sclerosis Research and Relief Fund. Registered charity no. 228634. Date of first FPS request: 1/12/2023. 
  • The Scratching Post (Rescue and Shelter Appeal for Cats). Registered charity no. 1105653. Date of first FPS request: 7/8/2023. 
  • The Thornbury Centre. Registered charity no. 1068657. Date of first FPS request: 27/10/2022. 
  • The Truro Community Property Trust. Registered charity no. 1136731. Date of first FPS request: 6/7/2017. 
  • The Visitors' Art Foundation. Registered charity no. 1164755. Date of first FPS request: 4/6/2022. 
  • The White Blossom Trust. Registered charity no. 1140908. Date of first FPS request: 25/10/2023. 
  • Trewan Sands Children's Trust. Registered charity no. 1124485. Date of first FPS request: 12/10/2022. 
  • Twoco. Registered charity no. 1148942. Date of first FPS request: 7/7/2023. 
  • William Walter Brand Trust. Registered charity no. 1029841. Date of first FPS request: 7/11/2023.