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1000th charity signs up to registration

The Fundraising Regulator has welcomed its 1000th sign up to the registration scheme launched in March 2017 to charities not within the scope of the fundraising levy.

Fulfil the Wish became the latest organisation to show commitment to good fundraising practice and support for the work of the Regulator to improve public trust and confidence in the sector.

Charities spending less than £100,000 a year on fundraising are encouraged, for an annual fee of £50, to sign up and use the ‘Registered with’ logo on their fundraising materials, demonstrating to their supporters and the public that they are committed to open, honest and accountable fundraising.

This important milestone highlights the growing support from smaller charities for the work the Fundraising Regulator is doing to encourage excellent fundraising standards across the sector and provide accessible best practice guidance.

"This is an important benchmark of success for the Fundraising Regulator, and demonstrates an increasing level of support and respect from smaller charities in the sector."

The Regulator has also opened registration to fundraising agencies.

In addition, 1400 larger charities have paid the levy thereby registering with the Regulator.

As the 1000th charity registrant, Fulfil the Wish founder and trustee Mary Appleton said: “We are pleased to be the 1000th charity. Through our work with families with disabled children we ensure families are at the centre of our work and transparency and good practice is part of our core ethos.”

Stephen Dunmore, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator said: “This is an important benchmark of success for the Fundraising Regulator, and demonstrates an increasing level of support and respect from smaller charities in the sector for the vital work being done to maintain high standards and improve public confidence. We will continue to encourage fundraising charities to register with us.”

"It is a little over a year since the Fundraising Regulator opened their doors and with more charities registering all the time it shows the commitment to support high standards in the fundraising profession."

Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising said: “The 1000th charity registration with the Fundraising Regulator today marks just how much progress has been made in recent years.  It is a little over a year since the Fundraising Regulator opened their doors and with more charities registering all the time it shows the commitment to support high standards in the fundraising profession. We congratulate all the charities who have registered and encourage any who are yet to, to do so!”