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Fundraising Regulator’s Annual Complaints Report finds complaints about online fundraising increased by 252% during the pandemic

The Fundraising Regulator has published our Annual Complaints Report, which analyses complaints we have received, alongside complaints reported by some of the UK’s largest charities between 1 April 20...
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A transparent and fair Fundraising Levy

Alex Edmondson, Registration Service Manager at the Fundraising Regulator, explains how the fee structure for supporting the independent regulation of fundraising is calculated and how paying the levy...
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Leaving nothing to chance: what you need to know about lottery, free draw and prize competition fundraising

Gavin Doyle, Policy and Standards Officer at the Fundraising Regulator highlights some of the regulations fundraisers must follow when hosting a lottery, and things the public should be aware of when ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising on getting back to fundraising

As formal Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions end in England and moves to change restrictions in place across the rest of the UK, the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising advis...
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Reflecting on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator and Elizabeth Denham CBE, the UK Information Commissioner, reflect on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation in the char...
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Four small words of great significance: the key values of fundraising practice

Gavin Doyle, Policy and Standards Officer at the Fundraising Regulator, shares why the fundraising values are essential for creating a positive fundraising experience.
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Self-reporting fundraising incidents

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework at the Fundraising Regulator, outlines our plans to develop a self-reporting pathway for organisations to follow when they identify that they may have breached the Code...
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Amendment to standard 12.6.2 (free draws) of the Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator will be making a minor change to the current wording of standard 12.6.2 in the Code of Fundraising Practice to reflect more accurately the legislation which underpins the sta...
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Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising publish new guidance to support the return of in-person events and community fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have today published two new pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations as they plan their return to in-person events and c...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator on the return to public fundraising - Withdrawn July 2021

The Government has announced that public fundraising can resume in England from 12 April 2021.
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Regulating fundraising as pandemic restrictions ease

Charlotte Urwin, Head of Policy at the Fundraising Regulator, outlines the work we are doing to ensure that fundraisers have timely advice, as and when restrictions on contact with others ease.
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Five years of fundraising regulation

Peter Lewis, former Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, looks back at the five years since the Fundraising Regulator came into being, and how the fundraising sector and fundrais...
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Fundraising Regulator publishes its latest Annual Report and Accounts, which reflect the impact of Coronavirus on fundraising 

Today we published our latest Annual Report and Accounts, which highlight how we reprioritised our work amid the unprecedented challenges facing the fundraising sector from March 2020 onwards.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising - Withdrawn April 2021

Statement from the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising following UK government announcements.
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Fundraising Regulator appoints new Head of Policy 

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed Charlotte Urwin as its new Head of Policy.
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Young people are savvier and more generous when giving to charity at Christmas

Research from the Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission reveals 18-24 year olds are more generous and more likely to check before donating at Christmas time.
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Being a trustee has never been so challenging or rewarding

Lord Michael Grade, former Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, talks about his time as a trustee and why trusteeship has never been so important.
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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.
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Five ways to check if an email from us is genuine

Following a series of scam emails targeting charities, Stephen Service, former Policy Manager at the Fundraising Regulator, highlights five ways to check if an email from the Fundraising Regulator is ...
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Registration opened for charities

The Fundraising Regulator has opened its registration system to charities registered in England and Wales, that fall below the £100,000 fundraising levy threshold.
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Finance and fundraising: we need better partnerships

Andrew O'Brien, former Head of Policy and Engagement for the Charity Finance Group, writes about why finance teams and fundraisers need to communicate better in order to ensure enough income is genera...
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