WITHDRAWN Coronavirus (COVID-19): Statement from Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (July 2021)

This advice was withdrawn in February 2022.

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 advise all charitable fundraising organisations to maintain a cautious approach to their fundraising activities. 

We remind organisations that the virus has not gone away and therefore careful planning and risk assessments must be undertaken before carrying out any fundraising activity so that the public, donors and fundraisers are protected. With the easing of some formal restrictions comes greater focus on individual organisations to take responsibility for their own way of working.

Today we issue new guidance with a view to supporting the fundraising sector to fundraise safely and responsibly. Our guidance sets out a framework to aid good decision making and sets out five key considerations that all organisations should work into their planning process. It is the responsibility of each individual organisation to consider this guidance and apply it to their work.

We will continue to update our guidance in light of any further changes to Government advice, so that the sector remains supported to carry out fundraising in a safe and responsible way.