Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed February and March 2018

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice - February 2018


This consultation paper explains the first of the consultations that the Fundraising Regulator will be running in 2018. We anticipate a busy year of engagement with the charitable fundraising sector and the public at large.

As always, we welcome the views of all those who use or are affected by changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. We are committed to continued engagement through consultation to check our assumptions and inform any changes we make to fundraising standards and practice.

About this consultation

This consultation is formed of three parts.

Parts A and B deal with specific issues in the current wording or inclusion of rules within Code of Fundraising Practice that have been raised by stakeholders or identified following our regulatory work over the last 18 months since our launch.

Part C concerning online fundraising platforms introduces a new rules to the code where the existing rules do not cover adequately a popular and growing fundraising method.

Parts A and B are classed as Category 3 consultations within our published consultation process and Part C is a Category 2, therefore there are different timescales for responses to different parts of this consultation. You can read the full Guide to our Consultation Process on our website.

  • Part A – Complaints Handling – Responses by 28 February 2018
  • Part B – TPS compliance auditing – Responses by 28 February 2018
  • Part C – Online Fundraising Platforms – Responses by 14 March 2018

Full details of how to respond are included at the end of this document.

Thank you for engaging with us and we look forward to receiving your responses.

Consultation questions

Click below to open the PDF of the consultation paper in English or in Welsh.

Responding to this Consultation

Responses to Part A on complaints handling and Part B on TPS compliance auditing should reach us by Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Responses to Part C on the new code rules for online fundraising platforms should reach us by Wednesday 14 March 2018.

This consultation is closed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fundraising Regulator (email:, tel:0300 999 3407)

Handling your response

We anticipate publishing all responses. However, if you ask for your response not to be published we will consider your request seriously.

Next steps in the process

A summary of responses will be published on the consultation web pages together with the Fundraising Regulator’s final decision regarding changes to the Code.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please let us know using the enquiry contact details above.