Resource library

Useful guidance, summaries of our investigations, and publications for donors and fundraisers.

Guidance

Charity clothing collections

Advice for the public from Fundraising Regulator and Local Government Association on charity clothing collection bags.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed November 2018

In the spring of 2018 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the code. This discussion paper was re...
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Guidance

Complaints handling guidance for charities and third-party fundraising organisations

Guidance to help fundraising organisations when dealing with complaints about fundraising, setting out how the Fundraising Regulator defines a complaint and how organisations are expected to handle th...
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Guidance

Charity challenge events

10 tips for taking part in events run by challenge event companies
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Guidance

Guidance for fundraising platforms: 5 focus areas for donor transparency

The Fundraising Regulator analysed information provided to donors across eighteen well-known platforms. This guidance represents the minimum standard of information we would expect to see for donors t...
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Guidance

Telephone Preference Service (TPS) compliance checking: quick guide for fundraisers

Numbers listed on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) register must not be called without consent. This quick guide is designed to help fundraising organisations understand when they need to check ...
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Publication

The Fundraising Promise

This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator. Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure the...
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Guidance

Online fundraising - advice and guidance for the public

This guidance is designed to highlight the key things you need to know about online fundraising platforms, whether you are setting up an appeal of your own, or donating to an existing one.
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Publication

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

In the spring of 2018 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on complaints handing, TPS compliance and online fundraising platforms. This response paper was...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: Corporate fundraising (4)

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) produced six data protection briefings in February 2018 in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming eff...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: Charitable trust fundraising (6)

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) produced six data protection briefings in February 2018 in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming eff...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: Community fundraising (3)

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) produced six data protection briefings in February 2018 in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming eff...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: Legacies (5)

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) produced six data protection briefings in February 2018 in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming eff...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: Fundraising (2)

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) produced six data protection briefings in February 2018 in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming eff...
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Guidance

GDPR briefing: Introduction (1)

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) produced six data protection briefings in February 2018 in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming eff...
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Publication

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

In the spring of 2018 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on complaints handing, TPS compliance and online fundraising platforms. This discussion paper w...
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice response paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in February 2018.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in October 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 8 December 2017.
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Guidance

Safer giving advice

This guidance is designed to provide practical advice to help you avoid fraudsters and scams, and make sure your money goes to support genuine charities.
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Guidance

Questions to ask fundraisers

Six questions that all fundraisers should be able to answer to help you to give safely.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation response: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in July 2017.
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Publication

Complaints report 2016

A report about complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and the charity sector about fundraising in 2016.
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Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in February 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 28 April 2017.
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