Resource library

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

Publication

Implementing the FPS evaluation recommendations

An overview of how the Fundraising Regulator has implemented the recommendations from the independent review of the Fundraising Preference Service.
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Consultation response

Department for Communities consultation on a code of practice for gambling operators: response from the Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator’s response to a consultation hosted by the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on the introduction of a code of practice for gambling operators who hold a licence,...
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Guidance

10 steps to setting up a fundraising appeal

This guidance is designed to highlight important points to consider before setting up a fundraising appeal to ensure your fundraising is legal and ethical, and has the best chance of success.
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Investigation summary

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK: March 2022

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Investigation summary

Penny Appeal: March 2022

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Guidance

Tips for giving safely to charity

You should be alert to common fraud tactics when giving in-person or online. This will give you confidence to donate to genuine causes.
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Coronavirus guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting safe and responsible fundraising

This guidance was published on 16 February 2022. This guidance aims to support charities and their fundraising partners, to fundraise safely and responsibly in ways which protect the public, fundraise...
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Guidance

Charity bags: advice for the public

This advice sets out what you need to know if you receive a charity bag and want to donate in this way. We also set out what you can do make it clear you do not wish to receive charity bags.
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Consultation response

ICO consultation on a direct marketing code of practice: response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) consultation on a direct marketing code of practice.
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Consultation response

Consultation on the charity digital code: response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the steering group of organisations consulting on the Charity Digital Code of Practice.
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Consultation response

NCVO consultation on a charity code of ethics: response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations) consultation on a charity code of ethics.
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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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Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: 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.
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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: 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: 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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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: 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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