Resource library

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

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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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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Guidance

Key behaviours expected of fundraisers: guidance for fundraisers

This guidance is intended to help any person or organisation fundraising, or planning to fundraise, in the UK for a charitable cause to comply with the standards set out in the Code of Fundraising Pra...
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Guidance

Key behaviours you should expect from fundraisers: advice for the public

The following information is designed to help you understand the fundraising standards you can expect when you are asked to donate.
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Guidance

Charity bags: guidance for fundraisers

This guidance is intended to support charities and the companies they work with to understand the legal requirements and regulatory standards expected of them when distributing and collecting charity ...
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Coronavirus guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Cash collections guidance - Withdrawn Feb 2022

This guidance was published on 19 April 2021 and withdrawn on 16 Feb 2022, as the information has been superseded by our supporting safe and responsible fundraising guidance.
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Coronavirus guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Events and community fundraising guidance - Withdrawn Feb 2022

This guidance was published on 19 April 2021 and withdrawn on 16 Feb 2022, as the information has been superseded by our supporting safe and responsible fundraising guidance.
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Coronavirus guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Fundraising key principles guidance - Withdrawn Feb 2022

This guidance was updated on 12 April 2021 and withdrawn on 16 Feb 2022, as the information has been superseded by our supporting safe and responsible fundraising guidance.
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Coronavirus guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Public fundraising guidance - Withdrawn Feb 2022

This guidance was updated on 12 April 2021 and withdrawn on 16 Feb 2022, as the information has been superseded by our supporting safe and responsible fundraising guidance.
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