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Mapping the code changes

Wondering where old sections of the code have gone? The following guide is designed to help you understand what’s changed and where you can find standards in the new code.

Code

  • Standards specifically for charity trustees and members of governing bodies (previously found throughout the code) can mainly be found in section 2 Responsibilities of charitable institutions and those who govern them.
  • Standards on Rewards/ incentives and benefit packages can now be found in section 2.5: Paying fundraisers and in section 2.7: Using funds.
  • Standards on working with volunteers can now be found in section 5.
  • Standards on working with children can now be found in section 6.
  • Standards on working with third parties and corporate partnerships (including solicitation statements) can now be found in section 7: Professional fundraisers, commercial participators and partners and section 2.5: Paying Fundraisers.
  • Standards on corporate partnerships can now be found in section 7: Professional fundraisers, commercial participators and partners.
  • Standards on data protection and GDPR can now be found in section 3: Processing personal data (information).
  • Standards on content of fundraising communications, mail and telephone can now be found in section 9: Fundraising communications and advertisements.
  • Standards on digital media can now be found in section 10: Digital
  • Standards on trusts can now be found in section 13: Grant-making bodies (including trusts and foundations).
  • Standards on major donors can now be found in section 2: Responsibilities of charitable institutions and those who govern them.
  • Standards on static collections can now be found in section 8: Collecting money or other property.
  • Standards on public collections can now be found in section 8: Collecting money or other property and in section 1: Behaviour when fundraising.
  • Standards  on payment of fundraisers can now be found in section 2.5: Paying fundraisers.
  • Standards on handling donations can now be found in section 4: Processing donations.

Rulebooks

  • Rules from the rulebooks for street, door-to-door and private site fundraising can be found in section 8: Collecting money or other property and in section 1: Behaviour when fundraising.

Legal appendices

Where relevant, the rules and guidance in the legal appendices have been incorporated into the code and the glossary. 

  • L2.0 General – this section (relating to legal differences in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) has been replaced by the code highlighting rules applicable only to 1 of these jurisdictions.
  • L3.0 Payment of trustees – this section has been deleted.
  • L4.0 Travel law - where relevant, the standards in this section can now be found in section 11 Events.
  • L5.0 Advertisements - where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in section 9: Fundraising communications and advertisements.
  • L6.0 Fundraising in a Public Place - where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in section 8: Collecting money or other property.
  • L7.0 Acceptance and refusal of donations – where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in Section 2.3 Accepting, refusing and returning donations.
  • L8.0 Professional Fundraisers and agreements, L9 Commercial Participators and Agreements and L10.0 Solicitation statements– where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in Part 7 Professional fundraisers, commercial participators and partners.
  • L11 Trustee duties - where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in Section 2 Responsibilities of charitable institutions and those who govern them.
  • L12 References in documents - where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in Section 9 Fundraising communications and advertisements
  • L13 Raffles and lotteries where relevant, the guidance in this section can now be found in Section 12 Lotteries, prize competitions and free draws.
  • L14 Data Protection this section has been deleted. Rules relevant to data protection can be found in section 3: Processing personal data (information).