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Private site fundraising rulebook

This rulebook focuses on site specific standards which apply to fundraisers working in local areas. This includes:

  • avoiding behaviours that could cause members of the public to become startled or anxious, or bring the charity represented into disrepute;
  • ensuring that potential donors are able to make an informed decision about whether or not to donate, and that all information provided is clear and accurate;
  • positioning fundraising teams to avoid obstructing pedestrians and disrupting businesses; and
  • being clearly identifiable as a fundraiser, wearing an identification badge and, where appropriate, charity branded clothing.

You should also familiarise yourself with the rules in the Street fundraising rulebook and the Door-to-door fundraising rulebook.

Our rulebooks for face-to-face fundraisers set out the standards expected of fundraisers asking for direct debit donations.

All fundraisers are advised to incorporate these rules within their policies and procedures. This will ensure that staff understand and apply the rules.

Alongside compliance with the rule books it is the duty of fundraising organisations and fundraisers to ensure that their fundraising practices and those of any organisations they sub-contract are compliant with the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice.