Resource library

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

Consultation response

DCMS consultation on data protection: response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) on a public consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime.
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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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Guidance

Charity bags: advice for the public

This guidance 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

CAP and BCAP consultation on stricter rules for gambling ads: response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) on changes to their rules and guidance on gambling a...
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Guidance

The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016: Fundraising reporting requirements guidance 

Good practice guidance on meeting the reporting requirements in Section 13 of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.
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Consultation response

ICO draft Direct Marketing Code of Practice: response from the Fundraising Regulator 

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Information Commissioner's Office consultation on the draft Direct Marketing Code of Practice.
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Consultation response

Charities SORP Committee Governance Review 2018-19: response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Charities SORP Committee Governance Review 2018-19.
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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 Commissioners Office consultation on a direct marketing code of practice.
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Guidance

Charity clothing collections

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