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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Annual Complaints Report 2020/21

A report about fundraising complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and reported by the charity sector in 2020/21.
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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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Unacceptable behaviour policy

This policy explains what we mean by unacceptable behaviour and how we will manage this.
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Evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service

The Fundraising Regulator has published an independent evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS). This is the first review of its kind since the Fundraising Regulator set the FPS up in 20...
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Annual complaints report 2019/20

A report about fundraising complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and reported by the charity sector in 2019/20.
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Complaints process

We investigate complaints about fundraising where these cannot be resolved by the organisations themselves.
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The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016: an analysis of compliance with fundraising reporting as of June 2020

This research analysis evaluates how charities are adapting to the fundraising reporting requirements of The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, as of June 2020.
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Survey of Fundraising Regulator registrants 2019/20

In November 2019, we carried out an anonymous survey of our registrants. The results provide an important evidence base for our work in the year ahead and beyond.
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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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Annual complaints report 2018/19

A report about fundraising complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and reported by the charity sector in 2018/19.
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An external review of our casework

This is the Executive Summary of an External Review of the Fundraising Regulator’s casework conducted in 2018/19.
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The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016: an analysis of compliance with fundraising reporting as of April 2019

This research analysis evaluates how charities are adapting to the fundraising reporting requirements of The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, as of April 2019.
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Our consultation policy and process

We are committed to engaging and consulting with the sector and public on important fundraising and regulatory issues.
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The role of the Fundraising Regulator: public awareness, trust and expectations

This research provides a snapshot of trust in fundraising and the impact the Fundraising Regulator has made in this area.
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Code of Fundraising Practice response 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 paper summarising our r...
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Annual complaints report 2017/18

A report about complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and the charity sector about fundraising in 2017/18.
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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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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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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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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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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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