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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Investigation summary

The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK: March 2022

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Penny Appeal: March 2022

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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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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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Investigation summary

Operation Smile UK: December 2021

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Asian Foundation for Help: December 2021

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The Humanitarian and Saving Lives Trust: December 2021

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The Wildheart Trust: December 2021

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JNF Charitable Trust: December 2021

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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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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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Investigation summary

The Krishnamurti Foundation Trust: June 2021

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Shelter: June 2021

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Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Oakengates: March 2021

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The PCC of The Ecclesiastical Parish of St John Cove: March 2021

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Mermaids: December 2020

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Breast Cancer Research Aid and Giving Support Ltd: December 2020

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Cancer Research and Genetics UK and Recycle Proline Ltd: December 2020

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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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Investigation summary

Age UK and The National Door To Door Company: September 2020

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Cash for Kids: September 2020

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Crawley Open House: September 2020

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