Skip to main content

Resource library

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

Guidance

Reporting requirements of the Charities Act 2016

This note provides guidance on the reporting requirements in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 which came into force for accounting periods beginning on or
after 1st November 2016. The new reporting requirements apply to charities which are reporting from 2018.
Read more
Guidance

Complaints handling guidance

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 the complaints they receive.
Read more
Guidance

Cyber security: a small charity guide

A short guide aimed at small charities to explain how to improve cyber security.
Read more
Guidance

GDPR briefing: legacies

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers.

This briefing focuses on legacy fundraising and what GDPR means for practice in these areas.
Read more
Guidance

GDPR briefing: corporate fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers.

This briefing focuses on corporate fundraising and what GDPR means for practice in these areas.
Read more
Guidance

GDPR briefing: community fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers. This briefing focuses on community fundraising, and what GDPR means for practice in this area.
Read more
Guidance

GDPR briefing: charitable trust fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers.

This briefing focuses on charitable trust fundraising and what GDPR means for practice in these areas.
Read more
Guidance

GDPR briefing: fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers. This briefing paper focuses on what GDPR means in terms of fundraising.
Read more
Guidance

GDPR briefing: introduction

The Fundraising Regulator has worked with the Institute of Fundraising to produce 6 briefings on GDPR. These “bitesize” guides are designed to be as accessible and as relevant as possible for fundraisers. This briefing paper focuses on a general introduction to GDPR.
Read more
Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice response paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in February 2018.
Read more
Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation 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 discussion paper was released in February 2018 setting out proposals for the changes. Comments were invited until 28 February 2018 for parts A and B and 14 March 2018 for part C.
Read more
Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation paper: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This discussion paper was released in October 2017. Comments were invited until Friday 8 December 2017.
Read more
Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed December 2017

In the winter of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on encompassing developments in the law and guidance on data protection.
Read more
Guidance

Safer giving advice

Advice for the public on safer giving and what to look out for.
Read more
Guidance

Questions to ask fundraisers

Six questions that all fundraisers should be able to answer to help you to give safely.
Read more
Consultation response

ICO GDPR Consent Guidance - response from the Fundraising Regulator

A response from the Fundraising Regulator to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) consultation on GDPR Consent Guidance.
Read more
Guidance

Fundraising preference service: quick guide

A quick guide about the fundraising preference service aimed at smaller charities.
Read more
Publication

Business Plan 2016-18

Our Business Plan sets out the annual objectives that will allow the Fundraising Regulator to achieve the outcomes in its Strategic Plan.
Read more
Publication

Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17

Our annual report and financial statements for the year ending 31 March 2017.
Read more
Publication

Annual Review 2016/17

Our annual review provides a snapshot of the progress that the Fundraising Regulator has made in the first year of operation.
Read more
Publication

Code of Fundraising Practice consultation response: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice. This response paper was released in July 2017.
Read more
Publication

Complaints report 2016

A report about complaints received by the Fundraising Regulator and the charity sector about fundraising in 2016.

Read more
Guidance

Data protection library: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance and information

Find out what GDPR is about.
Read more
Closed consultation

Consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice: closed April 2017

In the spring of 2017 we consulted on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice, with a specific focus on monitoring arrangements between charities and third parties, oversight of fundraising activities by trustees and requesting donations from people in vulnerable circumstances.
Read more