FR Registration How to Register as a smaller fundraising charity
The Fundraising Regulator’s voluntary registration system is now open to Charities registered in England and Wales.
Please note: Direct registration is only available to charities in England and Wales that spend less than £100,000 each year on fundraising. If you are a charity that spends more than £100,000 on fundraising, you will be asked to pay our voluntary levy in order to register. Please see our separate page on the Levy and how it is calculated here.
Registration for charities requires an annual payment of £50 to be made by PayPal or invoice; payment for commercial businesses and third-parties will be calculated according to annual turnover and will follow the same bandings as the fundraising levy.
Each organisation will receive access details for the registration pack within 7 working days of payment being processed. The registration pack includes the ‘Registered With’ badge in several formats and guidelines for logo usage.
All organisations that register with us are listed on our Public Register.
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Unlike the FRSB, the Fundraising Regulator will not be a “membership” body as its remit will cover all organisations that engage in fundraising. However, those who choose to register will be demonstrating their support for the Code of Fundraising Practice and committing to a range of good practice measures.
The FRSB has now closed, having issued cheques returning unspent membership income to over 1,800 of its member organisations. The Fundraising Regulator will communicate with all previous FRSB member organisations when details of the new Registration system are available.
In the interim, until this system is finalised, Transport for London have agreed to continue to allow charities who paid their FRSB membership up to the 7th July (the point at which FR took over responsibility) to use the FRSB membership number as verification for their TfL account.
New charities and organisations without an FRSB membership as of 7th July will be assessed inline with the TfL governance outlined in the document available to download to the left of this page. The organisation will then be assigned a membership number to use for their TfL accounts
Those who register with the Fundraising Regulator will be eligible to use a badge on marketing materials, stating that they are registered with the new regulator. The badge will be made available to those organisations that register with the new regulator within seven working days of payment being received.
The Fundraising Regulator expects organisations to phase out the use of materials with the old FRSB logo/branding within 6 months of registration having opened to them. This may differ between levy-paying organisations, ex-FRSB registered charities and third-party organisations, as registration has been launched using a phased approach.
By registering with the Fundraising Regulator, organisations agree to the commitment made to donors and the public as set out in the Fundraising Promise. Read the full document here.
We are currently working on creating an area on our website listing all organisations that are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. We will update the information on this page as progress is made on this.
The Terms & Conditions for registration with the Fundraising Regulator can be found here.
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All queries about registration should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org