There are many good reasons for organisations that are not charities to register with us.
Charities increasingly need to be able to show that their partners’ standards are consistent with their own. The Charities Act 2016 requires third parties to say what standards they sign up to as part of fundraising agreements with charities.
Commercial businesses, commercial participators and public interest bodies that fundraise can all apply to register with us.
Organisations need to have a track record of operating in a fundraising capacity and commit themselves to following the Code of Fundraising Practice, the Fundraising Promise and our terms and conditions before we can consider their applications.
We especially encourage the following organisations to sign up to good fundraising practice by registering with us:
agencies offering telemarketing or face-to-face fundraising services;
direct marketing agencies;
online donation sites and fundraising platforms;
payroll giving services;
commercial clothing collectors;
companies exclusively offering fundraising products eg charity Christmas cards, affinity sites for purchases; and
To register, non charities must complete the form below. This is followed by a review that requires you to demonstrate the charitable fundraising element of your work. We will only consider registration of organisations that can demonstrate a track record of operating in a fundraising capacity. This includes committing themselves to following the Code of Fundraising Practice before the Regulator can consider or re-consider any application. We aim to respond to all applications within seven days.
Non charities are charged according to their annual turnover. There is parity between the thresholds that apply to agencies and those that apply to charities. The median cost to agencies represents less than 0.5% of annual turnover.