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Guidance

The charities (protection and social investment) Act 2016

This page provides guidance on the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 which came into force July 2016, with some provisions coming into force on 1st November 2016. See our Frequently Asked Questions for further information on fundraiser responsibilities in relation to the Act.
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Publication

Registration and levy consultation response: closed July 2016

In the summer of 2016 we consulted on arrangements for funding the Fundraising Regulator through a registration and levy system. This response was released in August 2016.
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Closed consultation

Consultation on registration and levy: closed July 2016

In the summer of 2016 we consulted on arrangements for funding the Fundraising Regulator through a registration and levy system.
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Our governance

We’re governed by a non-executive board of directors, drawn from inside and outside the sector. As a company limited by guarantee, our directors are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of the organisation.
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Our Committees

Our board is guided by recommendations from three committees: the Complaints and Investigations Committee, the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee; and the Standards Committee.
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Memorandums of Understanding

We have memorandums of understanding with other organisations where there are issues of mutual interest or concern. These set out how we intend to work together to achieve efficiency and clarify our roles.
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Our impact

Our Annual Reports and Annual Reviews reflect on our impact over the financial year. Our business plans and our strategic plan set out what we aim to achieve as a regulator.
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How we are funded

We are mostly funded through a voluntary levy on charities spending £100,000 or more each year on fundraising and also receive income from registration fees.
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Who we regulate

We regulate all fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by organisations of all sizes.
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Who we are

We are the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Our team

Meet our board, committee members and staff team.
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About us

We are the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We stand up for best practice in fundraising, in order to protect donors and support the vital work of fundraisers.

We work in partnership with other regulators and representative bodies in the charitable and fundraising sectors to build public confidence and ensure consistent fundraising standards across the UK.
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Disclaimer

copyright and legal notice
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Code of Fundraising Practice

The Code of Fundraising Practice sets the standards that apply to fundraising carried out by all charitable institutions and third party fundraisers in the UK. It replaces the previous code, rulebooks and legal appendices.

Recommendations on changes to the code are made by the Fundraising Regulator’s standards committee in consultation with our stakeholders. Changes to the code must be approved by the Fundraising Regulator’s board.

Use the links below to navigate through the code and make sure you read the ‘using the code’ section first.
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Get involved

We are committed to engaging and consulting with the sector and the public on important fundraising and regulatory matters so that our decisions are well informed and evidence based.
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Investigations

We investigate complaints about fundraising where these cannot be resolved by the organisations concerned themselves. We do this by considering whether the fundraising organisation has complied with the Code of Fundraising Practice.

We publish summaries of our investigations on a quarterly basis. They help to explain more about what we do and share learning with the sector.



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Terms & conditions of registration (for commercial organisations)

Terms & conditions of registration (for commercial organisations)
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Terms & conditions of registration (for charities)

Terms & conditions of registration (for charities)
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