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Invoice request: thank you

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Non charities renewal: thank you

Thank you for renewing your registration with the Fundraising Regulator. 
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Non charities registration: thank you

Thank you for applying to register with the Fundraising Regulator as a non-charity.
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Complaints: thank you

Information about how we'll handle your complaint.
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Complaints form

Use this form if you need to make a complaint about a fundraising organisation.
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Donations

Donations are a key source of income for charities. Annual research by the Charities Aid Foundation suggests nearly £10 billion is voluntarily gifted to charity each year in the UK.
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Fundraising Preference Service

The Fundraising Preference Service allows people to control the nature and frequency of direct marketing communications that they receive from fundraising organisations registered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Board Terms of Reference

The Fundraising Regulator Board's Terms of Reference
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For fundraisers

What the Fundraising Regulator can do for you if you're a fundraiser. Links to our services and information for fundraisers.
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For donors

What the Fundraising Regulator can do for you if you're a donor. Links to our services and information for the public.
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Work for us

Current job vacancies with the Fundraising Regulator
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Community Fundraising and Events

An event may form part of a national campaign by a charity or a one-off event. Either way, it can be an opportunity to raise money, increase awareness, reach new audiences and involve local communities.

Events may be run by charities directly, or by volunteer fundraisers.
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Clothing bag collections

Clothing collections are usually carried out by commercial organisations. Not all of these are charitable. However, those that are must state on the bag which charity will benefit and the proportion of the donation they will receive. Where a donation is made to charity, it is usually made for every tonne of items received.

Clothing and other items donated in charity bags are usually sold through charity shops, sent to areas of need, or sold abroad.
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Charity shops

The Charity Retail Association estimates that there are over 11,000 charity shops in the UK. There are many benefits of having charity shops. Aside from the financial element, they also help to increase brand awareness. They provide a source of good quality, low cost items for the public. There are also environmental benefits associated with the reuse of goods. There are many volunteering opportunities presented by charity shops. These can help people to build up their skills and experience. Charities can also use these opportunities to provide work experience for their beneficiaries.

Charity shops receive exemption from corporation tax on profits. There is a 0% VAT rating on the sale of donated goods. There is an 80% mandatory business rate relief for shops run directly by the charity selling ‘wholly or mainly’ donated goods. This benefit is not available for shops run through a trading subsidiary.
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Our Staff

Introducing the Fundraising Regulator's Senior Management Team.
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Data protection

Many charities use individuals' personal data to better target their fundraising communications and maintain supporter records.

The General Data Protection Regulation (enacted in the UK as the Data Protection Act 2018) came into effect in May 2018. This introduces new legal requirements for all organisations that process individuals' personal data. It also gives individuals more control over their own personal data.
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Online giving

Many charitable fundraisers promote their cause through a webpage on an online giving platform. These pages can be a cost effective way to raise public awareness quickly and make a cause visible to a large audience. They can also provide international exposure, allowing overseas donors to engage with causes they would otherwise not know about.
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Direct debit fundraising: street and private site

Street and private site fundraising allows charities to engage with supporters face-to-face in their local high street or shopping centre. Many of the donations received in this way are regular gifts, so it also helps charities to plan ahead.

Regular donations by Direct Debit provide a secure, convenient way of donating. They also ensures charities can plan ahead because they have a regular monthly income.
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Legacy Fundraising

Legacy fundraising is the practice of asking individuals to leave a gift to a charity in their Will. Legacies can be a sensitive issue for individuals and their families. So fundraisers need to ensure that they have acted appropriately and respectfully when seeking such donations and in following up on the donor’s wishes.
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Fundraising topics

Information, links and resources about a wide range of fundraising topics.
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