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Fundraising expenditure

The Fundraising Regulator define fundraising expenditure as the costs incurred by a charity when individuals or third parties make contributions to it for its charitable purposes, and any other costs ...
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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 d...
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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 r...
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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 o...
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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...
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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 ...
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Fundraising Code
 

15. Legacies

This section sets out standards to avoid undue influence and pressure in relation to gifts in wills, and managing conflicts of interest while being sensitive to the wishes of the testator.
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Fundraising Code
 

14. Payroll giving and post-tax salary donations

This section includes the standards for promoting payroll and post-tax salary donation schemes in the workplace, including meeting HMRC requirements.
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Fundraising Code
 

13. Grant-making bodies (including trusts and foundations)

This section includes standards about applying for, receiving and using grants available to fund projects that meet charitable, philanthropic or benevolent purposes.
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Fundraising Code
 

12. Lotteries, prize competitions and free draws

This section sets out the responsibilities for running a lottery, prize competition or free draw for charitable purposes and underlines the need to follow any gambling regulations that may apply.
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Fundraising Code
 

11. Events

This section contains standards for fundraising events (including challenge events) in the UK or overseas, including obtaining permissions, safety and managing risks responsibly.
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Fundraising Code
 

10. Digital

This section includes standards for emails and messages to mobile devices, as well as online fundraising platforms, including telling donors about how you will use their data and any fees charged.
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Fundraising Code
 

9. Fundraising communications and advertisements

This section covers standards related to marketing your campaign, outlining the importance of appropriately communicating with your audience so that donors can make an informed decision.
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