Consultation on the code of fundraising practice

3 Apr 2017 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 3 Apr 2017

The Fundraising Regulator is carrying out a consultation on the Code of fundraising practice with responses due by 28 April.

The Code of Fundraising Practice and its associated Rulebooks for Street and Door Fundraising outline the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The standards were developed by the fundraising community through the work of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Public Fundraising Association (PFRA).

In 2015, a Review of Fundraising Regulation chaired by Sir Stuart Etherington identified a need for responsibility for the Code and the rule books to be transferred  to a new Fundraising Regulator to safeguard the independence of fundraising regulation.

The Code and the rule books have been formally transferred  to the Fundraising Regulator at its launch on 7th July 2016. Recommendations on changes to the Code will be made by the Fundraising Regulator’s Standards Committee in consultation with fundraising stakeholders. Decisions to change the code are subject to approval by the Fundraising Regulator’s Board

In this first consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice, the Fundraising Regulator seeks views on the following areas:

  • Charity trustees
  • The fundraising ask
  • Solicitation (disclosure) statements
  • Raising concerns about fundraising practice (Whistleblowing)
  • People in vulnerable circumstances
  • Charity collection bags
  • Third parties
  • General questions on the Code

You can find the consultation document here and then send your online response.

Responses to the questions should reach The Fundraising Regulator by Friday 28th April 2017. 

by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

[email protected]

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