Fundraising Code of Good Practice

Issued by the Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator are the independent regulator of all fundraising carried out by or on behalf of charitable, philanthropic and benevolent organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their role includes maintaining and developing the UK-wide Code of Fundraising Practice and investigating complaints from members of the public about fundraising practice if these cannot be resolved by the charities themselves.

The Code of Fundraising Practice (the code) sets out the responsibilities that apply to fundraising carried out by charitable institutions and third-party fundraisers in the UK.

The code aims to:

• promote a consistent, high standard of fundraising;
• make sure charitable institutions, their governing bodies and fundraisers know what is expected of them;
• set out the standards we use when considering complaints;
• provide a benchmark for organisations and fundraisers to assess their practices against so they can identify necessary training and monitor and set policy priorities for their fundraising; and
• develop a culture of honesty, openness and respect between fundraisers and the public.