July news

This month we offer you something different – a chance to read the independent research which we commissioned to understand public trust in fundraisers and our role in building this trust. It shows there is still an opportunity to build more trust and offers a challenge to us as regulator to support this work and has already started an important debate. 

Last month we published the new version of the code - I hope you have seen it and are using the summer to get familiar with it. It comes into effect in October and to help you implement it we have published some useful resources which are set out in the item below. Don’t forget to send us your queries via 

Gerald Oppenheim,
Chief Executive

The role of Fundraising Regulator and public trust 

Everyone has a role in improving public trust in fundraising, and we include ourselves in this. That’s why we commissioned research into our role and potential impact on public trust in fundraisers. We are now able to share with you the independent research report, The role of the Fundraising Regulator: public awareness, trust and expectations, produced by Light and Shade, and our initial response. Our chair, Lord Harris, blogs with his take on the research and the challenge it presents to us. 

New code – are you ready for October? 

The newly improved Code of Fundraising Practice was published last month, and will take effect in October 2019. You can review it here. If you are familiar with the previous version of the code, you may find the new mapping of the code changes to be a useful tool to help navigate the new layout. This includes some specific logs of mergers and deletions which you can access via this page too. 

Fundraising Preference Service update

The Fundraising Preference Service allows the public to stop direct marketing communication from charities of their choice. We've updated the list of charities that haven't logged on to the service to access requests to stop communication. As of 4 July 2019, 84 requests haven’t been accessed by 36 charities. 3 new charities have been added to the list in the last month.

Since the service launched in 2017 to the end of June 2019, a total of 1,884 charities have set themselves up on the service to access requests from the public.

Keep your contact details up to date

We're making preparations for the next year of the fundraising levy, which runs from 1 September 2019 - 31 August 2020. We'll be sending out invoices in August, and want to make sure these go to the right people. If there's been a change in staff at your organisation within the last year, please log on to the registered user's area (or speak to the person responsible) and check we've got the right contact details. See below for how to do this. 

Update your contact details

Is your organisation registered with us? If so, please check that we have the right contact details. You can check and change your details by logging in to the Registered Users Area using your FR-ID number. 

Voluntary Data Conference 2019

Join us at the Voluntary Data Conference 2019 on 9 October 2019 in London for the latest insights on advancing your organisation’s data maturity. The Fundraising Regulator, DCMS, NPC and DataKindUK will be sharing the latest on effective data compliance and harnessing your data to support quality decision making. 
Receive a 15% discount through the Fundraising Regulator by quoting ‘FR-VD19’ when booking. Contact or call 0203 770 6672 to secure your place.

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