Setting up and running a charity – guidance

Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties (CC20)

What charities and their trustees need to consider when fundraising from the public.


This guidance explains what trustees need to do to comply with the law relating to the management and control of their fundraising.

The guide sets out 6 principles the trustees should follow to achieve this. The 6 principles are:

  • plan effectively
  • supervise your fundraisers
  • protect your charity’s reputation, money and other assets
  • follow fundraising laws and regulation
  • follow recognised standards for fundraising
  • be open and accountable