What charities and their trustees need to consider when fundraising from the public.
This guidance explains what charities need to do to comply with the law relating to fundraising, and follow best practice. Trustees should:
- control funds to make sure they are spent for the purpose for which they were raised
- set and follow their own standards of fundraising practice, which are supported through the self-regulatory codes developed by the Institute of Fundraising
- put together a complaints process which will enhance public confidence and identify fraudulent fundraising activity
- understand the legal requirements that govern fundraising agreements with professional fundraisers and commercial partners
The Charity Commission is seeking your views on a revised draft of this guidance – see Charities and Fundraising (CC20): consultation.