Setting up and running a charity – guidance

Charities and fundraising (CC20)

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

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Charities and fundraising

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Detail

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