A simple, clear summary of the Charity Commission CC20 and Fundraising Regulator rules and regulations, and the main UK laws and legal requirements for fundraising and donations. Plus 20+ great ideas that will get your charity trustees fundraising.
A simple, clear summary of the Charity Commission CC20 fundraising guidance and Fundraising Regulator rules and regulations, and the main UK laws and legal requirements for fundraising and dopnations. Plus 20+ great ideas that will get your charity trustees fundraising
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Charity trustees must comply with the Charity Commission CC20 fundraising regulations and also the Fundraising Regulator's code of practice. HMRC, the Gambling Commission, the ICO and others also issue guidance on the law, rules and legal requiremenst in the UK. It is not trustees' responsibility to do all this themselves, but it is their responsibility to ensure that it is done. Many don't know that, so a good 1st step might be to make them aware of this.
Charity trustees may think fundraising isn't their responsibility, but Charity Commission regulatory guidance (CC20) makes clear that it is. It lays out 6 key principles.
The Fundraising Regulator rules and regulatians largely reflect those of the Charity Commission in that the main duty of trustees is to advance the purposes of the charity, act in the charity’s best interest and that the charity’s assets and resources are only used for the purposes for which the charity was set up. This extends to the charity's fundraising activities. The detailed Fundraising Regulator guidance covers:
Charities are subject to a whole range of UK laws and regulations, so it's not really possible to produce a definitive list. However, here are 3 you should know about.
You need also to be mindful of licences and permissions for events and collections, such as street collections.
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Here are some ideas to help engage your charity trustees in fundraising. Perhaps cover this during trustee induction, or board training, or invite your chair to table this as an agenda item.
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