Fundraising Regulator

Fundraising Regulator

C/O 12B Clarendon Rd, Clarendon Dock,
United Kingdom

We’re an independent, non-statutory body that regulates fundraising across the charitable sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We stand up for best practice in fundraising, in order to protect donors and support the vital work of fundraisers. We work in partnership with other regulators and the representative bodies in the charitable and fundraising sectors to build public confidence and ensure consistent fundraising standards across the UK.

We Do This By:

  • setting and promoting the standards for fundraising (in the Code of Fundraising Practice and associated rulebooks) in consultation with the public, fundraising stakeholders and legislators
  • investigating complaints from the public about fundraising, where these cannot be resolved by the charities themselves
  • investigating fundraising that has caused significant public concern
  • enabling people to manage their contact with charities using our Fundraising Preference Service, and
  • publishing a Fundraising Directory of all organisations who have registered with us to demonstrate their commitment to best practice fundraising.

Who We Regulate

From street fundraising to large-scale fundraising events, we regulate all fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This includes:

  • charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
  • exempt charities
  • other organisations with entirely or predominantly charitable, philanthropic and benevolent objectives, and
    • open membership (if there are members)
    • a not-for-profit structure, or
    • an acceptable dissolution clause (in the event that the charity ceases to operate, that any remaining assets go to a charity with similar charitable objects)
  • agencies and other organisations employed by charities to raise funds for them.

Where fundraising is carried out in aid of an organisation, but without the organisation's permission, we will assess on a case-by-case basis whether any responsibility can reasonably be assigned to the charity in respect of the activity concerned.


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Type of Organisation

Public Sector

Company Number

Clarendon Executive


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