Charities Fundraising Regulation

Help and support for the not-for-profit sector

The Fundraising Regulator was established in January 2016, after widespread concern about how charities were contacting potential donors. The Regulator investigates poor fundraising practices and sets standards via a new Code of Practice.

The Regulator has strong links with the Charity Commission and Information Commissioner’s Office to ensure that charities follow these rules.

There are clear implications for charities going forward in progressing marketing and business models. The Code of Practice is extensive and ground breaking in setting out required standards and closely interlinks with the work undertaken by the Information Commissioner Office in ensuring that data protection privacy is protected.

The Fundraising Regulation Unit set up at Short Richardson & Forth offers niche expertise and guidance in this area. Our team offer practical, pro-active advice and training for charities in meeting these new challenges. As part of this service the team work closely with other members of the regulatory team to provide a bespoke and seamless service to clients.



The Charity Law Association provides a forum to exchange ideas and information on charity law and the impact of law on charities. Our members pool experience and expertise for the benefit of the charity sector.


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