Fundraising standards disclosure – how charities can get it right

Rebecca Frost

The Fundraising Regulator has published updated guidance for charities on what they should be disclosing in their Trustees Report in connection with their fundraising activities.

All charities that require a statutory audit are required to disclose their approach to fundraising activities. In June 2020 the Fundraising Regulator reviewed a sample of annual reports and found that although 81% of charities included the necessary statement, only 21% fully covered the requirements.

Key points to note from the guidance include:

 If a charity is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, it should state this in the report.

  • Charities should reference that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice
  • Charities should add a simple statement to confirm that there were no failures to comply with a scheme or fundraising standard
  • Charities should give details of the training/support their fundraisers are provided with to ensure that standards are maintained
  • Charities should state how they mitigate the risks of fundraising with vulnerable people

You can find some more detailed guidance here.

For further information, speak to a member of our charities team.

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