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Code of Fundraising Practice

With less than a week to go before the new Code of Fundraising Practice comes into effect on 1 October 2019, the Fundraising Regulator is urging fundraising organisations to make final preparations for implementation.

The Code of Fundraising Practice contains the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK.

The changes to the code were first announced in June 2019, when the regulator launched the new version as a downloadable PDF.

This is the first major redraft of the code in almost a decade, following a consultation in autumn 2018. Improvements have been made to style, presentation, clarity and accessibility to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising. 

Fundraising organisations should ensure their fundraising materials, training and policies are updated to reflect the standards in the new code. To help with the transition, the Fundraising Regulator has produced a mapping document and deletions and mergers log to show where old rules and sections have moved to, which will be available online until November 2019.

Complaints will be considered against the version of the code in effect at the time of the incident. This means the new code will be used as the basis for making decisions about any concerns that take place from 1 October onwards. 


For further information, please contact the Fundraising Regulator press team on 020 3327 4050 or