Code of Fundraising Practice

What is the Code of Fundraising Practice?

The Code of Fundraising Practice and its associated Rulebooks outline the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The first copy of the Code was published over 20 years ago and since then it has been developed by the fundraising community, through the work of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Public Fundraising Association (PFRA).


Where can I find the Code?

The Code and the rule books were formally transferred to the Fundraising Regulator on 7th July 2016 and you can view the Code on their website. You can also download a PDF copy of the document in both English and Welsh.


Consultations on the Code

Any recommendations on changes to the Code will be made by the Fundraising Regulator in consultation with us and we will post information about consultations here.


Current Consultations

There are currently no consultations.


Past Consultations

The Fundraising Regulator’s first consultation on the Code was run from February to April 2017. You can read the consultation here.

We ran four events where a member of the Panel chaired the event with representatives from the Fundraising Regulator, Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).

You can read our response to the consultation here.

The Fundraising Regulator ran a consultation on the Code from September to November in 2018.

We ran two events where fundraisers in Scotland could hear more about the consultation from a representative of the Fundraising Regulator and then feed into the feedback from the Panel.

You can read our response to the consultation here.