Kick-starting Scottish self-regulation of fundraising

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is inviting charities to attend a major event to help shape how fundraising regulation should work in Scotland.

While legislation on fundraising is largely reserved to the UK government, Scottish charities are regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator separately from England and Wales. Third Force News reports that many in Scotland’s voluntary sector believe that the different profile of the sector north of the border should lead to having its own fundraising self-regulation system.

The chief executive of SCVO says

“This event will kick-start the critical process of designing a new system of self-regulation which is owned by the sector and fit for our purposes. There are important choices to be made and decisions to be taken which affect us all so I hope everyone will make a special effort to take part.”

The event ‘Protecting Charities & Donors – Designing the Regulation of Fundraising in Scotland’ is at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 26th November – booking link at the end of the Third Force News article.