UK fundraising regulator’s board and briefing, views invited on Scottish proposals

Options put forward for Scotland

Charities in Scotland are being invited to give their views on options for a new system of fundraising regulation north of the border.

Following a fundraising summit organised by SCVO, a Scottish Fundraising Working Group has developed three options which tackle the role of the intermediary between the public and charity (currently performed by the Fundraising Standards Board – FRSB) in different ways:

  • Option 1: A UK-wide Fundraising Regulator acts as intermediary in place of the FRSB.
  • Option 2: a new Scottish Fundraising Regulator acts as intermediary.
  • Option 3: no intermediary: charities and charity regulator OSCR have enhanced roles.

Short Third Force News article, another TFN piece from the Scottish review’s author, or direct to the online consultation pages. Respond by 31st March.

Fundraising Regulator views and news

England, Wales, N Ireland, not necessarily Scotland

Civil Society News has an interview with the interim chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, Stephen Dunmore. Covering topics such as the handover process from the FRSB, timescales for the Fundraising Preference Service and the issues facing the regulator over the next year.

The chair of the Fundraising Regulator, Lord Grade, has also announced eight people to serve on its board. He added:

“You will notice that we have not yet struck the right balance between regulatory experience, fundraising expertise and wider knowledge of the charitable sector. We are in the process of recruiting two additional members with fundraising expertise.”

Meanwhile, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published a briefing paper to help charities understand the proposed changes in fundraising regulation. The CCNI news item links through to the document ‘Review of fundraising regulation: A briefing on changes proposed to the regulation of fundraising and the potential impact on charities in Northern Ireland’.

Further reading

All our coverage of the Fundraising Preference Service proposals should now be tagged #FPS for easy reference.