Proposals published on Fundraising Regulator charges

The Fundraising Regulator has published a discussion paper on the charges it proposes to make to charities which spend more than a certain amount on fundraising activity.

It is suggested that there will be eight tiers for the regulator’s fees, depending on charity size, ranging from £250 for charities spending between £100,000 and £150,000 on fundraising a year, right up to £10,000 for the largest charities with a spend of over twenty million pounds. This would provide the new regulator with an annual budget of up to two and a half million pounds, with around two thousand charities paying the fees.

Civil Society News reports that the regulator would not be able to start processing registrations until “at least September or October 2016” due to the need to upgrade the organisation’s current website to allow such a function.

Link to that Fundraising Regulator info page, or direct links to the discussion paper (pdf, 307KB) and if you are keen, the banding options spreadsheet (Excel xlsx, 18KB).

Comments on the Levy and Registration proposals (with particular reference to the questions set out in paragraph 34) are invited for submission in writing by not later

than Friday 22 July 2016. They should be sent by email to: or by post to: The Fundraising Regulator, c/o Charities Aid Foundation, 1st Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD (marked “Levy and Registration”).


VoluntaryNews is pleased to hear that the couple of problems on the web page that we informed them about have been fixed. For the record, this was one:

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