A “regulatory alert” on fundraising rules which came into force on 1st November has been issued by the Charity Commission. The rules cover additional information on fundraising to appear in trustees’ annual reports (where the charity has to produce audited accounts), as well as the agreements that must be in place when using professional fundraisers or other commercial bodies to raise money.
The alert news item outlines the new requirements and links to a ‘FAQ’ page from the Fundraising Regulator, which was developed jointly with the Commission. (This was trailed in our earlier piece ‘Time given to update agreements with professional fundraisers‘.)
‘Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties (CC20)‘ and ‘Charity reporting and accounting: the essentials November 2016 (CC15d)‘ have been updated to reflect the new requirements.