The Fundraising Regulator is now accepting registrations from charities registered in England and Wales.
Charities not registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales are likely to be able to sign up to the Fundraising Regulator from April 2017. Interested third parties including Institute of Fundraising third-party members and former FRSB third-party members are likely to be able to register from May 2017.
The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising, replacing the FRSB which regulated charity fundraising from 2006 to 2016.
The Fundraising Regulator was established following the Etherington review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to "strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising."
Registration is optional and requires an annual payment of £50 to be made by PayPal or invoice. The registration pack includes the ‘Registered With’ badge in several formats and guidelines for logo usage.
By registering with the Fundraising Regulator, charities agree to the commitment made to donors and the public as set out in the "Fundraising Promise".
"Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice."