The Charity Commission for England and Wales is established by law as the regulator and registrar of charities in England and Wales. Their aim is to provide the best possible regulation of these charities in order to increase charities’ efficiency and effectiveness and public confidence and trust in them.
The Charity Law Association was established at the end of 1992 with the aim of enabling those who advise on or use charity law to meet together, to exchange ideas and intelligence and to use their experience and expertise for the benefit of the charity sector.
Institute of Fundraising
The Institute of Fundraising is the professional body for UK fundraising. They support fundraisers, through leadership, representation, setting standards, and training, and they champion fundraising as a career choice. Their members abide by a Code of Conduct and to Codes of Fundraising Practice and they offer professional recognition and peer support.
The Fundraising Regulator offers the public a ‘mark of reassurance’ to look for when giving to charities in the future and they handle public complaints about how their members’ raise money. They’re here to help you give with confidence, so the next time you put money in a tin, sponsor someone to run a marathon or receive a mailing in the post, you can look for the tick – it’s your mark of reassurance. They represent an important commitment by charities to ensure that the public can continue to give with confidence to a sector that last year raised £8.9 billion for its good work.