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Charity Commission Fundraising Compliance

December 2017

Our Charity & Non-Profit Governance group now includes a new Charity Fundraising Whistleblowing Policy in the Charity Start-up Documents subfolder.

We have added this new document in order to help charities meet their obligation to adopt and maintain a Whistleblowing Policy relating to their fundraising conduct and activities. The obligation arises from the Charity Commission’s requirement that all charities comply with the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice, and the Code’s requirement that all charities have such a policy. The Regulator expects all charities to have such a policy in place by 30th November 2017.

The new policy template contains a policy and procedure to enable an employee or volunteer at a charity to “whistleblow” about any concern he or she has about any conduct of the charity or its staff or trustees in relation to fundraising.

This template contains the minimum requirements which the Code requires. It is designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized charities, and it contains various optional draft clauses from which you can select as appropriate.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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