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Good fundraising code

Many causes cannot afford the fees other codes charge to agree to adhere to their standards.  It is important, we feel, that there is not a price tag on charities to be seen to follow best practice and be honest and transparent with their supporters.  There is also a danger that causes who do not pay a fee to subscribe to other codes are perceived somehow as 'second class' or 'lower standard' in donors eyes.  This cannot be good for our sector.

As a result, on 12th February 2009, the GOOD FUNDRAISING CODE launched that is free for any organisation to adopt. 

The responsibility for adhering to it rests with the organisation, and we can accept no responsibility for any breaches to the code.  However, we will remove any organisation from our list of causes adopting the code who can be proved to have breached it and welcome members of the public to contact us with such evidence should this occur.

Our Good Fundraising Code logo features on this page and will be emailed to those signing up.

The code is simple -

Principle 1 - To treat donors and supporters of all kinds with honesty and respect.

Principle 2 - To be transparent when asked about cost ratios, costs of fundraising and related issues.

Principle 3 - To abide by all legal regulations governing fundraising and aim for best practice.

Principle 4 - To have a complaints procedure for supporters to access when they do have a complaint about any fundraising.

Membership to date

534 organisations have already signed up to support the code.  Why not join them today?

Future Plans

Subcribers to the code have asked for facilities to be set up to share complaints procedures between each other - we will make this optional facility available and a discussion forum about the code for charities subscribing to the code, again free of charge.

534 causes signing up to the code
Thank you to all of the causes signing up to the code in our first few months.  They are...

1st Ivybridge Scout Group
611 Centre
Abbeyfield Bury Society
Abbot's Hospital
Access Organisation, The
Acid Survivors Trust International
Ackroyd Community Association
Act 4
Action for Family Carers
Action for Social Integration
Action for Street Kids
Advocacy First
African Revival
Afro-British Support Services
Age Concern Feltham Hanworth and Bedfont
Age Concern Sir Gar
Age Cymru
Age UK Warwickshire
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Alcohol Services for the Community
Alder Hey Imagine Appeal
Alfreton Park Community Special School
AM Communicate
Animal Care in Egypt
Arty Party
Arun Children and Families Trust
Ashanti Development
Ashgate Hospice
Ask Ltd
Atal Y Fro
Autism Concern
Awaiting Eyes Foundation
Ayrshire Hospice
Barnet Law Service
Bath Minerva Choir
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
Behind Closed Doors
Belgrade Theatre
Bethel Temple of Christ
Bield Housing Association Ltd
Birmingham Medical Institute
Black Mountain Centre
Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice
Blue Dream London Ltd
Body Positive Dorset
Bolton Literacy Trust
Bournemouth Borough Council
Bradford Cancer Support
Bridgewater School
Bridging Communities
Bristol Area Stroke Foundation
British Tinnitus Association
Broadway Lodge
Bromley Somali Community Association
Broxtowe Women's Project Ltd
Calmore Junior School
Calvert Trust Exmoor
Calvert Trust Kielder
Cambridge Police Shrievalty Trust
Cancer Support Centre
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Careers Springboard Gerrards Cross
Carmarthen Women's Aid
Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services
Carmarthenshire Heritage Regeneration Trust
Causeway Volunteer Centre
Cell Barnes Youth Project
Central Africa's Rights & AIDS (CARA)
Chesham Bois CE Combined School
Chickenshed Theatre Company
Childcare Support On Site Ltd
Children's Hope Foundation
Children's Heart Federation
Chiltern Racial Equality Council
CHIVA Africa
Choose a Challenge
Christ Church Armley Youth Project
Christ Church Youth & Community Centre
CLAPA Great Ormond Street
CLAPA South London and Surrey Branch
CLAPA South West
CLAPA Wessex
Clarity EFBP
Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)
Communities First Llwynhendy
Community Composting Network
Community Concern Erewash
Community Focus
Community Foundation for Bournemouth Dorset & Poole (CFBDP)
Cornerstone Church Project
Cornwall Blind Association
Cornwall Hospice Care
Cosgarne Hall Ltd
Countess Mountbatton Hospice Charity
Courtauld Institute of Art
Courtyard Centre for the Arts
Creative Fundraising
Crossroads (Dunfermline)
Crossroads Care Cov + W
Crossroads Care Lea Valley
Cyan International
Cyclists Fighting Cancer
Dartmoor Preservation Association
Dazzling Dreams GB
Delamere Residents Association
Denman College
Derbyshire Autism Services Group
Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support Council
DevonCAP (Devon Child Assault Prevention Project)
Devon Community Foundation
Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Diocese of Lincoln
Disability Action Yorkshire
Disability North
Disability Wales
Doorstep Homeless Families Project
Dorset Advocacy
Dovecot Multi Activity Centre
Dudley Centre for Equality & Diversity
Dumfries and District Gliding Club
Dumfries and Galloway Accessible Transport Forum
Dumfries and Galloway Care Trust
Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust
Dundee Survival Group
Durham Wildlife Trust
E-Learning Foundation
Earl Mountbatten Hospice
Eastbourne Cultural Communities Network
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd
Eco Saviour
Edinburgh International Festival
Edward's Trust
Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
Elephant in the Room
Emda Network Organisation
Epinay Business and Enterprise School
Every Link Counts
Exeter Community Initiatives
Faces in Focus
Families for Children Trust
Families for Children, Zambia
Family Action In our Region
Family Refugee Support Project
Farleigh Hospice
Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
Farplace Animal Rescue
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Fernheath Play Association
Fifeshed Theatre Company
First Contact
Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
Focus Birmingham
Foreword Ltd
Foundation for Conductive Education
Foundations UK
Friends of Harris PTA
Friends of the Earth - Scotland
Friends of Guys Marsh
Fresh Start
Galloway’s Society for the Blind
Galway Hospice
Girlguiding Ulster
Glasgow Rent Deposit and Support Scheme
Glossop Community Transport
Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust
Go For Gold
Going Public
Gosling Sports Park
Gospel Oak Community Centre
Grace for the Next Generation
Grace Project
Great North Air Ambulance Service
Green Pastures Christian Nursing Home
Greenwich & Bexley Cottage Hospice
Grove House Hospice
Guideposts Trust
Guild Care
Hackney Co-operative Development
Hackney Playbus
Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy (Region 5)
Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre
Hampshire Autistic Society
Hampshire Dance
Hands Around The World
Happy Landings Animal Shelter
Harbour Challenge
Harmony House Dagenham
Harrogate Alcohol and Drugs Agency
Hartlepool and District Hospice
Headway East Northants
Hele Hub CIC
Help The Hospices
Helping Children Locally
Helping Hands Worldwide
Hertfordshire Community Foundation
Herts Young Homeless Group
Hijinx Theatre
HMS Wills
Home-Start Newham
Home-Start North and Mid-Beds
Home-Start Welwyn Hatfield
Hope for M.E.
Hope UK
Hospice North Northumberland
Hunts Mind
Independent Living Association
Infertility Network UK
Innovate Trust
Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa
Islamic Relief
ITP Support Association
Jacobs Unique Memory Pot (J.U.M.P.)
Joint Action, The Britith Orthopaedic Association
Joseph Foote Trust
Julia's House
Karis Neighbour Scheme
Kankhal Medical Aid
Karma Nirvana
Kent Wildlife Trust
Kids First Trust
King Edward VI School
King George V Playing Fields Trust
Knebworth Sports Club
Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
Lao Educational Opportunities Trust
Law Associates
LCT Homelink
Leap Confronting Conflict
Lega Care
Leicester and Leicestershire Animal Aid
LeicestHerday Trust
Leukaemia CARE
Liberum Foundation
Lightship 2000
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Living Word Church Parole Vivante
Llanelli Women's Aid Ltd
Local Events 4 U
London Youth Support Trust
Loros Hospice
Lost Chord
Louth and District Hospice
Maldon Housing Association Ltd
Maritime Volunteer Service - Poole
Marshals Junior Badminton Club
Mary Ann Evans Hospice
Medical Service Ministries
Menter Caerdydd
Merchant Taylors' Schools
Mercy Ships
Merseyside Society for Deaf People
Mind in Taunton & West Somerset
Moor Trees
Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Lothian
Muscle Help Foundation
Non Alliance Social Aid Foundation
National Cancer Support
National Youth Advocacy Service
Nepal Leprosy Trust
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity
New Forest Mencap
Newton Abbot Community Transport Association
Newton Field Centre
Nexus Community Links CIC
Nirvanavan Foundation Trust
Nithsdale Council of Voluntary Service
North Devon Hospice
North Glasgow Healthy Living Community
North London Hospice
North Wales Society for the Blind
North West Playwrights
Norton Priory
Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People Ltd
Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind (NRSB)
Okehampton Community Recreation Association
One World Foundation Africa
Oswestry Youth Café
Ottery St Mary Heritage Society
Outside The Box Funding Ltd
Overgate Hospice
Oxfordshire Association for the Blind
Painted Children
Pan Intercultural Arts
Panos London
Pant & Dowlais Boys and Girls Club
Parents Advice Centre
Parents for the Early intervention of Autism in Children (PEACH)
Pathway Project
Pavis Foundation for Visually Impaired People
Peers Early Education Partnership Oxford
Pepper Pot Centre
Planet Aid UK
Play Wales
Poole & Parkstone Productions (P & P)
Portsmouth Association for the Blind
Poynton Town Council
Pre-School Learning Alliance
Press Relief
Progress Educational Trust
Prospects for Women
Queens Crescent Community Association
Quran Academy
Radio Reverb - Community Radio
RAF Association
Rainbow Trust Africa
Rainbows Childrens Hospice
Richard House Childrens Hospice
Richmond's Hope
Ripley Village Hall Development Committee
Roseland Charity Services
Rotary Club of Derwentside
Round Table Children's Wish
Roundabout Transport
Rowcroft Hospice
Rowland Hill Fund
Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
RSPCA Halifax and District
Saint Ann's Hospice
Saint Barnabas Hospice
Saint Barnabas House Hospice
Saint Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice
Saint Cuthbert's & Tanterton Christian Fellowship Partnership Board
Saint David's Foundation Hospice Care
Saint Francis Hospice
Saint Giles Hospice
Saint Helen's District Women's Aid Therapeutic Services
Saint Josephs School
Saint Loye's Foundation
Saint Luke's Cheshire Hospice
Saint Luke's Hospice - Harrow + Brent
Saint Margaret's School (Bushey)
Saint Mary Gillingham Scout Group
Saint Mary Redcliffe & Temple School
Saint Michaels Hospice
Saint Oswald's Hospice
Saint Paul's Arts Trust
Saint Peters Community Centre
Saint Raphaels Hospice
Saint Vincent's Hospice Ltd
Saint Wilfrid's Hospice
Save the Children
Scargill Movement
Scottish Autism
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Sefton Opera
Selworthy School
Shameena Dance Troupe
Shared Care Network
Shared Earth Trust
Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
Sikh Community & Youth Service
Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust
Sir Frank Whittle Primary School
Social Perspectives Network
Society of Friends of A A & G
Somali Community Development in the West Midlands
Somerset Gardens Volunteers
Sotterley Charitable Trust
South Acton Skills and Arts Collaborative
South Bucks Hospice
South Hams Lifestyles
South Kilburn Partnership
South Shields Shopmobility
Sponsorship Events
Sport 4 Life UK
Sport Support
Stamps n All
Standing Together Against Domestic Violence
Stepping Stones
Sudanese West London Community Association
Sue Ryder Care - Thorpe Hall Hospice
Sunflower Garden
Surrey Association for Visual Impairment
Sussex MS Treatment Centre
Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Swansea Little Theatre Ltd (Dylan Thomas Theatre)
Sweet Charity
Swimming After Surgery (SAS)
TALC – Teaching Aids at Low Cost
Target TB
Taunton School
Telford & Wrekin CVS
Thames Hospicecare
The Adolescent and Childten's Trust (TACT)
The Afiya Trust
The Allandale Youth Works
The Ark Charity
The Bible Network
The Bluesaints Foundation
The Bridge
The Cardinal Hume Centre
The Children's Foundation
The Common Players
The Crumbs Project
The Dominic Simpson Memorial Trust
The Door Youth Project
The Fiveways Trust
The Food Chain
The Food Train
The Friends of Boscombe Chine Gardens
The Friendship Foundation (UK-Romania)
The Harp Centre of Wales
The Ivy Project
The Laurus Consultancy
The London Film School
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Ol Lentille Trust
The PACE Centre
The PBC Foundation
The Peace Hospice - Watford
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice
The Rainy Day Trust
The Sandon School
The Schola Foundation
The Such Project
The Sussex Deaf Association
The Warehouse (Dudley Drug Project)
The Wessex Autistic Society
The West of England School & College
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
Thera Trust
Timto Ltd
Tots & Toddlers Daycare Nursery
Tove Valley Baptists
Toynbee Hall
TPAS Cymru
Transformation Powerhouse
Tudhoe Colliery Primary School
Twinkle House
Two Mule Ash School
Tynedale Hospice at Home
Uniting for Peace
Vale of Glamorgan Women Aid
Variety Club Great-Britain
Velindre Cancer Centre
Victim Support
Victim Support - West Midlands Region
Vincent Wildlife Trust
Vine Community Trust
Vision 21
Vision Support
Voluntary Action Maidstone
Voluntary Action Wokingham Borough
Voluntary Support Scheme
Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire
Wales Deaf Sports
Wales Evangelical School of Theology (West)
Wales Womens National Coalition
Warrington Disability Partnership
Warwickshire Rural Community Council
Waterside Weymouth Community Forum
Wearside Women in Need
Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club
Welwyn Hatfield Sport & Physical Activity Alliance
West Buckland School Foundation
West Country Energy Action
West Lancs Disability Helpline
West London Churches Homeless Concern
Wester Hailes Youth Agency
West Midlands Somali Association
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council
Where Next Association
Whitley Abbey Business & Enterprise College
Whitworth Waterski & Wakeboard Centre
Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester & North Merseyside
Wirral Society of the Blind & Partially Sighted
Women Arise Ministries
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
Woodland Farm Trust
Wood Street Mission
Woofability CIC
Worcestershire Association for the Blind
Worthing and District Scope
Worthing Churches Homeless Projects
WSX Enterprise
Wyre Forest Nightstop
Ymddiriedolaeth Penllergare Trust
York Blind and Partially Sighted Society
Young Enterprise London
Young Lancashire
Youth Action

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