Daisy Chain is a member of the Fundraising Regulator which is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. You can be assured that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

The Role of the Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. It was established following the cross-party review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.

Their role as regulator is to:

  • Set and promote the standards for fundraising practice (‘the code’ and associated rulebooks) in consultation with the public, fundraising stakeholders and legislators.
  • Investigate cases where fundraising practices have led to significant public concern.
  • Adjudicate complaints from the public about fundraising practice, where these cannot be resolved by the charities themselves.
  • Operate the Fundraising Preference Service to enable individuals to manage their contact with charities.
  • Where poor fundraising practice is judged to have taken place, recommend best practice guidance and take proportionate remedial action.

Who do they regulate?

They regulate all fundraising by or on behalf of charitable, philanthropic and benevolent organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including:

  • Charities registered with the Charity Commission
  • Exempt Charities
  • Other organisations with entirely or predominantly charitable, philanthropic and benevolent objectives, and
    • open membership (if there are members)
    • not-for-profit structure
    • an acceptable dissolution clause

The Fundraising Promise

This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator. Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. You can read the Fundraising Promise on the Fundraising Regulator's website.

For more information about the Fundraising Regulator visit their website www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk