Charities bound by new Fundraising Preference Service

By 8th August 2017Latest News

A new service is now available for individuals who want to limit the contact they receive from charities.

The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) gives individuals greater control over how and when charities can contact them. The FPS, which launched on 6th July 2017, allows individuals to select charities that they no longer want to receive communications from.

By entering your details on the FPS website, you can choose to stop email, telephone calls addressed post and/or text messages directed to you personally from a selected charity or charities. Although the FPS is primarily an online service, a phone service is also available to support those who are vulnerable or without IT.

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. They were established following the cross-party review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising. They will notify specified charities of suppression (those people opting out) and monitor compliance.

Charities need to ensure they comply with these new rules. The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising. They were established following the cross-party review of fundraising self-regulation (2015) to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.

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