Governance of Fundraising within the UK
The governance of fundraising and the charitable status of institutions within the UK is complicated. The statutory regulator, for example will vary amongst our members in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Within each of the devolved UK nations, the statutory regulator also depends on the type of institution.
Below is an outline, nation by nation, institution type by institution type, of the relevant regulators for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Following Sir Stuart Etherington's report on the self-regulation of fundraising, there will be changes in England and Wales. There is also the possibility of change in Scotland and in Northern Ireland given their recent reviews of fundraising regulation. As changes occur, these pages will be updated.
For details of exempt charities and their principal regulators.
Charity Commission (England and Wales)