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Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel

calendar icon 30 May 2018
From 10:00 am until 12:30 pm

Thursday 30th May 2018

10.00am to 12.30pm at Engage Renfrewshire


What is the panel and why I should know more about it:


Background & purpose

What’s the Panel’s purpose?

We are established for the purposes of overseeing enhanced self-regulation of fundraising in Scotland, to be responsible for fundraising standards in Scotland and to handle fundraising complaints related to Scottish registered charities. Our core functions are:

(i) to oversee fundraising standards in Scotland; and
(ii) to oversee fundraising complaints.


Who does the Panel regulate?

We deal with fundraising complaints relating to Scottish registered charities. A list of all the charities in Scotland can be found on the Scottish Charity Regulator’s (OSCR) online register. For charities registered in England and Wales, the Fundraising Regulator will deal with these complaints. The Charity Commission for England and Wales (CCEW) holds an online register of charities registered there.

For charities that are registered in both Scotland with OSCR and England and Wales with CCEW, the lead regulator model is applied. This is the model used by both charity regulators.

So, this means that if a charity’s lead regulator is CCEW then any fundraising complaints will be dealt with by the Fundraising Regulator, and if a charity’s lead regulator is OSCR then any fundraising complaints will be dealt with by us.

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