FRSB membership to be displayed on Charity Commission Register

The Charity Commission has announced that its central register of charities will now include additional “information of interest”, including whether the charity has signed up to self-regulation of fundraising as a member of the FRSB.

Charities will be required to submit such information to the Charity Commission as part of their Annual Return from 2014.

The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) has welcomed the Charity Commission’s decision to publish whether a charity is signed up to the FRSB on its register, announced today.

Alistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, says: “This is a significant move that recognises commitment to self-regulation as a key measure of accountability and transparency for fundraising charities. Inclusion on the register will also help to build awareness that fundraising is regulated, strengthening public confidence in charitable giving.”

“We continue to collaborate with the Charity Commission to further develop the regulatory framework for fundraising.”

Jane Hobson, Head of Policy at the Charity Commission said: “The Annual Return is an important tool that the Commission uses to inform its regulatory approach, promote good governance and make sure that charities are accountable to the public.”

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