Fundraising Code of Practice

The Fundraising Regulator was established in January 2016, following widespread public and media concern about how charities contact potential donors. Woodcraft Folk has signed up to their Fundraising Code of Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK.

The Code is a lengthy document and much of it concerns fundraising practices which we do not use. However, it includes sections that are of relevance to Woodcraft Folk.

If you are raising funds for your district, it is important that you follow the code of practice for the type of fundraising activity you use. The sections of the Code that are mainly relevant to the Folk are:

  • working with volunteers
  • working with children
  • digital media
  • raffles and lotteries
  • events
  • legacies

Most of Woodcraft's current fundraising practices already follow much of the Code of Practice so there is no cause for alarm! If you plan a fundraising activity that is not covered by one of these sections, then it's probably somewhere else in the Code of Practice. If you're still not sure how to comply with the code, then email the Woodcraft office, who may be able to help.

Whichever way you choose to raise funds, your group or district should be aware of the relevant section of the code and follow The Fundraising Promise.