Amendment to standard 12.6.2 (free draws) of the Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator sets and maintains fundraising standards across the UK. It ensures that fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

The Code of Fundraising Practice (the code) outlines the standards expected of charitable fundraisers across the UK.
The Regulator may make changes to the code in response to issues identified through the complaints handling process, communication with stakeholders or as part of a code review cycle.

Where a change to the code is required to reflect legislation, they do not carry out a consultation before implementing the change. However, they may consult if potential changes come to light in other ways. You can read more about the consultation process here

What change to the code is being made and why?

They will be making a minor change to the current wording of standard 12.6.2 to reflect more accurately the legislation which underpins the standard on hosting a free draw for charitable fundraising purposes.

Standard 12.6.2 will be amended on two key points to remain in-line with the Gambling Act legislation:

  •  the inclusion of a letter by ordinary post (either first-class or second-class) as an acceptable free method of entry;
  • the revision of the current wording on acceptable selection criteria for the draw.

You can find more information here