WE'RE BACK UP AND RUNNING!
CHARITIES MINISTER WELCOMES RESTART OF PUBLIC FUNDRAISING
NEW STANDARDS FOR FUNDRAISING SAFELY IN COVID TIMES
10 December 2020
01 July 2020
01 July 2020
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the charities we work with. Many are now facing a significant income shortfall. That's why we're delighted to be back up and running, working with some truly exceptional causes and connecting them with supporters up and down the country.
Rest assured, we're taking extra steps to keep everyone safe, including introducing new Covid safety training for our fundraisers. We have just updated our Covid-19 policy, see it here.
Last week, the Minister for Civil Society and DCMS, Baroness Barran MBE, welcomed new guidance from industry bodies for restarting public fundraising safely in Covid times, saying:
"This is a challenging time for many charities delivering vital services across the country and I know from my conversations with fundraisers just how important it is for public fundraising to restart safely and responsibly."
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has come together with the Fundraising Regulator to release new guidance documents for fundraising in Covid times. We've embedded these new standards into our Covid training and safety measures. Daniel Fluskey the IoF's head of policy & external affairs, said: "Charities have taken a massive hit to their income due to the coronavirus pandemic, and restarting fundraising is going to be really important to keep charity services running as well as enabling the sector to play its full role in wider recovery." Read the guidance below.