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Control and Regulation

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association is the charity-led self-regulatory membership body for all types of face-to-face fundraising (F2F), with both charity and fundraising agency members, comprising about 95 per cent of the organisations currently involved in all types of F2F activity. This section contains a full list of our members, membership categories, our goverance and details of how we are funded, and explains the PFRA’s role in regulating and controlling F2F fundraising on the street and door, and the various laws pertaining to how F2F is licensed.

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“All three bodies recognise the importance of delivering a robust and co-ordinated system of fundraising regulation, for the benefit of both charities and the public. That is why we have already deliv

“All three bodies recognise the importance of delivering a robust and co-ordinated system of fundraising regulation, for the benefit of both charities and the public. That is why we have already deliv

Face-to-face fundraising first appeared on UK streets in 1997

625,000 new charity Direct Debits were taken out via F2F fundraisers in 2012/13

Face-to-face donors give more than £10m to charity every month

Doorstep fundraising accounts for about three-quarters of all F2F donor recruitment

PFRA has fundraising agreements with 90 councils

All public complaints about street and doorstep F2F are handled by the Fundraising Standards Board

Face-to-face fundraising first appeared on UK streets in 1997

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Face-to-face Fundraising News

25/06/15

NCVO hail PFRA penalty points to strengthen fundraising self-regulation

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Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of the NCVO has cited the PFRA's penalty points system as evidence that "a sanctions…

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  • @IslingtonBC @BalchinJames hi James were the 'chuggers' you mentioned collecting on behalf of a charity? If so, do you know which one?
  • Lots of interest in the PFRA's Site Management Agreements at the #LGAConf15 today @LGAcomms http://t.co/HYBEpQtHGC
  • Sunny Bournemouth! Looking forward to meeting local authority stakeholders at our first @ctsi_uk conference #ctsiconf http://t.co/AJ5mHmgWef
  • @NCVO hail @ThePFRA penalty points system to strengthen fundraising self-regulation tinyurl.com/pj4lx5k
  • #PFRAAGM @RobWilson_RDG PFRA regulatory agreements with local areas "an example of how self-regulation should work"