One of the PFRA’s two main roles as a self-regulator is to ensure fair and equitable access of fundraising. It has to be fair to our charity members so that the bigger charities don’t get all the best sites. But it also has to be fair to councils in whose area fundraising takes place so that residents and retailers do not suffer excessive and undue inconvenience.
The aim of PFRA site allocations function is to manage public fundraising activities effectively by:
- Identifying suitable sites for public fundraising
- Liaising with public and private site owners / controllers throughout the UK to facilitate acceptable, productive and sustainable levels of activity
- Allocating capacity to charities and professional fundraising organisations in a fair and equitable way.
In our regulatory role of bridge between charity and council, we are seeking a balance between the right of the charity to fundraise and the right of the public to go about their business.
There are two ways we try to do this: