Fundraising Regulator's voluntary levy payment reach highest levels

The Fundraising Regulator has revealed the payment rate of its voluntary fundraising levy has reached the highest level to date.

A payment rate of 98% has been reached in the past year - the highest rate to date, the regulator's latest Annual Report and Accounts has revealed.

During the reporting period, which covers the period 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021, 1,974 eligible charities contributed a total of £2.17m to the levy, which funds the UK’s model of voluntary regulation.

The fundraising watchdog also reported a 26% increase in small charity registrations and a total of 4,975 charities were registered with the regulator over the course of the year.

“After another uncertain year which brought continued challenges for the charitable fundraising sector, I commend the hard work of charities and fundraisers, many of whom adapted their fundraising activity to fundraise safely and responsibly," the regulator's chair,
Lord Toby Harris said.

"The sector has shown its continued commitment to self-regulation, demonstrated by an increase in registrations with us, and the highest rate of payment yet of the Fundraising Levy. We look forward to continued collaboration with the sector as we enter our new reporting year.”

The regulator will present its highlights of the year and its future plans at its annual event on 1 March 2022.

The event will be taking place virtually and will be the sector’s opportunity to hear directly from the regulator’s board and ask questions about its regulation.

To register for the event, click here.

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