As of 1 March 2018 the Fundraising Regulator will admit Northern Ireland registered charities to its registration scheme. This means that charities registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland with an annual fund raising spend below £100,000 can now register with the Fund Raising Regulator. For those charities that spend above the £100,000 limit, they are being asked to contribute to the fundraising Levy and to register with the Fundraising Regulator. There has also been an update to the Fundraising Regulator’s Public Register so that registered charities in Northern Ireland will appear on the list.
There has also been an appointment of a Northern Ireland board member to the Fund Raising Regulator Mr Walter Rader. Mr Rader says “Registration with the Fundraising Regulator is a great opportunity for charities and third parties in Northern Ireland to not only support regulation across the sector, but also to show their supporters that they are committed to honouring and protecting the standard set out in the Code of Fund Raising Practice”.