Fundraising guidance

Published: 06/07/2017
Updated: 16/01/2018


Read our guidance on the law around fundraising and how the self-regulation system works in Scotland and rest of the UK.


Read OSCR's guidance on the Charities and Benevolent Fundraising (Scotland) Regulations 2009. The guidance aims to help benevolent bodies and those who fundraise on their behalf to understand and comply with the requirements. 

NOTE: Some parts of this guidance refer to the old system of self-regulation and will be updated later in 2017. For up to date information on self-regulation see Fundraising pages

Fundraising Guidance PDF


Public charitable collections are a fundraising method that is the subject of specific regulations, which are administered and enforced by local authorities and by OSCR. Published in 2008.

Public Charitable Collections PDF

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