Responsible Fundraising – Cerebral Palsy Sport

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Cerebral Palsy Sport Fundraising Ethics Policy

Cerebral Palsy Sport is committed to its charitable aims and we fundraise in order to provide services and opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to reach their life potential through sport. We concur with and adhere to the Fundraising Regulator’s Promise to be open, honest, fair and legal.

This policy seeks to cover the ethical issues and social responsibility within fundraising. All Cerebral Palsy Sport ‘s team members involved in fundraising have a responsibility to be aware and have a thorough understanding of the ethical issues referred to in this policy.

Supporters

Cerebral Palsy Sport respects the rights of its supporters to clear, truthful information on the work of Cerebral Palsy Sport; to openly report how we spend donated and statutory monies and to manage donors’ information responsibly.

We will comply with the Charity Commission and UK law in every respect, including those regarding openness and honesty with our supporters and members of the public.

As members of the Fundraising Regulator’s scheme, we follow it’s Fundraising Promise, which helps to ensure that organisations raising money for charity from the public do so honestly and properly.

We will respect the privacy and contact preferences of all donors. We will respond promptly to requests to cease contacts or complaints and act as best we can to address their causes.

Refusals

Cerebral Palsy Sport abides by the law which requires us, in deciding whether to accept or refuse a donation, to consider which action is in the charity’s best overall interest.

We will not, however, accept donations made by donors whose activities appear to be in direct conflict with the best interests of our beneficiaries, for instance companies that manufacture tobacco.

We will not undertake business with companies or individuals who participate in activities which could cause detriment to the charity’s reputation; which will disproportionately decrease the amount of donations to further the work of the charity.

The responsibility of the judgement on whether Cerebral Palsy Sport should refuse a donation lays first with the Executive Team and ultimately our Board of Trustees.

Commercial partners

Cerebral Palsy Sport will not endorse products, treatments or companies.

Use of donations

If supporters wish to make a donation to a specific area of Cerebral Palsy Sport’s work (eg. Athletics Series or Football League), they may make a restricted donation by providing written instructions to this effect with their donation. We will always respect this.


Fundraising Regulator

Cerebral Palsy Sport is committed to the independent regulation of charitable fundraising. We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and submit our returns to the Regulator annually.

As a charity we are committed to undertaking our fundraising activities in accordance with the standards set out within the Code of Fundraising Practice

We respect the right of our supporters to receive clear, truthful information about our work (and how we spend donations given to us) and we manage your information responsibly.

We are committed to making sure that your details are only ever used as you have asked us to use them and in accordance with the law.

We take the privacy of all our supporters extremely seriously and  we do not give or sell your information to any third party organisations for their own use.