The Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) is calling on more charities in Angus to join the self regulation scheme for fundraising and follow the example set by Capstone Projects which is based in Carnoustie and by two Dundee based organisations, the Brittle Bone Society and The Factory Skatepark. These three organisations have all joined the FRSB, agreeing to be open and fair, honest and legal in how they go about asking for funds.
Charities that join must follow high standards in their fundraising and get to use the tick – the Fundraising Standards Board’s logo – as a mark of reassurance to the public.
The scheme also operates an independent complaints process through which members of the public can raise concerns about poor practice in charities’ fundraising activities.
Derek Marshall, a Director of Capstone Projects, said:
“Capstone Projects relies on the generosity of a wide range of grant making trusts, individuals and businesses to support our projects that make such a difference to the lives of people in Uganda. It is vital that they know that they can trust how we go about asking for money and support. Membership of the FRSB provides that trust and I would encourage other Angus charities to get the tick.”