The Fundraising Preference Service can help you, or someone you know, stop receiving unwanted fundraising asks from charities registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Use the UK’s official service
Some people can feel overwhelmed by the volume of unwanted fundraising asks they get. If that is the case for you or someone you know, there is a free service that can help you put a stop to receiving charity fundraising appeals – the Fundraising Preference Service.

The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) is the UK’s only service that allows you to manage the contact you receive from all registered charities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Free and easy to use
You can access the FPS online or by phone and it is completely free to use. It is run securely by the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising.

Save time by ending contact with more than one charity
It can take time to contact individual charities directly to ask them to stop sending you their appeals. By using the FPS, you can end contact with multiple charities at the same time – all you need to know is their charity name or registered charity number. 

Stop contact on behalf of someone
Over 12,000 people have used FPS to stop unwanted charity marketing and one in three use it on behalf of someone else. You can use the service even if you, or someone you care for, have previously given consent to the charity to stay in touch.

If it sounds like the FPS will be of help to you or a friend or family member, visit the website for more information about how the service works. 

Visit: www.fundraisingpreference.org.uk/learn
or call the Fundraising Preference Service on: 0300 3033 517

The FPS helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 4:30pm (closed weekends and public holidays). Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than calls to local or national rate numbers (01 or 02) and should be included in inclusive minutes in the same way.

Subodh Patel is the Manager of the Fundraising Preference Service, a free service which is operated by the Fundraising Regulator.