Our fundraising promise

Our fundraising promise


Our supporters are at the heart of our work, helping us to empower individuals to learn from the world and transform lives and communities across the UK.

Our commitment

The Churchill Fellowship promises that:

  • We comply with the law including those that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment.
  • We only work with professional fundraising organisations that meet our high standards, working with them in a transparent way.
  • We will share how much money we make each year and how this is spent.
  • We are clear about who we are, what we do and how your gift is used.
  • Your data is safe with us. We only collect data that is required and relevant and do not share our supporter details with charities or other third parties unless they are acting on our behalf. We never sell on your details. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details of how we manage your data.
  • We monitor and record the number of complaints we receive and publish this information in our Annual Report as well as sharing this with the Fundraising Regulator.

We will commit to high standards, including the following:

  • We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
  • We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and any third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
  • We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
  • We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.

We will be clear, honest and open

  • We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.
  • We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.
  • We will be clear about who we are and what we do.
  • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.
  • Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.
  • We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
  • We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
  • We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

We will be respectful

  • We will respect your rights and privacy.
  • We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
  • We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.
  • Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
  • If you tell us that you do not want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.
  • We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication do not have to.

We will be fair and reasonable

  • We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.
  • We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.
  • We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.

We will be accountable and responsible

  • We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.
  • If you are unhappy with anything we have done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint. We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.
  • We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request.
  • Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory.
  • We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.

Accepting and refusing gifts

We abide 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 values of The Churchill Fellowship and our Fellows, or cause detriment to the charity's reputation.

You can request a copy of our Accepting Gifts policy here

Further details

You can read our policy for handling complaints here or request a copy of it here

Contact us

If you want to know more, we would love to hear from you. Please choose one of the following methods:

  • Call our Development Team on 020 7799 1677 or on 07958664619
  • Email us at giving@churchillfellowship.org
  • Write to us at:
    Development team
    The Churchill Fellowship
    29 Great Smith Street
    SW1P 3BL
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