The Fundraising Regulator has published new rules and guidance for online fundraising platforms, such as JustGiving, requiring them to be more transparent.
A public consultation took place earlier this year to inform the new standards, which are now reflected in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
The code changes mean that online fundraising platforms will have to meet the same levels of transparency as other organisations associated with giving. Platforms have until the end of August 2018 to implement any necessary changes.
The Fundraising Regulator has published guidance for platforms setting out what it expects from them. It has also published separate guidance for the public who raise funds on these platforms to prevent people from inadvertently breaching the code, help them understand what to expect and how to identify fraudulent pages