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Fundraising Standards

York Mind is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB). This means that you can donate money to us with complete confidence.

Fundraising methods at York Mind

We couldn’t do what we do for people affected by mental ill-health without our supporters. We rely upon voluntary donations for 98% of our income and are extremely grateful to everyone who supports us.

It’s really important we are open and transparent in everything we do which is why we are open about how we raise and spend our money. And with the number of people experiencing mental ill-health, we need to increase our fundraising in order to support everyone in York who needs our Services.

Recent media coverage and what we’re doing in response

The recent media attention on charity fundraising practices has highlighted a need for changein the sector.

We believe all charities should adhere to the highest possible fundraising standards. We are a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) and the Institute of Fundraising and we strongly adhere to their codes of practice.

No one should be pressured into donating and we do not want to contact people if we know they don’t want us to. We take the requests of our supporters very seriously. All supporters can choose to unsubscribe from communications at any time, and we never swap or sell their data.

For that reason we strongly welcome both a complete review of the current regulations in place and more robust guidance to help us protect the most vulnerable people in society.

We are supporting all bodies involved in driving up standards and are committed to implementing any recommendations including:

  • The establishment of a new and independent regulator.
  • A strengthened Code of Fundraising Practice.
  • The protection and safeguarding of those who might be vulnerable from undue pressure.
  • We promise to continue to put our supporters foremost and remain open and honest with you.

Read about Our Fundraising Promise

Contact us

If anyone has been left feeling concerned by our fundraising we would like to hear from you
directly. Please contact office@yorkmind.org.uk and a member of our team will get back to
you.

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