Fundraising Standards Board

Action Medical Research is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board, and is committed to the highest standards in fundraising practice. As such, we aim to adhere to the Fundraising Standards Board’s Fundraising Promise (www.frsb.org.uk) and the Codes of Fundraising Practice, as established by the Institute of Fundraising (www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk) If you have a complaint about Action Medical Research’s fundraising, please contact Martin Richardson, Action Medical Research, Vincent House, North Parade, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2DP, tel 01403 210406, email: mrichardson@action.org.uk. If you are dissatisfied with our response at the end of that process, you can refer the matter for further investigation to the Fundraising Standards Board.

What is the fundraising promise?

The Fundraising Standards Board's Fundraising Promise is a pledge to the public that the board is committed to upholding the highest standards of practice. It also ensures that the board's activities are open, fair, honest and legal. Any organisation which joins the Fundraising Standards Board must agree to adhere to the fundraising promise.

Our fundraising promise

We are members of the Fundraising Standards Board self-regulatory scheme. The Fundraising Standards Board works to ensure that organisations raising money from the public do so honestly and properly. As members of the scheme, we follow the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice and comply with the key principles embodied in the Codes and in this Promise.

We are committed to high standards

We do all we can to ensure that fundraisers, volunteers and fundraising contractors working with us to raise funds comply with the Codes of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise. We comply with the law including those laws that apply to data protection, health and safety and the environment.

We are honest and open

We tell the truth and do not exaggerate. We do what we say we are going to do. We answer all reasonable questions about our fundraising activities and costs. Please contact us, visit our website or see our Annual Report if you require further details.

We are transparent

We are clear about who we are, what we do and how your gift is used. Where we have a promotional agreement with a commercial company, we make clear how much of the purchase price we receive. We give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and amend a regular commitment.

We are respectful

We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of our supporters and beneficiaries. We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision. If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.

We are fair and reasonable

We take care not to use any images or words that cause unjustifiable distress or offence. We take care not to cause unreasonable nuisance or disruption.

We are accountable

If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint. We have a complaints procedure, a copy of which is available on request. If we cannot resolve your complaint, we accept the authority of the Fundraising Standards Board to make a final adjudication.