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88 Formal agreements

| Commentary

2: PROFESSIONAL FUND-RAISING AND COMMERCIAL PARTICIPATION

88 Formal agreements

Before the Charities Act 1992, there was no particular control or supervision of professional fund-raisers because the activity of raising funds for charity (or otherwise) is not in itself a charitable purpose. This led to abuse. It is now unlawful for a professional fund-raiser1 to solicit money or other property, or for a commercial participator2 to represent that charitable contributions are to be given to, or applied for the benefit of, a charitable institution3, unless he does so in accordance with an agreement with the institution4 which satisfies prescribed requirements5

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