Charities Act 2009

97.

Power to make regulations in relation to charitable fund-raising.

97.— (1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Authority, make regulations relating to the manner and conduct of fund-raising by, or on behalf of, charitable organisations, including collections and non-cash collections under the Act of 1962 for the purpose of ensuring that any such fund-raising is not carried on in a manner that—

( a) unreasonably intrudes on the privacy of those from whom funds are being solicited,

( b) involves the making of unreasonably persistent approaches to persons to make donations to the charitable organisation concerned,

( c) results in undue pressure being placed on persons to make such donations,

( d) involves the making of any false or misleading representations in relation to—

(i) the extent or urgency of any need for funds on the part of the charitable organisation concerned,

(ii) the application of any funds donated,

(iii) the charitable organisation or its purposes, activities or financial position.

(2) A person who contravenes a provision of regulations under this section, contravention of which is declared by the regulations to be unlawful, shall be guilty of an offence.