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Fundraising Promise

Certitude is determined to make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, autistic people and people with mental health support need across London.

By Fundraising for us you are helping us be a part of that difference.

When you donate or fundraise for Certitude, you are supporting our mission to support people to develop new skills, meet new people and live the life they want- so they can bring their own unique brilliance to the world. You also embody our values of working together, continuously improving, inspired by people and trustworthy and dependable.

Thank you. In return here is our promise and commitment to you.

We will commit to high standards

We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice. We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise. We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising. We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.

We will be clear, honest & open

We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate. We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive. We will be clear about who we are and what we do. We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation. Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent. We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged. We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible. We will provide clear and evidence-based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

We will be respectful

We will respect your rights and privacy. We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision. We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request. Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise. If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so. We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.

We will be fair & reasonable

We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs. We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety. We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.

We will be accountable & responsible

We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public. If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint. We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive. We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request. Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory. We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.