Fundraising FAQs

Who are Brake’s fundraisers?

Brake employs six fundraisers who are led by the development director.  Meet the team here.

What is Brake’s fundraising promise?

Brake is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and we follow a 7 point fundraising promise:

We are committed to high standards
We are honest and open
We are clear
We are respectful
We are fair and reasonable
We are accountable

Download our full promise here or email for a copy.

How would my donation be spent?

expenditureLast year, 81p of every £1 was spent on Brake’s charitable work supporting people bereaved or seriously injured, and delivering road safety activities.  The remaining 19p is spent on raising vital funds for the future.

How do I donate to Brake?

For more information about how to donate to Brake, visit

If I donate, what mailings would I get?

Brake is keen to keep our supporters up to date with our work. Each month we send out an email update which tells our supporters what we’ve been doing. If you donate to Brake, you will be asked if you want to receive this email, you can of course decline. If you don’t have access to email, we can post the update directly to you. To amend the way you hear from Brake, email

What is Brake’s fundraising complaints policy?

At Brake, we welcome feedback on how we can improve our fundraising procedures and take any complaints seriously. We will follow a five step process for any complaints received about our fundraising processes. Download our policy here or email for a copy.

What is Brake’s gift acceptance policy?

Brake accepts gift income from UK and internationally-based donors as a source of funding. Brake has a Gift Acceptance policy that aims to ensure philanthropic support is aligned with our mission, values, strategic objectives and financial needs. At all times Brake will observe requirements of charity law and other relevant legislation. Download our policy here or email for a copy.

How does Brake work with vulnerable supporters?

At Brake, our fundraisers contact individual supporters using a variety of communication channels including mail, email, phone and from time to time in person. We believe that fundraising should be a positive experience for the supporter. It is inevitable that our fundraisers will come into contact with people who are vulnerable and not able to make informed decisions about their giving. Brake’s Vulnerable Supporters Policy outlines how we protect vulnerable supporters, how we can identify such persons and what action we take if we suspect a person is vulnerable. Download our policy here or email for a copy.

Is Brake registered with the Fundraising Regulator?

Yes, Brake registered with the Fundraising Regulator at its inception in January 2017 and is proud to abide by its Fundraising Promise.

Is Brake a member of the Institute of Fundraising?

Yes, Brake is a member of the Institute of Fundraising and is proud to abide by its Code of Practice.