My Preference Service

Use this service to set up your own personal contact preferences for all companies and charities.


In May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR - come into force, enabling consumers and donors to have complete control over their marketing and fundraising permissions. This service enables you to control your preferences and permissions easily and all in one place for all your company and charity interests.

Simply use the "Search & Set Preference" Button to locate the company, charity or groups of charities you want and then select your favourite method of hearing from them. If you do not want to hear from them, then just set all the contact preferences to RED - Not Wanted. You can locate the charity sectors by clicking the sector buttons on the Left Navigation Panel.

We are constantly working to improve this service and your experience using it, so please do feedback any comments and suggestions to


The Fundraising Preference Service The FPS is a website-based service that can help members of the public control the communications they receive from charities. Through this website, you can choose to stop email, telephone, post and/or text messages from a selected charity. There are several limitations, firstly you can only STOP methods of charity contact, you can't choose for example between allowing email but not post or vice versa and secondly, you can only add 3 charities at any one time. With MyPreferenceService you have total control both for charities you want to hear from and those you don't. You can also set preferences for complete charity sectors and company marketing too.

The Mailing Preference Service The MPS Consumer File is a list of names and addresses of consumers who have told us they wish to limit the amount of direct mail they receive. The use of the Consumer File by list-owners and users is a requirement of the British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. It is also a condition under the Code of Practice of the Direct Marketing Association. This only Stops Direct Mail and not other forms of fundraising or marketing and cannot be selective as you can be with MyPreferenceService

Stop Unaddressed Items delivered by Royal Mail You can Opt Out of receiving unnaddressed items from Royal Mail by filling in the form on this link. This only Stops Unaddressed Mail delivered by Royal Mail as they say here: We are legally obliged to deliver all addressed mail, which includes mail that is addressed "To the Occupier" (or with any other generic recipient information), as well as mail that is personally addressed to you by name. Opting out from Royal Mail Door to Door stops all unaddressed items from being delivered by us (although we do work with Government to get a message to every UK address in exceptional circumstances where delivery of the message is deemed to be in the national interest).

Find a Local Charity to Support. Localgiving's mission is to strengthen UK communities by safeguarding the sustainability of the local voluntary sector. Over £15m has been raised and distributed to our members, including £3m of match funding since launched in 2009.

Search the charity register for England and Wales. Find information on registered charities in England and Wales.

Search the charity register for Scotland. Find information on registered charities in Scotland. We are the independent Regulator and registrar for Scotland’s charities, including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities, and major care providers. You can search the Scottish Charity Register, the public Register of all charities in Scotland, by entering a Scottish Charity number, name or keyword in the search box.

Search the charity register for Northern Ireland. Find information on registered charities in Northern Ireland. Charities are part of all our lives. They range from small groups meeting local needs with few resources to household name charities operating with budgets of millions. Charities receive support from society in many ways, from donations of money, volunteering time and skills, attendance at charity events or fundraisers, through to small acts such as liking a charity's Facebook page or sharing the charity's news. The public have the right to expect charities to be open and accountable. Public trust and confidence in Northern Ireland's charities is high - we want to make sure it stays that way.

The Minister for Civil Society. The minister is responsible for: The Big Society agenda, National Citizen Service and youth policy, social action, civil society sector support and social enterprise and social investment.

The Information Commissioners Office. The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Advertising Standards Authority. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media. We apply the Advertising Codes, which are written by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP).

The Direct Marketing Authority. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media. We apply the Advertising Codes, which are written by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP).