A voluntary organisation
SPUC is a privately funded voluntary organisation. It is not a registered charity, remaining free to pursue its legislative objectives unimpeded by the constraints of charity law.
The society depends for its income (which is in the region of 1 million pounds annually) on donations and fundraising by members and supporters. Many of the organisations opposed to the rights of unborn children are in receipt of funds from government departments and grants from private foundations, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which is funded by governments and non-governmental foundations worldwide and which receives millions of pounds every year.
SPUC enjoys a high degree of independence. As the society is not a body of any church or political party, and has limited affiliations, it is free to operate effectively across a wide denominational, political and social spectrum.