Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021
Get involved with Fraud Awareness Week (18-22 October) and help protect your charity from fraud and cybercrime.
Charity Fraud Awareness Week (18 – 22 October 2021) is an award-winning campaign run by a partnership of charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the world.
The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of fraud and cybercrime affecting the sector and to create a safe space for charities and their supporters to talk about fraud and share good practice.
Why is it important?
All charities, NGOs and not-for-profits are susceptible to fraud and can be targeted. Those providing services and supporting local communities may be especially vulnerable to fraudsters attempting to exploit current national and global crises to carry out fraud and cybercrime. This means that now - more than ever - charities need to be fraud aware and take steps to protect their money, people and assets from harm.
Who is it for?
- trustees, directors, board members, staff and volunteers
- organisations that represent the interests of the sector and/or act as their voice
- accountants, auditors, solicitors and insurers acting as professional advisors to the sector
- regulators, law enforcers and policymakers working to safeguard the sector, and
- anyone else who wants to protect the sector and the crucial work it does.
Latest News from
‘Take action on fraud’, regulator warns charities, as new figures show over £8 million reported lost to crime last year19/10/2021 09:20:00
The Charity Commission is warning charity leaders to protect their organisations against fraud and cybercrime, after new figures show charities reported almost £8.6 million of lost funds in the last financial year.
Charity Commission update on statutory inquiry into Al-Hijrah Trust13/10/2021 09:20:00
The Charity Commission has provided an update on its inquiry involving Al-Hijrah Trust (CIO).
Helen Stephenson CBE speech to the Charity Commission Annual Public Meeting 202130/09/2021 16:43:00
Helen highlights the impact of the pandemic, how we’ve responded to support charities and our plans looking ahead.
Charity regulator opens investigation into significant financial concerns at London church27/09/2021 09:20:00
The Charity Commission recently (24 September 2021) announced its inquiry into Citygate Christian Outreach Centre (charity number 1111470).
Lincolnshire based animal charity wound up and chair disqualified after serious mismanagement03/09/2021 15:10:00
The Charity Commission’s statutory inquiry into the Alternative Animal Sanctuary found serious failures in the charity’s governance and financial management.
Charity Commission concludes compliance case involving The Runnymede Trust01/09/2021 16:10:00
The Charity Commission has concluded its engagement with The Runnymede Trust, after concerns were raised about the charity’s compliance with rules on charities and political activity.
Charity Commission announces statutory inquiry into the Olive Grove Foundation13/08/2021 10:20:00
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into the Olive Grove Foundation over concerns about the charity’s governance and financial management.
Charity Commission launches statutory inquiry into MB Foundation11/08/2021 15:05:00
The regulator has opened a statutory inquiry into the MB Foundation (also known as the Mossad Horav Aryeh Halevy) over serious financial and governance concerns.