Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)
During fraud awareness week we’ll be helping the charity sector become more resilient to fraud.
This is the third annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week aiming to help you increase resilience against fraud.
More than 40 charities, regulators, professional bodies and other stakeholders are joining forces to help combat fraud targeted against charities.
The main aims of the week are to:
- raise awareness of the key risks affecting the sector
- promote and share good counter-fraud practices
- promote honesty and openness about fraud
Fraud awareness week themes
Each day of national charity fraud week the campaign will focus in on particular topics.
|Monday 22 October||Cyber-fraud (current and emerging threats)|
|Tuesday 23 October||Grant fraud (due diligence and partnership working)|
|Wednesday 24 October||Donation fraud/legacy fraud|
|Thursday 25 October||Insider fraud|
|Friday 26 October||Moving money safely|
How to get involved
We are encouraging the charity sector to get involved in Fraud Awareness Week, you can:
- download a UK supporters pack from the Fraud Advisory Panel website
- download an international edition of the supporters pack from the Fraud Advisory Panel website
- develop your own counter fraud activities aimed at staff and volunteers, members and beneficiaries, donors and supporters, for example staff awareness training
- join the conversation on Twitter by promoting your own counter fraud messages or retweet ours using the hashtag #CharityFraudOut
Our guidance will also help you to protect your charity from fraud.
Latest News from
Baroness Stowell's speech at the NAVCA Annual Conference 201810/12/2018 14:48:00
Charity Commission Chair recently (07 December 2018) spoke to the theme of the conference: Forging Community.
Charity taking steps to regularise its governance following Charity Commission inquiry10/12/2018 09:20:00
A charity set up to relieve poverty in developing countries is improving its governance following intervention by the Charity Commission.
Charity regulator welcomes Financial Action Task Force report07/12/2018 17:08:00
FATF report recognises the effectiveness of the Commission’s work as a civil regulator in protecting charities from harm.
Regulatory alert issued to charitable think tanks07/12/2018 15:25:00
This alert has been issued to remind trustees of their legal obligations and duties.
Charity Commission Chair welcomes new members of the regulator06/12/2018 16:28:00
Regulator also publishes updated governance framework.
Former trustees of MA 1985 (formerly Muslim Aid) criticised after investigation finds serious mismanagement06/12/2018 15:20:00
Unresolved regulatory concerns led to the appointment of an interim manager and reconstruction of the charity with new trustees and a new senior leadership team.
Alert for charities operating in Syria or Turkey about aid passing through the Bab Al-Hawa crossing04/12/2018 17:08:00
Alert issued to charities to warn there are risks terrorist organisations may financially benefit from aid passing through the Bab Al-Hawa crossing.
Alert for charities - fundraising and postal stamp fraud03/12/2018 09:20:00
This alert provides information and advice to charity trustees, employees and volunteers about stamp fraud and the risks associated with it.