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
“We must work with charities to address systemic underreporting of serious incidents by charities”18/10/2018 12:20:00
Charity Commission warns of continued underreporting as it publishes findings of its interim safeguarding taskforce and updates guidance for charities on what to report.
New board of trustees in place at school charity following regulator’s intervention17/10/2018 14:20:00
Commission discharges interim managers at Grangewood Educational Association.
New Charity Inquiry: Future Vision Care and Future Vision Consortium16/10/2018 14:20:00
Charity regulator opens class statutory inquiry into Future Vision Care and Future Vision Consortium.
Charity regulator encourages safer giving for Indonesia Tsunami Appeal09/10/2018 17:08:00
Charity Commission advises the public about donating safely to help people in Indonesia.
Baroness Stowell: The Future of Charity05/10/2018 17:12:00
Charity Commission Chair yesterday delivered a speech at The RSA, setting a new strategic direction for the regulator.
Ensuring charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society04/10/2018 16:20:00
Charity Commission unveils its purpose as part of new Statement of Strategic Intent.
Charity Commission responds to draft Charity Code of Ethics02/10/2018 09:20:00
Regulator publishes submission to NCVO consultation on code of ethics.
New Charity Inquiry: The Dorset Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group29/09/2018 10:05:00
Charity regulator opens statutory inquiry into The Dorset Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group.