Like all sectors, charities are susceptible to fraud and can be seen as easy target for criminals. Fraud and cyber crime is on the rise, which is why it’s important for charities of all shapes, sizes and types to protect their income and assets by building strong defences.
International Charity Fraud Awareness Week will encourage and empower charities to talk about fraud and share best practice.
The award winning campaign is led by a coalition of over 40 charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the globe.
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
How to get involved in the week
We are encouraging everyone in the charity sector to get involved in International Charity Fraud Awareness Week. You can:
- download the supporters pack from the Fraud Advisory Panel website
- join the conversation on Twitter by promoting your own counter fraud messages or retweet ours using the hashtag #CharityFraudOut
- join the launch event for International Charity Fraud Awareness Week on 21 October
- register to access content on the Charity Fraud Awareness Hub
- enter for a Charities Against Fraud award
You can also develop your own counter fraud activities aimed at staff and volunteers, members and beneficiaries, donors and supporters.
Launch event on Monday 21 October
Join us for the launch of International Charity Fraud Awareness Week at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA between 09:15am and midday. The launch event is supported by Crowe LLP.
You’ll hear from a range of sector experts and charity professionals about why prevention is so important. We will also be sharing findings from our latest fraud research and launching the new online Charity Fraud Awareness Hub.
The Charity Fraud Awareness Hub
A key feature of this year’s campaign is a free online awareness hub, brought to you by Fraud Advisory Panel, UK Finance and the Charity Commission.
It will be your one stop shop