Charity Fraud Awareness Week
22 - 26 October 2018
Fraud is a serious threat to every organisation, charities included. With reported fraud increasing at an alarming rate it is vital for charities of all shapes and sizes to protect their income and assets by building strong defences.
Charity Fraud Awareness Week promotes openness and honesty about fraud. It brings together everyone involved in the charity and not-for-profit sectors to raise awareness and share good practice in tackling fraud and financial crime.
The campaign offers you and your organisation the opportunity to take part in internationally co-ordinated efforts to inform charities and the general public about:
- common types of charity fraud
- how to spot the warning signs
- how to protect charities, donors, funders and beneficiaries
- how to report charity fraud to law enforcement and regulators.
We are stronger when we work together to keep #CharityFraudOut
Charity Fraud Awareness Week is led by an international partnership of over 40 charities, regulators professional representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders working together to combat fraud against charities. This includes the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Charity Commission for England and Wales, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, Fraud Advisory Panel, ICAEW, NZ Charities Services, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, US Federal Trade Commission, US National Association of State Charity Officials, as well as charities such as Oxfam, British Council, Macmillan, Help for Heroes and Amnesty International.