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National Charity Fraud Awareness Week promotes fraud awareness. It encourages those working within or supporting the charity and voluntary sectors to become more fraud aware and resilient.

For the last week in October everyone involved in the charity and voluntary sectors is encouraged to:

  • look out
  • listen out and
  • speak out




to keep charity fraud out.

The week is led by the Charities Against Fraud partnership of over 40 charities, professionals representative charitable bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders working together to combat fraud targeted against charities. This includes the Charity Commission, Fraud Advisory Panel, ICAEW, CFG, NCVO, Institute of Fundraising and the Foundation for Social Investment as well as charities such as Oxfam, Macmillan, British Council and Help for Heroes.

By joining together we can make a difference in stopping fraud against charities.

Campaign timeline

The campaign will run between Monday 23 October and Friday 27 October 2017. Each day will have a specific theme:

Monday 23 October: Creating a counter fraud culture
Tuesday 24 October: Bribery and corruption
Wednesday 25 October:  Cyber-fraud / Identity fraud
Thursday 26 October: Fundraising fraud
Friday 27 October:   Insider fraud / Reporting fraud