The Charity Commission has launched a new charity fraud website designed to give the voluntary sector information, advice and practical tools to fight fraud and stay safe from harm.
The new website is part of a joint initiative between the Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel, ahead of this year’s Charity Fraud Awareness week, which will take place from 18 to 22 October.
The campaign aims to tackle fraud and cybercrime by raising awareness and sharing good practice. Anyone who wants to protect the sector and the vital work it does is being encouraged to get involved – including trustees, staff, volunteers and professional advisors.
For more information, visit the Prevent Charity Fraud website where you will find:
- ideas on how to be part of the awareness week
- a free supporters pack with content for social media and your website
- information on free online events
- resources to support good practice – such as templates, help sheets and e-learning modules
Charities who wish to show that they are acting to manage the risk of fraud can also sign up to the Fraud Pledge
Taking appropriate actions to prevent fraud is an important aspect of good governance and will support the overall resilience of your organisation. With concerns rising that criminals have been exploiting the current global crisis, every charity, NGO and not-for-profit organisation needs to be aware of the risks and take steps to keep their money, people and data safe.
Building the voluntary sector’s resilience to fraud and cybercrime relies on collective action across the sector, and this is the mission that lies at the heart of Charity Fraud Awareness week.
Together, we can #StopCharityFraud