Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)

22 Oct 2018

Today, Monday 22 October 2018, marks the start of 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 across the UK 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 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

Fraud webinar

On Friday 26 October the Charity Commission for England and Wales will be working with partners to host a fraud webinar between 12:00-13:00.

You can join in and can ask any questions of the panel of charity fraud experts.


How to get involved

To get involved in Fraud Awareness Week you can:


Useful materials

OSCR has guidance on its website to help protect your charity from fraud - Fraud: How to reduce the risks in your charity.

Throughout the week the Fraud Advisory Panel will be releasing additional resources on a range of topics, including:

  • insider fraud
  • cyber-fraud
  • moving money safely
  • grant fraud.

Please visit the Fraud Advisory website for these materials.