New awards launched recognising excellence in tackling fraud against charities

New for 2017, we are pleased to support Charities Against Fraud with their launch of the first Charities Against Fraud Awards, specifically designed to recognise excellence in tackling fraud within the charity sector.  

Fraud is the most reported crime in the UK and, with a total income of over £69 billion, the charity sector is vulnerable. Losses to fraud have a significant impact on the good work that charities do, it is therefore essential that the charity sector improves its resilience.

The awards offer charities the opportunity to showcase their success stories and share examples of best practice achieved or implemented in their fight against fraud. Winners will be given a half day fraud awareness training for their staff by the Counter Fraud Team from the British Council. As one of only a very small number of charities with a dedicated team, they have developed their own training package bespoke for the sector. This will cover, amongst other topics, why people commit fraud and what can be done to spot it – and stop it!

All shortlisted nominees will be invited to join leading figures from the counter fraud and charity sectors for a drinks reception on 24 October 2017, hosted in our London office, at which the winners will be announced.

The awards ceremony will take place as part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week, a dedicated week-long campaign aimed at raising awareness and assisting trustees with recognising the warning signs of fraud and responding effectively. The campaign aims to not only raise awareness but remind charities how to limit their fraud risk, so that trustees and staff recognise the warning signs of fraud and shape an effective and proportionate response.

The awards are free to enter and open to all UK-registered charities. The deadline for entries is 17.00 on Friday 29 September.

Click here for more information about the awards and how to enter

The awards are supported by Charities Against Fraud, Fraud Advisory Panel and Civil Society's Governance and Leadership.


 

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