From the Charity Commission
Fraud is a serious problem that you can’t afford to ignore. Charities can, and should do more, to be fraud-aware.
Charity trustees have a duty to manage their charity’s resources responsibly and ensure that funds are protected, applied and accounted for.
With a total annual income of over £69 billion, the charity sector is vulnerable to fraud and financial crime. It’s essential that trustees put in place suitable counter-fraud measures – even small changes can help protect charities from harm.
It’s vital that all money given to charities is used for legitimate and lawful purposes.