New Charities Against Fraud Awards 2017
Northern Ireland charities are being encouraged to highlight their successes in tackling fraud by entering the new Charities Against Fraud Awards.
Myles McKeown, Head of Compliance and Enquiries at the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, welcomed the introduction of the new awards, which will celebrate best practice in countering fraud in charities.
“While fraud is ultimately a matter for the police to investigate, as the charity regulator, Northern Ireland charities should make us aware where a serious incident such as fraud has occurred,” he commented
“However, the awards are designed to acknowledge those charities that are getting it right – using innovative solutions to protect their organisations, assets and beneficiaries.
“We would encourage those charities to enter the Charities Against Fraud Awards and share their success stories, celebrating their own achievements as well as raising awareness of best practice.”
The awards, which are designed to recognise excellence in tackling fraud within the charity sector, are open to all registered charities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
There are two entries in the awards:
• Excellence in tackling fraud against charities - large charity
• Excellence in tackling fraud against charities - small charity
To find out more or to enter the awards visit the awards webpage, which is available here.
Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 6 October. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 24 October 2017. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to join leading figures from the counter fraud and charity sectors for the ceremony and drinks reception, hosted by Moore Stephens in London.
Winners will receive a half-day fraud awareness training session for their staff by the Counter Fraud Team at the British Council. This will include why people commit fraud and what can be done to spot it – and stop it
For further information on the charity Commission for Northern contact Shirley Kernan on firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the Charities against Fraud awards contact Alan Bryce at email@example.com
Notes to editors
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the regulator of charities in Northern Ireland.