Charities can be potential channels for raising and distributing funds for terrorism financing.

Because of this charities must take all reasonable precautions and exercise due diligence (research and action to reduce the risk, particularly when working with other people and organisations) to ensure that funds are not inadvertently directed towards terrorism. This includes putting in appropriate governance structures.

There may be serious consequences for charities if they are used for terrorism financing (even if the charity does not know), including criminal penalties.

Read our factsheet and checklist to help protect your charity from misuse.