Setting up and running a charity – guidance

Charities and risk management (CC26)

How trustees can identify, assess and manage risks to their charity.

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Charities can face a wide variety of risks which could affect their beneficiaries if not dealt with properly.

A risk is any event that could prevent a charity achieving its aims or carrying out its strategies. Some risks charities can face include:

  • damage to the charity’s reputation
  • receiving less funding or fewer public donations
  • losing money through inappropriate investments
  • change in the government’s policy on a particular issue, affecting grants or contracts