Are small charities vulnerable to fraud risk? An exploration of perceptions around charity fraud risk and the factors influencing this.

A researcher from the Faculty of Business and Law is seeking small charities to participate in a case study considering small charities’ vulnerability to fraud and the factors influencing this. The case study will involve the researcher carrying out 30 minute interviews with a small number of the charities’ trustees and volunteers and also to sit in on board meetings and review relevant internal documents during the time of the case study. The case study research will be carried out between January and April 2019. We are looking to understand the perceptions around fraud and financial controls; you do not need to have experienced a fraud to take part.

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: 18+
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

Small charities (charities with a turnover of less than £100,000)
You do not need to have experienced a fraud to take part.

More Information:

Participants will be given feedback from the overall results of the study and feedback on their existing internal controls.

  • Dates: January - April 2019
  • Duration: Multi-part study: 30 min interview + board meeting attendance
  • Location: At charity location or at Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland St, Portsmouth, PO1 3DE.

If you would like more information, contact Louisa Burton at

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: E490

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