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Money laundering and the financing of terrorism

It is important for the reputation of Guernsey that registered charities and non-profit organisations are run properly. Every charity or non-profit organisation should review its constitution periodically to ensure that it is up to date.

A charity or non-profit organisation should be run by more than one person who takes responsibility and is accountable for controlling the charity.

When receiving funds, each charity or non-profit organisation should carefully consider the source of those funds. Will they be exposing themselves to the risk of money laundering or other financial crimes? In much the same way, careful consideration should be given to where a charity decides to spend its funds.

A large amount of information regarding governance, constitution and good practice can be found on the Association of Guernsey Charities website: http://www.charity.org.gg .

The documents and links below provide information for charities and non-profit organisations with regard to risk awareness - money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

The Charity Commission of England and Wales has also produced a toolkit for charities 'Protecting charities from harm: compliance toolkit' which can be downloaded here.

Recently the Deputy Registrar gave a presentation on the role of the Guernsey Registry in Charity and NPO registration the slides of this presentation can be viewed here. pdf icon The Role of the Guernsey Registry in Charity and NPO registration [1Mb]