Non-profit organiSations


Non-Profit organisations (NPOs) are recognized for the vital role that they play in communities around the world. While most NPOs are used for legitimate purposes, they can also be used to facilitate illicit activities. The NPO sector globally has been identified as one that is vulnerable to activities of terrorist financing.

The FIU is the designated supervisor for NPOs based on risk in relation to terrorist financing activities. The FIU is currently in the process of drafting regulations to bring Seychelles registered NPOs in line with international standards by creating systems for NPOs to be monitored from counter financing of terrorism (CFT) perspectives.

The FIU is committed to providing the necessary support and guidance to NPOs in order to ensure that the sector and the Republic are fully compliant with international standards. The following documents are available on our website:

Download Access to FATF Standards

FATF Best Practices on Combating the Abuse of Non-Profit Organisations

FATF Risk of Terrorist Abuse in Non-Profit Organisations

NPOs are encouraged to review these documents and also to familiarize themselves with the risk of terrorist abuse in NPOs, international standards and best practices.