Yes, grants can be audited in the UK. There are a number of reasons why grant-giving organizations may choose to audit a grant, including to ensure that the money has been spent in line with the agreed purposes and to check that the grant recipient is complying with any conditions attached to the grant. In some cases, grant-giving organizations may also require an audit as a condition of awarding a grant.
If you are a grant recipient, it is important to be aware of the possibility of an audit and to make sure that you keep good records of how the grant money is spent.
What to Do if You are Being Audited?
If you are audited, the grant-giving organization will look at your records and may ask you to provide further information or documentation to support your claims.
While an audit can be a time-consuming and disruptive process, it is important to cooperate with the grant-giving organization and answer any questions that they may have. If the grant-giving organization is satisfied with your records and can see that the grant money has been spent in line with the agreed purposes, then the audit should not result in any problems. However, if there are concerns about how the grant money has been spent, then the grant-giving organization may take action, which could include withholding future payments or asking for the money to be repaid.