Thank you for the response.
Personally, I feel like telling the establishment about what I did is not an option and I’m afraid that my family and I could face repercussions and I’m afraid to do so.
Can I leave it?
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
If there are valid grounds for you to believe that if you bring it to their notice, there will be severe repercussions, then you should just make Istighfaar.
Since they said that you do not have to return the money, you may keep the money. However , continuously ask Allah to forgive you for not utilising the funds correctly last year.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)