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Statements on live cases: Charity Commission

Statements about the opening of an inquiry or a regulatory case into a charity.

In the public interest, the Charity Commission usually releases a public statement whenever it opens a statutory inquiry into a charity. It then links to this statement from the charity’s entry on the public register of charities.

The Commission won’t release a statement if it considers that this would not be in the public interest. It may also decide not to release a statement if it would:

  • be detrimental to a particular individual or group of individuals, for example a risk to someone’s personal safety
  • contravene or prejudice requirements for confidentiality or commercial sensitivity, or risk National Security
  • cause severe prejudice to the charity and/or its beneficiaries
  • contravene the Commission’s duty to use its resources in the most efficient, effective and economic way

The Commission may also release a public statement about its non-inquiry work where:

  • there is significant public interest in the issues involved and the outcome
  • the commission needs to respond publicly to issues raised
  • other charities can learn lessons from the case

The Commission may delay release of a statement to:

  • avoid prejudicing the work of a law enforcement agency or other regulator
  • give trustees opportunity to complete certain actions within a specified timeframe
  • avoid prejudicing ongoing or pending legal proceedings

Statements released in 2018

  1. Commission announces class investigation into two independent school charities
  2. New Charity Investigation: Livingstone House Mother of the Harvest Ministries
  3. New Charity Investigation: Darul Uloom School London
  4. New Charity Investigation: Fazal Ellahi Charitable Trust
  5. New Charity Investigation: Asthan Babe Ke Trust
  6. New Charity Investigation: Combined Funds Limited
  7. New Charity Investigation: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries International
  8. New Charity Investigation: Human Appeal
  9. New charity investigation: Grangewood Educational Association
  10. New Charity Investigation: Croydon Tabernacle
  11. Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into The Save the Children Fund
  12. Charity regulator opens investigation into the Royal National Institute of Blind People, and subsidiary charity, with concerns about safeguarding at both charities
  13. New Charity Investigation: The Islamic Educational Society of Blackburn
  14. New charity investigation: Kenya Community Support Network
  15. New charity investigation: The Great Generation
  16. New charity investigation: Lantern of Knowledge Educational Trust
  17. Charity Commission confirms statutory inquiry following convictions for “horrendous” terrorist abuse
  18. Charity regulator sets out scope of statutory inquiry into Oxfam
  19. Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Oxfam and sets out steps to improve safeguarding in the charity sector
  20. New charity investigation: Hope House School Limited
  21. New Charity Investigation: Cymmer Workmens Hall and Institute
  22. Charity Commission discharges interim manager of Muslim Aid

Statements released in 2017

  1. Update on Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators inquiry
  2. New Charity Investigation: Darren Wright Foundation
  3. New Charity Investigation: Island Health Trust
  4. New charity investigation: Into the Light Ministries
  5. New charity investigation: Grove Mountain
  6. Sports charity investigated by Charity Commission
  7. New charity investigation: Jole Rider Friends
  8. New charity investigation: Chichester and District Dog Rescue Society
  9. New charity investigation: Fadak Media Broadcasts
  10. New charity investigation: Kingdom Life Ministries
  11. New charity investigation: Chabad Lubavitch UK
  12. New charity investigation: Orphan Relief Fund and Charitable Trust
  13. New charity investigation: Anaya Aid
  14. New charity investigation: Chesed Leyisruel Trust
  15. New charity investigation: NSA Afan (Community Regeneration)
  16. New charity investigation: Youth Development Summer Camp Project
  17. Charity Commission announces investigation into the Anatolia People’s Cultural Centre
  18. Interim Manager appointed to Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators
  19. Update on Cup Trust Inquiry
  20. New charity investigation: All Nations Community Centre
  21. New charity investigation: The Jack Raine Community Foundation
  22. New charity investigation: Islamic Trust (Maidenhead)
  23. New charity investigation: Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic UK
  24. New charity investigation: ANO
  25. New charity investigation: Believe in Magic
  26. Charity Commission responds to ICO issuing penalties to 11 charities
  27. Charity Commission welcomes renewed court victory over safeguarding investigation
  28. New charity investigation: The Alternative Animal Sanctuary
  29. New charity investigation: Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK
  30. New charity investigation: Child Survival Fund
  31. New charity investigation: Bhaarat Welfare Trust
  32. Interim Manager appointed to The Rav Chesed Trust
  33. New charity investigation: Capricorn Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
  34. New charity investigation: The Suyuti Institute
  35. Interim Manager appointed to Sikh charity
  36. Interim Manager appointed: Support the Heroes
  37. New charity investigation: Beth Yosef Foundation
  38. Watch Tower: Statement on administrative court proceedings

Statements released in 2016

  1. New charity investigation: One Nation
  2. New charity investigation: Ampleforth Abbey and St Laurence Education Trust
  3. New charity investigation: The Cowesby Trust
  4. New charity investigation: 1st Knight Military Charity
  5. New charity investigation: Save the Needy Worldwide
  6. New charity investigation: Cardiff Sixth Form College
  7. New charity investigation: Our Local Heroes Foundation
  8. Update on Afghan Heroes inquiry
  9. New charity investigation: Aalami Majlise Tahaffuze Khatme Nubuwwat
  10. New charity investigation: Action Aid for Animals
  11. New charity investigation: Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators
  12. New charity investigation: Chessed L’Yisroel Ltd
  13. New charity investigation: Gilbert Deya Ministries
  14. New charity investigation: Jewish Seminary for Girls
  15. New charity investigation: Young Pioneers
  16. New charity investigation: Deen Team
  17. New charity investigation: Console Suicide Prevention Ltd
  18. New charity investigation: Manor Building Preservation Trust
  19. New charity investigation: Royal Air Force Mess Charities
  20. Charity Commission statement on Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East
  21. New charity investigation: Nanaksar Thath Isher Darbar
  22. New charity investigation: Peacetrail
  23. New charity investigation: Life Line Missions
  24. New charity investigation: Gaunts House Charitable Foundation Limited
  25. New charity investigations: Families for Survival UK and Save The Age Ltd

Statements released in 2015

Charity Commission statements on live inquiries and regulatory cases

  1. New charity investigation: Ghulam Mustafa Trust
  2. New charity investigation: Stanbridge Earls School Trust
  3. New charity investigation: The Central Gurdwara (British Isles) London Khalsa Jatha
  4. New charity investigation: Rhema Church London
  5. New charity investigation: The Enfield Island Village Trust
  6. New charity investigation: Fatimiyya Trust
  7. New charity investigation: The Light
  8. New charity investigation: Kids Company
  9. New charity investigation: The Rav Chesed Trust
  10. Keeping Kids Company: updated statement on case
  11. New charity investigation: Achiezer Association Ltd and Achiezer
  12. New charity investigation: The Reb Moishe Foundation
  13. New charity investigation: Al-Hijrah Trust
  14. New charity investigation: The Swimming Teachers’ Association Ltd
  15. Commission will defend Judicial Review brought by the non-charitable organisation CAGE
  16. Masjid and Madrasah Al-Tawhid Trust
  17. New charity investigation: Healthy Planet Foundation
  18. New charity investigation: Bristol Sheltered Accommodation & Support Limited
  19. New charity investigation: The Veterans Charity
  20. New charity investigation: Kurdish Community Centre
  21. New charity investigation: Christ Apostolic Church World Soul Winning and Evangelistic Ministry
  22. New charity investigation: Friends of Biala Limited
  23. New charity investigation: Cradle Child Trust

Statements released in 2014

Charity Commission statements on live inquiries and regulatory cases

  1. New charity investigation: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church; St Mary of Debre Tsion
  2. Charity investigation opened into Revelation Foundation
  3. Charity investigation opened into Legal Action
  4. Charity investigation opened into Worldwide Ummah Aid
  5. New inquiry announced into Aid and Peace Trust
  6. Ummah Welfare Foundation under investigation
  7. Dove Trust update
  8. Regulator opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma
  9. Commission investigates relationship between Markaz – EL Tathgheef – EL Eslami and TV station
  10. Inquiry opened into The Park Charitable Trust
  11. Names of charities which entered class inquiry in 2014 announced
  12. Life Foundation Trust under investigation
  13. Charity Commission investigates Jehovah's Witnesses charities
  14. Charity Commission names further charities under investigation
  15. Inquiry opened into Augustine Housing Trust
  16. Inquiry opened into Insaan Relief
  17. Children in Deen under inquiry
  18. Investigation launched into Khodam Al Mahdi Organisation
  19. Charity regulator opens inquiry into Al-Fatiha Global
  20. Watchdog opens investigation into two charities set up to help deliver aid to Syria

Statements released before 2014

Archived statements about the opening of an inquiry or a regulatory case into a charity.

  1. Statements released before 2014: Charity Commission
Published 10 May 2013