The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has opened a statutory inquiry into All Nations Community Centre, registered charity number 1111832. The inquiry was opened on 21 March 2017.
The charity has objects to provide community activities, including educational and social support, in the Gloucestershire area.
In September 2016 the charity was included in the Commission’s class inquiry into charities that are in default for submitting their statutory accounts and returns for 2 or more financial years. The Commission requested the charity submit its accounting information for the 5 financial years ending 30 September 2011 through to 2015. The trustees failed to comply with the order.
The inquiry will look at:
- whether All Nations Community Centre is established as a charity and is operating for the public benefit
- the general administration, governance and management of the charity by the trustees with specific regard to the charity’s property
- whether or not the trustees have complied with and fulfilled their duties and responsibilities as trustees under charity law
The Commission stresses that opening an inquiry is not in itself a finding of wrongdoing. The purpose of an inquiry is to examine issues in detail and investigate and establish the facts so that the regulator can ascertain whether there has been misconduct and/or mismanagement; establish the extent of the risk to the charity’s property, beneficiaries or work; decide what action needs to be taken to resolve the serious concerns, if necessary using its investigative, protective and remedial powers to do so.
It is the Commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries by the Commission are available on GOV.UK.
The charity’s details can be viewed on the Commission’s online charity search tool.
Notes to editors
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Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the Commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the Commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers.
The Commission’s decision to announce the opening of a statutory inquiry is based on whether it is in the public interest to do so and with consideration of our objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities.