Decision of the Charity Commission on Ethnic-English Trust and Ironside Community Trust
Decision made by the Charity Commission on 28 June 2007.
Two similar organisations applied to register as charities and the commission decided to consider the status of both organisations together. Both were set up to carry out various activities connected with ‘Ethnic English’ people. The commission concluded that neither organisation’s objects demonstrated public benefit and so could not be registered as charities. Additionally, the commission had reservations about possible non-charitable purposes and whether a political point was being made.
This decision is significant because the commission needed to consider not only the background and activities but also the effect of the Race Relations Act 1976.