Decision: Charities at risk of financial distress: Group case report

Charities at risk of financial difficulty – proactive review

The Charity Commission’s objectives include to ensure trustees comply with their duties and to increase public trust and confidence in charities. The closure of a number of charities in recent months has highlighted the importance of trustees managing financial difficulties well, the public interest in charities (particularly high profile charities) that collapse due to financial difficulties and the negative impact this can have on public trust and confidence in charities more widely.

In response, the commission:

The 2 reports contain details of wider lessons for trustees of other charities. We would also encourage trustees to refer to the commission’s range of financial guidance:

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