Care4Calais Charity Faces Serious Misconduct Verdict by Charity Commission

Charity Commission for England and Wales brings the organisation under scrutiny for its financial mismanagement and governance lapses.

  • Investigation Roots: An investigation was initiated in August 2020 against Care4Calais due to suspicions about payments to connected entities in the charity’s financial reports.
  • Trustee Concerns: Questions arose about the validity of those serving as charity trustees, and concerns over past trustees’ decision-making processes were highlighted.
  • Financial Irregularities: Over a span from October 2017 to August 2020, payments totalling more than £340,000 were made to a private bank account of one of the ex-trustees of Care4Calais.
  • Governance Issues: The commission found that between 2020 and 2021, Care4Calais functioned with only two trustees, falling below the required minimum as stipulated in its foundational documents.

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