ACF and Charity Commission will produce guidance on funding non-charities

The Association of Charitable Foundations and Charity Commission will collaborate on guidance about funding non-charities, after two foundations funded an advocacy group which appeared to condone terrorism.

Earlier this year the Charity Commission opened compliance cases into Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Roddick Foundation after it was revealed that they had both funded Muslim advocacy group Cage.

Cage appeared to defend Islamic State militant Mohammed Emwazi, believed to be the man known as “Jihadi John”, who was involved in the killing of several journalists.

The Commission was criticised for taking action. JRCT spoke out against coming under “intense regulatory pressure” and actress Joanna Lumley and former Labour leader Lord Kinnock were among 190 prominent individuals to publicly defend the charity in a letter to the Times.

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