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Interim Manager appointed at Islamic Research Foundation International

28th October 2020

The Charity Commission has appointed an Interim Manager to the charity Islamic Research Foundation International. This is as part of an ongoing enquiry addressing ‘serious concerns’ over the charity’s governance.

The charity was contacted in the past about its governance and now in its latest filing with Companies House it has been revealed that the foundation gave more than one million pounds to the corporation that owns Peace TV.

Peace TV no longer have a licence to broadcast in the UK. They were suspended in 2019 after they breached Ofcom’s rules on hate speech, airing programmes containing homophobic and anti-Semitic hate speech.

An Interim Manager was appointed in July and part of her job will be to consider whether the charity has a viable future. There are ongoing concerns that the charity’s board will not be willing or able to ‘appropriately adapt to the issues raised. There is also a continuing inquiry into how the trustees intend to use the funds that are now not being used to fund Peace TV and whether trustees may be personally benefiting from funds intended to go towards charitable purposes.

  • Charity registration
  • Restructuring
  • Governance and constitutional issues
  • Trustees' duties and responsibilities
  • Mergers and joint working
  • Commercial contracts
  • Company law and company secretarial
  • Regulations and compliance
  • Strategy and sustainability
  • Funding