Regulator to investigate two Charedi charities over ‘potential mismanagement’

Charity Commission probe into education and poverty relief organisations Dalaid and the Schwarzschild Foundation


The Charity regulator has opened statutory inquiries into two Charedi charities to investigate “potential misconduct or mismanagement” in their administration.

One of the charities, named Dalaid, was registered in 1997 to relieve poverty and support Jewish education.

The other, the Schwarzschild Foundation, was set up in 2014.

It provides education and poverty relief for Orthodox Jewish women and girls, the Charity Commission said.

Dalaid has “significant income and expenditure,” according to the regulator.

Announcing that inquiry, the commission said it was concerned about Dalaid’s governance, “including whether its trustees have complied with their legal duties and can fully account for the charity’s funds”.

“There are also concerns regarding the appropriate administration and oversight of grants, which is the charity’s main activity.” Dalaid recorded an income of nearly £925,000 and spent £840,000 in the year ending March 2022.

The Schwarzschild Foundation appears to be a much smaller operation, spending £820 in 2021 and a total of £833 in the previous two years.

The commission said its main concerns about the foundation related to “whether charitable funds and other assets of the charity have been used for the purposes intended”.

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