Charity Commission won't take action against Society Network Foundation
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Charity Commission won't take action against Society Network Foundation

17 Oct 2014 | Tania Mason

The Charity Commission will take no action against the trustees of Society Network Foundation, even though it found that the Foundation’s accounts were not Sorp-compliant and that it varied the use of a government grant without obtaining written permission.

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