The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into Human Aid UK due to concerns over the charity’s management.
The regulator said it was investigating concerns about poor financial controls and record-keeping, inadequate fundraising controls and a lack of trustee oversight.
Human Aid UK is a humanitarian charity that responds to international disasters. It specialises in providing aid and support to orphans and vulnerable women. The Commission said it has been involved in delivering aid to Syrian refugees.
Its latest accounts filed with the Commission, show that for the year to 31 March 2013, the charity had an income of £250,211 and spending of £197,419. This was up from income of £52,733 and spending of £45,658 the previous year.
The statutory inquiry, launched on 7 August, will look at the financial controls and management of the charity, and whether the trustees have met their duties under charity law.
Human Aid UK did not respond to Civil Society News' request for a response.