JustGiving reassures fundraisers after Charity Giving is suspended

CharityGiving.co.uk, a website which allows users to create their own fundraising pages online, has been suspended by the Charity Commission since Friday, after it was found that the organisation hadn’t filed accounts for three years.

| 15th Jul 13

CharityGiving.co.uk, a website which allows users to create their own fundraising pages online, has been suspended by the Charity Commission since Friday, after it was found that the organisation hadn’t filed accounts for three years.

According to the BBC, a shortfall of at least GBP250,000 was found in the funds that the website was supposed to donate to various charities. It is feared that UK fundraisers will be put off using such sites.

Leading online fundraising platform JustGiving is attempting to reassure fundraisers following this news. Zarine Kharas, founder and CEO of JustGiving, said: “It couldn’t have happened to us because the monies owed to charities are 100% ring-fenced.”