Yesterday we posted that the UK government, which commonly provides grants to charities, had cut off funding to Muslim Charities Forum.
Now we have more details on why the UK government cut them off…
Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (pictured), announced last month in a statement update on integration of communities that it would be terminating the funding received by the umbrella body as part of the Faith Minorities in Action project.
He said that following a formal review and the organisation’s “poor performance in delivering against agreed objectives”, it was terminating its funding.
This cut comes despite reassurances from the Muslim Charities Forum in October of the importance of the work it does, and of the Faith Minorities in Action project.
Pickles said that the Muslim Charities Forum has failed to reassure the government that it has “robust measures in place to investigate and challenge its members. Concerns have also been raised about events held by member organisations, at which individuals with extremist views have been invited to speak.”
Pickles continued, saying “this has undermined their work and means they are no longer able to deliver on the Faith Minorities in Action objectives”.