Mystery as work to dissolve Small Charities Coalition is halted by objection


Work to dissolve the Small Charities Coalition has been suspended after Companies House received an objection.

This may mean that a creditor has produced evidence that the SCC still owes them money, according to government guidance, although Third Sector has not been able to confirm details with the charity. 

Information about the SCC’s assets when it closed would be included in its final accounts. These were due to be published with both Companies House and the Charity Commission at the end of March but have not yet been filed. 

The latest developments come 18 months after the SCC announced it would have to shut because it could not secure long-term funding.

It ceased operating at the end of March 2022 after transferring some of its services to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Foundation for Social Improvement. The FSI subsequently closed down as well.

Companies House records show that formal steps to dissolve the SCC and remove it from the register of companies started in April 2023 but were suspended this week after the objection was lodged.

At the time of publication, Third Sector had not received a response to several emails and messages to the SCC’s spokesperson.

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