A charity has been forced to apologise for a £5,000 cash donation to a ‘greater’ sports charity.
The charity, Great Britain’s Good Sports Charity, said it had been “forced to apologise” after it received the £50000 gift from a charity called the UK Sport Foundation, which it described as a “small charity that provides football support and is not recognised by the Charity Commission”.
The charity said it was “deeply disappointed” at the decision and would review the decision in due course.
“The charity’s director of fundraising, Michael Pye, said: ‘I am deeply disappointed to have received the donation from the British Sport Foundation. “
It is not supported by the charity commission and is clearly not recognised as such by the UK Charity Code.’ “
The charity’s director of fundraising, Michael Pye, said: ‘I am deeply disappointed to have received the donation from the British Sport Foundation.
“We will review the situation as soon as possible. “
“It is not the organisation’s intention to mislead the public and we will always strive to do so. “
“Our focus is on delivering high quality sport to all those who enjoy the sport and its benefits. “
“UK Sport is the UK’s biggest charitable sports charity and is the largest football and rugby charity in the UK.” “
The charity’s statement added: “This donation does not reflect the values of the charity. “
UK Sport is the UK’s biggest charitable sports charity and is the largest football and rugby charity in the UK.”
The charity’s statement added: “This donation does not reflect the values of the charity.
It has been received with a deep sense of regret and we apologise for the inconvenience caused to the UKSport Foundation.”
The £5K donation came from the £11.8 million donation made by the former president of the British Football Association, Brian McDermott, who is now the chairman of the UKSports Foundation.
The foundation said it did not recognise the organisation as a charity.
But the charity said that while it was aware of the donation, the UKsports foundation was “not recognised as a charitable organisation in the United Kingdom”.
The BBC’s sports editor Nick Robinson said the charity was “disappointed” with the decision.
He said: There is no question that the donation was made with the understanding that it would be given to the British Sports Foundation but it appears that the charity itself was unaware of the intentions behind it.
‘Tough decision’ The charity was founded in 2004 and the charity has received £10.7m from the National Lottery since its founding. “
I think the foundation itself is being held to a higher standard than any other charity in Britain.”
‘Tough decision’ The charity was founded in 2004 and the charity has received £10.7m from the National Lottery since its founding.
The British Football Foundation said it does not receive any funding from the Premier League, but it did give £2.5m to a number of sports charities.
It said: We have had a very tough decision made in this instance to remove this donation from our list of UK Sport charities.
The UK Sport Trust has not had any involvement in the foundation’s fundraising activities since its foundation’s founding.
However, the trust said it would continue to work with the foundation on improving its fundraising activities and will continue to make contributions to the foundation.
It also said the foundation was looking at other ways to support sports charities and that the UK government was supporting those efforts.
The BBC has contacted the British Athletics Foundation for comment.