What to do if you are concerned about an organisation that we fund, or that is applying to us
Anyone can raise a concern about an organisation receiving funding from Power to Change, or applying to one of our programmes. As an independent charitable Trust, we want to ensure that our funds are used appropriately for public benefit. We will consider concerns about:
- A current application for funding
- Alleged breaches of the terms and conditions of a current funding agreement
However, if your concern is a personal dispute or disagreement you should address this to the organisation involved.
While we can investigate any breaches of our funding agreement with the organisation, we cannot enforce the law. If you are concerned that a law has been broken you should consider raising the issue with the appropriate regulator or, in criminal matters, the police.
You can raise a concern in writing (via email or letter). If you would prefer to speak to someone directly you can ask for someone to call you back in confidence.
Power to Change
The Clarence Centre,
6 St George’s Circus
What will we do next?
We will take any concerns seriously and may need to carry out further investigation of the organisation or the claims made. We will not be able to share information on the progress of the investigation or the action we have taken. This may need to remain confidential.
Similarly, in contacting the organisation concerned we will honour any specific requests to confidentiality that you make.
If we receive information that suggests individual people may be at risk, we may need to share this information with the police or other appropriate authorities. We would still take steps to preserve your confidentiality.