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Stirling Prize charity on brink

The Marco Goldschmied Foundation is in danger of being removed from the Register of Charities after failing to report on its activities

The charity, which last year bankrolled the £20,000 Stirling Prize, last filed an annual report in June 2007 for the year ended 30 June 2005.

Now the organisation’s latest accounts, for the year ended 30 June 2009, are also two weeks overdue.

The AJ has learned that the Charity Commission is investigating the organisation, due to its longstanding inactivity.

A spokesperson said: ‘The commission has recently made a further attempt to contact the charity, but to date it has not submitted this information.

‘In line with our inactive charity policy, we are considering whether the charity has any substantial assets that need protecting before we consider removing the charity from the Register of Charities.’

If it is removed from the register, the foundation could no longer operate as a charity.

A RIBA spokesperson said: ‘It is inappropriate for the RIBA to comment on this particular issue.’

Former RIBA president Goldschmied (pictured centre), who famously left Richard Roger’s practice in 2004, is founder of the Marco Goldschmied Foundation.

In 2005, the charity raised £170,046 and spent £80,931 on donations. 

Goldschmied was unavailable for comment.

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