Charity regulator OSCR has met with the bosses of an Aberdeen organisation it is investigating amid claims of financial irregularities.
Last year the Press and Journal exclusively revealed that a probe had been launched into Somebody Cares, which provides people in need with food parcels, clothing and household goods.
At the time, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) said it was conducting an “ongoing inquiry”, understood to have been sparked by documents from whistleblowers.
Concerns had been raised by former employees regarding how Somebody Cares had been spending its income.
Oscr has now confirmed that “specific matters relating to governance and management” make up the backbone of its investigation.
The watchdog said it has met with the charity’s trustees and will continue to do so until it is “satisfied” any issues have been resolved.
Somebody Cares was set up in 2002 and operates from a warehouse in Altens and a charity shop at a former garden centre in Hazlehead.
Its chairman Brian Taylor has previously denied any wrongdoing by the charity but could not be reached for comment last night.
An Oscr spokeswoman said: “We have met with the trustees to discuss specific matters relating to the governance and management of the charity, and will continue this engagement until we are satisfied our concerns have been addressed. “