What went wrong at Kids Company?

What went wrong at Kids Company? 7

6 Aug 2015 | David Ainsworth

David Ainsworth explores possible reasons for the fall of Kids Company, which announced plans to go into liquidation yesterday.


What went wrong at Kids Company?

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Kids Company paid LSE nearly £40,000 for impact report

Kids Company has suffered further media criticism after it was revealed that the charity paid the London School of Economics almost £40,000 for a glowing report about the impact of its work.

Professor Paul Palmer

Professor Paul Palmer argues that educational underinvestment is preventing finance directors from taking the lead in exploiting new forms of funding.

Alan Yentob says allegations of mismanagement at Kids Company are 'rubbish'

Alan Yentob, the chair of Kids Company, has said allegations of financial mismanagement at the charity are "rubbish", and that the board turned down £3m of philanthropic funding because sexual abuse allegations made it impossible to continue.

Shaw Trust moves head office to Bristol

Disability charity the Shaw Trust has moved its head office to the centre of Bristol to take advantage of the city’s “bustling economy” and “great transport links”.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Caron Bradshaw

Charity Finance Group chief executive Caron Bradshaw examines what the closure of Kids Company means to the charity sector.

81 per cent of small and medium charities ‘struggling’ to survive, says survey

Just over 80 per cent of small and medium charities are struggling to obtain enough funding and a further 63 per cent are “seriously worried” about ongoing income, according to a report released by Lloyds Bank Foundation.

Coldplay bids to rescue Kids Company service

The band Coldplay, which has donated around £8m to Kids Company over the years, is in talks with other philanthropists to save the charity's Treehouse Centre.

Kids Company failed to build reserves despite receiving £90m unrestricted income

Kids Company reported a deficit in its free reserves in six of the past ten years despite receiving more than £90m in unrestricted income over the last decade - almost 80 per cent of all funding.

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