Behind the scenes at Kids Company

Behind the scenes at Kids Company

27 Jul 2015 | Governance | David Ainsworth

Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances. David Ainsworth spent a day with the charity to try and get under the skin of an unusual organisation.


Behind the scenes at Kids Company

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More than 400 charity sector jobs are at risk after Broadcasting Support Services, a charity helpline provider, went into administration earlier this month.


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Rob Cope

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Asthma UK consults on closure of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offices

Asthma UK has launched a staff consultation which may lead to the closure of its offices outside London.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

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Cancer Research UK appoints Ed Aspel as new fundraising director

Cancer Research UK has announced that Ed Aspel will replace Richard Taylor as executive director of fundraising at the charity.

City Bridge Trust announces £15m of new grant funding for London charities

The City Bridge Trust, a London-based charitable foundation, has announced it will increase its grant-giving from around £15m a year to around £20m a year for each of the next three years.

Hannah-Polly Williams

Good young fundraisers are worth their weight in gold, yet as Hannah-Polly Williams discovered at Fundraising First Thing, the sector still has work to do when it comes to retaining them.

Dawn Austwick

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the appointment of three people to senior management roles.

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