In Kind Direct

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In Kind Direct
IndustryCharity/Third Sector
Founded1996
Headquarters
Key people
Charles III (then Prince of Wales), Founder and Patron
Rosanne Gray, CEO
Revenue22,501,427 pound sterling (2016) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
17 (2016, 2018) Edit this on Wikidata
Websitehttps://www.inkinddirect.org

In Kind Direct is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1996 by King Charles III (the then dPrince of Wales). The charity distributes new donated usable consumer goods from manufacturers and retailers to British charities working both domestically and abroad.[1] The Prince of Wales is In Kind Direct's Royal founding patron, and Rosanne Gray CEO since December 2019.

Operations

In Kind Direct collects donated goods from companies and distributes them to charities, reducing their expenditure on essential items. They vet organizations rigorously to ensure proper use of the products and prevent resale. Charities receiving donations agree not to sell or trade the goods. They track donations and report the impact to funders. In Kind Direct partners with 11,476 charities, including Age UK, British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, and others.

International network

In 2013 In Kind Direct was the founding member of a new charity, In Kind Direct International (IKDI). IKDI was established to set up a network of charities from a growing number of countries, all distributing donated surplus new goods from donors to charities, not for profit organisations, associations and social enterprises. Members of the IKDI Network work together to share information about donations and to share knowledge and expertise to enable goods to be distributed to charities and their beneficiaries in the most effective way. This network consists of three members : In Kind Direct in the United Kingdom, Innatura in Germany and Dons Solidaires in France. IKDI is currently seeking to expand into Northern Europe and Asia.[2]

Sources

  1. ^ In Kind Direct - About In Kind Direct
  2. ^ "In Kind Direct International".

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