Latest news from In Kind Direct
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In Kind Direct is delighted to have been shortlisted for 2 awards: Best Execution and Most Effective Long Term Programme. Read more.
In Kind Direct receives £50,000 funding to support charities in its network thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The funding will mean a hundred small and medium sized voluntary and not-for-profit organisations across England, Wales and Scotland will receive needed products to deliver their work for vulnerable adults. Read more
Recognising its partnership with Amazon.co.uk. Read more
Almost 50 per cent of British people think broadband is a ‘human right’ while 60 per cent couldn’t live without it.
Discover the results of our exclusive poll. Read more
Amazon is In Kind Direct’s biggest UK donor in 2016. Read more
Disney Store spreads Christmas cheer this December through In Kind Direct. Read more
Our appeal to UK businesses: please donate surplus products to help charities fight isolation and homelessness this winter
With winter arriving soon thousands of charities around the country are bracing up for an increase in demand from people in crisis, struggling with poverty, isolation and homelessness. Read more
"With mounting scepticism of the charity sector, here's 3 great examples of why we should remain optimistic for the future." Read more
"Charities have been able to enjoy over £8,000 worth of pristine quality paper donated by new donor Premier Paper" Read more
"Read Laura's, Head of Charity Partnerships, blog on 'Poverty: how to solve it and what companies can do today'." Read more
"In Kind Direct is now able to offer limited stock to charities to use for fundraising events." Read more
"In Kind Direct has been chosen as official partner of Waste less, Live more campaign." Read more
"Amar Abbas, CEO of Youth Action North West, joins the Board of Trustees In Kind Direct." Read more
"Is your company moving office soon or are you having a big office clear out? In Kind Direct can now say “yes” to office clearances" Read more
"In Kind Direct announced as a Charity Times Awards 2016 finalist." Read more
In Kind Direct finds sharp increase in UK charities helping people cope with destitution and mental illness
"In Kind Direct finds sharp increase in UK charities helping people cope with destitution and mental illness." Read more
"In Kind Direct wins alongside Amazon.co.uk at the Corporate Engagement Awards." Read more
"In Kind Direct has been chosen as official charity partner of the upcoming International Festival of Business 2016." Read more
"In Kind Direct and Amazon.co.uk have been shortlisted in the upcoming Corporate Engagement Awards." Read more
"In Kind Direct's CEO publishes new Huffington Post blog on the impact of CSR." Read more
"The British army donates essential bedding to local charities through In Kind Direct." Read more
"In Kind Direct is delighted to have been shortlisted in conjunction with Amazon.co.uk at the forthcoming Better Society Awards." Read more
"In Kind Direct celebrates the extraordinary women in its network this International Women's Day." Read more
"Event marks 20 successful years of partnership for Lloyds Banking Group and In Kind Direct." Read more
"Amazon, P&G, Pentland Brands and Meyer Group share their experience and the benefits of product giving with In Kind Direct." Read more
"Over 1,300 UK Charities Benefit from Amazon’s Record 2015 Donation of £750,000 in Product to In Kind Direct" Read more
"In Kind Direct has teamed up with Disney Store for the second year running to distribute hundreds of Tigger soft toys to children in need this Christmas, bringing some festive cheer to families across the UK." Read more
"A donation to In Kind Direct is a donation towards helping every charitable focus area. You don’t have to pick a cancer charity or a refugee crisis fund or a shelter for the homeless. In Kind Direct works with every type of charity right across the spectrum." In Kind Direct CEO, Robin Boles, explains how In Kind Direct got started, what it does and how YOU can help. Read more
In response to the current refugee crisis across Europe In Kind Direct is working with charities that support refugees both in the UK and abroad, as well as companies who are keen to provide all the help they can through product donations.Read more
Value home and garden retailer Wilko chooses goods re-distribution specialist In Kind Direct as one of its preferred UK-wide charities and pledges to give further surplus products and funds. Read more
Businesses can support local communities easily and effectively through goods redistribution charity In Kind Direct
Since its creation in 1997, In Kind Direct, one of the Prince’s Charities, has redistributed £140 million worth of goods to more than 7,500 charities donated by over 1,000 businesses, supporting their social responsibility programmes and reducing their disposal and re-processing costs. Aspiring to become a responsible business is about working closely with stakeholders across the supply chain, reducing one's carbon footprint and improving labour standards. But it's also about giving back to the community that enabled the business to become successful.
Canterbury, In Kind Direct and Wellington College team up to donate rugby kit in South African township
Canterbury rugby and polo shirts donated to In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, were handed out to budding Langa township rugby players by the Wellington College Rugby Club during their tour of South Africa.
Research released by In Kind Direct just prior to the budget announcement already documented a trend of charities under pressure to deliver services to an increasing network of beneficiaries, whilst at the same time coping with greater volatility in the funding environment, with reductions in local and central government grants. For many charities this means a “double whammy” of less funding at a time when demand for their services is dramatically increasing.
New research indicates that years of economic hardship have left many families in poor communities leaning on charities and community organisations for basic non-food items such as shampoo, toothpaste, cleaning products and nappies. 55% of the charities responding to a survey by In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, said they were engaged in providing essential support to people struggling to afford basic supplies.
In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities and Kingston Voluntary Action, the support organisation for the voluntary sector in Kingston, are partnering to help Kingston charities rise to the challenges of reduced funding and increased demand for services.
Calling all runners! In Kind Direct has running places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile run through central London going past world famous landmarks and through four of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks. The award winning race starts and finishes in Hyde Park and takes place on Sunday 11 October.
In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, is to benefit from pro-bono support provided by a team of IT specialists, following a ‘hackathon’ competition organised by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Thousands of charities are set to benefit indirectly from a generous donation of roll cages from Nisa / DHL to In Kind Direct’s warehouse in Telford.
Essential supplies from In Kind Direct making a difference a year on from the Typhoon Haiyan disaster.