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Data for financial year ending 31 August 2018

Absolute Return For Kids (Ark)

  • Income

    £14.7M

  • Spending

    £16.7M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1095322 Company no. 4589451

Contact details

Public address

  • Absolute Return For Kids, 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD

Aims & activities

Ark is an education charity that exists to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life. Ark incubates, launches and scales ventures that share our mission and values.

What the charity does

  • General charitable purposes
  • Education/training
  • The prevention or relief of poverty

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Other charitable activities

Income and Endowments:

£14.7M

* £845.0K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£16.7M

Assets and liabilities

  • £0.0K Own use assets
  • £16.2M Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £10.8M Other assets
  • £21.8M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

108%
5%
0%

Charitable objects

FOR SUCH EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD AS THE DIRECTORS MAY IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION THINK FIT.

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 13 NOVEMBER 2002

Area of benefit

Any Part Of The World

Organisation type

Standard registration

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 4 Trustees
  • 42 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Ian Gerald Patrick Wace (Chair) Ark (South Africa) Limited Up-to-date
The Eureka Charitable Trust Up-to-date
The Jagclif Charitable Trust Up-to-date
Sir Paul Roderick Clucas Marshall Education Policy Institute Up-to-date
Marshall Institute Trust Up-to-date
The Eureka Charitable Trust Up-to-date
The Molly De Balkany Charitable Trust Recently registered
The Sequoia Trust Up-to-date
Lord Stanley Fink Ark Uk Programmes Up-to-date
Association Of British Neurologists Up-to-date
Oxford Centre For Hebrew And Jewish Studies Up-to-date
Anthony Peter Clake None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • India
  • South Africa
  • Uganda