Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 August 2017
Ark Uk Programmes
- Absolute Return For Kids, 65 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TD
Aims & activities
Ark UK Programmes has the principal objective of advancing the education of the public. It acts as a 'seed-bed' for creating and testing new Ark programmes and supporting other ventures to launch and scale.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides services
- Sponsors or undertakes research
Income and Endowments:
* £518.0K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £0.0K Own use assets
- £7.7M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £3.7M Other assets
- £3.5M Total liabilities
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD AS THE DIRECTORS MAY IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION THINK FIT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 26 APRIL 2004 AND AMENDED 1 SEPTEMBER 2010.
Area of benefit
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 3 Trustees
- 38 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Lord Stanley Fink||Absolute Return For Kids (Ark)||Up-to-date|
|Association Of British Neurologists||Up-to-date|
|Oxford Centre For Hebrew And Jewish Studies||Up-to-date|
|Michael Clark||Pause Creating Space For Change||Up-to-date|
|The Frontline Organisation||Up-to-date|
|Lucy Heller||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Northern Ireland
- Throughout England