Listed below are the formal policies of the charity. To read the full details of each one please click on the “Read More” button.
Banking and Scheme of Delegation
- Kids in Kathmandu Nepal (“KIKN”) banks with HSBC Bank, 141 High Street, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1BX. This Community Banking account is charge free, other than for bank transfer payments to Nepal.
- Account details are available to Janet Davies (JD), Chair, Lai See Chew (LSC), Chief Officer and Stephen Smith (SS).
- JD, LSC and SS are signatories to the account, and each has a bank debit card and cheque book, with access to on-line banking.
- Cheques can be signed by either of JD, LSC or SS.
- Transfers of funds to Nepal require the signatures of either JD, LSC or SS, together with ID information.
KIKN has elected not to have a credit card with this account, to avoid further charges.
Conflict of Interest Policy
About conflicts of interest
We have a legal duty to act in Kids in Kathmandu Nepal charity’s best interests when making decisions as trustees. If there’s a decision to be made where a trustee has a personal or other interest, this is a conflict of interest and we won’t be able to comply with our duty unless we follow certain steps.
For example, as a trustee, you would have a conflict of interest if the charity is thinking of making a decision that would mean:
- you could benefit financially or otherwise from your charity, either directly or indirectly through someone you’re connected to
- your duty to your charity competes with a duty or loyalty you haveto another organisation or person
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Charity Registration Number: 1142150
Date of Investment Policy Statement: 24th Oct 2019
1.1 Kids In Kathmandu Nepal (KIKN) is a limited company registered charity, whose purpose is to help poor and socially disadvantaged children and young adults in Kathmandu, Nepal to access education. We do this by raising funds from donations, grants and individual sponsorships, sponsoring 40 children through education, including university and by improving basic facilities and infrastructure in 7 schools in the Kathmandu Valley.
1.2 KIKN has annual income from fund raising, donations, sponsorships and grants of approximately £50-60k. Annual expenditure is approximately £40k. The charity’s reserve policy is to hold £5,000 as reserves to ensure continued financial security and to provide for contingencies.
Privacy of Information Policy
This Privacy of Information Policy applies to the processing of personal data carried out by KIKN (Kids in Kathmandu Nepal) when you visit our website or otherwise interact with us.
It is important for us to use your data only in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and your expectations, and to be transparent with you in how we use your data.
This Privacy of Information Policy will explain what data is collected, why it is collected, how the collected data is used and your options and rights regarding the collection of your personal data
Kids in Kathmandu Nepal (“KIKN”) is a small charity, with no staff or premises costs and only plans to spend the resource income that it receives from fund-raising for the benefit of the Saves Lives Foundation Orphanage, Shree Neel Barahi, Jana Sudhar, Lubhoo, Ishwor, Saraswoti, Shree Buddha and Ardarsha Schools, and from the regular payments made by sponsors for the benefit of individual children.
However, the Trustees recognise that there may be occasions when KIKN might need to call upon a reserves fund, and therefore has agreed to hold a minimum sum of £5,000 in its bank account as a reserve. This sum will be over and above the payments due to be transferred to Nepal on a quarterly basis and any fees due to be paid by KIKN (e.g. web-hosting fees, bank charges, fund-raising costs).
Safeguarding Children Policy
Safeguarding children duties apply to any charity working with children.
Safeguarding children means to:
- Protect children from abuse and maltreatment
- Prevent harm to children’s health or development
- Ensure children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- Take action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes
The Kids in Kathmandu Nepal’s Safeguarding Children Policy and associated procedures are the means to best ensure safeguarding the children we support in Nepal.
Kids in Kathmandu Nepal (KIKN) is committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way. We rely completely on the generosity of our supporters to fund everything we do.
Our commitment to you
As a supporter of KIKN you are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe that donating to us should be a positive and rewarding experience.
Below we outline the promises we make to our supporters.