Spending watchdog to probe Kids Company grant
17 September 2015
From the section UK
The high-profile charity regularly hosted events featuring leading politicians
The awarding of public money to the now-defunct charity Kids Company is to be investigated by the spending watchdog the National Audit Office.
The charity, led by Camila Batmanghelidjh, closed last month days after it received a £3m public grant.
The money was given to the charity despite advice it “was not likely to be value for money”, the NAO said.
It said it would investigate the grounds for awarding money and how grants were monitored.
Source:: BBC UK