We believe that all charities should be transparent about the way donated money is spent.
We are a volunteer-led charity, keeping our management and staff costs to a minimum to ensure donations go, as much as possible, towards delivering social impact through our venues and projects.
Our intention is to build a network of self-sustaining social enterprises that use their profits to support the charity’s costs and kindness missions funding, as well as each venue’s growth and localised social impact work. Since setting up as a charity in late 2013, we have been dedicated to building a portfolio of property assets from which to base these social enterprises and their social impact activities. To enable this, we’ve relied heavily on large donations from our founder’s commercial business interests.
We are extremely grateful to our main commercial sponsors: Glazing Vision Limited (GV), Diss, Norfolk and VisionGroup (GB) Limited. Donations from these companies for property purchase are given to us on the basis that there is a condition of sale for the purposes of protecting the long-term asset base of the charity. Our venue network now consists of our owned properties in Norwich, Paignton and Pencader, and a mill property we are renovating in Oby, North Norfolk, plus a leased property in Cambridge.
Our profitable social enterprises, currently the Missing Sock in Cambridge and KindaPlace @ Preston Sands Hotel in Paignton, donate all profits to support local social impact initiatives and to help pay for the charitable activities of the Missing Kind. We also earn trading income through our flagship KindaKafe venue in Norwich, where we have been fortunate enough to also receive donations from our local community friends, customers and businesses. Each venue, including our newest developing kindness farm, KindaVillage, is focussed on building profits to invest in more social impact projects.
Our trustees volunteer their time to the charity unpaid and we rely on a fantastic team of volunteers to help us with our various charitable projects.
We are very grateful to all who donate funds and time to further the work of our charity.
The annual report and accounts of the Missing Kind are available through this link to the Charity Commission website for public view, but any written financial queries relating to the charity’s funds and spending will be happily received.