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In Kind Direct wins Corporate Engagement Award

In Kind Direct has won the silver award for the 'Best Management of a Programme' in conjunction with product donor Amazon.co.uk at the 2016 Corporate Engagement Awards.In Kind Direct is one of The Prince’s Charities. Its purpose is to inspire product giving for social good by re-distributing usable products donated by some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers to charities working in the UK and abroad.

The Best Management of a Programme Award recognises partnerships between businesses and charities that most effectively carry out a campaign, project, programme or sponsorship activity. It acknowledges strong leadership and strategy in delivering positive impact among communities.

In Kind Direct won Silver for its partnership with Amazon.co.uk which has enabled thousands of mainly small, local charities operating in the UK and abroad to access an unprecedented range and value of products to support their vital work in disadvantaged communities.

"We are overjoyed to accept this award. Amazon.co.uk has been a long-standing donor of ours and we are thrilled to win Silver for 'Best Management of a Programme' with them. A huge thank you to everyone who voted." Robin Boles, LVO. In Kind Direct CEO.

Find out more about the awards here.

About In Kind Direct

• In Kind Direct is one of The Prince’s Charities. Its purpose is to inspire product giving for social good by re-distributing usable products donated by some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers to charities working in the UK and abroad.

•In Kind Direct is a one-stop solution providing the infrastructure to accept large quantities of goods and then store, sort and deliver them directly to charities in its network.

•Charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and community groups can all register for free via the website www.inkinddirect.org to benefit from the service. Goods can be used to run their services or can be given out for free to the people they serve.

•Since 1996, over 7,500 charities have received products from In Kind Direct, helping them save money on their operational costs, enabling them to spend more on their essential services. The results of the latest impact study show that by re-distributing goods In Kind Direct is able to alleviate poverty, improve self-esteem and is a vital support for charities working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Full findings are available on request.

•In Kind Direct has made a powerful impact on communities through the redistribution of £140 million worth of surplus goods from 1,000 companies including some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers: Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Reckitt Benckiser, Asda and Wilko.