Kids Company funds 'not handed out willy-nilly', Camila Batmanghelidjh tells MPs


The founder of the defunct Kids Company charity has denied handing out hundreds of pounds "willy-nilly" in payments to vulnerable young people.

Camila Batmanghelidjh said that all the payments made to the charity's clients had been properly accounted for.

The charity closed down earlier this year amid political controversy less than a week after receiving a £3 million government grant.

Giving evidence to the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Ms Batmanghelidjh said that handouts weekly generally ranged from £10 to £200 in the case of families.

"It has turned into the notion that it was handed out willy-nilly. It wasn't. It was accounted for," she said.