Niki May Young

Niki May Young

Niki May Young was employed by Civil Society Media as website editor from March 2010 until July 2013.

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Quality volunteering helps refugees exit forced labour, study finds

Refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced forced or exploitative labour have found volunteering “invaluable” in exiting these circumstances, a study has found.

Justin Davis Smith, NCVO's executive director of volunteering and development

Infrastructure bodies will increasingly struggle to generate funding from private and public sectors if they do not improve their ability to sell themselves, NCVO’s volunteering executive director Justin Davis Smith told Big Assist conference attendees yesterday.

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society with National Citizen Service participants

Responsibility for youth policy and strategy has been shifted from the Department for Education to the Cabinet Office and is led by Nick Hurd from today.

Peta smoking baby ad is banned

Animal welfare charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been told not to repeat the use of a poster showing a baby smoking a cigar and linking eating meat to cancer.

Can Nick Hurd really take this role on as well as everything else he has to do as Civil Society minister? Youth unemployment, homelessness and political disengagement are at the top of the youth policy in-tray. So there's a challenge for Nick.

» Nick Hurd leads government on youth policy

Welsh government should publish annual grants report, PAC advises

The Public Accounts Committee responsible for reviewing the Welsh government’s grants system after the Awema scandal has published its final recommendations, which include more stringent conditions for recipients and a call for an annual report into statutory funding of the sector.

Current commissioning process is 'not sustainable', says FSI

Small charities lack the confidence to use their rights under the Localism Act, and face the ultimate threat of closure under the current commissioning process, says the FSI following research it publishes today.

Emma-Jane Cross, Beatbullying CEO

Leading advice services are being forced to cut back on face-to-face support and place more emphasis on digital and telephone services, a roundtable discussion of advice charity leaders revealed yesterday.

Charity Awards 2013 - What it takes to be a winner

The Charity Awards 2013 ceremony took place on 13 June in recognition of the outstanding work undertaken throughout the sector. We spoke with some of the winners and personalities attending to find out what it takes to be a Charity Awards winner.

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