Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011
Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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Disability charity Sense plans to unveil a new brand early next year in a bid to shake off its old fashioned image.
Think tank Civil Exchange will continue to produce reports on the relationship between government and charities, after its work with the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector revealed concerns about state interference.
The Mail on Sunday has claimed that Kids Company gave more than £700,000 tax-free to 25 employees in 2014.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
Charlotte Hill, chief executive of Step Up to Serve, and Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding UK, urged the government to make its plans for three days paid volunteering leave flexible, at a fringe event held at the Conservative Party Conference.
BBC One has commissioned a documentary with the working title 'The rise and fall of the Angel of Peckham’ which will show what went on at the charity during its final days.
The Prime Minister announced yesterday that the government has agreed a deal with the National Housing Federation that will see the sector deliver the government’s right-to-buy policy voluntarily.
A Conservative MP criticised her government's flagship youth volunteering scheme for not doing enough for poorer areas during a speech at her party's conference earlier this week.