Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd 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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A coalition of 29 children’s charities and trade unions including Barnardo's and Action for Children have joined forces to call for a restructure of commissioning for children’s services.
One third of leading charity websites require potential donors to complete more than 20 actions before they can make a donation, according to an audit of 50 fundraising charities’ websites by technology charity Eduserv.
Big Society Capital has announced a £10m Charity Bond Support Fund to encourage more charities into the bond market.
Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.
Unicef raised £3.1m through text and online donations from UK viewers watching the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony last night.
Charities that are involved in the workfare programme run by the Department for Work and Pensions look set to have their names published following the latest legal ruling on the matter.
Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam, went undercover to find out what it’s like on the frontline, seeing how the charity’s money is raised spent, for the Channel 4 programme Undercover Boss.
A charity chief executive who fraudulently claimed £885,00 in gift aid and spent it on buying and renovating a house was able to do so because trustees regularly signed blank cheques, the Charity Commission’s regulatory case report reveals.