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 charity at the centre of a multi-million pound tax-avoidance scheme had been investigated by the Charity Commission, but was allowed to continue operating because it had not broken any charity laws.
Oxfam’s international secretariat has made the decision in principle to move its headquarters from Oxford to either Bangkok or Nairobi as part of a wider objective to devolve power from the northern to the southern hemisphere.
If Andy Murray and Roger Federer both make it through to the Wimbledon final on Sunday, Oxfam may find itself at odds with the rest of the nation on Sunday as the charity stands to make more than £100,000 if the Swiss player wins.
Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!
Green energy company Freetricity has unveiled a £500m fund to install solar panels on the roofs of buildings, and is offering charities access to the first £100m.
Friends of the Earth is threatening legal action against the government over plans to cut solar panel subsidies.
Localgiving.com, which provides online fundraising services to small charities, has raised £750,000 for its charities in two days since the launch of a match funding initiative supported by the Office for Civil Society.