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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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.
I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?
HSBC has informed the Ummah Welfare Trust that it will close its bank accounts because the charity “now falls outside our risk appetite”.
The percentage from the sale of Lotto tickets going to good causes will reduce when Camelot doubles the price of tickets this autumn, but the company expects ticket sales to increase boosting the overall amount of money given to good causes.
Friends of the Earth is threatening legal action against the government over plans to cut solar panel subsidies.