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.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
HSBC has informed the Ummah Welfare Trust that it will close its bank accounts because the charity “now falls outside our risk appetite”.
The Information Commissioner has criticised the Alzheimer’s Society for allowing volunteers to use personal email addresses when handling sensitive information, and issued the charity with an enforcement notice.
A new registered charity has been established to carry on the work of Kids Company by the man due to take over as chair of the collapsed children's charity.
The chief executive of Acevo has warned that the media needs to be “less hypocritical” in its coverage of charities following the collapse of Kids Company.