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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The number of people working in charities went up by 25,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to June 2014 with the Charity Commission.
The former chief executive of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association denied defrauding the charity of more than £15,000 on the first day of his trial.
Armed forces charity SSAFA faced a £29.2m pension deficit at the end of 2013, equal to half a year’s income, according to its annual report and accounts - but the charity claims the Ministry of Defence is liable for the shortfall.
Cats Protection received its biggest-ever legacy of £2.2m last year, contributing to a £7m rise in its total income, according to its recently published accounts.
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.
The Disasters Emergency Committee announced this morning that it will launch an appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.
The Charity Commission has identified 1,348 large charities which have current debts greater than funds available to cover them, with 10 per cent of those it analysed found to be in 'significant financial difficulty', according to its latest accounts monitoring review.
World Animal Protection paid one employee £231,732 last year in “exceptional payment of salary and statutory redundancy costs”, after deciding to close its Colombia office, according to its latest accounts.
The Charity Commission is looking into the Tony Blair Faith Foundation after a former employee accused the charity of putting the former prime minister’s interests before its charitable objectives.