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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Some of the Charity Commission’s new powers “threaten the independence of charities”, NCVO has said in its response to a Commission consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees.
Charity representative bodies have written to the Treasury seeking assurances about European Union funding.
A charity set up to continue aspects of Kids Company’s work has changed its name and launched a website.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity that spent nothing on charitable activities, but almost £1m on raising money and governance, while claiming that olive oil had healing powers.
The Garden Bridge Trust has come in for more criticism after BBC Newsnight revealed that its funding shortfall is £22m more than previously thought.
Acevo has appointed a recruitment agency, Attenti, to help it find its next chief executive and the deadline to submit an application is 25 September.
OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, has published a briefing note to help organisations that need to obtain charitable status in order to continue to claim tax relief on water and sewerage charges.