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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Camila Batmanghelidjh has claimed that the government promised £20m worth of funding to Kids Company in July 2014.
Kids Company has suffered further media criticism after it was revealed that the charity paid the London School of Economics almost £40,000 for a glowing report about the impact of its work.
The Air Ambulance Service is reviewing the roles of the board and its leadership after the chief executive and chair agreed a loan of £27,000 to a senior employee without informing the rest of the trustee board.
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!
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.
The growth in legacy income has slowed to 4.4 per cent in the year to June 2015, reflecting trends in the UK housing market.
The band Coldplay, which has donated around £8m to Kids Company over the years, is in talks with other philanthropists to save the charity's Treehouse Centre.
Alan Yentob, the chair of Kids Company, has said allegations of financial mismanagement at the charity are "rubbish", and that the board turned down £3m of philanthropic funding because sexual abuse allegations made it impossible to continue.