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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Sir Stuart Etherington has paid tribute to Nick Hurd, saying he was “innovative, creative and one of the best minsters that we’ve had”, adding that NCVO would organise a party to thank him for his time as minister for civil society.
Last night Nick Hurd was one of 12 ministers and three members of the Cabinet to leave their government roles, as part of the Prime Minister's dramatic reshuffle of senior roles. Civil Society News is kept track of events as they unfolded.
Islington Council is trying to prevent a charity from selling its £1.3m building, claiming that the Underdog Trust is a “rogue” charity and has been dormant for several years.
A brain injuries charity has launched an urgent appeal to stay open after Cornwall Council cut funding for it and 13 other organisations in the middle of a contract.
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 Church Commissioners have said they no longer have any financial interest in the payday loan company Wonga, and that they did not make any profit from the investment.
Charities are failing the public because they are focusing too much on winning public contracts rather than influencing how services are provided, according to a report published today by think tank NPC.
Christian Aid has hit out at its former ‘tax superhero’ nominee, Katie Melua, after it emerged that she had participated in a tax avoidance scheme.
The Human Dignity Trust has won its case against the Charity Commission at the Charity Tribunal, and the regulator has been instructed to add it to the Register of Charities.