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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Macmillan Cancer Support has topped the mid-year rankings for YouGov’s charity brand index, which measures people’s perceptions of charities throughout the year, but the ‘buzz’ scores for the top four charities are slightly lower than their average for 2013.
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has been appointed to chair an NHS steering group that will look at “co-commissioning” with the voluntary sector after the target for relocating Winterbourne View patients was missed.
The Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark was appointed minister for civil society in yesterday’s government reshuffle and promised to build on his predecessor’s "excellent work".
David Cameron has announced that Brooks Newmark will be the next minister for civil society.
I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?
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.