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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The Daily Mail has claimed that fundraisers targeted individuals with dementia and used a loophole to try to dodge Telephone Preference Service rules after an investigation into agency GoGen.
Nine charity sector umbrella organisations have warned the Chancellor that if he does not address the complexity issues surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in Wednesday’s Budget, increasing the amount charities can claim may not have any benefit.
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 Big Lottery Fund today announced a £30m fund to help make sure that people living in crisis, or at risk of crisis, are able to access support.
Government departments need to understand how charities fit into the delivery of payments-by-results schemes to improve the chances of them succeeding, according to a National Audit Office report.
Today the Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveiled its new strategy. Its chief executive, Moira Sinclair, tells Kirsty Weakley what it hopes to achieve and what it expects from potential grantees.