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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Four in ten charities consider their buildings to be the greatest risk facing their organisation, while in the last three years around half of charities have had trouble getting necessary funding to manage their property, according to a survey published today.
The Cup Trust has advised it did not award the £80,000 it had allocated for charities in 2012 because the Charity Commission’s investigation was taking “longer than envisaged”, and has confirmed that HMRC is withholding gift aid.
An international human rights charity has developed a personal alarm bracelet using GPS technology and is now aiming to raise £400,000 to distribute it to aid workers.
It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.
Five people were yesterday jailed for pocketing £26,000 that they had collected for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Organisations have “missed the opportunity” of the Olympics to inspire young people to volunteer, claims Joe Saxton as he said that “more than six months after the Games they still don’t seem to have been presented with opportunities”.
Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research has developed a free extension for the open source CRM software it uses, to enable other charities to claim gift aid online.
The Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a school which failed to protect a disabled girl from sexual abuse, and has been threatened with closure by the Department for Education.