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 chief executive and finance director of CSV will step down later this year following a major business review as the charity tackles financial problems.
Save the Children UK’s income for 2013 was £343m, up £59m on 2012, of which £31m relates to its merger with Merlin, according to its annual accounts.
The RSPCA saw a fall of almost £12m in its income in 2013, but has refuted allegations in national newspapers that its campaigning activity has driven away donors.
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."
Charities that receive too much government funding “cease in some ways to be an entirely voluntary organisation”, a goverment minister told the House of Lords yesterday.
The Institute of Legacy Management and Institute of Fundraising have put merger plans on hold, after the ILM’s chief executive decided to step down for health reasons.
Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, has said lobbying charities like Oxfam should not get government funding.