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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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety is compiling a list of ‘safe’ websites for internet service providers, after a number of charities were blocked when tougher filters were introduced at the end of last year.
Dogs Trust will open a £7.2m eco-friendly re-homing centre in Essex this summer.
Acevo and NCVO have vowed to scrutinise the impact of the lobbying bill after it was passed by the House of Lords last night, without reinstating two amendments which would have reduced its impact on charities.
Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!
The Sorp committee has published new guidance for company charities with an income over £6.5m to help them comply with new reporting requirements.
The NCS Trust, the new organisation which is to manage the National Citizen Service programme, has promoted its director of strategy, and the Prime Minister’s former Big Society adviser, Michael Lynas, to chief executive.
One of the charities involved in the Charity Commission’s class inquiry into late filing of accounts has decided to register each of its churches as separate charities.
Charlotte Hill, who has been chief executive of UK Youth for the last three years, is to head up Step Up To Serve - a new youth volunteering organisation launched by the Prince of Wales and backed by the Cabinet Office.