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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NCVO has appointed Karl Wilding as director of public policy to succeed Ben Kernighan, who is leaving the organisation in June to become chief executive of the National Union of Students.
Morrisons’ partnership with Save the Children has raised £5m since it launched in 2011, making the supermarket the largest funder of the charity’s UK work.
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.
Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.
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.
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”.