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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Charities should consider adopting an open data approach because the movement is a “particular opportunity for the charity sector”, according to a government adviser on open data.
Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart has admitted to being “Twitter naïve” after her pledge to donate £1 to Comic Relief for every retweet in a half-hour period ended up costing her more than £14,000.
The League Against Cruel Sports has partnered with a non-profit aerial surveillance organisation to use its drone technology to catch people breaking animal welfare laws.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
Four charities have received additional funding, totalling £3.1m, from the Social Action Fund after demonstrating "particular effectiveness".
The requirement for public authorities to consider the social value of organisations before awarding contracts runs the risk of not being implemented, MPs warned today.