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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A body responsible for setting good governance guidance in the charity sector is consulting on whether to produce a separate code for large charities.
A Jehovah’s Witnesses charity has been refused permission to appeal a Charity Tribunal ruling that had denied it extra time to appeal against the opening of a statutory inquiry.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service broke electronic marketing rules because its admission form made applicants feel they had to permit their information to be used for commercial purposes, an investigation has found.
Despite a The Woodland Trust’s income reached an all-time high of £38.1m in 2014, mostly as the result of a single unexpected legacy, according to its annual report and accounts filed this week.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
The total amount given to charity by individual donors was £10.6bn, according to research from the Charities Aid Foundation.
Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association expects to raise around £10m after it became the second organisation to make use of a platform to list a bond on the London Stock Exchange.
Now that Parliament has been dissolved ahead of the general election on 7 May, all charities must make sure that they are following Charity Commission campaigining guidance, and those that are registered as third-party campaigners must begin weekly reporting to the Electoral Commission.