Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Charity bashing in the media is worse than just the inaccuracies

Charity bashing news stories are on the rise but the increasingly harsh tone is more of a worry than specific inaccuracies, says Kirsty Weakley.

True and Fair

There are number of problems with the latest research from the True and Fair Foundation's latest report. Kirsty Weakley highlights some of them.

The current government grant register is more murky than open data

The current government grants register does not help us to understand how much money the government gives to the sector and is sorely in need of improvement, says Kirsty Weakley.

Isn't it time we stopped talking about Kids Company?

There are lessons to be learned from the collapse of Kids Company, but we risk putting too much emphasis on one very atypical charity, says Kirsty Weakley.

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 story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

A culture of arrogance was at the root of Kids Company’s woes

Kids Company received enough unrestricted income that it could have built up sufficient reserves to see it through the crisis that led to its collapse. Kirsty Weakley asks why it did not.

Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.

From tax cap to U-turn - how it all happened

Yesterday the sector celebrated as George Osborne announced the proposed cap on tax relief for large donations would be scrapped. Civilsociety.co.uk charts the progress of the sector's campaign.

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The ‘fake’ charity app scam could damage trust in charities

21 Jun 2016

Kirsty Weakley argues that if charities don’t understand what their technology partners are doing, they...

Environmentally-friendly printing - is it possible?

25 May 2016

SaxoPrint highlights how environmentally-friendly printing products and affordability for charities need...

Charities must put digital communication at the heart of their work

19 May 2016

Boards must engage with digital services or their organisation may be left behind, says Chris Sherwood....

Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

24 Jun 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity...

Where do charities stand on the European Union Referendum?

22 Jun 2016

Which charities have got involved in the European Union referendum debate? And what do they think?

Why the charity sector needs to vote for Remain in the European Union referendum

21 Jun 2016

Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, says that Brexit is a huge risk to charities.