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.

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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. charts the progress of the sector's campaign.

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