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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What does the NAO report tell us about Whitehall’s relationship with Kids Company?

The National Audit Office today published a critical report into the continued funding of Kids Company. Kirsty Weakley looks at what it tells us about the government’s relationship with the charity.

Kids Company: More questions than answers

The performance of Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob in front of a committee of MPs yesterday raised more questions than it answered about the activities of Kids Company and the implications for the wider sector. Kirsty Weakley looks at what happened.

Kids Company

Kirsty Weakley examines Kids Company’s annual accounts to identify clues about what led to its downfall.

Neil Cleeveley: local infrastructure must show why it is valuable

Navca’s chief executive Neil Cleeveley tells Kirsty Weakley that local infrastructure bodies need to collaborate, argue for early intervention, and explain the contribution they make.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

New Year, new network for National Trust Scotland

Kirsty Weakley reports on the the National Trust for Scotland's new network infrastructure and other technologies partnerships that were announced this month.

Charities and the living wage: Affordability is the main barrier

The salaries of charity chief executives have been under increasing scrutiny over the past year, but what about those at the other end of the pay scale? For Living Wage Week Kirsty Weakley reports on where charities stand when it comes to the living wage.

IT new business wins: Coram gets integrated finance system

Kirsty Weakley looks at Coram's new move to efficiency, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins. 

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If you change how you analyse data, you can understand your service users better

2 Nov 2015

It is now crucial for helpline charities to have multiple channels of communication. Patrick Nash, chief...

New direction for MNDA

1 Nov 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on MNDA's new firewall and switching network, as well as the rest of this month's...

Safe and sound with a smartphone app

1 Oct 2015

Kirsty Weakley reports on how Signposts has started using a smartphone app to protect its mobile workers,...

How to start major donor fundraising from scratch

24 Nov 2015

Major donor fundraising can look like a far-off, but glistening pot of gold. How can charities get to...

Spot the difference: imitation in fundraising campaigns

13 Nov 2015

Déjà vu is an occupational hazard in fundraising. When fundraisers are as obsessed with innovation as...

Richard Hawkes: 'It’s absolutely right that we pay fundraisers, but we have to get the practice right'

11 Nov 2015

Richard Hawkes caused quite a stir when he left Scope in May after five and a half years. A few months...

Bedding down radical change at Scope

10 Nov 2015

Former Scope chair, Alice Maynard, describes the charity's governance journey following a radical change...

Changing the way we govern at the Royal Academy of Engineering

9 Nov 2015

Professor Sir William Wakeham, past vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, describes some...

In the glare of critical media attention

6 Nov 2015

Two chairs advise on how to deal with the fallout of increasing media scrutiny over Lobbying Act guidelines...