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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Sir Stuart Etherington

Charities should only call people who have specifically given their permission to be contacted by them, the NCVO working group on opt-in fundraising has recommended.

MEP: Charities must make their voices heard during Brexit discussions

A Labour MEP has said that charities have a “crucial” role to play as Britain redefines its relationship with the rest of the world post-Brexit.

House of Lords

Lord Rooker has said that charitable trusts should not see their capital as “sacrosanct” and that the House of Lords Committee on Charities might recommend that foundations should be forced to spend a certain amount.



Charity sector criticises draft guidance on warnings power

Charity representative bodies have told the Charity Commission that they have serious concerns about its draft guidance for the use of its power to issue official warnings.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

'Scary' regulator will drive away trustees, says RNIB chief executive

The outgoing chief executive of RNIB has called for the Charity Commission to stop scaring people off from becoming trustees, and said the sector should rise up and force legislators to reform it.

Rob Wilson: 'For a few days I wasn't sure if my department was coming with me'

Rob Wilson talks to Kirsty Weakley about his department’s recent move to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and charities’ role in the new political climate.

OCS and Nesta announce £4m for older people's volunteering projects

The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have launched three grant funds totalling £4m to encourage people over 50 to volunteer.

Charity Commission will 'consider further' after critical response to warning power guidance

The Charity Commission has said it will “consider further” how it will use the power to issue official warnings, following concerns from the sector about its draft guidance.

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