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 Commission building (image credit Fergus Burnett)

Other infrastructure bodies have joined NCVO in raising concerns about how the Charity Commission might disqualify people from being trustees, in their responses to the regulator's consultation on the power.

New Commission powers ‘threaten the independence of charities’, NCVO warns

Some of the Charity Commission’s new powers “threaten the independence of charities”, NCVO has said in its response to a Commission consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees.

Charities ask Treasury for clarity on EU funding for the sector

Charity representative bodies have written to the Treasury seeking assurances about European Union funding.

Charity that is carrying on Kids Company's work changes its name

A charity set up to continue aspects of Kids Company’s work has changed its name and launched a website.

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

Mencap pays tribute to former chair, Lord Rix, who has died aged 92

Mencap has paid tribute to its former secretary general, chair and president, Lord Rix, who has died aged 92.

Commission opens investigation after reports of charity founder claiming olive oil had healing powers

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity that spent nothing on charitable activities, but almost £1m on raising money and governance, while claiming that olive oil had healing powers.

Funding shortfall at Garden Bridge Trust widens after supporters pull out

The Garden Bridge Trust has come in for more criticism after BBC Newsnight revealed that its funding shortfall is £22m more than previously thought.

Acevo launches application process for new chief executive

Acevo has appointed a recruitment agency, Attenti, to help it find its next chief executive and the deadline to submit an application is 25 September.

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