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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Commissioners need a better understanding of charities, says NAO report on payment by results

Government departments need to understand how charities fit into the delivery of payments-by-results schemes to improve the chances of them succeeding, according to a National Audit Office report.

Moira Sinclair: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation needs to stay relevant

Today the Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveiled its new strategy. Its chief executive, Moira Sinclair, tells Kirsty Weakley what it hopes to achieve and what it expects from potential grantees.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has today launched its new strategy that will see the grantmaker increase the amount it gives away each year from £20m to £25m.

Charity Awards 2015 winners are unveiled

Parkinson’s UK, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Disabilities Trust were among the winners at last night’s Charity Awards.

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

Charity Commission told it must register press regulation organisation

The Charity Tribunal has overturned the regulator’s decision not to register the Independent Press Regulation Trust, which will fund a new regulator for the press, as a charity.

Pennies extends its digital donation box to mobile apps

People making payments through companies' retail apps can now make donations at the same time, using a service set up by microdonations organisation Pennies.

‘Newspapers don’t want good news stories about charities’, NCVO conference hears

Two veteran newspaper journalists told an audience of charity leaders yesterday that positive stories about the sector are unlikely to attract the attention of editors.

Charities urge government to extend mandatory business rates relief to 100 per cent

Sector umbrella bodies have called on the government to scrap the 20 per cent discretionary rate relief for business rates provided by local authorities, and increase the mandatory relief from central government to cover the full amount.

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