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

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 562) | next | last »

Sense to refresh its brand next year to get rid of ‘dated’ perception

Disability charity Sense plans to unveil a new brand early next year in a bid to shake off its old fashioned image.

Caroline Slocock, director, Civil Exchange

Think tank Civil Exchange will continue to produce reports on the relationship between government and charities, after its work with the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector revealed concerns about state interference.

Kids Company accused of tax avoidance scheme

The Mail on Sunday has claimed that Kids Company gave more than £700,000 tax-free to 25 employees in 2014.

What we learned at the Conservative Party Conference

Following the conference earlier this week, Kirsty Weakley reflects on some of the main themes emerging from Manchester.

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

Charlotte Hill, Step Up to Serve

Charlotte Hill, chief executive of Step Up to Serve, and Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding UK, urged the government to make its plans for three days paid volunteering leave flexible, at a fringe event held at the Conservative Party Conference.

BBC to air documentary about the final days at Kids Company

BBC One has commissioned a documentary with the working title 'The rise and fall of the Angel of Peckham’ which will show what went on at the charity during its final days.

Government agrees deal with housing associations over right to buy

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that the government has agreed a deal with the National Housing Federation that will see the sector deliver the government’s right-to-buy policy voluntarily.

Caroline Dinenage, MP

A Conservative MP criticised her government's flagship youth volunteering scheme for not doing enough for poorer areas during a speech at her party's conference earlier this week.

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 562) | next | last »