Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd 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

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David McCollough, chief executive, RVS

Charities must demonstrate their effectiveness better to the public or face losing trust, David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said yesterday.

ITV taking legal advice over Text Santa funding for BeatBullying

ITV has said it is taking legal advice over the way the money from its Text Santa appeal was used by the BeatBullying Group.

Relationship between government and charity 'has lost its way', says Nandy

There needs to be a rebalancing of the relationship between the voluntary sector and government, shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy said today.

 Small charities are my priority, says new civil society minister Rob Wilson

The new minister for civil society Rob Wilson outlined his four priorities for the voluntary sector, including ensuring the government supports small charities as much as large ones, in a speech yesterday.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

BeatBullying's technology CIC has not filed accounts with Companies House

A software community interest company set up by the BeatBullying Group in 2012 is almost a year late filing its first set of accounts.

Islamic Relief Worldwide income falls by £18m

Islamic Relief Worldwide has seen its income drop from £100m in 2012 to £82m in 2013, according to the charity’s annual accounts.

Blackbaud launches online giving platform for individual fundraisers

Blackbaud has launched its online giving platform, everydayhero, for fundraisers in the UK in a bid to give its 350 Heroix users access to a wider pool of fundraisers.

Nesta has made no grants to charities from its Impact Investments Fund

Only 15 per cent of applications to a Nesta fund to invest in innovations to help older people, children and communities, came from charities and no charity has received money from the fund yet.

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