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.

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Charity tax-avoidance scheme did not break any charity laws

A charity at the centre of a multi-million pound tax-avoidance scheme had been investigated by the Charity Commission, but was allowed to continue operating because it had not broken any charity laws.

Macmillan launches Go Sober for October fundraising challenge

Macmillan Cancer Care has partnered with the Australian fundraising campaign, Dry July, to launch Go Sober for October in the UK.

Roger Federer image copyright: Squeakyknees, 2009

If Andy Murray and Roger Federer both make it through to the Wimbledon final on Sunday, Oxfam may find itself at odds with the rest of the nation on Sunday as the charity stands to make more than £100,000 if the Swiss player wins.

Secret Millionaires offer charities free solar panels

Green energy company Freetricity has unveiled a £500m fund to install solar panels on the roofs of buildings, and is offering charities access to the first £100m.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Charity threatens government with legal action over cut to solar subsidies

Friends of the Earth is threatening legal action against the government over plans to cut solar panel subsidies. raises £750,000 in two days, which provides online fundraising services to small charities, has raised £750,000 for its charities in two days since the launch of a match funding initiative supported by the Office for Civil Society.

Liam Fox, defence secretary, UK government

A charity founded by Conservative MP Liam Fox and run by Adam Werrity, who are currently at the centre of a political storm about the extent of Werrity’s involvement with the Ministry of Defence, has been removed from the Charity Commission’s register.

HMRC claims fit and proper persons test a success

HM Revenue and Customs has revealed that it has had no complaints about the fit and proper persons test since it was introduced a year ago.

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