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

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission (image credit: Fergus Burnett)

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, has reappointed William Shawcross as chair of Charity Commission for a second three-year term.

Commission to investigate charitable school over private benefit from leisure centre and dating agency

The Charity Commission is set to open a statutory inquiry into Durand Education Trust, a charity connected to a London academy school, whose head teacher has received almost £400,000 per year since it opened in 2012.

NGO domain pages will launch in May

The Public Interest Registry will make the .ngo generic top-level domain name generally available from 6 May, as part of a new package of online services for charities.

Tate Modern

An arts charity has criticised the Tate for accepting an “embarrassingly small” amount of money from BP, after it successful obtained the figures for how much the oil giant had paid to have its name and logo used at the gallery.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Commission case reports 'are misleading and risk damaging charities'

The Charity Commission’ announcements about charities it investigates are misleading and risk unnecessarily damaging charities' reputations, a senior charity lawyer has warned.

Focus on the practical, MP Mordaunt tells charities

Penny Mordaunt MP has urged charities to keep the focus on “practical things” in the lead-up to the general election.

NPC: Fundraising methods do not affect trust in charities

How charities spend their money and what they do are more of a concern for the public than fundraising methods, according to a poll carried out by Ipsos Mori for the think tank NPC.

NAO: Commission has improved but there is still more to do

The Charity Commission has made a good start towards becoming a proactive regulator, but still has a long way to go to make sure it is carrying out its functions effectively, quickly and within its budget, according to the National Audit Office.

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