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 kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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New Commission powers ‘threaten the independence of charities’, NCVO warns

Some of the Charity Commission’s new powers “threaten the independence of charities”, NCVO has said in its response to a Commission consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees.

Charities ask Treasury for clarity on EU funding for the sector

Charity representative bodies have written to the Treasury seeking assurances about European Union funding.

Charity that is carrying on Kids Company's work changes its name

A charity set up to continue aspects of Kids Company’s work has changed its name and launched a website.

Mencap pays tribute to former chair, Lord Rix, who has died aged 92

Mencap has paid tribute to its former secretary general, chair and president, Lord Rix, who has died aged 92.

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

Commission opens investigation after reports of charity founder claiming olive oil had healing powers

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity that spent nothing on charitable activities, but almost £1m on raising money and governance, while claiming that olive oil had healing powers.

Funding shortfall at Garden Bridge Trust widens after supporters pull out

The Garden Bridge Trust has come in for more criticism after BBC Newsnight revealed that its funding shortfall is £22m more than previously thought.

Acevo launches application process for new chief executive

Acevo has appointed a recruitment agency, Attenti, to help it find its next chief executive and the deadline to submit an application is 25 September.

OSCR produces guidance for community groups that want to register to benefit from tax break

OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, has published a briefing note to help organisations that need to obtain charitable status in order to continue to claim tax relief on water and sewerage charges.

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