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.
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NCVO is to launch a website explaining how charities work along with a communications toolkit for charities to help them respond to common questions from the public.
The Office for Civil Society, and its responsibilities including social investment, have been transferred from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture Media and Sport, it was confirmed this afternoon.
Blockchain technology could eventually be used to carry out many of the functions of a traditional regulator, according to a new paper by the Charities Aid Foundation.
The chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has written to the Leader of the House criticising Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, for giving "the impression of obstructing reasonable scrutiny".
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?
Nearly three-quarters of people gave to charity and 70 per cent volunteered last year, according to a Cabinet Office survey published today.
Sir Stephen Bubb and Sir Stuart Etherington both warned last night that the traditional charity governance structures may no longer be appropriate for the largest charities.
Following today's announcement that responsibility for civil society is to move to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Kirsty Weakley asks whether this is a good idea.
The civil society brief and Rob Wilson have moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.