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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Man admits stealing £300,000 from collections for Help for Heroes

A man has admitted pocketing £300,000 donated by members of the public who believed it would go to Help for Heroes.

David McCullough, chief executive, RVS

Royal Voluntary Service is planning to make up to 144 redundancies in both its operations and support services teams as part of a restructure.

Children's charities call for an end to 'price-driven competition' in public service provision

A coalition of 29 children’s charities and trade unions including Barnardo's and Action for Children have joined forces to call for a restructure of commissioning for children’s services.

Online donations forms are too long and cost charities donations, finds report

One third of leading charity websites require potential donors to complete more than 20 actions before they can make a donation, according to an audit of 50 fundraising charities’ websites by technology charity Eduserv.

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

Nick O'Donohoe, CEO, Big Society Capital

Big Society Capital has announced a £10m Charity Bond Support Fund to encourage more charities into the bond market.

HSBC to close bank account of Muslim charity working in Gaza

HSBC has informed the Ummah Welfare Trust that it will close its bank accounts because the charity “now falls outside our risk appetite”.

Unicef raises £3.1m from Commonwealth Games opening ceremony appeal

Unicef raised £3.1m through text and online donations from UK viewers watching the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony last night.

Workfare charities set to be named after Tribunal rules against DWP

Charities that are involved in the workfare programme run by the Department for Work and Pensions look set to have their names published following the latest legal ruling on the matter.


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