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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NCVO launches the next stage of its programme to improve trust and confidence in charities

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.

Department for Culture Media and Sport (copyright: Fergus Burnett)

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 ‘revolutionise’ charity regulation, says report

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.

Peers criticise Rob Wilson after he pulls out of charities select committee

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?

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

Cabinet Office building (image credit Fergus Burnett)

Nearly three-quarters of people gave to charity and 70 per cent volunteered last year, according to a Cabinet Office survey published today.

Traditional governance structure not fit for purpose, warn Bubb and Etherington

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.

Will the move to DCMS be good for 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.

Charities brief and Rob Wilson move to DCMS in reshuffle

The civil society brief and Rob Wilson have moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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