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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Christian Aid consults staff on redundancies

International development charity Christian Aid is consulting staff on proposed changes to the organisation’s global operations, which includes reducing its headcount.

TSB bank raised double the amount for charity after switch from national to local focus

TSB has raised £1m for local charities, which is double the amount it was raising when it had a single national charity of the year.

Sir Stuart Etherington

Charities should only call people who have specifically given their permission to be contacted by them, the NCVO working group on opt-in fundraising has recommended.

MEP: Charities must make their voices heard during Brexit discussions

A Labour MEP has said that charities have a “crucial” role to play as Britain redefines its relationship with the rest of the world post-Brexit.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

House of Lords

Lord Rooker has said that charitable trusts should not see their capital as “sacrosanct” and that the House of Lords Committee on Charities might recommend that foundations should be forced to spend a certain amount.



Charity sector criticises draft guidance on warnings power

Charity representative bodies have told the Charity Commission that they have serious concerns about its draft guidance for the use of its power to issue official warnings.

'Scary' regulator will drive away trustees, says RNIB chief executive

The outgoing chief executive of RNIB has called for the Charity Commission to stop scaring people off from becoming trustees, and said the sector should rise up and force legislators to reform it.

Rob Wilson: 'For a few days I wasn't sure if my department was coming with me'

Rob Wilson talks to Kirsty Weakley about his department’s recent move to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and charities’ role in the new political climate.

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