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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Charity Commission opens inquiry into sports charity

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into a sports charity where a father passed on the £210,000-a-year chief executive job to his son.

Kids Company's See the Child campaign failed to secure any funding or launch promised task force

Kids Company has admitted that it has so far failed to find £1.5m funding for a promised task force or make progress towards its own targets for its 'See the Child. Change the System' campaign.

British Legion hopes to free up £66m in new funds

The Royal British Legion has said it will free up £66m in funds raised from the sale of property over the next three years, to allow it to be spent as unrestricted money, according to its accounts for the year to December 2014.

Call centre charity threatened with closure and loss of more than 400 jobs

More than 400 charity sector jobs are at risk after Broadcasting Support Services, a charity helpline provider, went into administration earlier this month.

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

Asthma UK consults on closure of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offices

Asthma UK has launched a staff consultation which may lead to the closure of its offices outside London.

NAO report criticises Cabinet Office for 'weak oversight' of £50m fund

The Cabinet Office has been criticised by the National Audit Office for weak design and poor oversight of a grants programme, after £750,000 was wrongly awarded.

Charity sector faces a £4.6bn income shortfall, says NCVO report

Cuts in government funding will leave the charity sector facing a £4.6bn hole in its finances by 2018/19, according to a report published today by NCVO.

Alan Yentob admits that mistakes were made at Kids Company

Alan Yentob, chair of Kids Company, has admitted that the charity made mistakes but defended the motives of its founder and chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.

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