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.
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A man has been jailed for five years for theft and fraud of nearly £1m from children’s cancer funds, including one that had been set up to help his own son.
The Public Interest Registry’s application to manage a new generic top-level domain, .ngo, has passed the initial evaluation stage, and the body has now announced that it is building a Facebook-style hub for organisations to connect with each other.
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Christ Embassy over concerns about its use of charitable funds, particularly connected party payments.
Some charities don’t understand the implications of the Equality Act 2010, and could be putting their charitable status at risk, warns a study into the impact of the Act by the University of Liverpool’s Charity Law and Policy Unit.
Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.
Kirsty Weakley looks at how Cancer Research UK is attempting to speed up the analysis of gene data as well as the rest of the last month's IT new business wins.
There are number of “tensions” in the social investment market that are causing confusion; and more investment is needed to build the necessary infrastructure to grow the market, according to a new report.