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.

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BIG announces £19m in community grants

The Big Lottery Fund has announced 72 projects that have been allocated a share of £19m from its Reaching Communities programme.

Francis Maude

The Charity Commission data sets on how charities spend their money will be made publicly available in an ‘open data’ format by March 2014.

Malcolm Hayday, founding chief executive of Charity Bank

Malcolm Hayday, founding chief executive of Charity Bank, and Caroline Mason, chief operating officer at Big Society Capital, were both awarded CBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Chris White MP, social value ambassador

The government has appointed Chris White MP, who championed the Social Value Act last year, as its first social value ambassador.

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

Google donates £1m to child sexual abuse charity

Google has donated £1m to the Internet Watch Foundation towards its work removing child sexual abuse content on the internet, days before a meeting with the UK government to explain how it is dealing with the availability of harmful content.

ICO: There is 'room for improvement' on data protection by charities

The Information Commissioner’s Office has told charities that “there is room for improvement” in the way they manage data as the regulator releases a report on the findings of its advisory visits to charities in the last year.

Charities offered £24 computers and low-cost internet

A Go On UK partnership with Microsoft that provides refurbished computers has teamed up with a broadband comparison site to include an internet package in its offering.

26 councils reported to ICO for not responding to charity requests

The National Deaf Children’s Society has reported 26 local authorities to the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information request from the charity.

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