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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

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Charities benefit from Olympic cycling success

There has been a 17 per cent increase in the amount raised by cycling fundraising events, with people inspired by last year's Olympics, according to a new report.

Shadow Sorp Committee calls for clarification and more consultation

The Shadow Sorp Working Party has identified a number of areas in the draft of the new accounting framework for the charity sector “where an opportunity has been missed”.

Think tank launches rival social enterprise accreditation scheme

A think tank has launched a new social enterprise kitemark to rival the Social Enterprise Mark, arguing that competition is a good thing for the sector.

Plymouth Brethren tops BHF fundraising challenge league table

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church has collected more than 30 times as many bags of donated goods for the British Heart Foundation's Bag-athon, as the next most prolific collector.


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.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

Charity uses 'smart ads' to target potential donors

Freedom from Torture is the first charity to use a ‘smart ad’ to target its latest appeal at people more likely to donate.

Comic Relief offers gift aid software to other charities

Comic Relief will offer its gift aid claim software to other charities for free from next week, after some charities revealed they might miss the deadline to update their systems.

House of Commons (credit: nikoretro)

MPs voted in favour of the lobbying bill, following its third reading in the House of Commons last night, with a majority of 44, despite calls from opposition MPs and voluntary sector organisations for more consultation. 

Labour MPs claim lobbying bill  being 'rushed through Parliament'

Departing shadow charities minister Gareth Thomas yesterday led criticism of the speed with which the lobbying bill is progressing through Parliament as well as the lack of consultation prior to its publication during debate in Westminster yesterday.

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