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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Hope for Children opts for Heroix

Kirsty Weakley finds out about Hope for Children's new event fundraising platform, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins. 

Volatility is biggest concern for charity investors

Almost 40 per cent of charity investors who responded to this year’s Fund Management Survey cited market volatility as their main concern, while fund managers warned that volatility would continue.

Five charities given Charities Online extension

HMRC has granted five charities with “exceptional extenuating circumstances” an extension to file their gift aid claims online.

Sector reports raise concern about payment-by-results contracts

Acevo and the Shaw Trust have called on the Department for Work and Pensions to “refine” rather than “reinvent” the Work Programme in a new report, as NCVO warns in a wider analysis of payment-by-results schemes that implementation so far has often been “seriously flawed”.

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

World economy moved on from financial crisis

International markets are on the verge of shifting from being driven by policy makers to businesses and consumers, an investment research leader from UBS told the Charity Finance Summit today.

NSPCC's income falls again but charity returns to surplus

NSPCC’s income dropped again in 2013 to below £130m, but efficiencies mean it  reported a budget surplus for the first time in six years.

FCA proposes tighter regulation for crowdfunding

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced plans to regulate crowdfunding platforms in a similar way to other platforms to protect investors and consumers.

Care2Save announces expansion into other sectors

The charitable insurance intermediary,, has announced it is expanding services to other online sectors to become an “ethical finance one-stop-shop”.

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