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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Nottingham Crown Court (image credit: Alan Murray Rust)

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.

Dot NGO domain set for 2014 launch

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.

Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Christ Embassy

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Christ Embassy over concerns about its use of charitable funds, particularly connected party payments.

Charities 'still unsure about the Equality Act'

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.

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

IT new business wins: Game on to fight cancer

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.

Badger - copyright Oast House archive

The Charity Commission has concluded that the RSPCA’s campaigns against the badger cull and live animal exports were not in breach of its objectives.

Call for more support for social investment infrastructure

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.

Website grant scheme opens to charity applicants

Raising IT will deliver a grant scheme on behalf of the Nominet Trust which will help charities revamp their websites and raise more money online. 

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