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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Mencap charity bond oversubscribed as it reaches £10m target

Mencap’s charity bond has reached its £10m target and has closed early due to high demand -  the charity is now considering a further bond issue.

Northern Ireland red tape report recommends 'change in approach' to sector funding

There should be a “change in approach” to government funding for the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland, according to a new report, which urges departments to share information to prevent duplication.

Sports umbrella partners with professional body to improve sector's governance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has announced a partnership with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators to improve the governance of sports organisations.

Stephen Bubb, chief executive, Acevo

The chief executive of Acevo, Sir Stephen Bubb, has stepped in to defend fee-charging health charities after a private company criticised their tax breaks.

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

Nuffield defends its charitable status

Nuffield Health has defended its charitable status, after an American private healthcare company publicly called on the UK government to change the tax system for fee-charging healthcare charities.

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.

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