Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media 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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Charity Commission told it must register press regulation organisation

The Charity Tribunal has overturned the regulator’s decision not to register the Independent Press Regulation Trust, which will fund a new regulator for the press, as a charity.

Pennies extends its digital donation box to mobile apps

People making payments through companies' retail apps can now make donations at the same time, using a service set up by microdonations organisation Pennies.

‘Newspapers don’t want good news stories about charities’, NCVO conference hears

Two veteran newspaper journalists told an audience of charity leaders yesterday that positive stories about the sector are unlikely to attract the attention of editors.

Charities urge government to extend mandatory business rates relief to 100 per cent

Sector umbrella bodies have called on the government to scrap the 20 per cent discretionary rate relief for business rates provided by local authorities, and increase the mandatory relief from central government to cover the full amount.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Lord Borwick

A new charity labelling system should be introduced to make it clear which organisations are registered or government-funded, a debate on the second reading of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill heard yesterday.

'FRSB recommendations would cost us £2m per year', says Mark Astarita

The Fundraising Standard’s Board’s recommendations to strengthen fundraising self-regulation could cost the British Red Cross £2m per year, its fundraising director Mark Astarita said yesterday.

Charities need to share more of their failures, says free guide to innovation published today

The voluntary sector needs to share more of its failures to encourage innovation and build trust with the public and funders, according to a collection of essays published by New Philanthropy Capital and ActionAid today.

Key recommendations from the FRSB interim report into fundraising practices

Yesterday the Fundraising Standards Board published its interim report into fundraising practices following the death of Olive Cooke. We summarise the key recommendations.

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