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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Jewish Care’s income is up by almost 20 per cent

Jewish Care has seen its income go up by more than £8m from £45.3m to £54m, mainly due to capital fundraising and the sale of two properties, according to the social care charity’s recently published accounts.

Poor customer service at charities 'a key reason for high attrition rates'

Charities need to stop believing that increasing loyalty engagement with donors will reduce attrition rates and instead focus on improving customer service when people contact the charity, according to a new paper from Donor Voice.

Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

The number of people working in charities went up by 29,542 according to the accounts and annual returns filed with the Charity Commission in the year to September 2014.

Third Dove Trust appeal filed with Charity Tribunal

Bryan Gunn, trustee of the Dove Trust, has filed a third appeal with the Charity Tribunal as it considers whether to strike out the existing cases.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Samaritans pulls controversial Twitter Radar app

Samaritans has suspended its Twitter monitoring application a week and a half after it launched, for “further consideration” following criticism from online campaigners.

BeatBullying to be wound up after rescue talks fail

The BeatBullying Group has entered voluntary liquidation after talks to rescue the charity’s services failed.

Top 30 charity chief executives on social media announced

Charity chief executives are communicating more effectively through social media, according to Simon Blake, who judged the top 30 leaders.


The Chancellor has said the government will waive the VAT on the sale of the ceramic poppies from the installation at the Tower of London, which are expected to raise £15m for six military charities.

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