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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Sightsavers is urging people ‘put themselves in the picture’ and add their social media profile to an online mosaic, calling on politicians to commit to disability-inclusive development policies.
HMRC is witholding £2m in gift aid from Christ Embassy, a charity already under statutory inquiry with the Charity Commission, while it investigates the charity's grants to overseas organisations.
All late-filing charities are clearly highlighted with a bright red border around their entry on the Charity Commission’s website. Kirsty Weakley asks why charities under a Commission investigation don't face the same treatment.
It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.
The Charity Commission has removed two international development organisations from its register of charities after a three-year investigation into fraudulent grant applications.
Charity Tax Group is urging HMRC to provide more detailed advice for large charities about claiming gift aid online using their databases, to clear up areas of confusion.
The proportion of their wealth that philanthropists give to good causes has dropped slightly in the last year, as individuals’ giving failed to keep up with their increase in wealth, according to the second BNP Paribas Philanthropy Index.
Charity regulators may replace the current Sorp with two separate sets of guidance when a new version is published this year, according to the head of accountancy policy at the Charity Commission.