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.
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The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has appointed Ben Gummer as minister for the Cabinet Office and paymaster general, demoting Matt Hancock from the front bench.
Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK and Brooke are among the charities to encourage fundraising using the Pokemon Go app, which launched in the UK today.
Kirsty Weakley looks at who’s in the new Cabinet so far, and what charities need to know about it.
Charities must “up our game” in response to criticism in the media, but also make sure they challenge “unfair criticism” when it emerges, the chief executive of Girlguiding UK said last night.
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."
Charity representatives accused the Charity Commission of "regulation led by red top" and said the government is trying to silence the sector, in a Parliamentary committee hearing yesterday.
The head of the National Audit Office has cleared the Cabinet Office of acting inappropriately over how it awarded grants to Kids Company, shortly before the charity collapsed last year.
The Charity Commission has accepted most of the recommendations made by a committee of MPs following the collapse of Kids Company, but has rejected a recommendation that it write to every complainant.
Kirsty Weakley looks at what experience the two candidates to be the next Prime Minister have of the charity sector.