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.

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Acevo launches application process for new chief executive

Acevo has appointed a recruitment agency, Attenti, to help it find its next chief executive and the deadline to submit an application is 25 September.

OSCR produces guidance for community groups that want to register to benefit from tax break

OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, has published a briefing note to help organisations that need to obtain charitable status in order to continue to claim tax relief on water and sewerage charges.

DCMS launches review of Arts Council England

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a tailored review of Arts Council England to consider whether it should continue to be a quango, as well as its overall effectiveness and governance arrangements.

Shawcross says the Commission looks ‘sympathetically’ on requests to pay trustees

William Shawcross has said in an interview with the Financial Times that he does not think all trustees should be paid but that the Charity Commission looks “sympathetically” on requests to do so from charities.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

Northern Irish government launches review of charity regulator

The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a review of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland’s approach to regulation and its governance structures.

Charity Commission to publish guidance on taking legal action

The Charity Commission will soon publish new guidance for trustees about when to take or defend legal action. 

Charitable funds used to buy night vision equipment for convicted terrorist

The Charity Commission has removed a convicted terrorist as a trustee and transferred money he raised to two other charities, according to an inquiry report published today.

Charity Commission opens investigation into youth charity that ignored advice on conflicts of interest

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a young people’s charity over concerns about conflicts of interest and about how it managed its property.

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