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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National Theatre

The National Theatre’s income rose to £124m as the charity celebrated its 50th anniversary, according to its recently published annual accounts.

ShareAction to set up a responsible investment network for operational charities

ShareAction is planning to launch a Responsible Investment Network for operational charities alongside its network for endowed trusts and foundations

Shaw Trust sets up an education trust

The employment services charity Shaw Trust has launched an education trust that has taken on the running of three schools with the intention of “bridging the gap” between school and work.

Steven McCaffery, editor of The Detail

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has partnered with an investigative news website for a data project to help charities understand more about the communities that they work in.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

George Osborne (image credit: M Holland)

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been criticised for having an outdated view of the sector after he accused charities of being “anti-business” during a speech last week.

Charity Commission opens investigation into legal advice charity

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity that provides legal advice to people after it failed to implement an action plan to address its issues.

New organisation to arrange free data security support for charities

A new scheme matching up IT professionals from the private sector to provide free advice on security and data protection to charities has been announced.

Shawcross: The Charity Commission is not ‘targeting’ Muslim charities

William Shawcross has insisted that the regulator is not “disproportionately” focusing on Muslim charities, as Theresa May promises new powers for the Commission to tackle terrorism.

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