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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NAO: Commission has improved but there is still more to do

The Charity Commission has made a good start towards becoming a proactive regulator, but still has a long way to go to make sure it is carrying out its functions effectively, quickly and within its budget, according to the National Audit Office.

Small charities have fewer staff but more to do, says FSI

Small charities have seen the number of staff they employ fall, but volunteers increase, according to the Foundation for Social Improvement.

Louch Neagh Lifeboat (credit Albert Bridge)

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has disqualified a former trustee of a lifeboat charity after he froze the charity's bank accounts and withdrew a lifeboat from use, putting lives at risk.

Elphicke: Charity Commission needs to clarify the status of think tanks

Charlie Elphicke has urged the Charity Commission to strengthen its guidance on political campaigning to clarify the charitable status of think tanks.

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

Kingston Smith gives charities the chance to win a free animated film

Chartered accountancy firm, Kingston Smith, is inviting charities to apply for its first Creative Vision Award to win the opportunity to have an animated film created by professional animators for free.

Acevo to devise plan for charities to relieve pressure on the NHS

Acevo has set up a task force of health and social care charities to come up with a plan for the sector to provide more support to overrun NHS accident and emergency departments.

Red Cross finance director to move to RNIB

RNIB has appointed Rohan Hewavisenti to the role of group director of resources from April 2015. 

End of BIG-funded programme sees Groundwork income drop and staff made redundant

Groundwork UK’s income fell by 45 per cent as the charity spent almost £100,000 on redundancy payments, reveals its recently published annual accounts.

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