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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Tory vice-chair attacks charitable housing association for paying its chief executive £420,000

The Conservative Party’s vice-chair has urged the Charity Commission to take action against the Anchor Trust after learning that its chief executive’s pay package totals £420,000.

SNP would push for full devolution of welfare system

The Scottish National Party MPs will push Westminster for devolution of powers on welfare payments and business taxes among to the Scottish Parliament.

image credit Lorna Jane

More than £1m has been raised for charities from the carrier bag charge since it was introduced six months ago.

Ukip newspaper advert as posted by Normantron on Reddit

The Royal British Legion has said that it is working to make sure that its poppy is “never again” used in political campaign material after it appeared on a UK Independence Party candidate’s literature.

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."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

ACF and Charity Commission will produce guidance on funding non-charities

The Association of Charitable Foundations and Charity Commission will collaborate on guidance about funding non-charities, after two foundations funded an advocacy group which appeared to condone terrorism.

WWF joins up with Netflix to showcase its projects to a global audience

WWF has announced a partnership with the international streaming service, Netflix, to produce a new natural history programme to tell the stories of some of the world’s rarest animals and remotest natural habitats.

Ukip would scrap charity funding worth hundreds of millions

Ukip would abolish Cabinet Office volunteering programmes and save the government £500m per year by clamping down on 'fake charities', according to its manifesto published today.  

Ice Bucket Challenge effect brings down average online donation amount

The average online donation fell by 8.6 per cent in 2014 to £63.69, according to a survey by fundraising software company Blackbaud - the first drop in the five years the survey has taken place.

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