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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Chloe Smith, MP

Charities and community groups are being urged to apply for government funding to get more people signed up to the electoral register – even if they have no prior experience of running such projects.

Action for Children CEO leaves to rejoin housing sector

Dame Clare Tickell is to leave Action for Children later this year to join Hanover Housing in the same role.

Mobile microdonation platform launches

A new donation service has launched which allows people to donate small amounts to charity from their mobile phone plan.

Anthony Nolan doubles its number of regular givers

Anthony Nolan has doubled the number of regular givers over an 18 month period, its latest set of accounts reveal

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

Cup Trust granted Tribunal hearing against Charity Commission

The Charity Tribunal will allow the Cup Trust to bring an appeal against the Charity Commission's investigation into the Trust, which has been accused of being set up as a tax avoidance scam. 

J. K Rowling

J.K. Rowling will donate the predicted substantial royalties from her latest novel, the Cuckoo’s Calling, to ABF the Soldier’s Charity.

War Child’s income up by over a third

War Child grew its income by more than £1.3m in 2012, boosted by the launch of its first public appeal.

CRUK to launch mobile game to help scientists find cure for cancer

Cancer Research UK will launch a free mobile game this autumn that will speed up the analysis of gene data, by getting the public to help as they play.

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