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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Charities offered £24 computers and low-cost internet

A Go On UK partnership with Microsoft that provides refurbished computers has teamed up with a broadband comparison site to include an internet package in its offering.

26 councils reported to ICO for not responding to charity requests

The National Deaf Children’s Society has reported 26 local authorities to the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information request from the charity.

IT new business wins: Open-source website for VSO

Kirsty Weakley rounds-up this month's IT new business wins.

Rendering of the Francis Crick Institute

Cancer Research UK has raised £34m, one third of its fundraising target towards the new Francis Crick Institute, less than a month after a board of philanthropists was tasked with raising money through their networks.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

House of Commons credit nikoretro

The Public Administration Select Committee has recommended that the Charity Commission carry out a “review of lessons learnt” from the Cup Trust scandal, once the Commission has completed its statutory inquiry.

Margaret Hodge MP

The Charity Commission missed “red flags” when the Cup Trust applied for charity status and should never have registered it as a charity, the Public Accounts Committee has concluded.

JustGiving goes global

JustGiving is to open its platform to charities from Ireland, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

New Charity Commission website goes live

The Charity Commission launched its new website today, and hopes that the improvements will make it easier to use.

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