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.

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How Mercy Ships is steaming into the future with a new website

Kirsty Weakley looks at Mercy Ships' new website and other IT new business highlights in April.

Charities 'could lose out' under Labour proposals on NHS and Freedom of Information Act

Charities could suffer from Labour proposals to protect NHS bodies from privatisation and expand the Freedom of Information Act, NCVO has warned.

Governance Code steering group considers additional guidance for larger charities

A body responsible for setting good governance guidance in the charity sector is consulting on whether to produce a separate code for large charities.

Charity Tribunal rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses charities' latest appeal attempt

A Jehovah’s Witnesses charity has been refused permission to appeal a Charity Tribunal ruling that had denied it extra time to appeal against the opening of a statutory inquiry.

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

Education charity UCAS broke electronic marketing rules, says Information Commissioner

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service broke electronic marketing rules because its admission form made applicants feel they had to permit their information to be used for commercial purposes, an investigation has found.

Surprise legacy helps Woodland Trust to highest-ever income of £38.1m

Despite a The Woodland Trust’s income reached an all-time high of £38.1m in 2014, mostly as the result of a single unexpected legacy, according to its annual report and accounts filed this week.

Donations dropped £400m in 2014, UK Giving research suggests

The total amount given to charity by individual donors was £10.6bn, according to research from the Charities Aid Foundation.

Ukip Calypso money goes to unnamed charity

The UK Independence Party has donated the money it received from the controversial ‘Ukip Calypso’ song to an unnamed charity.

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