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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Neil Cleeveley, chief executive, Navca

Neil Cleeveley has been appointed as chief executive at the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action on a permanent basis.

Cabinet Office in talks with Scottish government to pilot NCS

The government is in talks with Scottish Parliament to launch a National Citizen Service pilot in Scotland, the minister for civil society has revealed.

Two Dove Trust appeals struck out by Charity Tribunal

Two of the Dove Trust appeals to the Charity Tribunal have been struck out after the judge ruled that the appellant’s prospect of success is “fanciful” and a five-day hearing would be a waste of public money.

Band Aid 30 raised £1m in first day

Band Aid 30 became the fastest-selling single of 2014 when it was released yesterday, with 206,000 people downloading it, according to the Official Charts Company.

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

Islamic Relief labelled as 'terrorist' group by UAE

Aid organisation Islamic Relief is among a number of European charities to have been placed on a list of terrorist groups by the United Arab Emirates.

Citizens Advice succeeds Victim Support running £12m-per-year court witness service

The Ministry of Justice has awarded a £24m grant to Citizens Advice to provide support to witnesses at court over two years.

Data from controversial Samaritans app to be deleted

Samaritans has promised that all data collected by its Twitter monitoring app will be deleted and the charity will respond individually to people who expressed concern.

Jewish Care’s income is up by almost 20 per cent

Jewish Care has seen its income go up by more than £8m from £45.3m to £54m, mainly due to capital fundraising and the sale of two properties, according to the social care charity’s recently published accounts.

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