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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Google for Nonprofits is now available to charities in England and Wales

Google has launched its full range of support for charities in England and Wales, more than two years after launching in the US and promising to bring the package to the UK.

CAF Bank to diversify services for charities

CAF Bank’s operating profit, and thus its donation to its parent, the Charities Aid Foundation, fell by £1.3m last year, as it reveals plans to further diversify its range of services so that it is “less reliant on wholesale interest income” from its deposits.

Ben Hughes, chief executive of CDFA

A Community Development Finance Association scheme to increase access to finance for social enterprises received £12m in new funding yesterday.

Masterpiece Ball Hugh Grant Heather Kerzner

London’s annual art fair has raised £840,000 for this year’s beneficiary Marie Curie Cancer Care, exceeding its target by £300,000.

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

Offender Rehabilitation Bill passes to Commons

The Offender Rehabilitation Bill has moved to the House of Commons following its third reading in the House of Lords yesterday, where the minister of state for justice dismissed calls for the government to re-examine reforms to the probation service.

NSPCC launches sexual abuse awareness campaign

NSPCC has today launched a campaign that encourages adults to talk to their children about ‘the underwear rule’ to protect children from sexual abuse.

Samaritans urges college to remove student film from YouTube

A campaign film that appeared to have been created for the Samaritans and has been viewed by more than 18,000 people, contravenes the Samaritans’ media guidelines, the charity advises, by portraying a suicide attempt.

Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE

The Nuffield Trust’s chief executive is to join the Health Foundation in the same role.

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