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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Stephen Bubb, chief executive, Acevo

The chief executive of Acevo, Sir Stephen Bubb, has stepped in to defend fee-charging health charities after a private company criticised their tax breaks.

Nuffield defends its charitable status

Nuffield Health has defended its charitable status, after an American private healthcare company publicly called on the UK government to change the tax system for fee-charging healthcare charities.

BIG announces £19m in community grants

The Big Lottery Fund has announced 72 projects that have been allocated a share of £19m from its Reaching Communities programme.

Francis Maude

The Charity Commission data sets on how charities spend their money will be made publicly available in an ‘open data’ format by March 2014.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Malcolm Hayday, founding chief executive of Charity Bank

Malcolm Hayday, founding chief executive of Charity Bank, and Caroline Mason, chief operating officer at Big Society Capital, were both awarded CBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Chris White MP, social value ambassador

The government has appointed Chris White MP, who championed the Social Value Act last year, as its first social value ambassador.

Google donates £1m to child sexual abuse charity

Google has donated £1m to the Internet Watch Foundation towards its work removing child sexual abuse content on the internet, days before a meeting with the UK government to explain how it is dealing with the availability of harmful content.

ICO: There is 'room for improvement' on data protection by charities

The Information Commissioner’s Office has told charities that “there is room for improvement” in the way they manage data as the regulator releases a report on the findings of its advisory visits to charities in the last year.

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