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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Trustees tried to sell animal charity but will not face OSCR ban

Trustees of Fife Animal Trust are guilty of misconduct after trying to sell the charity's assets, including the animals it looked after, but will not be banned from becoming trustees again, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has said.

Free online impact measurement tools launched for charities

Two free online tools for charities to help them measure their impact have been launched by New Philanthropy Capital as part of the Inspiring Impact programme.

Jurate Grigelyte

A woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for trafficking Lithuanians to the UK and forcing them to work collecting bags for Dreams Come True, a charity for terminally ill children.

Jackie Ballard to join Alcohol Concern as CEO

Jackie Ballard will join Alcohol Concern as chief executive in July and will become the charity’s first permanent full time chief executive in two years.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

RNIB and Action for Blind People plan deeper merger

RNIB and Action for Blind People are merging their back-office functions, five years after merging their front-office functions.

Lesley Ann

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB and chair of Acevo, has suggested that the Charity Commission “raise the barriers to entry” and require people registering a new charity to research other charities already working in that area to avoid duplication.

The Brooke cleared of misleading advertising by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has not upheld a complaint against a Brooke television advert, after one viewer challenged the charity’s claim that “thousands of working donkeys die every day”.

Charities will be able collect donations via dot NGO domain pages

Charities that sign up for the new generic top-level domain, .ngo, will be able to collect donations via their directory page.

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