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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Macmillan holds onto top spot in charity brand index mid-year ranking

Macmillan Cancer Support has topped the mid-year rankings for YouGov’s charity brand index, which measures people’s perceptions of charities throughout the year, but the ‘buzz’ scores for the top four charities are slightly lower than their average for 2013.

Bubb to chair NHS steering group on 'co-commissioning' with the voluntary sector

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has been appointed to chair an NHS steering group that will look at “co-commissioning” with the voluntary sector after the target for relocating Winterbourne View patients was missed.

Brooks Newmark ‘delighted’ to get charities brief

The Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark was appointed minister for civil society in yesterday’s government reshuffle and promised to build on his predecessor’s "excellent work".

Brooks Newmark MP, minister for civil society

David Cameron has announced that Brooks Newmark will be the next minister for civil society.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

'Hurd was one of the best' says Etherington

Sir Stuart Etherington has paid tribute to Nick Hurd, saying he was “innovative, creative and one of the best minsters that we’ve had”, adding that NCVO would organise a party to thank him for his time as minister for civil society. 

Hurd quits: The sector reacts

Last night Nick Hurd was one of 12 ministers and three members of the Cabinet to leave their government roles, as part of the Prime Minister's dramatic reshuffle of senior roles. Civil Society News is kept track of events as they unfolded.

Labour council bids to stop charity selling £1.3m building

Islington Council is trying to prevent a charity from selling its £1.3m building, claiming that the Underdog Trust is a “rogue” charity and has been dormant for several years.

Council cuts funding to 14 'underperforming' community support groups midway through contract

A brain injuries charity has launched an urgent appeal to stay open after Cornwall Council cut funding for it and 13 other organisations in the middle of a contract.

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