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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The National Council for Voluntary Action will make four redundancies as part of a three-year plan to become more sustainable, its chief executive has said.
Navca’s chief executive Neil Cleeveley tells Kirsty Weakley that local infrastructure bodies need to collaborate, argue for early intervention, and explain the contribution they make.
Earlier this year sector leaders expressed concern that as we approach the general election politicians had little real narrative about the voluntary sector. Would a debate between the civil society representatives change their minds? Kirsty Weakley assesses each of the speakers.
The next Parliament will see opportunities for charities to play a bigger role in delivering public services, representatives of the three main political parties said yesterday, but they disagreed about how this should come about.
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?
The Community Organisers programme looks set to meet basic recruitment targets, an interim independent evaluation has found.
Two peers warned arts organisations that they are too reliant on major donors and need to diversify their income streams, as they hosted the launch of the National Funding Scheme’s event fundraising platform.
The Guardian has attacked the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation over the charities' investments in fossil fuels.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has said it will develop a new approach to reviewing charities that concentrates more on high risk organisations, in a report following a consultation on its priorities.