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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Equinox staff set to strike over proposed pay cuts

Unite members at Equinox Care have voted for two days of strike action over proposed pay cuts of up to £6,000 a year.

Canal and River Trust challenges students to design collection box

The Canal and River Trust has challenged product design students from Central St Martins university in London to create a collection box “fit for the 21st century” for the charity.

Comic Relief appoints BBC Worldwide chief as new chairman

Peter Bennett-Jones has decided to step down as chairman of Comic Relief after 15 years at the helm.

Welsh government opens voluntary sector consultation

The Welsh government has opened a consultation on its relationship with the voluntary sector and is looking for views on how it can work in partnership with the sector.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

The voluntary sector should create a “data manifesto” that identifies who holds data about the sector and enables the sharing of data, recommends Dame Mary Marsh’s review of leadership and skills in the social sector.

Rob Cope, director, Remember a Charity

The government has rejected the Legal Services Board’s recommendation that will-writing should be regulated - an announcement which has been branded "extremely disappointing" by Remember a Charity.

Justin Davis Smith, executive director for volunteering and devlopment, NCVO

Volunteer centres are struggling to pull in funding, according to NCVO, with 63 per cent of those that responded to an annual survey reporting a fall in income last year.

Legacies 'out of the doldrums', finds Legacy Monitor

Legacy income continues its slow recovery, with the latest Legacy Monitor report showing a slight increase for the fourth quarter in a row.

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