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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Website grant scheme opens to charity applicants

Raising IT will deliver a grant scheme on behalf of the Nominet Trust which will help charities revamp their websites and raise more money online. 

Nearly half of gift aid claims now processed online

Some 45 per cent of gift aid claims are now being made using Charities Online, with six weeks to go to before HMRC withdraws the paper gift aid claim form.

Commission's foreign travel bills come under media spotlight

The Daily Mail has accused the Charity Commission of “squandering” public money on foreign trips but the Commission has said that the budget for such travel does not come out of the regulator's core funding.

Action for Children made more than 100 people redundant last year

Action for Children made 118 staff redundant in 2012 after restructuring its services to reduce its management costs and meet the increasing demand for support.

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

Charities sever ties with Ask.fm

RSPB, the Royal British Legion and Save the Children have pulled their advertising from social networking site Ask.fm, which is at the centre of a bullying row.

Nuffield Health to move to new headquarters

Nuffield Health has revealed that it plans to relocate its headquarters from New Malden to Epsom by the end of the year to improve the work environment for its 400 head-office staff.

DCMS appoints National Trust deputy to set up English Heritage charity

The National Trust’s deputy chairman, Sir Laurie Magnus, has been appointed chairman of English Heritage by the Culture Secretary to take the lead on setting up a new heritage charity.

Chloe Smith, MP

Charities and community groups are being urged to apply for government funding to get more people signed up to the electoral register – even if they have no prior experience of running such projects.

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