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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Christian organisations to launch bond to pay for worker housing

A group of Christian organisations has announced that they plan to launch a social investment bond to raise £2m to provide affordable housing for church workers in London.

Charles Scott, exeutive director of corporate shared services, Action for Children

Charles Scott has left his role as finance director at Age UK to join Action for Children in the new role of executive director of corporate shared services, as the children's charity restructures its executive leadership team.

HMRC produces guides to help charities fill out forms

HMRC has released three new guides to help users complete its most popular charity forms, including making gift aid claims.

Dame Suzi Leather to join governing body of GMC

Former Charity Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather will join the governing body of the General Medical Council in January, as part of reforms to the medical regulator.

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

MSP accuses publicly funded charity of nepotism and calls for investigation

A member of Scottish Parliament will ask its policy makers for an explanation as to how a charity, which gets 90 per cent of its funding from the government, was able to appoint the wife of the chief executive to a senior role, without the position being externally advertised.

Cancer charity launches its own crowdfunding website

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research today launched a  fundraising platform which reverses the traditional model of sponsorship fundraising by asking people to set challenges for others.

Save the Children announces new 'flagship' fundraising intitiative

Save the Children has launched its ‘largest ever’ Christmas campaign, which includes a new fundraising initiative - Christmas Jumper Day - with 275,000 people signed up so far.

ICO publishes anonymisation code

The Information Commissioner's Office has published a data protection code of practice on managing the risks related to anonymisation to help organisations stay within the law when pursuing open data agendas.

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