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.

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Kingston Smith gives charities the chance to win a free animated film

Chartered accountancy firm, Kingston Smith, is inviting charities to apply for its first Creative Vision Award to win the opportunity to have an animated film created by professional animators for free.

Acevo to devise plan for charities to relieve pressure on the NHS

Acevo has set up a task force of health and social care charities to come up with a plan for the sector to provide more support to overrun NHS accident and emergency departments.

Red Cross finance director to move to RNIB

RNIB has appointed Rohan Hewavisenti to the role of group director of resources from April 2015. 

End of BIG-funded programme sees Groundwork income drop and staff made redundant

Groundwork UK’s income fell by 45 per cent as the charity spent almost £100,000 on redundancy payments, reveals its recently published annual accounts.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Charity Retail Association to develop social value toolkit

The Charity Retail Association will produce a social value toolkit to help its members demonstrate the wider impact of charity shops.

Charity Commission stepped in when a chair was accused of sex offences

The Commission has criticised a charity for not taking enough action when its chair was charged with offences relating to sexual assault against a child, in an operational compliance report published today.

Top charities 'concealing' £3.4bn of public funding, claims think tank

The Centre for Policy Studies has accused charities of a lack of transparency and inconsistency in their annual accounts, and claimed that up to £3.4bn is being “concealed” by the top 50 charities.

Service delivery is the top tech priority for charities, according to survey

Improving the way online services for beneficiaries are delivered is the top priority for charities in 2015, ahead of cost-cutting, online fundraising, engaging volunteers and collaboration with others, according to a recent poll.

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