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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Virgin Money offers Northern Rock Foundation matched funding deal

Virgin Money has said it will give the Northern Rock Foundation, which faces closure, £1m per year, for the next five years – but only if £3m can be raised from other businesses in the region.

Muslim charities 'disproportionately' affected by anti-terror laws

A prominent Muslim charity leader has warned the Charity Commission that scrutiny is falling "disproportionately" on Muslim charities because of counter-terror legislation.

Film of the week: Real Birth TV ad... What Happened Next? By Save the Children

Save the Children UK has followed up its controversial First Day advert by visiting  the mother and baby who featured one year on.

 Labour to consult on voluntary sector priorities next week

The Labour Party will launch a consultation on the future of the charity sector next week, shadow charities minister Lisa Nandy said yesterday.

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

Save the Children birthing advert cleared by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has cleared a Save the Children television advert featuring a real birth, which received more than 600 complaints.

Scout's membership grows by one fifth in 10 years

The Scout Association's annual census shows it has increased its members by 22 per cent to 550,000 in the last ten years.

Snowdon hydro weir (credit: National Trust/John Miller)

Kirsty Weakley looks at the National Trust's new CRM system, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins. 

Play England director volunteers for redundancy

Catherine Prisk, director of Play England, put herself forward for redundancy after the charity, which until last year was part of the National Children’s Bureau, failed to secure more grant funding.

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