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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Charities and the living wage: Affordability is the main barrier

The salaries of charity chief executives have been under increasing scrutiny over the past year, but what about those at the other end of the pay scale? For Living Wage Week Kirsty Weakley reports on where charities stand when it comes to the living wage.

Charities must not let the backlash against the Samaritans Radar app put them off new technologies

Kirsty Weakley thinks the backlash to the Samaritans’ web application is unfair and worries it might discourage other charities from dreaming up innovative uses for technology.

App and away with the Midlands Air Ambulance

Kirsty Weakley has a look at how an air ambulance charity developed an augmented reality mobile app and other technology partnerships.

Peter Vicary-Smith, chief executive of Which

Consumers charity Which? spent just under 7 per cent of its total income on senior staff salaries, with its chief executive earning up to £340,000, according to its recently published annual accounts.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Homelessness charity breaks ties with founder's estate agency after complaint to Commission

Trustees for homelessness charity House the Homeless have stopped referring clients to the founder's estate agency after a complaint about conflicts of interest to the Charity Commission.

BeatBullying lost out on major funding sources in 2013

The BeatBullying Group lost out on major sources of funding in 2013, exacerbating its cashflow problems, and warned staff that they could be made redundant as a result.

Civil society organisations involved in all but one of the Transforming Rehabilitation preferred bidders

Preferred bidders in 20 out of 21 of the Transforming Rehabilitation contract areas include civil society bodies as partner organisations, according to a list published today by the Ministry of Justice.

BeatBullying in talks to rescue part of the charity

The BeatBullying Group has delayed appointing an administrator as trustees are in discussions with organisations interested in buying part of the charity’s operations.

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