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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NSPCC's income falls again but charity returns to surplus

NSPCC’s income dropped again in 2013 to below £130m, but efficiencies mean it  reported a budget surplus for the first time in six years.

FCA proposes tighter regulation for crowdfunding

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced plans to regulate crowdfunding platforms in a similar way to other platforms to protect investors and consumers.

Care2Save announces expansion into other sectors

The charitable insurance intermediary,, has announced it is expanding services to other online sectors to become an “ethical finance one-stop-shop”.

Hodgson: 'Lobbying bill needs work'

Lord Hodgson yesterday told fellow members of the House of Lords that the charity sector has “reasonable concerns” about the lobbying bill and that “we have a lot of work to do in committee”.

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'

Pete Waterman and other CSV volunteers on branded Boris bikes

Barclays has donated branding space on the front of some of London’s ‘Boris Bikes’ to the volunteering charity CSV to celebrate its Make a Difference – Get Inspired campaign.

Charities benefit from Olympic cycling success

There has been a 17 per cent increase in the amount raised by cycling fundraising events, with people inspired by last year's Olympics, according to a new report.

Shadow Sorp Committee calls for clarification and more consultation

The Shadow Sorp Working Party has identified a number of areas in the draft of the new accounting framework for the charity sector “where an opportunity has been missed”.

Think tank launches rival social enterprise accreditation scheme

A think tank has launched a new social enterprise kitemark to rival the Social Enterprise Mark, arguing that competition is a good thing for the sector.

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