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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Daily Mail investigation accuses fundraising agency GoGen of targeting dementia sufferers

The Daily Mail has claimed that fundraisers targeted individuals with dementia and used a loophole to try to dodge Telephone Preference Service rules after an investigation into agency GoGen.

Really simple first aid at the British Red Cross

Kirsty Weakley report's on a new customer-relationship management system at the British Red Cross, and other technology new business wins.

Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Nine charity sector umbrella organisations have warned the Chancellor that if he does not address the complexity issues surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in Wednesday’s Budget, increasing the amount charities can claim may not have any benefit.

Richard Taylor tops Fundraising Magazine’s Most Influential poll

Richard Taylor has been voted the most influential person in fundraising, with Mark Astarita falling to second place in Fundraising Magazine's annual poll.

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

BIG launches £30m fund for projects that provide support to people in crisis

The Big Lottery Fund today announced a £30m fund to help make sure that people living in crisis, or at risk of crisis, are able to access support.

Funders must work better with charities, warns BIG England chair

Charities and funders need to “get each other better” the chair of Big Lottery Fund England has said.

Commissioners need a better understanding of charities, says NAO report on payment by results

Government departments need to understand how charities fit into the delivery of payments-by-results schemes to improve the chances of them succeeding, according to a National Audit Office report.

Moira Sinclair: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation needs to stay relevant

Today the Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveiled its new strategy. Its chief executive, Moira Sinclair, tells Kirsty Weakley what it hopes to achieve and what it expects from potential grantees.

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