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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OSCR will not appeal court's decision on Catholic adoption charity

OSCR will not appeal a court ruling quashing its decision to revoke charitable status from a Catholic adoption agency which it found discriminated against same-sex couples. 

MP introduces a bill requiring LEPs to represent social enterprises on boards

An MP has introduced a private members' bill that would make it a requirement for Local Enterprise Partnerships to have at least one board member from a co-operative or social enterprise background.

Relate Cymru's former accounts manager in court on fraud charges

Relate Cymru’s former accounts manager has been charged with taking £215,000 from the charity and will appear at Swansea Crown Court on 18 March.

Javed Khan to join Barnardo's as planned

Barnardo’s has closed its investigation into allegations about  Javed Khan’s involvement in an armed land dispute having “found no evidence to substantiate” them.

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'

Public sector could save £16bn by working with local charities, says new research

Locality, an umbrella body for community organisations, claims that English local authorities could save £16bn per year, and improve services, by commissioning services on a “local by default basis”.

Clarissa Baldwin chief executive, Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust chief executive, Clarissa Baldwin OBE, will retire later this year after 40 years at the charity.

Department of Justice Ireland

The Irish government has appointed Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as the first chief executive for the Charities Regulatory Authority and expects the organisation to be set up by the end of 2014.

How seven charities marked International Women’s Day 2014

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March 2014 more than 400 events took place around the UK, with this year’s theme being ‘inspiring change’. Kirsty Weakley takes a look at how some charities decided to mark the day.

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