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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John Hemming, chair, CTG

Gift aid payments rose by 12 per cent after three years of little change, according to figures published today by HM Revenue & Customs.

Two-thirds of donors uncomfortable with giving online, says poll

Just one third of people said they were comfortable with donating money online, with fewer happy to donate by mobile devices, according to a survey by Zurich about the importance of protecting data.

Give as you Live partners with Sainsbury’s to enable in-store fundraising

Online shopping fundraising platform Give as you Live has announced its first offline partnership with Sainsbury’s to allow its users to raise money when they shop in store.

Charity demands to be removed from Telegraph list of small businesses supporting Conservatives

A diversity charity has been forced to deny it is affiliated with any political party after it was named on the front page of the Daily Telegraph in a list of small business owners who support the Conservative Party.

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

Consortium including Crisis and Oxfam attacks coalition government over housing record

A consortium of anti-poverty charities that includes Crisis, Oxfam, Trussell Trust and Save the Children, has warned that the housing crisis is so big in that the UK is breaching its human rights commitment to provide adequate homes.

CSV changes name to Volunteering Matters

Community Service Volunteers has changed its name to Volunteering Matters and is placing more emphasis on its policy work as well as hoping to reach new audiences.

Charities 'need a complete culture change' for digital transformation, says report

Digital teams need to develop better relationships with colleagues in IT and elsewhere in the organisation for the full potential of digital to come about, according to a report from Eduserv.

Retail charity bond raises £27m and closes early

A retail charity bond offer for Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association closed early after raising £27m - £17m more than expected.

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