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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Canal and River Trust challenges students to design collection box

The Canal and River Trust has challenged product design students from Central St Martins university in London to create a collection box “fit for the 21st century” for the charity.

Comic Relief appoints BBC Worldwide chief as new chairman

Peter Bennett-Jones has decided to step down as chairman of Comic Relief after 15 years at the helm.

Welsh government opens voluntary sector consultation

The Welsh government has opened a consultation on its relationship with the voluntary sector and is looking for views on how it can work in partnership with the sector.

Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

The voluntary sector should create a “data manifesto” that identifies who holds data about the sector and enables the sharing of data, recommends Dame Mary Marsh’s review of leadership and skills in the social sector.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Rob Cope, director, Remember a Charity

The government has rejected the Legal Services Board’s recommendation that will-writing should be regulated - an announcement which has been branded "extremely disappointing" by Remember a Charity.

Justin Davis Smith, executive director for volunteering and devlopment, NCVO

Volunteer centres are struggling to pull in funding, according to NCVO, with 63 per cent of those that responded to an annual survey reporting a fall in income last year.

Legacies 'out of the doldrums', finds Legacy Monitor

Legacy income continues its slow recovery, with the latest Legacy Monitor report showing a slight increase for the fourth quarter in a row.

£10m offered to reduce number of hospital readmissions by the homeless

The Department of Health has launched a £10m fund for projects that support homeless people once they have been released from hospital in a bid to reduce readmissions.

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