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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Cardiff Council plans to cut its grants to charities by 17 per cent in the next financial year and move towards a commissioning procurement basis for service-delivery charities, following a review of its grantmaking process.
Kirsty Weakley looks at GameCare's new webchat system, and all the other IT new business wins from the last month.
The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action is planning to develop an alternative to expensive payday loans for people in Northern Ireland, and has made £25,000 available for the project.
More grant funding is essential to help social organisations scale up or replicate a project because projects are “too risky” for social investors, according to a new report.
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?
Citizens Advice has made five senior appointments to its policy team as its operations expand.
Workplace Giving UK has launched a new payroll giving initiative to get employees to round down their net pay to the nearest pound and donate a maximum of 99p to charity per payday.
Almost 15,000 more charities have registered to use Charities Online to claim gift aid since HMRC sent out reminder letters five weeks ago - but most charities have still not registered.