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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IT new business wins: Game on to fight cancer

Kirsty Weakley looks at how Cancer Research UK is attempting to speed up the analysis of gene data as well as the rest of the last month's IT new business wins.

Badger - copyright Oast House archive

The Charity Commission has concluded that the RSPCA’s campaigns against the badger cull and live animal exports were not in breach of its objectives.

Call for more support for social investment infrastructure

There are number of “tensions” in the social investment market  that are causing confusion; and more investment is needed to build the necessary infrastructure to grow the market, according to a new report.

Website grant scheme opens to charity applicants

Raising IT will deliver a grant scheme on behalf of the Nominet Trust which will help charities revamp their websites and raise more money online. 

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Nearly half of gift aid claims now processed online

Some 45 per cent of gift aid claims are now being made using Charities Online, with six weeks to go to before HMRC withdraws the paper gift aid claim form.

Commission's foreign travel bills come under media spotlight

The Daily Mail has accused the Charity Commission of “squandering” public money on foreign trips but the Commission has said that the budget for such travel does not come out of the regulator's core funding.

Action for Children made more than 100 people redundant last year

Action for Children made 118 staff redundant in 2012 after restructuring its services to reduce its management costs and meet the increasing demand for support.

Charities sever ties with

RSPB, the Royal British Legion and Save the Children have pulled their advertising from social networking site, which is at the centre of a bullying row.

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