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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Storage charity withdraws Charity Tribunal appeal against Commission investigation

Augustine Housing Trust has withdrawn its appeal to Charity Tribunal over the Charity Commission’s decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity over its occupation of commercial premises.

Nuffield secures £330m to fund growth

Nuffield Health has agreed a deal to borrow up to £330m from banks and institutional lenders to grow its organisation - the first time that the charity has been funded in this way.

National Theatre

The National Theatre’s income rose to £124m as the charity celebrated its 50th anniversary, according to its recently published annual accounts.

ShareAction to set up a responsible investment network for operational charities

ShareAction is planning to launch a Responsible Investment Network for operational charities alongside its network for endowed trusts and foundations

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

Shaw Trust sets up an education trust

The employment services charity Shaw Trust has launched an education trust that has taken on the running of three schools with the intention of “bridging the gap” between school and work.

Steven McCaffery, editor of The Detail

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has partnered with an investigative news website for a data project to help charities understand more about the communities that they work in.

George Osborne (image credit: M Holland)

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been criticised for having an outdated view of the sector after he accused charities of being “anti-business” during a speech last week.

Charity Commission opens investigation into legal advice charity

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity that provides legal advice to people after it failed to implement an action plan to address its issues.

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