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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Cup Trust granted Tribunal hearing against Charity Commission

The Charity Tribunal will allow the Cup Trust to bring an appeal against the Charity Commission's investigation into the Trust, which has been accused of being set up as a tax avoidance scam. 

J. K Rowling

J.K. Rowling will donate the predicted substantial royalties from her latest novel, the Cuckoo’s Calling, to ABF the Soldier’s Charity.

War Child’s income up by over a third

War Child grew its income by more than £1.3m in 2012, boosted by the launch of its first public appeal.

CRUK to launch mobile game to help scientists find cure for cancer

Cancer Research UK will launch a free mobile game this autumn that will speed up the analysis of gene data, by getting the public to help as they play.

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

Brian Carr, chief executive of BVSC, and Mohammed Al-Rahim, chair of the new Community Support Network

A group of 40 civil society organisations are hoping to raise £40,000 from local businesses and individuals to provide an emergency aid grant fund for people in Birmingham.

Google for Nonprofits is now available to charities in England and Wales

Google has launched its full range of support for charities in England and Wales, more than two years after launching in the US and promising to bring the package to the UK.

CAF Bank to diversify services for charities

CAF Bank’s operating profit, and thus its donation to its parent, the Charities Aid Foundation, fell by £1.3m last year, as it reveals plans to further diversify its range of services so that it is “less reliant on wholesale interest income” from its deposits.

Ben Hughes, chief executive of CDFA

A Community Development Finance Association scheme to increase access to finance for social enterprises received £12m in new funding yesterday.

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