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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Oona Aitken, incoming chief executive, CSV

The chief executive and finance director of CSV will step down later this year following a major business review as the charity tackles financial problems.

IT new business wins: Banking on a cloud

Kirsty Weakley looks at Homeless International's new cloud-based banking software, as well as the rest of this month's IT new business wins.

Save the Children’s income up by almost £60m

Save the Children UK’s income for 2013 was £343m, up £59m on 2012, of which £31m relates to its merger with Merlin, according to its annual accounts.

RSPCA likely to cut jobs after income falls by almost £12m

The RSPCA saw a fall of almost £12m in its income in 2013, but has refuted allegations in national newspapers that its campaigning activity has driven away donors.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Lord Wallace: 'I worry about charities that are over dependent on public funding'

Charities that receive too much government funding “cease in some ways to be an entirely voluntary organisation”, a goverment minister told the House of Lords yesterday.

IoF and ILM merger on hold as ILM chief executive steps down

The Institute of Legacy Management and Institute of Fundraising have put merger plans on hold, after the ILM’s chief executive decided to step down for health reasons.

Charities that lobby shouldn't get government grants, says Ukip leader

Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, has said lobbying charities like Oxfam should not get government funding.

Sightsavers awarded £39m government grant fund

Sightsavers will manage a £39m fund to tackle blindness on behalf of the Department for International Development.

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