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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Sir Keith O'Nions and Michael Uren OBE (image credit: Thomas Anugs - Imperian College London)

Imperial College London has received its largest donation of £40m from the philanthropist Michael Uren and his foundation.

Slough shop opening

Sue Ryder has opened a charity shop in Slough in partnership with a local homelessness charity that offers homeless people volunteering placements.

Twelve CEOs at Jewish charities on six-figure salaries

A dozen Jewish charities pay their chief executives more than £100,000 each, according to a Jewish Chronicle investigation into executive pay.

JustGiving releases tools to help charities build fundraising apps

JustGiving has released an updated set of tools to help charities build fundraising apps.

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?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Badger (image credit: Oast House)

The Badger Trust has said continuing a badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset is illegal without independent monitoring and has applied for a judicial review at the High Court.

Charity CEOs’ pay in the spotlight in Northern Ireland

Charity chief executive pay has made front page headlines again after the Belfast Telegraph revealed that the chief executive of Praxis Care earned £142,000 last year.

Commission inquiry into charity over payments to trustee and spouse

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into My Community UK to look into concerns about trustees getting unauthorised private benefits. 

Commission publishes 'tougher' conflict of interest guidance

The Charity Commission has updated its conflict of interest guidance for trustees to emphasise the seriousness of the issue.

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