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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Gavin Grant stepped down from the helm of RSPCA for health reasons one year ago and the charity is yet to appoint a successor.
Political parties' policies for the sector are vague and lack a clear narrative, and the sector must respond by outlining its own vision of the future, the chief executive of the NCVO told a debate on the election last night.
As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.
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."
A review of the Social Value Act by Lord Young has been met with disappointment by sector bodies after it recommended that the Act should not be extended and strengthened.
Plans for a commission to consider the charity sector's future and continue the work of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector have been announced by the Baring Foundation.
Pancreatic Cancer Action has launched a new identity based on the shape of the pancreas, to help it stand out and appeal to new audiences.