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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Cardiff Council plans to scrap several grants to charities

Cardiff Council plans to cut its grants to charities by 17 per cent in the next financial year and move towards a commissioning procurement basis for service-delivery charities, following a review of its grantmaking process.

IT new business wins: Chat away with GamCare

Kirsty Weakley looks at GameCare's new webchat system, and all the other IT new business wins from the last month.

Northern Ireland umbrella body to take on payday lenders

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action is planning to develop an alternative to expensive payday loans for people in Northern Ireland, and has made £25,000 available for the project.

Grants are important to help charities scale up, research finds

More grant funding is essential to help social organisations scale up or replicate a project because projects are “too risky” for social investors, according to a new report.

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'

Hugh Strickland, incoming chief economist, Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice has made five senior appointments to its policy team as its operations expand.

Workplace Giving unveils microdonation payroll giving scheme

Workplace Giving UK has launched a new payroll giving initiative to get employees to round down their net pay to the nearest pound and donate a maximum of 99p to charity per payday.

Surge in registrations for Charities Online

Almost 15,000 more charities have registered to use Charities Online to claim gift aid since HMRC sent out reminder letters five weeks ago - but most charities have still not registered.

Guide Dogs consults with staff on fundraising redundancies

Guide Dogs is planning to downsize its major donor fundraising team, less than a year after expanding the department.

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