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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26 councils reported to ICO for not responding to charity requests

The National Deaf Children’s Society has reported 26 local authorities to the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to respond to a Freedom of Information request from the charity.

IT new business wins: Open-source website for VSO

Kirsty Weakley rounds-up this month's IT new business wins.

Rendering of the Francis Crick Institute

Cancer Research UK has raised £34m, one third of its fundraising target towards the new Francis Crick Institute, less than a month after a board of philanthropists was tasked with raising money through their networks.

House of Commons credit nikoretro

The Public Administration Select Committee has recommended that the Charity Commission carry out a “review of lessons learnt” from the Cup Trust scandal, once the Commission has completed its statutory inquiry.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

Margaret Hodge MP

The Charity Commission missed “red flags” when the Cup Trust applied for charity status and should never have registered it as a charity, the Public Accounts Committee has concluded.

JustGiving goes global

JustGiving is to open its platform to charities from Ireland, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong.

New Charity Commission website goes live

The Charity Commission launched its new website today, and hopes that the improvements will make it easier to use.

Equinox staff set to strike over proposed pay cuts

Unite members at Equinox Care have voted for two days of strike action over proposed pay cuts of up to £6,000 a year.

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