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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

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Charity Commission stepped in when a chair was accused of sex offences

The Commission has criticised a charity for not taking enough action when its chair was charged with offences relating to sexual assault against a child, in an operational compliance report published today.

Top charities 'concealing' £3.4bn of public funding, claims think tank

The Centre for Policy Studies has accused charities of a lack of transparency and inconsistency in their annual accounts, and claimed that up to £3.4bn is being “concealed” by the top 50 charities.

Service delivery is the top tech priority for charities, according to survey

Improving the way online services for beneficiaries are delivered is the top priority for charities in 2015, ahead of cost-cutting, online fundraising, engaging volunteers and collaboration with others, according to a recent poll.

Counter-terrorism strategy is costing charities millions, finds Demos report

Charities, government and banks need to work more closely together to reduce the instances of international aid organisations being labelled ‘high risk’ and denied access to banking facilities, a new report from Demos claims.

Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.

William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.

Top of the charity pops 2014

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the tenth day Kirsty Weakley takes a look at some of the charity singles competing for the number one spot this year.

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

NPC has identified six areas for religious charities to consider as the environment in which they operate continues to change.

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