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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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.

CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

Cancer Research UK’s three new crowdfunding campaigns did not manage to raise even 10 per cent of the money the projects needed.

Volunteering platform Do-it relaunches

Online volunteering platform Do-it has been relaunched today by its new owner, the Do-it Trust, with more emphasis on on sharing volunteering opportunities via social media.

HMRC (image credit: Steph Gray)

HMRC is now sharing more and better information with the Charity Commission, Andrew Edwards, head of charities at HMRC, said yesterday.

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?

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New Charity Commission powers are a 'must have' say police

Police chiefs told politicians yesterday that new powers for the Charity Commission are essential to help tackle and prevent abuse of charities.

Lisa Nandy announces policies to grow volunteering under Labour government

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society, will promise a raft of measures to grow volunteering as she reveals the results of Labour’s consultation with the voluntary sector later today.

Bubb: 'there are more important issues for charities than more powers for the Commission'

The Charity Commission is focused too much on compliance and not enough on guidance, the chief executive of Acevo told a Parliamentary committee yesterday.

OSCR says fee-paying schools have 'high risk' of failing charity test

The Scottish charity regulator will continue to pay extra attention to fee-charging schools after concluding that this type of charity has a “high risk” of failing the public benefit test.

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