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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Dr Jennifer Dixon CBE

The Nuffield Trust’s chief executive is to join the Health Foundation in the same role.

NI regulator receiving a 'steady stream' of concerns about charities

The Charity Commission Northern Ireland received 78 concerns about charities between April 2012 and the end of May 2013 bringing the total number of concerns received by the regulator to almost 200. 

IT new business wins: Enhanced donor data

Kirsty Weakley looks at how the Christie Charity has integrated its JustGiving data with its CRM as well as the rest of the last month's IT new business wins.

Peter Holbrook, CEO Social Enterprise UK, and Sue Gilbertson, a representative of Alston Moor, cutting a cake at the launch

Gareth Thomas, shadow minister for civil society, yesterday unveiled the UK’s first Social Enterprise Town in Cumbria.

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'

Lords call on government to re-examine probation service reforms

The House of Lords has put plans to open up the probation service to private and voluntary organisations on hold, and called on the government to carry out a more detailed impact assessment before pressing ahead. 

Mencap charity bond oversubscribed as it reaches £10m target

Mencap’s charity bond has reached its £10m target and has closed early due to high demand -  the charity is now considering a further bond issue.

Northern Ireland red tape report recommends 'change in approach' to sector funding

There should be a “change in approach” to government funding for the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland, according to a new report, which urges departments to share information to prevent duplication.

Sports umbrella partners with professional body to improve sector's governance

The Sport and Recreation Alliance has announced a partnership with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators to improve the governance of sports organisations.

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