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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

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World Food Programme in global partnership with Mastercard

The World Food Programme and Mastercard yesterday announced a global partnership that will see the organisations work together to scale up its digital food programmes and launch an online donation platform to engage shoppers.

CAF bows out of text donation

The Charities Aid Foundation has decided to drop its text giving service because the technology has moved on with new providers entering the market and it does not want to “duplicate the work of those organisations”.

Universities benefit from rise in philanthropy

There is a growing culture of donating to universities, but there is still more to be done, according to a new report.

Sajid Javid, economic secretary to the treasury

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury asked Parliament for an advance of £250,000 to develop the IT systems for charities to claim gift aid online yesterday, and revealed the system is expected to launch in April 2013.

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

Amnesty UK staff to strike over cuts programme

Over one-third of Amnesty UK staff are expected to go on strike tomorrow in protest at cost-cutting measures they claim are “threatening the organisation’s future”.

Social Action Fund grant will boost youth volunteers in libraries

The Reading Agency has received a grant of £127,000 from the Cabinet Office’s Social Action Fund to set up a network that will create new volunteering opportunities for young people in libraries.

Film of the week: It follows me around

This summer NSPCC/ChildLine released a hard-hitting film about children living with physical abuse as part of a campaign to encourage young people to speak out. Kirsty Weakley assesses its impact.

Derek Twine, chief executive, Scout Association

Derek Twine is to retire next spring after 16 years as chief executive of the Scout Association, he announced this morning.

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