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