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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NYA's income drops but variety of funders grows

National Youth Agency’s income has fallen by more than £2m in the last financial year but the charity has reduced its reliance on government funding and diversified its income base.

Chris White MP

The architect of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, Chris White MP, yesterday called on the government to do more to open up public services to civil society organisations and create a “level playing field”.

CAF warns of 'double dip' in global giving

The UK has slipped from fifth to eighth place in the World Giving Index report, which was released today by CAF today, as it warns of a "double dip" in giving worldwide.

Scottish charities need to prepare for independence, warns Trust

Scottish charities need to start preparing for the impact of a ‘yes’ vote to independence and engage with policy-makers about the issues ahead of the referendum, warns the Carnegie UK Trust.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

Cabinet Office to develop workshops on public service delivery for charities

The Cabinet Office has announced that it will run a series of practical workshops to help charities bid for public sector contracts in spring 2013.

One third of the public plan to use charity shops this Christmas

The number of people planning to do some of their Christmas shopping in a charity shop has increased significantly in the last year.

WCVA launches bond to support public service delivery in Wales

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has launched a financial bond to support the development of partnerships between the voluntary and public sector through a payment-by-results approach.

Family Action CEO to retire in the spring

Helen Dent CBE today announced that she will retire as chief executive next spring, after 16 years at Family Action.

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