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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Government to ensure sexual health charities are protected from tougher internet filters

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety is compiling a list of ‘safe’ websites for internet service providers, after a number of charities were blocked when tougher filters were introduced at the end of last year.

CRUK launches Facebook-style 'do' button

Cancer Research UK has created a digital 'do' button, akin to a Facebook 'like', which directs people to a CRUK website which encourages support for the charity through various activities.

Dogs Trust to open eco-friendly centre in Essex

Dogs Trust will open a £7.2m eco-friendly re-homing centre in Essex this summer.

Lords fail to reinstate pro-charity lobbying bill amendments as it passes into law

Acevo and NCVO have vowed to scrutinise the impact of the lobbying bill after it was passed by the House of Lords last night, without reinstating two amendments which would have reduced its impact on charities.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

Regulators publish guidance on producing a strategic report

The Sorp committee has published new guidance for company charities with an income over £6.5m to help them comply with new reporting requirements.

Michael Lynas, CEO of NCS Trust

The NCS Trust, the new organisation which is to manage the National Citizen Service programme, has promoted its director of strategy, and the Prime Minister’s former Big Society adviser, Michael Lynas, to chief executive.

Late-filing charity under Commission probe restructures

One of the charities involved in the Charity Commission’s class inquiry into late filing of accounts has decided to register each of its churches as separate charities.

Charlotte Hill CEO UK Youth

Charlotte Hill, who has been chief executive of UK Youth for the last three years, is to head up Step Up To Serve - a new youth volunteering organisation launched by the Prince of Wales and backed by the Cabinet Office.

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