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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Charity sector calls on Prime Minister to overturn anti-advocacy clauses

More than 140 charity leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision to add an anti-advocacy clause into grant agreements.

Hind: 'Large charities team might have spotted Kids Company'

The former chief executive of the Charity Commission suggested yesterday that the large charities team at the regulator might have spotted red flags in Kids Company’s accounts, if budget cuts had not forced it to be scrapped.

Charity Commission to start live-streaming public meetings

The Charity Commission has announced that people can watch its next public meeting online via a live video stream.

JustGiving raises £1m through WhatsApp shares in less than a year

JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform added the ability to share pages via the messaging app in April.

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

Lords accept MPs' amendments to Charities Bill

The House of Lords has agreed to the amendments made to the Charities Bill in the Commons, which include provision for a statutory fundraising regulator if self-regulation fails.

What does digital transformation mean in the charity sector?

In 2015, the phrase “digital transformation” became popular among charities. But what does it really mean? Kirsty Weakley reports.

Cage asks MPs to investigate Charity Commission

Advocacy group Cage has called on two Parliamentary committees to investigate the impartiality of the Charity Commission in relation to Muslim charities.

MPs blame trustees, ministers and Commission for 'extraordinary catalogue of failures' at Kids Company

Kids Company collapsed because of an “extraordinary catalogue of failures”, MPs said in a highly critical report today, which recommends “radical” changes to charity regulation and government grant giving.

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