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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Charity Commission opens investigation into youth charity that ignored advice on conflicts of interest

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a young people’s charity over concerns about conflicts of interest and about how it managed its property.

Macmillan holds onto top spot in charity brand index mid-year ranking

Macmillan Cancer Support has come top of the mid-year rankings for YouGov’s charity brand index, which measures public perception of individual organisations, but charities across the board have seen their score drop.

NCVO launches the next stage of its programme to improve trust and confidence in charities

NCVO is to launch a website explaining how charities work along with a communications toolkit for charities to help them respond to common questions from the public.

Department for Culture Media and Sport (copyright: Fergus Burnett)

The Office for Civil Society, and its responsibilities including social investment, have been transferred from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, it was confirmed this afternoon.

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

Blockchain technology could ‘revolutionise’ charity regulation, says report

Blockchain technology could eventually be used to carry out many of the functions of a traditional regulator, according to a new paper by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Peers criticise Rob Wilson after he pulls out of charities select committee

The chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has written to the Leader of the House criticising Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, for giving "the impression of obstructing reasonable scrutiny".

Cabinet Office building (image credit Fergus Burnett)

Nearly three-quarters of people gave to charity and 70 per cent volunteered last year, according to a Cabinet Office survey published today.

Traditional governance structure not fit for purpose, warn Bubb and Etherington

Sir Stephen Bubb and Sir Stuart Etherington both warned last night that the traditional charity governance structures may no longer be appropriate for the largest charities.

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