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

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Commission appoints interim manager to dissolve charity being investigated over investment tactics

The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager to oversee the winding up of the Park Charitable Trust, which is under statutory inquiry over concerns about its investment tactics.

Free HR system to launch for charities

A free human resources system designed for charities will launch next month and is currently being trialled by seven charities.

David Emerson, chief executive, ACF

David Emerson is stepping down as chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations later this year.

Charity Commission building (image credit Fergus Burnett)

Other infrastructure bodies have joined NCVO in raising concerns about how the Charity Commission might disqualify people from being trustees, in their responses to the regulator's consultation on the power.

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?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

New Commission powers ‘threaten the independence of charities’, NCVO warns

Some of the Charity Commission’s new powers “threaten the independence of charities”, NCVO has said in its response to a Commission consultation on new powers to disqualify trustees.

Charities ask Treasury for clarity on EU funding for the sector

Charity representative bodies have written to the Treasury seeking assurances about European Union funding.

Charity that is carrying on Kids Company's work changes its name

A charity set up to continue aspects of Kids Company’s work has changed its name and launched a website.

Mencap pays tribute to former chair, Lord Rix, who has died aged 92

Mencap has paid tribute to its former secretary general, chair and president, Lord Rix, who has died aged 92.

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