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.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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Mentoring and Befriending Foundation to close and transfer services to NCVO

NCVO is to take over the core services of the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation, which will close later this year.

Commission 'concerned' about charities that ignore Lobbying Act

The Charity Commission’s director of policy and communications, Sarah Atkinson, has warned charities that the regulator would be concerned about charities that deliberately flout the Lobbying Act.

Great Ormond Street Hospital charity to become independent of Department of Health regulation

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has begun the process to free itself from being regulated by the Department of Health, the charity announced earlier this week.

RSPCA has been without a chief executive for one year

Gavin Grant stepped down from the helm of RSPCA for health reasons one year ago and the charity is yet to appoint a successor.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

Political parties' policies for the sector are vague and lack a clear narrative, and the sector must respond by outlining its own vision of the future, the chief executive of the NCVO told a debate on the election last night.

Data blog: Spending with Social Enterprise UK members by government

As part of Open Data Day on Saturday SEUK and the Cabinet Office launched an online dashboard showing public sector funding to SEUK members over the past three financial years. Kirsty Weakley looks at what this tells us.

Simon Blake, chief executive, Brook

Simon Blake, currently chief executive of Brook, will join the National Union of Students in the same role on 5 May.

Young review: Social Value Act should not be strengthened yet

A review of the Social Value Act by Lord Young has been met with disappointment by sector bodies after it recommended that the Act should not be extended and strengthened.

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