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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Charities must not ignore the public’s concerns over senior pay or overheads, the regulator's director of policy and communications said this morning.

Public trust in charities at an all-time low, reveals Charity Commission research

There has been a “significant” decrease in the public’s trust and confidence in charities, and the sector is now less trusted than the ordinary man in the street, according to a report published today by the Charity Commission.

Uncertainty following Brexit vote 'could damage charities'

Sector representatives have today sought reassurances from government about the likely impact on UK charities of leaving the European Union.

Where do charities stand on the European Union Referendum?

Which charities have got involved in the European Union referendum debate? And what do they think?

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

The ‘fake’ charity app scam could damage trust in charities

Kirsty Weakley argues that if charities don’t understand what their technology partners are doing, they risk damaging trust in the sector. 

Marie Curie appoints digital advisory board

Marie Curie has appointed a digital advisory board to help it build on the successes of its digital transformation programme.

'Fake' charity app to help migrants at sea has been removed by Apple

An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search satellite data has been pulled from Apple’s app store, after technology experts said it did not work.

MSF refuses future funding from EU members over handling of refugee crisis

Médecins Sans Frontières has said that it will not take any more funding from European Union member states, in protest at the way the refugee crisis is being handled.

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