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.
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NCVO is to take over the core services of the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation, which will close later this year.
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 Children’s Charity has begun the process to free itself from being regulated by the Department of Health, the charity announced earlier this week.
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.
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.
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, currently chief executive of Brook, will join the National Union of Students in the same role on 5 May.
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.