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The impact of small-scale philanthropy

Susan Smith meets philanthropist David Graham, the man behind the new Social Impact Theatre (SIT-UP) Award at this year’s Fringe Festival.

17th August 2018 by Susan Smith

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Social prescribing to take off in Scotland

SPRING Social Prescribing was officially launched in Glasgow earlier this year

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legacy giving on the up

People are more likely to leave donations to charity in their will than they were 10 years ago, a survey has revealed

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign to support Glad Cafe continues

More than £30,000 has been raised in just a few weeks to help carry out vital repairs to the Shawlands social enterprise

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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U-turn over ban for charity chief executive’s father

The father of the Scottish Refugee Council's Sabir Zazai will be allowed to see his son receive recognition for his contribution to civil society

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Church criticised on climate change commitment

Members of the Church of Scotland have opted not to end investment in fossil fuels, despite recognising a climate emergency

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Time to grow youth work services

Sarah Paterson calls on all youth workers to get involved in the #InvestInYouthWork campaign

22nd May 2019 by TFN Guest

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UK’s poverty tragedy laid bare

Callous welfare reforms have resulted in widespread poverty across the UK, with charities calling for urgent action

22nd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Stars come out to celebrate charity’s birthday

Nearly 400 guests joined Heather Small of M People to help Enable raise £180,000

21st May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Shocking lack of stroke awareness

A survey by the Stroke Association has revealed many people don't know what a stroke is, and families often don't know how to help loved ones

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Brexit presents a profound threat to those we help

Neil Henery examines why we must celebrate the vital contribution to Scottish life made by European citizens

20th May 2019 by TFN Guest

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Charity rebrands to mark 175 years

YMCA Scotland has created a new identity as it looks to bring its local organisations together

20th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Race for Life 25th anniversary events underway

Sara Wilson, 25, got the Race for Life Glasgow underway as thousands of runners took to the streets for Cancer Research UK

20th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Most Scots admit they could do more to be kinder

The majority of people believe we can all be kinder to each other, according to a survey of the public for the British Red Cross

17th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity chief executive’s father banned from UK

The father of Sabir Zazai has been blocked by the Home Office from seeing the Scottish Refugee Council boss receiving an honour

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival celebrates refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced its full programme of events for 2019

15th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Celebrating voluntary arts in Scotland

The contribution voluntary arts makes to our communities is being celebrated in a series of events

15th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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