Families & Young People

News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 27 June 2019

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

27th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tory MPs told: honour your pledges to the elderly

Age Scotland has urged the Scottish Conservatives to fight for the retention of free TV Licenses for pensioners

27th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Victory for third sector poverty campaign

A new income supplement for Scotland's poorest families has been hailed as a game changer

27th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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#generationchange gives us all hope for now and the future

Jonathan Christie reflects on the recent Youth and Philanthropy (YPI) National Event, which was attended by more than 1,000 young people

26th June 2019 by TFN Guest

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New third sector hub set to open

The Robertson Trust is entering the final stages of development of a new £5 million facility in Stirling

26th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child poverty benefit to be fast-tracked

The Scottish Government is set to respond to a plea made by civil society for instant support to be made available to Scotland's poorest families

26th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity gears up for festival season

St Andrew’s First Aid will provide support for more than 230,000 music fans this summer

25th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Out-of-school-care fund launched

The new Access to Childcare Fund will provide equal opportunities for children to benefit from play-based experiences which can often be out of reach

25th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities urged to sign charter tackling sexual abuse of boys

A new charter seeks to improve support for children who experience sexual violence.

24th June 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Poverty groups lead call for income supplement

Poverty campaigners have said it is vital that support is made immediately to help Scotland's poorest families

24th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Nearly half of Scots run out of money before payday

New advice from Citizens Advice Scotland has shown 47% of Scots often struggle to make ends meet

23rd June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise aims to make eSports accessible

Enable Gaming CIC aims to make the world of online gaming open to all

21st June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pupils embrace social enterprise

Schools from across Scotland have been rewarded for creating innovative ideas which aim to deliver social good

21st June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Councils “hiding” welfare fund - as they fear being swamped by desperate Scots

Councils are not advertising a fund to help the most vulnerable Scots – because they fear being swamped by applicants

20th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social entrepreneurs set to flourish

The Young People Entrepreneurship Engagement Programme (YPEEP) aims to equip young people with the skills to build successful social enterprises

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Families across Edinburgh benefit from surplus food

Almost a million meals have been made from food that was set for the bin thanks to a charity initiative

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters creating change through philanthropy

The annual YPI Scotland took place in Perth this week, with pupils from across Scotland in attendance

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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App can give stroke survivors their voice back

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has helped to develop new technology that can dramatically improve the lives of those living with aphasia

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Public transport should be more affordable

The cost of transport is putting significant pressures on those on lower incomes, and poor services can leave people isolated

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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