Social Justice & Poverty

Awards to celebrate partnership working

Nominations are open for this year's Scottish Public Service Awards

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls for crackdown on “horrible bosses”

Citizens Advice Scotland backs new body to uphold workers' rights.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Poorest must not be hit in drive to achieve climate targets

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it is important inequality is not increased as politicians aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions targets

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Asylum seekers: no eviction without court order

New contractor says it will do everything to support asylum seekers to move on

17th September 2019 by Robert Armour

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New funeral payment launched

A new benefit has been launched which aims to tackle funeral poverty in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£2.4m boost for social enterprise

Homes for Good is set to expand across the UK following an initial successful spell in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Free pizza for homeless charities

New Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca is looking for local organisations who help disadvantaged people to get in touch

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New system aims to combat funeral poverty

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new new Funeral Support Payment, which will support low income families who lose a loved one

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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