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Experts question safety of baby boxes

An academic, backed by representatives of the Lullaby Trust, has said there is lack of information on the safety of allowing babies to sleep in boxes

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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JustGiving scraps donation charges

The online giving platform previously charged a 5% fee for use of its crowdfunding service

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rent arrears advice demand rockets

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said changes to the welfare system have led to people facing worries around paying their rent

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More support needed for older volunteers

The Centre for Ageing Better is calling for charities to do more to make volunteering more age friendly and inclusive

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Peta calls on SPCA to investigate sheep abuse

Footage shows workers routinely abusing the defenceless beasts

17th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Bookmaker fined over stolen charity money failings

Paddy Power Betfair has been hit with a £2.2m fine for allowing significant amounts of stolen money to flow through its exchange

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish social finance body celebrates 300th loan

A Glasgow social enterprise grocer is the latest organisation to benefit from funding from Social Investment Scotland

17th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Arthritis forcing thousands of Scots to give up work

Versus Arthritis has said more needs to be done to help the 1.5 million people in Scotland who suffer with the condition

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Top UK charities see cash grow by £500m

A new report into charity banking shows growth of cash assets and highlights which charities have the most cash and the biggest debts

17th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Crackdown on sexual predators working in international aid sector

Charities are set to be able to access a new database which allow them to carry out international criminal checks on potential employees

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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‘Deeply flawed’ Universal Credit should be halted

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and two charities have called for the implementation of the welfare system to stop

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cosmetic surgery ad ban a victory for mental health

Mental health campaigners complained ads were promoting perfect bodies

17th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Staggering increase in winter deaths says Age Scotland

A dramatic increase in people dying of flu and pneumonia last winter has alarmed charities

17th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Applying for funding - TFN top tips

Here are a selection of TFN articles on how to start your trust and foundation funding journey

16th October 2018 by TFN

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RNIB looks to the future as it marks 150th anniversary

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is celebrating 150 years of work today that has transformed the lives of blind and partially sighted people

16th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Charity shops aim to help people into work

A new initiative aims to help job seekers look sharp for interviews, without hitting them in the pocket

16th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit delayed further to fix flaws

Leaked documents show ministers will lengthen the roll out and inject more cash in response to criticism

16th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Campaign tackles “flourishing” off-street sex industry

Campaign will target organised criminals and support victims

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Universal Credit needs £2bn urgently or will fail

Designer of troubled system says it is working but needs urgent cash injection

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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