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Vigil will be held after Big Issue vendor is killed

A vigil will be held for popular Big Issue vendor Paul Kelly who died in a violent incident at the weekend

20th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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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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Climate fund open for applications

The Scottish Government’s 2019 Climate Justice Innovation Fund aims to support a sustainable climate agenda

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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Leading the fight against digital exclusion

A new £1.3 million project has been launched which aims to give communities new digital skills

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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Rock band stuns tiny charity with huge donation

Chief executive got quite emotional

20th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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New app to help young learning disabled

Technology will help them keep safe as well as promote good sexual health

20th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Fight against knife crime continues

Knife crime has dropped dramatically since No Knives Better Lives was introduced 10 years ago

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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GDPR putting women and children at risk, say charities

Police are unwilling to share information about perpetrators of domestic abuse, due to fears over data protection

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Carers Act funding announced

Grants are available for organisations that face new requirements under the Carers (Scotland) Act

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legacy giving on the up in Scotland

Charities are benefitting from almost £72 million a year through legacy gifts - with income in Scotland growing faster than other parts of the UK

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Minimum alcohol pricing a success

Figures show the impact minimum pricing has had since it was introduced last year

19th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Oxfam denies new cover up

Whistleblower says chief executive allowed staff member to resign

18th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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£12m funding for brain tumour research

Cancer Research UK and the Brain Tumour Charity have backed scientists to develop new groundbreaking treatments

18th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Law firms smash fundraising targets

Three Scottish companies have posted amongst the best in the UK for raising funds during Will Aid

18th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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