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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigners call for Grand National to be banned

Injury and death – the only sure bet at Aintree, say charities

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

The Scottish Government cash will be used to encourage more women and people from LGBT communities to take part in sport

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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3,000 volunteers needed for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Volunteers are needed to welcome athletes, officials, media and spectators at new elite multi-sport event

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bigots are clowns blasts anti-sectarian charity

Nil by Mouth campaign says people need to realise there is a fine line between banter and bigotry

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled Access Day 2017 was the biggest ever

Your pictures from Disabled Access Day 2017 came flooding in to TFN this week. Paul Cardwell spoke with those behind the scenes on the biggest #AccessDay yet

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

103 community arts and sports groups to share £750,000

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s epic cultural projects up for awards

The shortlist for the 2017 Voluntary Arts Epic Awards have been revealed

16th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

Stirling Council will no longer privatise its sports and leisure facilities and instead will set up a charitable trust

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

The second Andy Murray Live event will feature Roger Federer in Glasgow's SSE Hydro

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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English football clubs could learn from Scots teams on how to improve disability access at matches

Scottish disability campaigner Euan MacDonald issues his top tips as pressure on English clubs to improve their facilities heats up

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Unicef defends David Beckham

Charity says the global icon has generously given his money, time, energy and support

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cruel dog breeder handed 15 year ban for neglect

Animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA's investigation found 36 breeding dogs and puppies being kept in "disgusting conditions"

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dogs love Bob Marley new research finds

Scottish animal welfare charity study into canine music tastes

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

The Junction has already raised over £3,000 from an auction of tickets to the film's premiere and Calton Athletic Recovery Group supplied seven actors

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

The National Autistic Society Scotland marked its 20th anniversary in Scotland with a one off special gig

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Experiment could see wolves reintroduced to Scotland

Restoration of lost species can be controversial but Paul Cardwell found a Scottish charity tackling the issue head on with a unique experiment

13th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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A bunny is for life not just for Easter

Scottish SPCA issues Easter bunny warning

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps launch Malawian wine in Scotland

​The wine is made by a former voluntary services overseas worker and is part of a range of products being promoted by the Scotland Malawi Partnership

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic landmarks go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour

120 Scottish landmarks took part in WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday - here are pictures from those and the 3,000 others from around the world which took part

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Alarming spike in cholera as famine grips East Africa

The Disasters Emergency Committee says it is worried by the rapid increase in the number of waterborne diseases as famine begins to grip

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Win a dream holiday to Malawi

Flights, accommodation and safari trip on offer for one lucky winner and a friend

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Five things you can do to help those suffering in the East Africa crisis

Up to 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, are in people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation. Here are ways you can help.

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Appeal raised £12m in its first day

£7 million has been given by the UK public with the UK government donating £5 million

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cross party support for pro-Europe campaigning organisation

The European Movement in Scotland has announced Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale MSP has signed up to be one of its vice presidents

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish based charity expelled from Turkey

Humanitarian aid organisation Mercy Corps has been forced to shut down its operations by the Turkish government

9th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Number of animal welfare complaints on the increase

The number of children reporting animal neglect or injury has increased by 382% in the past five years

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Aid groups plead for safe passage of child refugees to UK

​Leading groups implore UK ministers to rethink ditching agreement

1st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

Scouts Scotland has reported signing up a record number of adult volunteers but it urgently needs more as its popularity with kids soars

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

​The Scottish Government has issued new guidance to head teachers telling them to consider pupils' views when it comes to taking part in religious ceremonies

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Government unveils plan to meet 2020 childcare promise

The Scottish Government has revealed its 31 point plan to ensure it can fulfill its promise to provide 1140 hours of free early years childcare by 2020

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

The 10th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards recognised the remarkable youth work being done right across Scotland

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

For Me has launched in the iOS app store with an android version due out soon

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social media sites blasted by charity over lack of age restriction enforcement

Childline is getting calls from children as young as 11 and 12 who have been bullied on social media sites

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Deadline set for First Minister mentor opportunity

Young women aged 18-23 have until 30 May to get their application in for the once in a lifetime opportunity

14th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Emotional abuse of a child to become a criminal offence

80-year old archaic law to be update to make prosecutions easier

3rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£3m up for grabs for new social enterprise startups

The Scottish Government has announced new funding as part of its social enterprise strategy, which also includes the creation of a Buy Social certificate

12th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Inheritance tax changes will hit charities hard

The threshold before people benefit from tax breaks by leaving money to charity is jumping from £325,000 to £425,000

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

The Scottish Government cash will be used to encourage more women and people from LGBT communities to take part in sport

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

​Libraries which offer projects which engage the public in health matters offered £150,000 funding pot

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: New £1 coin wreaking havoc for charities

Charity collection tins are too small to accept new coin and can’t be changed until after Brexit

1st April 2017 by TFN

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash and training on offer to new social entrepreneurs

Grants of up to £10,000 and mentoring support are on offer through the School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Restaurant group donates all of its profits to charity

The Boozy Cow has donated £210,000 to be shared among eight charities

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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ScotRail partnership could be worth £150,000 to MND Scotland

MND Scotland has been selected as the charity partner of the Scotrail Alliance for the next three years

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Kiltwalk fundraisers urged to take event seriously

Glasgow Warriors stars join Miss Scotland and put on their kilts to make rallying call for charity event

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

A new National Autistic Society campaign is educating shops about how to make their stores less stressful for people with autism

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish mums’ campaign for cancer drug wins victory

The Scottish Medicines Consortium agreed to license a life-extending cancer drug after bowing to the pressure from a group of mums with breastcancer

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

​Libraries which offer projects which engage the public in health matters offered £150,000 funding pot

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Maggie’s Centre named after charity founder

The Maggie's Forth Valley at The Nina Barough Building, is the 20th Maggie’s centre to be opened

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Billy McNeill’s dementia diagnosis prompts charity to launch investigation

Alzheimer Scotland is to host a summit examining the possible link between playing football and dementia

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

MSPs are calling on third sector bodies and other groups to report on their level of engagement with health and social care integration authorities

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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MSPs vote to halt universal credit

MSPs join chorus of condemnation for controversial scheme

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half of all charities don’t have digital plan

Charities offered free help to get to grips with best practice by digital experts

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who is going where in the voluntary sector | 6 April 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

6th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who is going where in the voluntary sector | 30 March 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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ScotRail partnership could be worth £150,000 to MND Scotland

MND Scotland has been selected as the charity partner of the Scotrail Alliance for the next three years

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5 million charity hub to be created

​The Robertson Trust backed facility will feature shared office accommodation and meeting space as well as a social enterprise cafe and play centre

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

Charities and solicitors urged to work together as only 3.8% of Scots leave a good cause something in their will despite 40% claiming they are open to it

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Passion and commitment alone is not enough to work in a charity says regulator

Regulator says passion and commitment alone is not enough to work in a charity

24th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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TFN Live: Catch up with what happened at the Gathering 2017

TFN livestreamed some of the top events from the Gathering 2017 - catch up on what you missed or rewatch an event you loved.

23rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who has a new job in the voluntary sector | 21 February 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

Homes for Good opens new headquarters and appoints chairman to lead its investment arm

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

Charities working with survivors of rape and abuse have welcomed a Scottish Government pledge that they are to be allocated three year funding

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to appoint new chief executive ahead of massive expansion plan

Richard Hellewell is to retire from Royal Blind ahead of plans to increase staff numbers by 25% to cope with expansion to the west of Scotland

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

Stirling Council will no longer privatise its sports and leisure facilities and instead will set up a charitable trust

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie than meets the eye

Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, than meets the eye

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

Homes for Good opens new headquarters and appoints chairman to lead its investment arm

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New social enterprise centre to help private renters

The Homes For Good hub in Glasgow is the first in Scotland dedicated to helping private renters

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to investigate veterans’ housing issues

​Veterans and their families are being asked to fill out a quick survey to highlight some of the major issues

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s shame: record numbers have asked for help with housing this year

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of goodwill when many of us look to help those less fortunate such as those who are homeless.

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

​Byers Road charity shop opens selling designer handbags, clothing and accessories at knockdown prices

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to rough sleepers at Social Bite Village fundraiser

Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to the likes of Sir Chris Hoy at the fundraiser taking place in Edinburgh later this month

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Autumn statement blasted by sector as doing little to help the poorest people of Scotland

Measures introduced are widely welcomed by the sector but all in agreement they don't go far enough to reverse cuts already inflicted

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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There are as many empty homes in Scotland as there are homeless people

Scotland has over 34,000 empty homes - the same amount of people presented themselves to local authorities as homeless in the last year

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Win lunch in Edinburgh with Leonardo DiCaprio for just £5

Donate £5 to Home the restaurant that feeds homeless people to be in with the chance of winning an exclusive meal with the Oscar winning actor

26th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

Research by Shelter has painted a harrowing picture of the shocking conditions in which people live across the UK today

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity aims to help create better standards for Scotland’s 700,000 private renters

Shelter Scotland conference brings together third sector organisations with landlords, letting agents and tenants to discuss the implications of new legislation

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

The Scottish Refugee Council has launched a guide for housing professionals to ensure that all refugees and asylum seekers are treated with dignity and fairness

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New council houses are welcome but we need a lot more to solve housing crisis

Shelter Scotland reacts as North Lanarkshire Council reveals it is to build 1,000 council homes

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cuts to homeless services could be devastating

The quality of accommodation and services for homeless people is already slipping with further cuts on the horizon

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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People are scared to live in areas with empty homes

Members of the public fear anti-social behaviour such as graffiti, vandalism, fly-tipping and break-ins Scottish Empty Homes Partnership survey finds

22nd July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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700 empty homes brought back in to use to tackle housing shortage

Scheme calls for compulsory sale order law to help tackle housing shortage

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity marks its 25th anniversary

Rock Trust will host a conference bringing together speakers from Scotland and Canada

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Rape shame football signing sends the wrong message

Clyde FC defends decision to sign David Goodwillie despite criticism led by Rape Crisis Scotland and a Glasgow MSP

5th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

0 Comments News
Popular Glasgow social lender to open in Edinburgh

After a decade in Glasgow, Scotcash will soon operate in Edinburgh after being awarded a £300,000 grant

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Brexit expert tells charities to get more involved in debate

It is imperative the sector explores what the impact will be says Professor Alan Miller, former chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Charities plea for £170m to be spent on kids with additional support needs

Coalition says the number of pupils with an additional support need has increased from 118,034 to 170,329 in just four years

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland tells Trump: no division, no hatred, no racism

After the success of the demonstrations, Scots are now being urged to converge on Edinburgh for a mass demo on 11 February

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poverty the number one reason Scotland’s children’s health is among the worse in Europe

Charities reiterate call for child benefit to be topped up £5 per week by Scottish Government

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled claimant takes DWP to court over email

Claimant believes DWP is breaching disability legislation

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s shame: record numbers have asked for help with housing this year

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of goodwill when many of us look to help those less fortunate such as those who are homeless.

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

A project made up of third sector organisations in each of the UK’s four nations has been awarded cash to empower citizens to question government decisions

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

​Byers Road charity shop opens selling designer handbags, clothing and accessories at knockdown prices

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

0 Comments News
Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to rough sleepers at Social Bite Village fundraiser

Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to the likes of Sir Chris Hoy at the fundraiser taking place in Edinburgh later this month

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign launched to move beyond foodbanks in Scotland

​Charities awarded cash to find more dignified solution

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Refugee charity had its busiest year ever in 2016 and warns 2017 will be worse

Positive Action in Housing had its busiest year ever in 2016 and says the next 12 months are not looking any rosier

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Autumn statement blasted by sector as doing little to help the poorest people of Scotland

Measures introduced are widely welcomed by the sector but all in agreement they don't go far enough to reverse cuts already inflicted

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

Survey says half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

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Poverty groups in budget disappointment

The Poverty Alliance and CPAG have said more could have been done to help those stuck in poverty

13th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fears for the vulnerable after employability fund closed

Vulnerable people could be left without the opportunity to gain employment training after a funding scheme closed abruptly

13th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Lottery raises £3m for children in every part of Scotland

The Scottish Children’s Lottery has announced it has raised £3 million to support children in every corner of Scotland

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

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Abuse and neglect support centre to be created

The Equally Safe Multi-Agency Centre will be a safe space for abuse victims in Edinburgh

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community groups have funding slashed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has revealed 35 organisations in the capital face losing their funding

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
£120,000 for new Scottish social enterprise factory

A new social enterprise factory training veterans to work in printing, signage and product engineering has won Big Lottery Funding

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Shock as health project faces closure

Pilton Community Health Project has had its funding slashed by the council and health board operating under Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Game-changing investment in people affected by dementia

A ground-breaking investment of £2.5 million has been announced by the Life Changes Trust

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Santa Dash waste criticism

Zero Waste Scotland has highlighted the amount of Santa suits that are binned immediately after the charity event

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Pledge to expand affordable credit

An event aimed at tackling financial exclusion in Scotland will take place at the Scottish Parliament

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
People’s Postcode Lottery helps 5,000 good causes

This year, over 1,500 causes were supported with grants from the trusts

10th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Large legacy leads to an income jump for charity

New corporate sponsorships and a large legacy have led to an increase in an environmental charity’s income

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Legacy of Giving Tuesday

The Charities Aid Foundation has found 1.5 million people who donated last week are likely to support charity in the future

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thieves steal charity cash

Police are investigating after money which was set to go to charity was stolen from a community centre

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No more Christmas chocolate begs children’s charity

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity has already received enough chocolate for all the kids who will spend Christmas in hospital

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Disabled teens offered grants to #TrySomethingNew

Young people with physical or mental disabilities can get upto £7,500 from the Independent Living Fund Scotland's Transition Fund

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
X Factor single to raise charity funds

Dalton Harris won the popular talent show this weekend - and his new song is set to help two charities

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help Scotland shop social

Scots are being urged to consider social enterprises for their Christmas gifts, with more than 5000 social enterprises operating across the country

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Group aims to offer Brexit support

The EU Citizens’ Rights Project has created a website to help those who fear for their future after Brexit

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity staff reminded to remain vigilant for fraud

Gift card fraud is on the rise

17th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
David Robb to leave OSCR

After seven years the chief executive is to move to a new role

17th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More than 7,500 more workers to get the Real Living Wage

A further 7,500 workers across Scotland are set to be uplifted to at least the real Living Wage by April next year

14th December 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Poverty groups in budget disappointment

The Poverty Alliance and CPAG have said more could have been done to help those stuck in poverty

13th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears for the vulnerable after employability fund closed

Vulnerable people could be left without the opportunity to gain employment training after a funding scheme closed abruptly

13th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community groups have funding slashed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has revealed 35 organisations in the capital face losing their funding

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
The charity volunteers giving up their Christmas Day to help kids in crisis

A team of dedicated Childline volunteers will be giving up their Christmas Day to ensure children have vital support

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
CRUK partner criticised over use of boxing “ring girls”

Corporate partner remains defiant despite other sports ditching the sexist portrayal of women

11th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity in Corbyn tweets row

The Institute of Statecraft has been criticised for political tweets - but claims it has been the victim of a cyber attack

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
People’s Postcode Lottery helps 5,000 good causes

This year, over 1,500 causes were supported with grants from the trusts

10th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social Bite sleep out set to be ditched

More people took part this year but less money was raised

10th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Stirling plans major volunteering events

The city plans to use the momentum behind its failed European Volunteering Capital bid to host two major events in the coming years

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Large legacy leads to an income jump for charity

New corporate sponsorships and a large legacy have led to an increase in an environmental charity’s income

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
PM backs down over gagging clauses

UK Government contracts with charities will be rewritten to provide assurances that charities and social enterprises can criticise government policy

6th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Stirling misses out on volunteer city bid

The city has missed out on its bid to become European Volunteering Capital, but has pledged to continue to build volunteer participation

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Elderly still waiting lengthy periods for care in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership has failed to meet targets set by inspectors

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the best not-for-profit employers

Jobs website compiles the UK's best charity employers

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Group aims to offer Brexit support

The EU Citizens’ Rights Project has created a website to help those who fear for their future after Brexit

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK government complicit in Yemen slaughter

Charity says UK is selling arms to Saudi but criticising it for the Yemen crisis

14th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Killing fields: the link between wildlife crime and the grouse shooting industry

A new report has nailed the link between the persecution of birds of prey and grouse moor management

14th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Santa Dash waste criticism

Zero Waste Scotland has highlighted the amount of Santa suits that are binned immediately after the charity event

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charity in Corbyn tweets row

The Institute of Statecraft has been criticised for political tweets - but claims it has been the victim of a cyber attack

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kurdish community in Scotland being “terrorised” by police

Police have been accused of terrorising the Kurdish community in Scotland

10th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Christmas puppy farm warning

Families who plan on buying a dog this Christmas are being warned to walk away if they suspect it has been bred illegally

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Praise as renewable energy milestone hit

Wind turbines managed to provide more energy than was required in Scotland for the first time last month

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Peoples’ Vote campaign stepped up

Campaigners will be out in force this weekend as they call for a rethink on Brexit

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vegans demand animal free meals in schools and hospitals

Vegans are demanding that animal-free options should be guaranteed on the menu at every school and hospital in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Stirling plans major volunteering events

The city plans to use the momentum behind its failed European Volunteering Capital bid to host two major events in the coming years

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Large legacy leads to an income jump for charity

New corporate sponsorships and a large legacy have led to an increase in an environmental charity’s income

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Stirling misses out on volunteer city bid

The city has missed out on its bid to become European Volunteering Capital, but has pledged to continue to build volunteer participation

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters want answers on Brexit

Two charities have called for clarity for young people on a range of issues

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland must lead way on climate change

The Scottish Government must take action to act as an international leader on climate change, campaigners have said

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots town wants to be first to declare itself plastic-free

A Scots town is aiming to be the first in the country to be declared plastic-free

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity worker claims veganism should be protected, like religion

A landmark court ruling will decide whether a sacked charity worker’s veganism is a philosophical belief, just like a religion.

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots couple makes surgery safe for Ecuadorian kids

Nicola and Gareth Wood's charity KidsOR is to fund new kids surgery facilities that will treat 5,000 children in two hospitals in Ecuador

30th November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Increase in young people sent to adult mental health wards

The number of young people with mental health problems who were sent to unsuitable adult wards has risen by a third

13th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Lottery raises £3m for children in every part of Scotland

The Scottish Children’s Lottery has announced it has raised £3 million to support children in every corner of Scotland

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community groups have funding slashed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has revealed 35 organisations in the capital face losing their funding

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
The charity volunteers giving up their Christmas Day to help kids in crisis

A team of dedicated Childline volunteers will be giving up their Christmas Day to ensure children have vital support

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Budget 2018: protect cash for care leavers

A charity has called on the Scottish Government to protect cash earmarked for care leavers

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities unite to tackle child expoitation

Night workers urged to report concerns via dedicated helpline

11th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Christmas puppy farm warning

Families who plan on buying a dog this Christmas are being warned to walk away if they suspect it has been bred illegally

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of teachers depressed or anxious

A study by the Mental Health Foundation has called for greater support for children and staff within schools

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Civil society says: use budget to help poor families

Campaigners want the Scottish Government to use its budget to urgently help families struggling to get by

9th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Parents: get rid of barriers to autistic children’s education

Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Scottish Government to address the barriers autistic children face to accessing education

7th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Children struggling with anxiety

Issues such as cyber-bullying and relationship problems are worrying youngsters, with girls making up 88% of those who contact Childline about anxiety

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Working Scots struggling to feed families

A study by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown the extent of in-work poverty

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vegans demand animal free meals in schools and hospitals

Vegans are demanding that animal-free options should be guaranteed on the menu at every school and hospital in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Drink spiking campaign launched

New figures from police have shown the amount of spiking incidents in Scotland has doubled in the last year

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children to miss out on basics at Christmas

Action for Children has blamed Tory austerity for a rise in child poverty in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stirling misses out on volunteer city bid

The city has missed out on its bid to become European Volunteering Capital, but has pledged to continue to build volunteer participation

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters want answers on Brexit

Two charities have called for clarity for young people on a range of issues

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Jobs project delivers benefits

Those fighting addiction issues or reintegrating into society are benefitting from a new project in Glasgow

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
True scale of hidden homelessness revealed

Official figures do not come near the reality of rough sleeping across Britain

14th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£120,000 for new Scottish social enterprise factory

A new social enterprise factory training veterans to work in printing, signage and product engineering has won Big Lottery Funding

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Big rise in affordable homes not enough

Rise still not enough to meet demand

12th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Winter homeless shelter reopens

The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation for more than 500 people last winter

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing First will be “pivotal” to fight against homelessness

Permanent housing should be the first and not the last step a person takes as they move out of homelessness, a summit will hear

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland must take action on Universal Credit

Poverty campaigners say the Scottish Government and other bodies must take action to protect people from increased poverty due to Universal Credit

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Campaign to save community leisure services

A new campaign aims to highlight the importance of public funding for local swimming pools and cultural facilities

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Social Bite Villages could be rolled out across UK

More than half of the the residents of a village created for the homeless have already secured employment

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
UK government savaged for plunging people into poverty

The United Nations rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights has said withdrawing support for those most in need is ideological

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Row after SNP blocks planning equality bid

The SNP has been accused of selling out Scotland’s communities by blocking a bid to give them the same right as developers to appeal planning decisions.

12th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity shops close across Scotland

A total of 35 charity shops closed in the first half of 2018 - more than any other region of the UK

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing association appeals against regulator

​A manager and five trustees have been forced onto the organisation's board

9th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Homeless being failed by complex system

​Multiple needs of Scotland's homeless are not being met

7th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Nuisance call crackdown welcomed

Citizens Advice Scotland has said new rules will help to hold companies to account

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jobs project delivers benefits

Those fighting addiction issues or reintegrating into society are benefitting from a new project in Glasgow

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 7,500 more workers to get the Real Living Wage

A further 7,500 workers across Scotland are set to be uplifted to at least the real Living Wage by April next year

14th December 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Scrooge DWP slammed for ditching £10 Xmas bonus

No extra cash at Christmas under universal credit

13th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Poverty groups in budget disappointment

The Poverty Alliance and CPAG have said more could have been done to help those stuck in poverty

13th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears for the vulnerable after employability fund closed

Vulnerable people could be left without the opportunity to gain employment training after a funding scheme closed abruptly

13th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Abuse and neglect support centre to be created

The Equally Safe Multi-Agency Centre will be a safe space for abuse victims in Edinburgh

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community groups have funding slashed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has revealed 35 organisations in the capital face losing their funding

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
£120,000 for new Scottish social enterprise factory

A new social enterprise factory training veterans to work in printing, signage and product engineering has won Big Lottery Funding

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Poor more likely to die from lung cancer

The gap in lung cancer deaths between rich and poor is increasing, new figures have shown

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Budget 2018: protect cash for care leavers

A charity has called on the Scottish Government to protect cash earmarked for care leavers

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Pledge to expand affordable credit

An event aimed at tackling financial exclusion in Scotland will take place at the Scottish Parliament

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kurdish community in Scotland being “terrorised” by police

Police have been accused of terrorising the Kurdish community in Scotland

10th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Civil society says: use budget to help poor families

Campaigners want the Scottish Government to use its budget to urgently help families struggling to get by

9th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Working Scots struggling to feed families

A study by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown the extent of in-work poverty

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Study shows lack of understanding of what rape is

Rape Crisis Scotland has said a lack of public understanding is affecting the outcome of rape cases

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
PM backs down over gagging clauses

UK Government contracts with charities will be rewritten to provide assurances that charities and social enterprises can criticise government policy

6th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity hits back in Tory foodbank row

The Trussell Trust has denied it was used by politicians, after several Conservative MPs were pictured donating items

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Increase in young people sent to adult mental health wards

The number of young people with mental health problems who were sent to unsuitable adult wards has risen by a third

13th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Abuse and neglect support centre to be created

The Equally Safe Multi-Agency Centre will be a safe space for abuse victims in Edinburgh

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community groups have funding slashed

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has revealed 35 organisations in the capital face losing their funding

12th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
The charity volunteers giving up their Christmas Day to help kids in crisis

A team of dedicated Childline volunteers will be giving up their Christmas Day to ensure children have vital support

12th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Shock as health project faces closure

Pilton Community Health Project has had its funding slashed by the council and health board operating under Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poor more likely to die from lung cancer

The gap in lung cancer deaths between rich and poor is increasing, new figures have shown

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Game-changing investment in people affected by dementia

A ground-breaking investment of £2.5 million has been announced by the Life Changes Trust

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Christmas toys for good causes knit a problem for seasoned stitcher

A woman who has knitted every day for the last 30 years has created a variety of Christmas teddies for good causes

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Santa Dash waste criticism

Zero Waste Scotland has highlighted the amount of Santa suits that are binned immediately after the charity event

11th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Half of teachers depressed or anxious

A study by the Mental Health Foundation has called for greater support for children and staff within schools

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Parents: get rid of barriers to autistic children’s education

Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Scottish Government to address the barriers autistic children face to accessing education

7th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Children struggling with anxiety

Issues such as cyber-bullying and relationship problems are worrying youngsters, with girls making up 88% of those who contact Childline about anxiety

7th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vegans demand animal free meals in schools and hospitals

Vegans are demanding that animal-free options should be guaranteed on the menu at every school and hospital in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Drink spiking campaign launched

New figures from police have shown the amount of spiking incidents in Scotland has doubled in the last year

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
PM backs down over gagging clauses

UK Government contracts with charities will be rewritten to provide assurances that charities and social enterprises can criticise government policy

6th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Animated videos to help people with MND

MND Scotland has created videos using the voices and experiences of real people with MND to provide practical tips and advice on living with condition

5th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Elderly still waiting lengthy periods for care in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership has failed to meet targets set by inspectors

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Nuisance call crackdown welcomed

Citizens Advice Scotland has said new rules will help to hold companies to account

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cookery with a conscience comes to Glasgow

New cook school promotes benefits of home cooking

12th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Christmas toys for good causes knit a problem for seasoned stitcher

A woman who has knitted every day for the last 30 years has created a variety of Christmas teddies for good causes

11th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Christmas puppy farm warning

Families who plan on buying a dog this Christmas are being warned to walk away if they suspect it has been bred illegally

10th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vegans demand animal free meals in schools and hospitals

Vegans are demanding that animal-free options should be guaranteed on the menu at every school and hospital in Scotland

6th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Stirling plans major volunteering events

The city plans to use the momentum behind its failed European Volunteering Capital bid to host two major events in the coming years

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Study shows lack of understanding of what rape is

Rape Crisis Scotland has said a lack of public understanding is affecting the outcome of rape cases

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Drink spiking campaign launched

New figures from police have shown the amount of spiking incidents in Scotland has doubled in the last year

6th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stirling misses out on volunteer city bid

The city has missed out on its bid to become European Volunteering Capital, but has pledged to continue to build volunteer participation

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legacy of Giving Tuesday

The Charities Aid Foundation has found 1.5 million people who donated last week are likely to support charity in the future

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people staying connected this Christmas

A social enterprise has helped older people to show off their social media skills through a new Alternative Advent Calendar

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity worker claims veganism should be protected, like religion

A landmark court ruling will decide whether a sacked charity worker’s veganism is a philosophical belief, just like a religion.

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Dementia Centre gets a 10 from Strictly judge

The Eric Liddell Centre featured in a documentary hosted by Darcey Bussell about the benefits of dance for mental health and wellbeing

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Isolation strikes for those with MS

A study by the MS Society has revealed those fighting the condition are 12 times more likely to be isolated

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
X Factor single to raise charity funds

Dalton Harris won the popular talent show this weekend - and his new song is set to help two charities

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help Scotland shop social

Scots are being urged to consider social enterprises for their Christmas gifts, with more than 5000 social enterprises operating across the country

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
MSP witnesses pack of hounds chasing a fox in Scottish Borders

Alison Johnstone says hunts continue to flout existing laws and allow dogs to savagely pursue foxes in the Scottish countryside

30th November 2018 by Susan Smith

2 Comments News
Glasgow joins HIV global movement

The partnership aims to end AIDS as a public threat within 12 years

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise pub sold to private buyer

Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good social enterprise to Anna and Mike Christopherson, who run the Edinburgh Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group

15th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

1 Comment News
Dame Kelly Holmes: good causes missing out on millions

Good causes are missing out on millions under outdated current rules

4th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Funding helps youth group establish social enterprise

Tweeddale Youth Action turns two projects into a social enterprise which will fund its youth club

28th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Decisive and urgent action needed on climate change

UK Committee on Climate Change report calls for action from Scottish Government

24th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Volunteer award handed to dementia friendly walk leader

Linda Shields has won an award from Paths for All for her work with those living with dementia

21st September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
British Heart Foundation calls on people to make their mark on the Heart of Steel

An art sculpture to raise money for the British Heart Foundation has been unveiled

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Final Kiltwalk of the year is Edinburgh’s biggest ever

5,000 heroes take part in Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk for charitable causes

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Top digital tools that can help you start a charity

Sally Dyson, head of digital participation at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, looks at the digital tools for new charities

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN Guide: Research is key in taking on first employee

Lesley Winton, of animal education charity Fostering Compassion, is relaxed about taking on her first member of staff

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foundation to support rugby star struck by MND

Doddie Weir announced he was fighting the degenerative condition earlier this summer

28th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity accountant avoids jail for embezzling £200k

Lynn Taylor was the financial manager of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

25th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Road safety charity calls for compulsory rural driving lessons

Brake has proposed changes which it says could save up to 400 lives a year

24th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sectarianism is still at heart of Scottish football

The vast majority of football supporters said they had witnessed sectarian behaviour at games

23rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding cuts still feared, survey finds

Half of those questioned said cuts were the biggest threat to their jobs

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands are looking up charity accounts, regulator claims

Members of the public showing a strong interest in charity accounts, now OSCR publishes them on its website

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brutal cockfighting cases reported in Scotland

The Scottish SPCA has said that incidents of the brutal practice are very rare

17th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia partnership agreed between charity and university

The University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are set to work together

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fund helps nurse-led projects

The Queen's Nursing Institute has handed £32,500 to Scottish projects

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New app created to report whale and dolphin sightings

The technology has been created by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

6 Comments News