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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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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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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

​The former Labour spin doctor is now a mental health campaigner and opened up about his brother after playing the bagpipes at a Celtic Connections event

8th February 2017 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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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

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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

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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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Single parents help to shape new benefit

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP visited One Parent Families Scotland this week to hear views on a new benefit

20th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Future of closure-threatened charity secured

HIV Scotland has received a new funding commitment after an initial knock-back by the Scottish Government

20th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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£3.9m to help Scottish families

Big Lottery Scotland has announced support for 20 organisations that support families

19th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Welfare impact projects to continue

A group of 14 organisations from across Scotland have been awarded funding to continue their work to help those hit by benefits reforms

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Supermarket deal boost for social enterprise brewer

Brewgooder is set to expand its work into Ghana after signing a supply deal with Tesco

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Ethical investment campaign launched

The Follow the Money campaign aims to get charities and other individuals to move away from investing in traditional banks

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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200 groups back Remember A Charity Week

More than 200 charities have joined forces to promote this year’s Remember A Charity week

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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We’d rather be remembered for our kindness than our wealth

People would like to be remembered for their kindness when they die, a charity survey has found

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

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Kiltwalk breaks cash records - and there’s more to come

The Kiltwalk has raised a record amount for charities this year and there’s loads more cash still to come before 2018 is out

12th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1m to charity

Forces charities will be the biggest beneficiaries of this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo donation, but £250,000 will also go to the arts

10th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity’s financial future ‘on a knife edge’

Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts has been closed since a devastating fire three months ago

6th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising guide for small charities

A new fundraising guide aimed at small and medium sized charities has been published by the Charities Aid Foundation

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity won’t use £41m legacy to cover donation dip

A £41 million legacy windfall will not be used by Oxfam to cover income shortfalls, the international NGO has said

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
CAF donations fall by £34m

The amount of donations the foundation handled last year has fallen - however is still above the £500m mark

31st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities head to the zoo to mark milestone

Children's 1st and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland have marked a decade long relationship with the People’s Postcode Lottery

31st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Youth groups to share £18m in funding

The Young Start fund offers grants of up to £100,000 for those who support children and young people

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cycle to work scheme to raise £1m

A scheme which wants Brits to ditch the car keys and jump on a bike is set to raise money for good causes

28th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mum who lost son takes on charity bungee jump

Donna Nelson is set to take on the daring challenge for a children's hospital, despite being terrified of heights

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Aid programmes “will be protected” from no-deal Brexit

Humanitarian aid programmes funded by the European Union (EU) will not be axed in the event of a no-deal Brexit

24th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Research shows charities play crucial role in UK society

​UK public rely on the services run by charities

21st September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Exclusive: charities get Good Food Nation plans back on track

Charities scored a major victory as they forced the Scottish Government to revive landmark legislation which will tackle the country’s food problems

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Ethical investment campaign launched

The Follow the Money campaign aims to get charities and other individuals to move away from investing in traditional banks

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More charities investigated by child abuse inquiry

Charities will come under further scrutiny in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
A social enterprise treasury for all

The history of the social enterprise sector in Scotland is to be preserved for posterity

12th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
World’s biggest social enterprise event kicks off today

Delegates from across the globe descend upon edinburgh for social good

12th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fresh start for Oxfam GB with new chief executive

Troubled aid charity Oxfam GB is hoping to usher in a fresh era by appointing a new chief executive

11th September 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Callander named Scotland’s first Social Enterprise Place

Prestigious recognition for Scottish town

11th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
RNIB unveils new branding

Sight loss charity reveals fresher clearer image

11th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Girlguiding defends partnership with UK Army

Online petition says Guides have gone against its founding ethos

10th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity’s financial future ‘on a knife edge’

Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts has been closed since a devastating fire three months ago

6th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Inclusive volunteering to be celebrated

Stirling's Festival of Volunteering is set to return as the city bids to be named the European capital of volunteering

6th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major fire destroys woodwork charity

Flames engulfed project at 2am

6th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities: Programme for Government a “missed opportunity”

The Scottish Government has missed an opportunity to tackle food poverty and its attendant problems, say charities

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Regulator shuts down Nazi-linked military charity

Charity sold range of offensive merchandise

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fundraising guide for small charities

A new fundraising guide aimed at small and medium sized charities has been published by the Charities Aid Foundation

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity won’t use £41m legacy to cover donation dip

A £41 million legacy windfall will not be used by Oxfam to cover income shortfalls, the international NGO has said

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity probed by OSCR and Scottish Government

Regulator has received "concerns"

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Work of charities in Edinburgh celebrated

EVOC is visiting organisations across the capital ahead of International Charity Day

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
World leaders must protect 40 million internally displaced

Faith leaders are urging world heads of state not to turn their backs on the planet’s 40.5 million internally displaced people

20th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Roadside shame of Scotland’s manky motorists

Manky motorists are burying Scotland’s roadsides under a mountain of rubbish

20th September 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
UK is ‘less peaceful’ nation than Qatar

A Scottish charity has called on the UK to embrace this week's International Day of Peace

19th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh pollution plans welcomed

Friends of the Earth Scotland has described plans to clamp down on the amount of cars in the capital as game-changing

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity in climate change call

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund has urged MSPs to ensure international targets are met

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Supermarket deal boost for social enterprise brewer

Brewgooder is set to expand its work into Ghana after signing a supply deal with Tesco

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shortlist for nature awards is revealed

RSPB's Nature of Scotland shortlist unveiled

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fresh start for Oxfam GB with new chief executive

Troubled aid charity Oxfam GB is hoping to usher in a fresh era by appointing a new chief executive

11th September 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Charities: Programme for Government a “missed opportunity”

The Scottish Government has missed an opportunity to tackle food poverty and its attendant problems, say charities

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity won’t use £41m legacy to cover donation dip

A £41 million legacy windfall will not be used by Oxfam to cover income shortfalls, the international NGO has said

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Work of charities in Edinburgh celebrated

EVOC is visiting organisations across the capital ahead of International Charity Day

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third of puppies fall ill or die in first year

The Kennel Club has said that internet sales are leading to a welfare crisis for dogs

3rd September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity appeal raises £3m for the world’s poorest

An annual appeal by a Scottish charity has raised £3,198,056 for its life changing work

28th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities show the extent of plastic pollution blighting our coasts

The extent of plastic pollution around Scotland’s coasts has been revealed thanks to a collaboration between three charities

28th August 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Cycle to work scheme to raise £1m

A scheme which wants Brits to ditch the car keys and jump on a bike is set to raise money for good causes

28th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Aid programmes “will be protected” from no-deal Brexit

Humanitarian aid programmes funded by the European Union (EU) will not be axed in the event of a no-deal Brexit

24th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Disabled people snubbed in no-deal Brexit advice

Inclusion Scotland has said government advice in the event of no agreement being reached with the European Union has not heard views of the disabled

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity left huge amount in will

Charity stunned by surprise bequest

21st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Refugees wanted to pedal for Scotland

Cycling is seen as a way to combat isolation and loneliness

21st August 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charities work to find effective trauma support

Barnardo's and Kibble hosted a joint parliamentary reception which aims to build on work to help children in Scotland

20th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Single parents help to shape new benefit

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP visited One Parent Families Scotland this week to hear views on a new benefit

20th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exclusive: charities get Good Food Nation plans back on track

Charities scored a major victory as they forced the Scottish Government to revive landmark legislation which will tackle the country’s food problems

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
£3.9m to help Scottish families

Big Lottery Scotland has announced support for 20 organisations that support families

19th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for P1 test plans to be scrapped

Upstart is calling on MSPs to vote in support of scrapping tests for children in primary one

19th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emoji jukebox aims to address mental health stigma

See Me is aiming to help young people talk about how they are feeling through the new initiative

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity apologises amid abuse claims

A home operated by the Sailors' Society is the subject of a BBC Disclosure documentary which aired this week

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister grilled by youngsters

Nicola Sturgeon took part in a Question Time style event hosted and attended by young people

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More charities investigated by child abuse inquiry

Charities will come under further scrutiny in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Smacking ban edges closer to law

Wide support for legislation

7th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Inclusive volunteering to be celebrated

Stirling's Festival of Volunteering is set to return as the city bids to be named the European capital of volunteering

6th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major project to tackle mental ill health in young people

A charity is to work with academics, charities and people with experience of mental ill health to find solutions to the youth mental health epidemic

6th September 2018 by Susan Smith

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220,000 Scots children cannot afford to eat healthily

A study by an independent think tank has shown that many families have no choice but to eat unhealthy meals

5th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award for 8 year old’s take on friendship

Inspired youngster was armed only with a disposable camera

5th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities: Programme for Government a “missed opportunity”

The Scottish Government has missed an opportunity to tackle food poverty and its attendant problems, say charities

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Councils have closed a quarter of public toilets

South Lanarkshire Council has closed all 19 public toilets it operated in 2010 while other councils have also made dramatic reductions

4th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Few tears as Wonga calls in the administrators

As regulation took effect the payday lender faced increasing compensation claims

31st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities head to the zoo to mark milestone

Children's 1st and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland have marked a decade long relationship with the People’s Postcode Lottery

31st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people head to Largs to shape Aberlour’s priorities

More than 100 young people will attend the two day conference

30th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities bear brunt of Scotland’s housing emergency

People seeking support from the housing charity is at record levels

21st September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lost Voice Guy backs Blackwood

Britain's Got Talent winner backs Blackwood

20th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social housing is Scotland’s best kept secret

Social housing is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, says Scotland’s membership body for housing associations and co-operatives

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Design awards for improving life for disabled

Scottish housing association Blackwood rewards the best new innovations for disabled people

7th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding ultimatum for homeless charities

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking dialogue with homeless charities in Edinburgh over funding, warning there is a finite amount of money available

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding crisis sees charity shed jobs

The Shaw Trust is reducing its operations in Scotland after missing out on contracts for the new devolved employability programme

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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One in three Scots homes fall below standard

Substandard housing has become a real issue in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More Social Bite cash goes to fund projects

Projects aim to address root causes of homelessness

6th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Fear for children as 38 made homeless every day

Class and a half of schoolchildren made homeless every day in Scotland

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Funding cuts forces charity to build new homes in historic village

Social care charity Quarriers is building 50 homes for private sale in a bid to raise cash to plug funding gaps caused by austerity measures

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Affordable homes for the Highlands announced

Much needed boost to rural housing announced

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Housing enterprise wins big investment

Loan finance win for one of Scotland's leading social enterprises

16th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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More empty homes brought back into use

​But more empty homes officers needed

12th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Housing minister wanted to hose homeless out of doorways

Housing minister's view appears at odds with current role

11th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Housing bodies condemn Universal Credit rent arrears chaos

Social housing tenants that have been moved onto the new Universal Credit benefits system are twice as likely to build up rent arrears

10th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Community group to breathe life into former school building

Alford Academy moved to a new site in 2015 - but now part of the old building is set to be used to benefit the community

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Huge new investment funds affordable homes

Cash will be used to develop and improve Glasgow housing

6th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Shelter slams Glasgow for systematically breaking the law

Glasgow Council refuses to accept it is denying homeless people accommodation according to Shelter Scotland

5th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Online foodbank service set to expand

Neighbourly is looking for charities to get involved as it aims to increase the use of surplus food

24th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exclusive: charities get Good Food Nation plans back on track

Charities scored a major victory as they forced the Scottish Government to revive landmark legislation which will tackle the country’s food problems

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Have your say on the cost of food

Scotland’s consumers are being asked to take part in a national survey on issues relating to food - including cost, choice and access

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Welfare impact projects to continue

A group of 14 organisations from across Scotland have been awarded funding to continue their work to help those hit by benefits reforms

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pensioners drive away hunger with food collection

Tenants at a retirement development have shown a strong sense of community by collecting donations for a local food drive

14th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities: Programme for Government a “missed opportunity”

The Scottish Government has missed an opportunity to tackle food poverty and its attendant problems, say charities

4th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Memorial to remember thousands who die from addiction or suicide

A poignant ceremony is set to be held in Glasgow this week to call for action

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charity probed by OSCR and Scottish Government

Regulator has received "concerns"

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
City economy would be boosted by Living Wage

​By paying employees the Living Wage entire economy would benefit

3rd September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Tougher sentences needed for criminals who target elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland said a change in law is needed to reduce the amount of older people who are abused every year

3rd September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Few tears as Wonga calls in the administrators

As regulation took effect the payday lender faced increasing compensation claims

31st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homeless charity’s Hibs hook-up is a real game changer

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has provided more than 600 free lunches at Hibs’ Easter Road Stadium

30th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity wants online grooming clampdown

One in 17 Scots children have been sent or shown a naked picture, a survey by the NSPCC has revealed

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Women’s movement in Scotland to be celebrated

Engender is looking for nominations for inspiring women, groups and campaigns that have helped create change

29th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Festival shows films to change the world

A festival promises 12 days of inspiring films and ideas to change the world

28th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scope rebrand so it can focus on equality for disabled people

Disability charity Scope has rebranded in a bid to be clearer about its mission

27th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Girls lack confidence to succeed in their careers

Girlguiding Scotland held a four day initiative with inspiring women in a bid to help youngsters feel more confident about their job prospects

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Heartless thieves steal charity van

The incident has left a charity having to hire transport to allow it to continue to reach the disabled

24th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Obesity to cause more cancer cases than smoking

A new study by Cancer Research UK has shown that obesity will become the biggest preventable cause of cancer among women

24th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Street teams to combat Glasgow’s HIV crisis

On-street support given to drug users as HIV cases increase

24th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots have positive attitudes and improved knowledge of dementia

National survey reveals that attitudes to people living with dementia are largely positive, with most people not seeing it as a stigmatising condition

21st September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Hospice pays tribute to designer

Clare Macallister helped design the new £21 million Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow

20th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Future of closure-threatened charity secured

HIV Scotland has received a new funding commitment after an initial knock-back by the Scottish Government

20th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emoji jukebox aims to address mental health stigma

See Me is aiming to help young people talk about how they are feeling through the new initiative

18th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Need for increased support for those with long term conditions

Charity research has found that Scots are struggling to find the support services they need

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity apologises amid abuse claims

A home operated by the Sailors' Society is the subject of a BBC Disclosure documentary which aired this week

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Survivor in stroke treatment plea

A man whose life was saved by thrombectomy has launched a petition calling for the treatment to return in Scotland

17th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care home closure: “warning bell” sounded

Urgent action must be taken to protect vulnerable residents following the closure of a Scottish care home company

14th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
More charities investigated by child abuse inquiry

Charities will come under further scrutiny in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Combat Stress mag battles mental ill health

Combat Stress launches new mental health magazine

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
An older workforce is the future, and we better get ready says charity

A new report has blown the lid on age discrimination in the workplace

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
We’d rather be remembered for our kindness than our wealth

People would like to be remembered for their kindness when they die, a charity survey has found

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Cyclist takes on 237 mile challenge to highlight disabled access

He hopes to challenge perceptions about disability in cycling

11th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1m to charity

Forces charities will be the biggest beneficiaries of this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo donation, but £250,000 will also go to the arts

10th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Extra cash for carers gets paid this week

Boost for carers

10th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Thousands endure rain and wind to Pedal for Scotland

​Extreme weather but thousands still take part

10th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Abuse survivors could get millions in compensation

Campaign groups press for individual payouts for victims

7th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lost Voice Guy backs Blackwood

Britain's Got Talent winner backs Blackwood

20th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
UK is ‘less peaceful’ nation than Qatar

A Scottish charity has called on the UK to embrace this week's International Day of Peace

19th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Combat Stress mag battles mental ill health

Combat Stress launches new mental health magazine

13th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
A social enterprise treasury for all

The history of the social enterprise sector in Scotland is to be preserved for posterity

12th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk breaks cash records - and there’s more to come

The Kiltwalk has raised a record amount for charities this year and there’s loads more cash still to come before 2018 is out

12th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1m to charity

Forces charities will be the biggest beneficiaries of this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo donation, but £250,000 will also go to the arts

10th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity’s financial future ‘on a knife edge’

Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts has been closed since a devastating fire three months ago

6th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Memorial to remember thousands who die from addiction or suicide

A poignant ceremony is set to be held in Glasgow this week to call for action

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Third of puppies fall ill or die in first year

The Kennel Club has said that internet sales are leading to a welfare crisis for dogs

3rd September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity offers staff full time, paid leave when a pet dies

A campaigning charity has become one of the first employers in the UK to offer staff bereavement leave when a pet dies

31st August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homeless charity’s Hibs hook-up is a real game changer

Homelessness charity Cyrenians has provided more than 600 free lunches at Hibs’ Easter Road Stadium

30th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Women’s movement in Scotland to be celebrated

Engender is looking for nominations for inspiring women, groups and campaigns that have helped create change

29th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Festival shows films to change the world

A festival promises 12 days of inspiring films and ideas to change the world

28th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Corbyn: charity status could transform the UK’s media

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out bold plans to turn media groups into charities

23rd August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Dementia art project unveiled

Cloudgate was created by a renowned artist who worked alongside those with dementia

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Starbucks pressed over straws plan

A Scottish campaign group is leading a bid to get the coffee giant to develop a new straw that will satisfy the disabled

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fringe partnership hits funding milestone

Waverley Care and the Pleasance have been working together for more than 25 years

22nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Headteachers should decide on religion

Headteachers should be given power to decide

21st August 2018 by Robert Armour

2 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
Further call for mandatory CCTV in abattoirs

Michael Gove has announced that new legislation will be introduced in England

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit could stop groups from suing the government

Fears have been highlighted over a clause in the European Union Repeal Bill

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reintroduction plans could see lynx return to Scotland

The Lynx UK Trust would like to see 250 of the cats brought in near Glasgow

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News