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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish neo-nazi rock concert cancelled

​Extreme rock band Bound for Glory reported to have cancelled gig scheduled for this weekend after a public outcry

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity stunned after teen vandals offer to repair their own damage following drunken rampage

Beith Community Development Trust was originally left devastated when a group of 13 and 14-year-olds targeted its property

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists appeal for cash to take Scottish Government to court

The Humanist Society Scotland needs to raise £3,000 to get religious observance challenge off the ground

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Enterprise Academy hails its Rio golden girl

Popular tutor Karen Darke struck gold in the Paralympic time-trial cycling

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots sport fans are more homophobic than rest of the UK

60% of Scottish sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse and one in six would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay

21st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Ken Loach film on brutal benefits system headlines film festival

Ken Loach's latest award winning film about a 59-year-old joiner who falls ill and applies for Employment and Support Allowance is to close 12 day festival

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

​Charlatans frontman surprises charity by donating signed goods and then tweeting fans

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Police called to charity football match as fans spark trouble

Community festival game held up as opposing fans invaded the pitch

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow gears up for Pride this weekend

​With a parade, fairground, food, drink and music, Glasgow Pride attempts to steal the festival limelight from Edinburgh this weekend

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Specialist books to fly off shelves at city charity shop

Shelter Scotland is marking the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival with sale of vintage books

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Football act is a distraction from real solution to sectarianism, says charity

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Filmmaker and poet to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes

Each artist will receive a £7,000 grant and support to produce a piece of work to be unveiled as part of LGBT History Month in February 2017

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

Unaccompanied teenage refugees from countries other than Syria and Sudan will not be allowed to enter the UK from Calais

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Planet faces mass extinction nightmare

Global mass extinctions are on the cards after it was revealed that populations of animal species will plummet by the end of the decade

27th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Pressure group says new centre aims to get vulnerable people out of the country as quickly as possible and their cases won't be heard properly

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Carve a pumpkin for Syria challenge launched

​Charity urges you to ditch the scary faces this Halloween and show solidarity with Syrian children

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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J.K. Rowling to host Facebook Live chat to promote her charity

The Harry Potter author will talk about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos on Saturday to launch its latest campaign

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£750K granted to help community group save iconic pine forest

Arkaig Community Forest and Woodland Trust Scotland have been awarded the cash by People’s Postcode Lottery

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugees and Scots to combine to create exhibition

Scottish Refugee Council will initially bring Glaswegians together over a multi-cultural meal

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened in the Highlands

There are as little as 300 of the iconic Scottish wildcat left living in the wild

26th August 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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Plea for public to be allowed to house refugees

​Charity has registered 3,500 residents willing to take someone in to their home

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

Bidding is already into the thousands for the piece of historic sporting memorabilia

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

​Modern pollutants contribute to the deaths of 2,500 Scots every year

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

Conservationists say they need to raise £50,000 to reintroduce predatory big cats to Scotland

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

The Scottish Parliament can and must use its powers to completely ban fracking, environmental activists say

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

Funding is urgently needed to lower Scotland’s carbon footprint not pay for it to be increased say environmental groups

2nd June 2016 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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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs is to hold a Brexit debate next week

9th 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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Charity’s court battle with Scottish Government put on hold

​Humanist Society Scotland's call for a judicial review into religious observance policy in schools has been paused until 31 March

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Young people twice as likely as adults to volunteer

More than half of 11-18 year olds volunteer compared to just over a quarter of adults, new research finds

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poorest schools in Scotland receive share in £120m fund to cut attainment gap

​The government cash is to be used by headteachers in any way they see fit to reduce the attainment gap between pupils from rich and poor backgrounds

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year

The first minister is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year as part of a competition run by Young Scot

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Coaches should be banned from having sex with 16 and 17 year olds

NSPCC Scotland calls for Sexual Offences Act which bars teachers having sex with 16 and 17 year-old pupils to be extended to sports coaches and youth workers

30th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help run child abuse protection service

The charity has put out a request for more help in the Edinburgh area

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th 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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10% of Glasgow City Council workers to become mentors for city’s school pupils

Glasgow City Council is encouraging its staff by committing to offering them paid leave if they become mentors for the city's care experienced pupils

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Body anxious kids as young as 11 are avoiding PE finds YMCA

​Youngsters are so worried about their body image many hide away and some are even considering surgery report finds

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

Traditional goals like owning a house or getting a steady job are unrealistic say many teams

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Why can Police Scotland charge paedophiles over sex texts but officers in England can’t asks charity

Police still cant charge people with sending sexual communications to children in England and Wales as government hasn't set start date for new law

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fund now offers three years worth of cash to charities

​The Scottish Veterans Fund has been opened up to support charities running projects that last longer than one year

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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11-year-old Scot steals the show at Children in Need

The annual fundraiser raised £4.6m north of the border – just under 10% of the UK wide total

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Giving Tuesday set to be ‘biggest and best yet’

Organisers say this year’s #givingtuesday will be the “biggest and best” yet as it emerged hundreds of charities had signed up to the global day of giving

15th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More than 2000 people take part in final Kiltwalk of the year

Lorraine Kelly, Jackie Bird, Sean Batty and the Bay City Rollers inspire Edinburgh walkers to raise over £100,000

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

​£30,000 up for grabs at ScottishPower Foundation Awards

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed it has received over 150 complaints from members of the public in the first two months of its existence

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More of us are leaving a donation to charity in our wills than ever before

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£750K granted to help community group save iconic pine forest

Arkaig Community Forest and Woodland Trust Scotland have been awarded the cash by People’s Postcode Lottery

26th August 2016 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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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

Ash Scotland says the new law sends out a clear message of the health risks

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Uniform look for Edinburgh night time volunteers

​A project which helps vulnerable adults around Edinburgh's popular nightspots have been given new uniform jackets by a local hotel

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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Chief encounters: Angie Ferguson on why she had to start an autism support charity

When Angie Ferguson's son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome she was dismayed that there was a lack of support so set up a charity to fix that

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scot with cerebral palsy who designed spoon that doesn’t spill promises new products

Grant Douglas' design has gone on to revolutionise mealtimes for people with shaky hands around the world - he is now months away from launching more products

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Warning that Scots wont live long enough to get a state pension if age rises much higher

​Possibility of state pension age being raised to 68 would be a disaster for many people north of the border

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Child abuse inquiry will not be extended to those not in care

​John Swinney has moved to clarify the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will only investigate cases of abuse involving people who were within institutions

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

Turning Point Scotland has appointed one of the country’s most senior police officers as its new chief executive

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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Is this charity’s Christmas advert better than the John Lewis one?

Alzheimer Scotland has made its own Christmas advert this year promoting the charity and its work

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hero charity workers saved injured cop left for dead following hit and run

Marie Curie workers Angela Morris and Beverley Masson were working a nightshift visiting terminally ill patients when they came across an abandoned car

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Doctors don’t even get to spend 10 minutes with patients who are dying

Majority of GPs say patient’s appointments should be at least 20 minutes but 46% are only able to spend 10 minutes or less with them in surgeries

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The US election and the possibility of war are seriously affecting our children, Childline warns

Childline says the number of calls from young people suffering from anxiety has increased rapidly over the past year

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people in care to help reform system that is failing them

Charities welcome announcement by First Minister, who says the failings in the system for looked after children breaks her heart

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

Researchers warn older people with mental health problems are becoming isolated because they are unable to depend on family

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New logo launched by regulator to help organisations show their charitable status

The Office of the Scottish Regulator is inviting charities to display the registration logo on their websites and email signatures

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charity workers and volunteers named in New Year’s Honours list

The full list of Scotland's charity workers and volunteers who featured in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list

4th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society Scotland lose public affairs boss to global organisation

​Gary McLelland has been appointed as chief executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year plan launched for social enterprises in Scotland

Focus to be on stimulating social enterprises, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Voluntary sector rules supreme at public service awards

Almost half of the awards given out at the 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards were won by those linked to the third sector

8th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Media and government pressure is stopping charities from campaigning

Nine out of 10 voluntary sector workers tell researchers campaigning is under threat

7th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

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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Digital is booming and charities are starting to join the revolution

Paul Cardwell looks at which charities are making the best use of digital technology to explore how your organisation can become more connected.

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Government told to find out why charities aren’t making best use of technology

Senior executives from Google and Twitter tell House of Lords committee on charities digital technology is crucial to sector

30th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

Three charity bosses in Scotland have made a list of the best social media chief executives from across the UK

29th November 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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Charity forced to change its name as it was confused for dating app Tinder

The Tinder Foundation is having to rebrand after getting fed up of being confused for the popular hook-up app

24th 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

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Chief encounters: Angie Ferguson on why she had to start an autism support charity

When Angie Ferguson's son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome she was dismayed that there was a lack of support so set up a charity to fix that

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

​STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

The new Church of Scotland moderator and charity founder says situation is a “damning indictment” on the country

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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More people are turning up at homeless shelters needing a bed for the night

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Thousands of home renters to benefit from new law

Charities and campaigners say the Scottish Parliament has just made the biggest changes to private tenancy law in the last 25 years

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

Disabled people could lose out on up to £3,000 per year due to changes to the personal independence payments

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps people stay in their homes longer

Care and Repair Edinburgh helped 5,000 older and disabled people in the capital last year

29th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Break the cycle of early death and homelessness

For many, homelessness begins in childhood creating a cycle of ill health and diminished life chances that becomes hard to break.

25th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Celebs take to selling The Big Issue

Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch and wrestler Grado will be selling the magazine in Glasgow as part of the INSP vendor week

29th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Concern that those renting their home will miss out on election vote

Campaign launched to encourage people to register to vote ahead of Scottish Parliament election in May

26th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crisis as number of homeless children rises

Almost 5,000 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

12th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee group becomes homeless charity

A refugee support group has transformed itself into a charity that helps the homeless

12th January 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots children spent one million days homeless in 2015

​Temporary accommodation is becoming a fact of life for Scots families and children

11th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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700,000 Scots fear missing housing payments in 2016

​The new year brings new fears for thousands of rent and mortgage payers in Scotland

5th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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George Clooney launches Social Bite Christmas campaign

Clooney appears in video filmed in Edinburgh donating £5 and urging others to do so

14th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charitable trust tenants may be saved from eviction

The Port of Leith Housing Association is in discussion to buy 86 flats in Edinburgh from the Miss Agnes Hunter Trust

8th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Brand new designer jackets on sale at Shelter shops

​Windfall for charity as designer brand donates brand new jackets

7th December 2015 by Robert Armour

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Empty homes can solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Bringing empty homes back into use could go some way to solving the country's housing problems says leading charity

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Top charity chiefs on social media named

Louise Macdonald of Young Scot is joined by Edel Harris of Cornerstone as top Scottish tweeters

16th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Amnesty International adverts banned in Edinburgh and Glasgow

​Network Rail faces criticism for pulling Amnesty International adverts at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots have donated £2,500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in Glasgow

Positive Action in Housing launched a fundraising page for Able Miller who it is claimed had lit fireworks thrown at him and his car by a group of teenagers

15th 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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A third of Scots are concerned about the number of refugees living in Scotland

38% of Scots say they are “fairly or very concerned” that 20,000 refugees currently live in Scotland

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Protest planned against refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Stop Detention in Scotland intends to protest outside the next Renfrewshire Council planning meeting

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Citizens advice service gave out one million pieces of advice in Scotland last year

Citizens Advice Scotland helped recover £120 million for some of the country's poorest while supporting 310,000 people in 2015/16

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Gay and bisexual men to be pardoned by Scottish Government

​Charities have welcomed an announcement that men convicted of same-sex sexual activity before laws against it were scrapped will receive a full pardon

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Plea for government to top up child benefit to help feed kids who are hungry and poor

Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie said children who don't get enough to eat are not able to thrive

19th 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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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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You can now pledge your support online for campaign demanding schools teach pupils about LGBT issues

Members of the public can now sign up and back the Time for Inclusive Education campaign online

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: Scotland’s lifetime of relying on charities

​97% of Scots will use a charity at some point in their life

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Report shows a way for MSPs to defy Westminster over benefits sanctions

The Scottish Government must not squander a historic chance to shelter vulnerable people against the worst excesses of the punitive sanctions regime

19th August 2016 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow foodbanks’ emergency appeal after school holidays leave shelves bare

Poverty over the school holidays has lead to more families turning to foodbanks this summer and has left foodbanks in desperate need of donations

16th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens restaurant for homeless with the backing of a Michelin-starred chef

Regular customers will be able to pay meals forward for homeless people who will also be offered training opportunities with top chef Martin Wishart

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

Four teens have been charged following the incident at an LGBT+ youth group

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

Up to 60% more families than it was possible to accommodate registered with two Glasgow schools offering free lunches during the summer holidays

3rd August 2016 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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Whopping donations from charity fundraising gala

Annual ball sees massive amount raised for Enable's projects across Scotland

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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An entrepreneurial approach to financial adversity

Charities should work more closely with the private sector to overcome adversity

27th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Autographs from the golden age of Hollywood left to charity

A book of rare autographs has been left to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) as part of a generous legacy

23rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Include Scotland in Brexit talks or we’ll trigger new indy referendum

Mike Russell tells The Gathering Scotland is being ignored by Westminster

23rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Minister: third sector is the “golden thread” that binds our communities

Cabinet secretary makes a robust defence of Scotland's third sector

22nd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives

First Minister confirms funding of third sector jobs programme

22nd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Survival mode: Scotland’s third sector fails to grow

Scotland's third sector is failing to grow and financial optimism is rock bottom

22nd February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Exclusive: police probe charity stalker Gerry Freedman

Unemployed man thought to have targeted charities across the UK with a campaign of harassment is being investigated by the police

17th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Country’s first urban hydro scheme handed over

Urban hydro scheme is already churning out community benefits

17th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Tycoon makes UK’s biggest ever donation to charity

Cash will go to help community groups and disabled children

17th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Blindfold fundraiser for Edinburgh charity

People across the country are being challenged to blindfold themselves for a day to raise money for Royal Blind

10th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland’s third sector scoops nearly £100m Lottery cash

Lottery figures reveal bumper year for Scotland's third sector

10th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Children’s charity get £7m backing from supermarket giant

Children and young people’s cancer support charity CLIC Sargent has won a partnership with retailer Morrisons worth around £7 million

9th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Mystery over massive spike in fundraising complaints

Fundraising Regulator reports surge in complaints but can't explain why

9th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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MND campaigner Gordon Aikman dies aged 31

Much loved campaigner took fundraising to a new level despite living with a debilitating terminal illness

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charities which exploit workers will be named and shamed

A group which names and shames companies which exploit workers has warned charities they could be in the firing line

14th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Top quality carers charity is the best in Scotland

A charity for carers in West Lothian has shown its commitment to putting service users first and won a top awards for its quality of service

14th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Exclusive: OSCR blamed for bankrupting charity - and leaving founder suicidal

​Probe by charity watchdog blamed for award-winning charity's rapid demise

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Voice of Scotland’s charities will be heard in new indy battle

Scotland’s charities will make their voices heard in the forthcoming battle over the country’s future

13th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Top family friendly charities revealed

Prestigious awards name two third sector winners

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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New children’s commissioner revealed

Family lawyer will replace Tam Baillie

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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New president at Ramblers Scotland

New recruit announced for prestigious post

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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New boss for conservation charity

Andrew Bachell will head John Muir Trust

10th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Enter the Scottish Charity Awards 2017

Charities and voluntary organisations can now enter the Scottish Charity Awards 2017

10th March 2017 by TFN Staff

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Charity boards are male and stale, survey finds

Scottish charities lack diversity at board level – and don’t reflect the communities they support

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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UK budget: “thin gruel” for Scots third sector

Scotland's third sector responds to today's budget statement

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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UK charities profit from new donation platform

More charities using Apple Pay to make donating easier

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Named person laws are back on track

Much fought-over named person legislation will proceed in Scotland – despite a court setback

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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New £2bn fund must reach charities fast

​Massive windfall from dormant assets must be shared equally across UK as soon as possible says leading third sector body

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Campaign launched to dispel rape myths

Campaign aims to heighten awareness about how victims respond to rape

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Women of Influence shortlist revealed

​The event recognises how leading women have inspired individuals and good causes

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: the councils using your pension cash to invest in fossil fuels

Campaigners say pensions are at risk from unethical investments - to the tune of £1.7bn

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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New boss for conservation charity

Andrew Bachell will head John Muir Trust

10th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Global action staged marking International Women’s Day 2017

Global protests underway to mark the day of action

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Syrian children in “toxic” mental health crisis

​Civil war in the middle eastern country is taking a huge psychological toll on children

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Big switch off planned for tenth Earth Hour

Scotland's most iconic structures will again be switching their lights off for WWF's Earth Hour, to show they care about the effects of climate change

4th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Grisly image reveals barbaric Cairngorms cull

​Calls for Scottish Government to stop halt the legal slaughter of mountain hares

1st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Scots charity clears up the deadly legacy of war

A Scottish charity has been praised for its work in removing land mines in Afghanistan

1st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Fuel poverty still a postcode lottery

​Stats show wide disparity in fuel poverty levels across Scotland

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Few Scots make link between food and poverty

​Scots urged to find out more about where their food comes from to combat poverty

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scots charity to work in world’s most dangerous city

Aid charity will provide 1,500 school children with meals

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Red squirrel army enlisted in fight to save species

A red squirrel army is being formed to ensure the survival of the iconic species

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charity welcomes aid for South Sudan - but situation is critical

Christian Aid has welcomed the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) providing £200 million in emergency aid to South Sudan and Somalia

22nd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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South Sudan on brink of catastrophe as famine declared

The international community must do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, Christian Aid has warned

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Resistance is fertile: take back our world from corporate power

Campaigners working from the grassroots up have the power to change the world, major conference hears

17th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Game of Thrones star battles gender inequality

Charity gets top celebrity backing in its fight for global gender equality

17th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Win £20,000 for a post-graduate green idea

The People's Postcode Lottery has launched a scholarship programme for people with business ideas that will improve the environment

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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New children’s commissioner revealed

Family lawyer will replace Tam Baillie

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Most councils failing on free childcare

Just four Scottish councils have reciprocal agreements with other local authorities to fund childcare

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Funding doubled for dyslexia charity

Funding for a charity supporting children with dyslexia is being doubled

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Named person laws are back on track

Much fought-over named person legislation will proceed in Scotland – despite a court setback

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Troubled kids failed as mental health targets are not met

Young people in urgent need of mental health services are being failed across the country

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Half a million missing out on vital benefits

A range of charities are backing a campaign aimed at making sure people claim benefits

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Syrian children in “toxic” mental health crisis

​Civil war in the middle eastern country is taking a huge psychological toll on children

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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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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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Labour: use new welfare powers to increase Child Benefit by £240

​Scottish Labour leader pledges to increase Child Benefit

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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MSPs back same-sex education for Scots curriculum

Campaign gets backing of Scottish Parliament

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scots charity to work in world’s most dangerous city

Aid charity will provide 1,500 school children with meals

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charities urge new councillors to help vulnerable children

Leading charities have urged Scotland’s incoming intake of new councillors to protect the country’s most vulnerable children

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Hillsborough campaigner reveals heartache over £1,200 cash for son’s death

Margaret Aspinall reveals she'll never get over the guilt she feels for accepting cash for her son's death

24th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Revealed: what it’s like to be a young carer in Scotland

A new study maps out the day to day experiences of young carers in Scotland

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Sturgeon’s constituency “biggest slum in Scotland”

Community activists say Govanhill's problems aren't being addressed

30th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Councils buckling under Universal Credit arrears

Survey reports vast majority of English council tenants on Universal Credit are in arrears

26th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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World leading centre for homelessness could be built in Scotland

New facility plans to use third sector expertise to combat homelessness

23rd January 2017 by Robert Armour

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More than 800 children living in temporary homes

Shelter Scotland says Scottish Government must ramp up its efforts to fight homelessness in light of latest official figures

17th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Housing body wins half a million to fight homelessness

The Wheatley Group will set up two services across central Scotland to support veterans transition to civilian life and avoid homelessness

16th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Fifteen years on, swimming returns to Govanhill Baths

​Community group opens teaching pool in iconic baths

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Public wants action on energy efficient homes

Public and charities call for more to be spent on making homes warm and energy efficient

26th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Community groups to decide on local funding priorities

Projects making a difference to communities in Glasgow are being invited to pitch for a share of local funding to be awarded next year.

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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The TFN Quiz of 2016

​2016 has been a big year but forget Brexit and Trump for five minutes and attempt our quiz of the year. Let us know your score in the comments below.

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Vice-chair resigns after fall out with chief executive

Housing association vice-chair resigns over chief executive's "heavy handed" approach to staff

14th December 2016 by Robert Armour

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Charitable trust set to help 7000 people in its first year

A charitable trust targeting poverty and social exclusion is set to help 7000 people in its first year.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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EXCLUSIVE: human rights probe into disabled housing crisis

The housing crisis afflicting disabled people in Scotland is to be the subject of a major human rights investigation, TFN can reveal

9th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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Almost 100,000 households move out of fuel poverty

Almost 100,000 Scottish households have moved out of fuel poverty, according to official statistics

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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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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Housing crisis leaves disabled desperate and homeless

Defuse ticking timebomb in disabled housing

2nd December 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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New fuel poverty targets must be met say charities

New targets will be set for eradicating fuel poverty in Scotland

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Government must counter Westminster cuts

​Budget increased cash for Scotland - but will do nothing to counter welfare reforms

9th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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UK budget: “thin gruel” for Scots third sector

Scotland's third sector responds to today's budget statement

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Global action staged marking International Women’s Day 2017

Global protests underway to mark the day of action

8th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half a million missing out on vital benefits

A range of charities are backing a campaign aimed at making sure people claim benefits

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Universal Credit in crisis: Calls for roll-out to be halted

Claimants on low incomes being left destitute with the introduction of the controversial system

7th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Campaign launched to dispel rape myths

Campaign aims to heighten awareness about how victims respond to rape

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Poverty is driving Scots to suicide

Report says there is a link between inequality and suicide

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Extra £47m to tackle hated bedroom tax

Ministers announce more funding to counteract bedroom tax in Scotland

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Women of Influence shortlist revealed

​The event recognises how leading women have inspired individuals and good causes

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Charity chief named as gender inequality tsar

Leading charity boss will head up new advisory council

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Claims DWP assessors ask: “Why haven’t you killed yourself?”

Mentally ill claimants complain they are being asked to justify why they are are still alive

2nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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City residents rake in £1m from unique advice project

​Welfare and debt advice in Glasgow libraries proves an instant success

2nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Volunteer - you won’t lose your benefits

New guidance produced by Scottish charities and the UK government clarifies the rules around volunteering when on benefits

28th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Labour: use new welfare powers to increase Child Benefit by £240

​Scottish Labour leader pledges to increase Child Benefit

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Pressure mounts on DWP to replace sanctions with warnings

​Influential committee of MPs urge DWP to trial warning system in place of punitive benefit sanctions

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Human rights at heart of new Scottish social security system

Human rights will be an integral part of Scotland's new social security system

24th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Hillsborough campaigner reveals heartache over £1,200 cash for son’s death

Margaret Aspinall reveals she'll never get over the guilt she feels for accepting cash for her son's death

24th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives

First Minister confirms funding of third sector jobs programme

22nd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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New scheme offers hundreds of carers respite

​American model for respite care proves successful in Scotland

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Funding doubled for dyslexia charity

Funding for a charity supporting children with dyslexia is being doubled

9th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Kevin Bridges to host comedy gig in memory of MND campaigner

Fred MacAulay and a host of other comedians will also perform at this year's Stand Up Against MND comedy fundraiser gig in memory of Gordon Aikman

9th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Troubled kids failed as mental health targets are not met

Young people in urgent need of mental health services are being failed across the country

7th March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Extra £47m to tackle hated bedroom tax

Ministers announce more funding to counteract bedroom tax in Scotland

6th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scots’ sweet tooth condemns a generation to cancer

Scotland’s sweet tooth is putting the health of a generation at risk, according to a new report by Cancer Research UK

3rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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£1m autism school axed after supporting just two kids in five years

​School closed due to lack of demand

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Alcohol adverts are leading children to drink

Drink industry adverts are making children view alcohol as positive, report warns

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charities urge new councillors to help vulnerable children

Leading charities have urged Scotland’s incoming intake of new councillors to protect the country’s most vulnerable children

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Aikman legacy goes on in form of £25k scholarship

Campaigner Gordon Aikman’s legacy will continue in the form of a £25,000 scholarship

23rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Revealed: what it’s like to be a young carer in Scotland

A new study maps out the day to day experiences of young carers in Scotland

21st February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Leading charity banned from child sex abuse inquiry

​Thousands of child sex abuse survivors now won't give evidence says charity

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scots care charity named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

A charity is among 16 firms forced to pay workers back pay

16th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Free course designed for carers of vulnerable children

People looking after or working with vulnerable children can benefit from a free online university developed course

14th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Jobs to go in Scotland as leading charity restructures

​RNIB Scotland is to lose jobs as part of a UK-wide restructure

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Mental health problems stalk Scots children

Mental ill health is getting worse for children because Scotland has no national strategy to tackle the problem

14th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
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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Victory for Heroes Vodka after winning major Asda deal

A social enterprise which employs ex-service men and women has won a contract to supply its vodka to every Asda in the country

7th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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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

1 Comment News
From prison to coaching for Celtic: how charities helped Patrick turn his life around

Celtic boss hears how third sector employment project transforms lives

3rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter was set up by Volunteer Glasgow following the 2014 Commonwealth Games

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
National Trust pays respects to Tam Dalyell

A charity has paid respects to veteran Scottish politician Tam Dalyell, who passed away on Thursday

27th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise pub launches new venture in Edinburgh

New menu offered by social enterprise pub group to train disadvantaged youngsters

27th January 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Take part in RSPB Scotland’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Thousands of people across Scotland are expected to watch and count their garden birds for this year’s RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

27th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Telling the stories of the women who built Scotland

Youth projects across Scotland are turning detective to uncover the amazing stories behind some of the country’s forgotten heroines

26th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Celebrating the work of the world’s street papers

The world’s first exhibition celebrating the creativity and social impact of street papers throughout the globe will be held in Glasgow

24th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Video: donate and win a Valentine’s date with Idris Elba

​Luther actor auctions himself off in aid of a charity which empowers women

13th January 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Tom Hiddleston apologises to aid workers for “inelegant” Golden Globes speech

Actor says his cumbersome awards speech was the result of nervousness

10th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Elusive wildcat caught on camera by charity

Elusive wildcats have been spotted at two National Trust for Scotland (NTS) sites in Aberdeenshire in recent months

9th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scots dumping rubbish on nature reserves

The Scottish Wildlife Trust says it is spending thousands of pounds a year clearing up rubbish including household waste from its nature reserves

5th January 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Social tourism provides a respite for struggling families

Vulnerable and disadvantaged people were offered free holidays last year as part of a campaign to promote social tourism

4th January 2017 by Graham Martin

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Revealed: the top 10 weirdest items donated to charity in 2016

A sheep's head and a prosthetic leg were just two of the unusual items donated to charity shops in 2016

23rd December 2016 by Robert Armour

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Theresa May told to save the Human Rights Act

More than 160 charities, unions and campaign groups have signed a letter asking Theresa May to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Charitable trust set to help 7000 people in its first year

A charitable trust targeting poverty and social exclusion is set to help 7000 people in its first year.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Stepmothers struggle to build relationships with stepchildren, survey finds

Stepmothers find it harder to forge good relationships with stepchildren than their male equivalents, according to a new survey

7th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Girlguiding members encouraged to campaign for change

Girlguiding Scotland members took part in a groundbreaking project to give girls the skills and confidence to speak out on the issues they care about

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Almost 100,000 households move out of fuel poverty

Almost 100,000 Scottish households have moved out of fuel poverty, according to official statistics

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Child mental health targets missed by half of Scotland’s health boards

Half of Scotland’s health boards failed to meet waiting time targets for child mental health treatment, it has emerged

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Young families failed by UK asylum system, report finds

Pregnant asylum seekers and those with newborn babies are being housed in filthy, cockroach-infested flats by UK Government contractors in Glasgow

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Campaigners back move to scrap Scotland’s care tax

A Scottish Parliament motion to explore making social care free for people with long-term health conditions has been welcomed by campaign groups

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity offers online support to people with cancer this Christmas

Scots affected by cancer who are experiencing loneliness are being encouraged to log on to a charity’s online community for support

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
First Minister’s Christmas card raises £1000 for charity

Artwork commissioned by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a Christmas card has raised £1000 for charity.

5th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities welcome plan to improve lives of disabled people

Charities have welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s plan to transform the lives of disabled people

5th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Age Scotland reveals 54,000 Scots over 60 face Christmas alone

The First Minister has backed a campaign to tackle loneliness this festive period as figures revealed 54,000 older Scots will spend Christmas alone

5th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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National fund launched to support housing association strikers

A Scotland-wide strike fund appeal has been launched to support workers taking industrial action at a west of Scotland housing association

30th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Bake Off’s Candice helps Giving Tuesday raise more dough

This year’s event is set to be the UK’s most successful yet, according to early reports.

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity welcomes move to involve more female doctors in rape examinations

Moves to involve more female doctors in forensic examinations of victims of sexual offences have been welcomed by a charity

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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RNLI announces it will drop door-to-door fundraising

One of the UK’s leading charities has announced it will end door-to-door fundraising at the end of the year

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Social enterprise Cause4 makes hottest 50 startups list

A social enterprise company that has raised more than £46m for charities in the past seven years has been recognised on a prestigious annual list

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Digital raffle firm launches online fundraising platform

Charities will be able to raise funds through online raffles after a dedicated digital platform was launched this month

28th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Anti-racism campaigners rocked by victimisation row

A charity withdrew support from an anti-racism march after organisers were found to have unfairly dismissed an employee of Pakistani descent

28th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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