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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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Watch: Charities are joining in the mannequin challenge video craze

The #MannequinChallenge is being carried out by millions of people around the world and now charities are getting involved

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh sees launch of world’s first social enterprise gin

​The team behind award winning Pickering's Gin have collaborated with social enterprise specialist Chris Thewlis and drinks industry guru David Moore

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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£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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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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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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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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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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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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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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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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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th 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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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charity launches benches that allow people to donate, charge their mobile and use free wi-fi

Cancer Research UK benches offer free wi-fi, mobile charging and contactless donations

1st February 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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Charities given £4.3 million funding boost

​19 Scottish charities have been given a helping hand at the start of 2017 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland

12th 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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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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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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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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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hits out as whisky association boasts of economic impact

Economic benefits must be balanced against the significant costs of alcohol-related harm says charity boss

25th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th 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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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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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

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Third sector hits out at May’s “bullying” Brexit speech

Charity leaders have said May's Brexit plan has ignores Scotland and groups that have depended on European funding

18th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity was forced to call in liquidator over debts of £215,000

The National Playbus Association went into liquidation because of two employment tribunals

17th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th 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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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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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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People to be offered more help with funeral costs

Citizens Advice Bureaux is to train advisors to help people plan for funerals including supporting them to access funeral payments

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits homeless restaurant in Edinburgh

The Oscar winner enjoyed lunch prepared by workers from homeless backgrounds at the new ‘pay it forward’ restaurant

17th November 2016 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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Bid to beat the bookies and stop lottery bets

Moves are being made to stop bookies harming good causes by offering bets on lottery results

5th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Oxfam boss says Daily Mail did third sector a “favour”

​Conference hears how the fundraising crisis in 2015 made charities get their fundraising strategies in order

3rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Revealed: the UK’s most generous millionaires

The rich are getting richer - which is good news for charitable giving

3rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Funds available so charities can create jobs

Cash is available which will allow charities to create new jobs

2nd May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Public bodies still refusing fair funding to local charities

New research uncovers the true battle local charities and community organisations still face accessing funding from public bodies

2nd May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Thousands take part in biggest ever Kiltwalk

More than 7,200 people took to the streets of Glasgow in the biggest ever Kiltwalk and are on course to raise £1 million for charities in Scotland

1st May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Vodafone apologises for charity donation cock-up

Telecomms giant Vodafone doubled charged customers who donated to charity, it has been revealed

1st May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities fear losing millions after being locked out of rates review

​Barclay Review has failed to listen third sector - now charities fear they could lose millions of pounds if rates arrangements change

27th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Ladies who lunch raise thousands for social care charity

​Annual event goes from strength to strength

24th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Annie Lennox, Kevin Bridges and Texas to perform for Obama at Edinburgh charity gig

​Sir Tom Hunter announces star-studded lineup for prestigious charity dinner

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Major funds boost for Addaction

Scotland’s biggest drug and alcohol treatment and recovery charity has been awarded £47,500 by the Scottish Government

18th April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Massive funding boost for third sector consortium

​Cash will be used to support older veterans

18th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Good Finance advice for charities and social enterprises

A new digital service will provide support for third sector organisations considering whether to take on loan finance

12th April 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Brexit has had no effect on UK charity donations

Survey shows impact of Brexit negligible in terms of charity giving

11th April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Revealed: UK’s most charitable companies

Find out the top 10 most charitable companies in the UK ​

10th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Charity announces best ever year for income

​Superb year for Edinburgh charity

7th April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Obama to attend charity dinner in Edinburgh next month

​Leading charity pulls off another major coup enticing Obama to the capital

7th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Chief executive to head-up two leading charities

Dual role for chief executive taking on Edinburgh and Glasgow-based charities

14th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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New UK civil society minister announced

​NCVO says it looks forward to working with new minister

14th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Grants for data projection projects up for grabs

​Grant programme for data protection projects launched

14th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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New Scots MPs reveal strong third sector links

Of 23 new Scots MPs, seven have strong third sector links

13th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Governance crisis at leading charity as chief executive resigns

​World's oldest animal charity plunged into disarray after resignation

13th June 2017 by Robert Armour

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Civil society minister’s scalp taken in GE17 drama

The UK’s minister for civil society was a high profile casualty of the Corbyn general election surge

9th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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GE17: hung parliament can work in third sector’s favour

The uncertainty surrounding the general election result could provide an opportunity for the third sector to push forward its agenda

9th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Legacy giving is crucial to charity sector - and it must be promoted

The UK’s political parties have been urged to support and help grow legacy giving to build a stronger and more resilient charitable sector

8th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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CHAS alphabet will help double charity’s income

Children's Hospices Across Scotland has a new plan to improve the lives of every child with a life-shortening condition

5th June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity: we did not destroy sex abuse files

Barnardo's Scotland has robustly denied allegations it destroyed crucial child abuse files

5th June 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Murder investigation after death of charity worker

A charity has been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of one of its staff in an alleged attack, which left a teenage boy fighting for his life

5th June 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
8 Scottish social enterprises head to Asda Academy

Find out which emerging Scottish social entrepreneurs are heading down to Leeds next week to find out how to sell their products to Asda

2nd June 2017 by Susan Smith

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New deputy chief for major Scottish foundation

Carolyn Sawyers will move the the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland in August ahead of the announcement of its new brand

2nd June 2017 by Susan Smith

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Housing sector must look to the future, SFHA conference hears

The housing sector must ensure it is preparing now to remain resilient to help the tenants of tomorrow

1st June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Samaritans volunteers helped record numbers in 2016

Volunteers working for the Samaritans dealt with 5.7 million callers in 2016, the charity said at the start of Volunteers Week

1st June 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
New chief for social housing federation

The new chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations will move to Scotland to take up the role in June

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Boost for charities as millions oppose Tump

The presidency of Donald Trump has prompted millions of people to become more politically engaged and increase their support for good causes

30th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Slim pickings for third sector in party manifestos

TFN analyses what the parties are promising Scotland's third sector

30th May 2017 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Volunteers sought for all night Edinburgh fundraiser

Volunteers can donate a couple of hours or stay out all night to help support Scotland's Moonwalkers on 10 June

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
GE17: environment must not suffer from Brexit fall out

All parties must campaign on environmental issues in the general election, an influential umbrella group has said

23rd May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charity gagging clause a permanent threat to civil society

Charities are being silenced ahead of voting as Lobbying Act does not account for snap election

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Revealed: Scotland’s worst cycling accident hotspots

League table ranked by accident severity published by leading charity

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: MSPs want answers after wildlife crime cases collapse

MSPs are demanding answers following the collapse of a string of wildlife crime cases

21st May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Anti-fox hunting rally announced for this weekend

​UK-wide campaign arrives in Edinburgh to protest against plans to reverse ban

19th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Massive cash boost to promote walking and cycling projects

Projects across the country get cash to help Scots ditch the car

18th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Huge legal costs could cripple campaigning charities

Campaigners have called for urgent reforms which will allow charities to campaign without worrying about incurring crippling legal fees

16th May 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Fury after prosecutors drop another wildlife crime case

An environmental charity wants answers from the Crown Office after an alleged wildlife crime prosecution was dropped by courts – the third in weeks

16th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Mountaineer becomes youngest Briton to scale Everest

Impressive feat of human endurance takes young Edinburgh climber into the record books

16th May 2017 by Robert Armour

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Slow down: charities back move to blitz road speeds

Charities are backing a move to reduce the speed limit in built up areas to 20mph

15th May 2017 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
First female boss for conservation charity

Ann McCall takes over from Stuart Housden, who has led RSPB Scotland for over 20 years

15th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Charity forced to pay £50k to energy giant after daring to challenge windfarm

A charity has agreed to pay costs to an energy company following a failed attempt to stop a wind farm

12th May 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
National Marine Centre to open in North Berwick

The Scottish Seabird Centre has unveiled its plans for a £5.5m National Marine Centre to culture secretary Fiona Hyslop

11th May 2017 by Susan Smith

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Charities hail bid to ban animal circuses

Animal protection charities have welcomed publication of a bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Scotland

11th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Outrage at Theresa May’s plans to reintroduce foxhunting

Cruel and outdated foxhunting should have no place in 21st century Britain say campaigners

10th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Award winning anti-fracking film to tour Scotland

​Campaigners hope film will inspire Scots activists

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Heart breaking Uganda scam you must not fall for

A charity is warning people not to be fooled by heart-rending begging scam asking for cash to help poor families in Uganda

9th May 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Government foot dragging on pollution will cost lives

Pollution strategy is costing lives according to campaigners

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
RSPB anger after hen harrier killing charges are dropped

RSPB Scotland has reacted with fury after charges against a gamekeeper charged with killing a rare bird of prey were dropped

5th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Aberlour opens three new children’s homes in Highlands

The former family homes will provide a home to five vulnerable children aged between eight and fifteen

5th June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
CHAS alphabet will help double charity’s income

Children's Hospices Across Scotland has a new plan to improve the lives of every child with a life-shortening condition

5th June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity: we did not destroy sex abuse files

Barnardo's Scotland has robustly denied allegations it destroyed crucial child abuse files

5th June 2017 by Graham Martin

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Schools will open to feed hungry children over the summer

More schools in Glasgow are to open to feed children and families affected by food poverty over the summer holidays

1st June 2017 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Apologies to survivors as child abuse inquiry opens

The inquiry aims to uncover the extend of child abuse in Scotland over the last 50 years

1st June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Politicians told to stop discriminating against young people

Young people want equal wages, the right to vote at 16 and access to wifi in their communities says the Youthlink Scotland manifesto

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Review promises to transform growing up in care in Scotland

Five people with experience of care will sit on the 13-strong discovery group set to work out how to transform growing up in care in Scotland

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty project supports low-income families

Families struggling with fuel poverty across Central Scotland will get support through the new project

30th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dementia is one of our biggest fears

Research for Dementia Awareness Week reveals the extent to which Scots fear dementia and the implications it can have on friendships

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Boys just wanna play sport – or do they?

A new campaign from the Boys Brigade focuses on the importance of involvement in team sports

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Less than half of pupils walk to school in Scotland

Official figures reveal less than half of Scottish pupils are engaging in active travel to get to school

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Twin sisters launch Race for Life after winning cancer battle

Cancer survivor Eilidh Steel and her twin sister Louise launched the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Race for Life recently

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity app to improve child safety

​Innovate app enables children to be safer at home

18th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Young people should limit time spent on social media

​Survey indicates young people may feel more depressed when they access social media

17th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
MSPs discover many councils failing vulnerable pupils

A committee of MSPs has called on the Scottish Government to review funding Scottish state school pupils with additional support needs

15th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Huge increase in Scots children seeking support for exam stress

​School children in Scotland reporting stress-related problems more than ever before

12th May 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Success for Scots school pupils in Big Peddle challenge

Project encourages children to use alternative forms of transport including bikes and scooters

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sexism in the media is putting girls off politics

​Research shows girls are being discouraged from engaging because of the way they are portrayed in the media

5th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Prince Philip praised for charity work as he steps down from public office

"Tireless" charity work of HRH Duke of Edinburgh applauded

4th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Soaring cost of housing throws Scots children into poverty

Soaring housing costs pushed a further 70,000 Scottish children into poverty

10th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Shelter Scotland announces new vice president

​Robert Black takes on role in recognition for previous work with the charity

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing associations fear impact of Brexit

Leaving Europe is all about damage limitation say Scotland's housing associations

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Troubled housing association put tenants at risk

An emergency takeover has been made of a troubled housing association in order to protect tenants

29th March 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Pressure mounts on UK government to halt universal credit

New system is leaving people destitute, renewing calls for its roll-out to be halted

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Housing boss admits voyeurism and sex assault

The disgraced former financial chief of Scotland’s biggest social landlord used hidden cameras to film colleagues on the toilet, a court has heard

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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The shocking truth: one million Scots now in poverty

Campaigners warn work no longer a route out of hardship for hard-pressed families

16th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty still a postcode lottery

​Stats show wide disparity in fuel poverty levels across Scotland

28th February 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Housing association yet to resolve “serious” governance issues

Regulator continues to impose statutory powers on housing association

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Former MSP takes policy job at leading body

Sarah Boyack takes on new role at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Innovative houses will transform lives of the disabled

The construction of six pioneering homes set to transform the lives of those with disabilities is underway in Dundee

20th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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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

2 Comments News
Under-fire housing association boss refuses to quit

Niall Gordon will stay on as chief executive despite watchdog taking over the beleaguered housing association

13th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Homeless barbers cutting for good in Glasgow

Two kind hearted Glasgow barbers have started cutting hair for the homeless for free

13th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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

1 Comment News
Regulator forced to take over troubled housing association

Weakness in Wishaw and District Housing Association's management force regulator to step in

9th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
New chief for social housing federation

The new chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations will move to Scotland to take up the role in June

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scots run out of cash before pay day

Debt and cash problems are a daily problem for the majority of Scots as a survey showed more than half often run out of money before pay day

31st May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Politicians told to stop discriminating against young people

Young people want equal wages, the right to vote at 16 and access to wifi in their communities says the Youthlink Scotland manifesto

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Review promises to transform growing up in care in Scotland

Five people with experience of care will sit on the 13-strong discovery group set to work out how to transform growing up in care in Scotland

31st May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Boost for charities as millions oppose Tump

The presidency of Donald Trump has prompted millions of people to become more politically engaged and increase their support for good causes

30th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty project supports low-income families

Families struggling with fuel poverty across Central Scotland will get support through the new project

30th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Christian charity chief savages the scandal of poverty

Poverty is “an avoidable scandal that robs people of their dignity and diminishes us all,” the chief executive of a major Christian charity has said

29th May 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
JustGiving investigates 200 Manchester fundraising pages

The UK's biggest fundraising site has put 200 Manchester bombing fundraising pages into quarantine over fears of fraud

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Support for male sexual abuse survivor charities

The new body will work with 10 UK charities to ensure they are providing high-quality support and care to male survivors of sexual abuse

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scottish Government work programme will fail says SCVO

People with multiple barriers to employment will not get enough support under the Scottish Government's new employment programme says charities

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

3 Comments News
Campaigners welcome Church’s apology for LGBT discrimination

The Church of Scotland has also opened up discussion about the right of ministers to conduct gay marriages

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Exploitation, misery and death – how the asylum process crushes refugees

Destitution is built into the asylum process – and drives exploitation, ill health, misery and death

25th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland backs global goals for a better world

MSPs pledged to support the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals at both home and abroad during a recent Scottish Malawi Partnership campaig

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Social Enterprise Awards open for entries

Scotland's emerging and established social enterprises are now able to enter to Scottish Social Enterprise Awards 2017

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Visually impaired denied right to vote in secret

Online voting would ensure the right of vision impaired citizens to cast their vote privately in elections

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Leading charities unite for greater political diversity

More diversity is needed if Scottish politics is to be truly inclusive

24th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland needs new child poverty targets say MSPs

Child poverty targets are currently too distant says committee

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
One year from Jo Cox killing: charities urged to help communities heal

Scotland’s charities are getting behind a major drive to cut across division and hatred in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

19th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
FOI request reveals DWP staff told to reject 80% of benefit appeals

Staff are working to a quota confidential documents reveal

18th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Samaritans volunteers helped record numbers in 2016

Volunteers working for the Samaritans dealt with 5.7 million callers in 2016, the charity said at the start of Volunteers Week

1st June 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Apologies to survivors as child abuse inquiry opens

The inquiry aims to uncover the extend of child abuse in Scotland over the last 50 years

1st June 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty project supports low-income families

Families struggling with fuel poverty across Central Scotland will get support through the new project

30th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scots head to Canada for global para-sport event

Three veterans have been chosen to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronoto

30th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Volunteers sought for all night Edinburgh fundraiser

Volunteers can donate a couple of hours or stay out all night to help support Scotland's Moonwalkers on 10 June

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dementia is one of our biggest fears

Research for Dementia Awareness Week reveals the extent to which Scots fear dementia and the implications it can have on friendships

29th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Boys just wanna play sport – or do they?

A new campaign from the Boys Brigade focuses on the importance of involvement in team sports

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Support for male sexual abuse survivor charities

The new body will work with 10 UK charities to ensure they are providing high-quality support and care to male survivors of sexual abuse

26th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Less than half of pupils walk to school in Scotland

Official figures reveal less than half of Scottish pupils are engaging in active travel to get to school

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Float to live says RNLI after 30 die in Scottish seas

A new research from lifeboat charity RNLI reveals Scots don't know the best way to stay alive in cold water

25th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Twin sisters launch Race for Life after winning cancer battle

Cancer survivor Eilidh Steel and her twin sister Louise launched the Cancer Research UK Glasgow Race for Life recently

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Visually impaired denied right to vote in secret

Online voting would ensure the right of vision impaired citizens to cast their vote privately in elections

24th May 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scots with sight loss set to double

Can Scotland cope with a dramatic jump in the number of people losing their sight over the next two decades, conference debates

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland needs new child poverty targets say MSPs

Child poverty targets are currently too distant says committee

22nd May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaigners look to lodge rape clause legal challenge

A Scottish social enterprise has opened a crowdfunding campaign to pay for legal action

17th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Slow down: charities back move to blitz road speeds

Charities are backing a move to reduce the speed limit in built up areas to 20mph

15th May 2017 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
New chief executive announced at leading charity

​New head to take the helm at north east disability organisation

15th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: red tape blocks disabled from becoming election candidates

Outrage as legislation prevents disabled candidates getting financial support from Scottish Government

12th May 2017 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Charity announces new chief executive

​New boss takes on the role at the end of July

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities hail bid to ban animal circuses

Animal protection charities have welcomed publication of a bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Scotland

11th May 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Award winning anti-fracking film to tour Scotland

​Campaigners hope film will inspire Scots activists

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vital recovery walks get national accreditation

​Project getting people active wins approval from leading charity

9th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity cautions: take extra care in water home and abroad

Safety message issued as better weather descends across Scotland

8th May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Damning report says Commonwealth Games legacy failed

Despite huge optimism volunteering and participation was not ignited by the 2014 Commonwealth Games

8th May 2017 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Bid to beat the bookies and stop lottery bets

Moves are being made to stop bookies harming good causes by offering bets on lottery results

5th May 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Secret garden discovered at Culzean

Maintenance work at NTS property unearths undiscovered garden

3rd May 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Spring cleaning could kill your pet

Vet charity PDSA has warned that a simple spring clean could be fatal to pets

27th April 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Pedal on Parliament to take place across Scotland

​Thousands set to descend on Scotland's cities to demand greater rights for cyclists

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Annie Lennox, Kevin Bridges and Texas to perform for Obama at Edinburgh charity gig

​Sir Tom Hunter announces star-studded lineup for prestigious charity dinner

21st April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Chief encounters: Theatre should be for everyone

Rhona Matheson of Starcatchers explains her charity's latest project involves asking those who can afford theatre tickets to buy one for those who can't

11th April 2017 by TFN Guest

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Puffin alert! RSPB warns of extinction risk to Scotland’s cutest seabird

The puffin and the curlew have been moved onto the conservation red list in the latest report into the state of birds in the UK

11th April 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Symbolic art work remembers the fallen

Sculpture will be on display in Glasgow's museums in aid of Poppyscotland

6th April 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Sexist Daily Mail puts young women off politics

Angry young members of Girlguiding Scotland have hit out at the Daily Mail for its "Legs-it" front page featuring Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon

28th March 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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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