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Free childcare delay a “devastating” blow to sector and parents

​Delay will have impact on parents and the sector as many struggle from economic effects of lockdown

10th July 2020 by Robert Armour

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Outdoor recreation centres face fight for survival

Politicians and voluntary groups have called for emergency funding to ensure outdoor centres survive through Covid-19

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Lockdown has left Scots feeling hopeless

New data from the Mental Health Foundation has shown the impact Covid-19 is having on the nation's wellbeing

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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£9m for Future Pathways project

The support service for adult survivors of childhood abuse while they were in care has been extended by the Scottish Government

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Autism charity launches fundraising drive

Scottish Autism is looking for supporters to become Holiday Heroes, as it faces up to losing half of its annual income

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Vulnerable people still unable to access food

The survey by Which?, found that almost half of those shielding in Scotland have been unable to access vital supplies

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Scots families face lockdown financial struggles

Many households have seen a drop in income and some fear being able to pay the rent, new research has shown

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Scots concerned about rising energy bills

Half of Scots haven't made an energy payment since lockdown, despite being concerned that their usage has increased

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of loneliness in Scotland

Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Safety fears as charity subjected to vile, hate filled attacks

An acclaimed charity has revealed the horrific levels of abuse it has received – leaving organisers and volunteers worried about their safety

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

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Appeal looking for smart phone donations

The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s, is looking for businesses to help disadvantaged communities access tech

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shops to reopen

Sense Scotland is looking forward to its retail operations restarting, having lost out on £1m as a result of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity offers free face mask exempt badges

Euan's Guide has created the badges as many disabled people are unable to wear face coverings

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Gerard Butler stars in charity film

The 300 actor has featured in a new half-hour video which shows the vital work being carried out by Mary's Meals

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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