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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

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

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigners call for Grand National to be banned

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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3,000 volunteers needed for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bigots are clowns blasts anti-sectarian charity

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

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled Access Day 2017 was the biggest ever

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

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s epic cultural projects up for awards

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

16th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

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

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Unicef defends David Beckham

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cruel dog breeder handed 15 year ban for neglect

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

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dogs love Bob Marley new research finds

Scottish animal welfare charity study into canine music tastes

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

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

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

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

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

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

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Experiment could see wolves reintroduced to Scotland

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

13th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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A bunny is for life not just for Easter

Scottish SPCA issues Easter bunny warning

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps launch Malawian wine in Scotland

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

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic landmarks go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Alarming spike in cholera as famine grips East Africa

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

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Win a dream holiday to Malawi

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

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

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

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cross party support for pro-Europe campaigning organisation

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish based charity expelled from Turkey

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

9th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Number of animal welfare complaints on the increase

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

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Aid groups plead for safe passage of child refugees to UK

​Leading groups implore UK ministers to rethink ditching agreement

1st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

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

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

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

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

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

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

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

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Government unveils plan to meet 2020 childcare promise

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

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

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

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

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

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

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Deadline set for First Minister mentor opportunity

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

14th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

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

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Emotional abuse of a child to become a criminal offence

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

3rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£3m up for grabs for new social enterprise startups

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

12th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Inheritance tax changes will hit charities hard

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: New £1 coin wreaking havoc for charities

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

1st April 2017 by TFN

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash and training on offer to new social entrepreneurs

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Restaurant group donates all of its profits to charity

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

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

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

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

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Kiltwalk fundraisers urged to take event seriously

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

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

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

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

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish mums’ campaign for cancer drug wins victory

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

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

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

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

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

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

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

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

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

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Maggie’s Centre named after charity founder

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

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Billy McNeill’s dementia diagnosis prompts charity to launch investigation

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

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

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

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

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

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

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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MSPs vote to halt universal credit

MSPs join chorus of condemnation for controversial scheme

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half of all charities don’t have digital plan

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5 million charity hub to be created

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

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

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

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

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

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to appoint new chief executive ahead of massive expansion plan

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

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

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New social enterprise centre to help private renters

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

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to investigate veterans’ housing issues

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

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

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Win lunch in Edinburgh with Leonardo DiCaprio for just £5

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

26th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

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

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

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

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cuts to homeless services could be devastating

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

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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People are scared to live in areas with empty homes

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

22nd July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity marks its 25th anniversary

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

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Rape shame football signing sends the wrong message

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

5th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Popular Glasgow social lender to open in Edinburgh

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Brexit expert tells charities to get more involved in debate

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

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled claimant takes DWP to court over email

Claimant believes DWP is breaching disability legislation

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

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

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign launched to move beyond foodbanks in Scotland

​Charities awarded cash to find more dignified solution

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Teachers embark on Notre Dame challenge for Mary’s Meals

Three Glasgow teachers will pedal 940 miles across France and Italy to raise money for the charity.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Social innovation incubator expands to Glasgow

Applications have now opened for Good Ideas Glasgow, following two introductory workshops

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise coffee blend launched

Social Bite has teamed up with Dear Green to launch a new blend which not only tastes good, but also delivers good

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award for social enterprise that teaches circus skills to youngsters

Think Circus CIC has been granted £25,000 from start-up agency Firstport.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Report recommends VAT exemption for charitable wills

The Charity Tax Commission has suggested a string of reforms to help third sector fundraising.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities welcome move to boost lottery income

Third sector organisation will now be able to raise up to £50m a year through lotteries.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
More than £58m raised by Children In Need

Last year’s Children In Need appeal raised more than £58 million

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
RBS staff raise £100,000 for mental health charities

The money will be split between SAMH and Mind.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity lotteries ‘should be able to offer £1m jackpots’

Campaigners want end to regulations dating back to 1976.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fall in participation for Tough Mudder-style events

Fewer people are fundraising through endurance challenges, a report has found.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social enterprises can get funding worth £3.3 million

Two new funding challenges worth £3.3 million are being launched to support all social enterprises – large and small - across Scotland

9th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
UK Aid Match announces latest round of funding

Successful applicants will receive £1 of UK Government money for every pound donated by the public.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Ignore safeguarding at your peril, trustees warned

Report suggests international charities must find better balance between fundraising and risk management.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Warning over lottery fund scam

The National Lottery Community Fund is urging Twitter users to be on the lookout for an online scam

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots charity creating change in Africa

Link Community Development has gained almost $1 million to build on its work in Uganda

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Majority of fundraisers positive about the future

Annual survey finds 84% of fundraisers are happy with their jobs.

2nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding boost to help disadvantaged become community leaders

Scottish charities working with disabled people and former addicts to receive share of National Lottery cash.

1st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Figures show GDPR had huge impact on fundraising last year

Data points to 2018 being a one off year

1st July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Major fundraising campaign for LGBT education charity

Scottish LGBT charity Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) has launched a national fundraising campaign

28th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fundraised income up to £540m at CRUK

​CRUK goes from strength to srength despite difficult operating enviroment

19th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Union wins right to fight for recognition at care charity

A trade union has won the first round in its battle for recognition at a major Scottish social care charity

19th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities shortlisted for ScottishPower Foundation Awards

Seven charities will be in the running for awards at the ceremony in September.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Facebook funds charity to combat online scams

Huge sum awarded to charity after legal challenge was dropped

16th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Chief executive quits JK Rowling charity

Disgruntled staff allege bullying and nepotism at high-profile charity

15th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More than £58m raised by Children In Need

Last year’s Children In Need appeal raised more than £58 million

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New chief executive for Save The Children International

Save The Children International has appointed a new chief executive

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Anti-poverty goal progress is 100 years behind schedule

SDG targets will not be met at current rate, warns charity

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
OSCR orders bank to freeze charity’s assets

Watchdog says it is concerned with the way the award-winning charity is being run

12th July 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Disabled staff handed “raw deal” by Social Security Scotland

Disabled workers earn 20p in pound less than their colleagues

10th July 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Social enterprises can get funding worth £3.3 million

Two new funding challenges worth £3.3 million are being launched to support all social enterprises – large and small - across Scotland

9th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Ignore safeguarding at your peril, trustees warned

Report suggests international charities must find better balance between fundraising and risk management.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Damages against charity following death rejected by court

Judge finds that charity and care worker did not have the same responsibility as a hospital

9th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Volunteering charity appoints new chief executive

Paul Reddish will take on the role at Volunteering Matters in August.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Glasto stars donate outfits to Oxfam

Roll call of top acts donate to the top aid group

8th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Tories told: keep TV licence promise

Voters across the generations believe the Conservatives should not break their promise to provide a free TV licence for everyone over 75

5th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
University honours green campaigner

The director of Friends of the Earth Scotland was praised for combining scientific knowledge with passionate campaigning

5th July 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Charity law reform: sector needs more transparency and accountability

The charity sector in Scotland needs greater transparency and a beefed up regulator – according to the findings of a major Scottish Government survey

4th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
National Trust for Scotland announces new chairman

Sir Mark Jones will take up the role after Sir Moir Lockhead steps down in August

4th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Teachers embark on Notre Dame challenge for Mary’s Meals

Three Glasgow teachers will pedal 940 miles across France and Italy to raise money for the charity.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners demand urgent salmon farm inspections

Advocacy group SumOfUs warns fish deaths and disease will spike without a crackdown on welfare abuses.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Horror as 3m animals tested last year in UK

​Campaigners want draconian laws changed

18th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lottery launches £100m fund to help tackle climate emergency

The Climate Action Fund will be used to establish a UK-wide network delivering 'high impact community-led climate action'.

18th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Bee corridor project hits major milestone

Buglife Scotland has completed work on 37 wildflower-rich habitats along the John Muir Way.

16th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Extinction Rebellion blocks Glasgow road with 25ft pink boat

The protest is part of the group's Summer Uprising campaign.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Video exposes ‘grim reality’ of grouse shooting industry

Ten-minute film by Chris Packham details the death of a hen harrier in South Lanarkshire.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Wind ‘could power every home in Scotland and north of England’

Turbines in Scotland generated enough electricity to power 4.47 million homes between January and June.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New chief executive for Save The Children International

Save The Children International has appointed a new chief executive

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Anti-poverty goal progress is 100 years behind schedule

SDG targets will not be met at current rate, warns charity

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community groups in borders buyout bid

Ambitious bids being considered by two community groups

11th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
UK Aid Match announces latest round of funding

Successful applicants will receive £1 of UK Government money for every pound donated by the public.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots spend £600m a year on single-use plastics

Charity calls for action as figures show 300,000 tonnes of plastic packaging bought in Scotland every year.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Glasto stars donate outfits to Oxfam

Roll call of top acts donate to the top aid group

8th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
University honours green campaigner

The director of Friends of the Earth Scotland was praised for combining scientific knowledge with passionate campaigning

5th July 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Glasgow set for festival of Islamic culture

The volunteer-ran festival will bring a dazzling array of acts to The Tramway later this month

4th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities recognised for commitment to sustainability

Five organisations have been given The Last Difference Symbol to show they are focused on organisational sustainability

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emergency appeal after Ebola outbreak in the DRC

Disease, conflict and food shortages continue to ravage the Central African nation.

2nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots charity creating change in Africa

Link Community Development has gained almost $1 million to build on its work in Uganda

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social innovation incubator expands to Glasgow

Applications have now opened for Good Ideas Glasgow, following two introductory workshops

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Co-op to stock social enterprise’s period products

Hey Girls donates a period product to someone in need every time one of their products is purchased from a store.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social enterprise employment agency marks major milestone

Adopt an Intern has found a paid position for its 1500th candidate.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Death returns to the Fringe

A host of events curated by a charity will look at death, dying and bereavement

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish Youth Parliament candidates star in BBC documentary

The programme follows three teenagers campaigning for the Coatbridge and Chryston seat.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Award for social enterprise that teaches circus skills to youngsters

Think Circus CIC has been granted £25,000 from start-up agency Firstport.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Don’t suffer in silence, Childline tells youngsters

The service remains open 24 hours a day during the summer holidays.

16th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children’s charity rebranded for 150th anniversary

Action for Children said it's new logo was 'warmer and friendlier'.

16th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Festival-goers urged to be vigilant of child sexual exploitation

Barnardo's issues warning as festival season enters full swing.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children’s charities share £860,000 lotto funding boost

Aberlour Child Trust and Children 1st have been awarded grants to improve their digital services.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
More than £58m raised by Children In Need

Last year’s Children In Need appeal raised more than £58 million

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Natasha Kaplinsky announced as new Barnardo’s president

Broadcaster used first speech to introduce report on young people's concerns for the future.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Childhood getting worse, parents and grandparents say

Bullying, peer pressure and social media cited as serious concerns in cross-generational survey.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Glasgow set for festival of Islamic culture

The volunteer-ran festival will bring a dazzling array of acts to The Tramway later this month

4th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Community champions to converge in Cornwall

Eden Project Communities is looking for those who want to boost community participation in their area to take part in a special event

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New Team Jak hub unveiled

An amazing new facility for those struck by cancer has been created in memory of an inspirational teenager

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Barriers remain for women in sport

The Young Women Lead (YWL) project has said that schools need to take action to help young women participate

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Summer funding boost to help low-income families

£350,000 will be used to support projects for children during the summer holidays.

1st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity voucher scheme to expand

itison us is being launched in Edinburgh - after more than 1,000 people benefitted in its initial rollout

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Housing provider appoints interim chief executive

Charlie Dickson will take on the role at Bield until a full-time successor is found.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity voucher scheme to expand

itison us is being launched in Edinburgh - after more than 1,000 people benefitted in its initial rollout

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New third sector hub set to open

The Robertson Trust is entering the final stages of development of a new £5 million facility in Stirling

26th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rock band stuns tiny charity with huge donation

Chief executive got quite emotional

20th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Incubator delivers new social enterprises

The latest graduates from the Good Ideas Incubator Programme have been revealed

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community awards to return

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty forces people to switch off power and heating

A majority of housing association tenants have had to disconnect power or turn off heating because they can’t afford it

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Temporary accommodation for homeless set to be limited

The Scottish Government is set to make moves to limit the use of B&Bs for homeless people

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child poverty is ‘shameful indictment’ of benefits system

Statistics shown poverty is on the rise have led to children's charities coming together to call for action

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Helen Mirren and Will Smith join homeless movement

Hollywood stars have joined a Scottish charity's bid to reduce homelessness around the world

9th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£17m for Scottish social enterprises

Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million from the new fund

3rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to build debt advice network

Citizens Advice Scotland and Money Advice Scotland will collaborate to better help people across the country.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social enterprise coffee blend launched

Social Bite has teamed up with Dear Green to launch a new blend which not only tastes good, but also delivers good

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Landmark PIP victory for mentally ill claimants

Judges decree social support definition is too narrow

19th July 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity slams Scotland’s “dangerous self delusion” as drug deaths soar

Country's opinion of itself needs reappraised in wake of massive rise in drug-related deaths

16th July 2019 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Edinburgh Fringe Festival getting more socially aware

More shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe will address social issues than before

16th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Anti-poverty goal progress is 100 years behind schedule

SDG targets will not be met at current rate, warns charity

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Disabled staff handed “raw deal” by Social Security Scotland

Disabled workers earn 20p in pound less than their colleagues

10th July 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Johnstons of Elgin becomes 1500th Living Wage employer

The luxury woollens retailer is Scotland’s second-oldest family business.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Last ditch attempt to halt Serco evictions

Serco set to go ahead with lock change this week

10th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Home Office ‘wants to turn charity workers into border guards’

Liberty says a UK Government scheme would lead to the deportation of non-UK rough sleepers.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Tories told: keep TV licence promise

Voters across the generations believe the Conservatives should not break their promise to provide a free TV licence for everyone over 75

5th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Help shape social security in Scotland

The views of anyone who has experienced the current benefits system are being sought

4th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
One in five employees unsure of their workplace rights

Citizens Advice Scotland said 19% employees were unclear about their rights to holidays and sick pay

4th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community champions to converge in Cornwall

Eden Project Communities is looking for those who want to boost community participation in their area to take part in a special event

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister joins Turning Point Scotland on charity’s 20th anniversary

Social charity Turning Point Scotland has marked its 20th anniversary.

2nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity voucher scheme to expand

itison us is being launched in Edinburgh - after more than 1,000 people benefitted in its initial rollout

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
More progress needed to ensure Scotland embraces sustainability

Action is needed across society to ensure targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals are met in Scotland

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Anger as equal pay workers face council tax claw-back

Council sends bailiffs to recoup council tax debt

1st July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funding boost to help disadvantaged become community leaders

Scottish charities working with disabled people and former addicts to receive share of National Lottery cash.

1st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Creative groups face public vote

The Epic Awards take place later this year, with several Scottish groups amongst those who have been recognised

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Death returns to the Fringe

A host of events curated by a charity will look at death, dying and bereavement

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia Awards finalists revealed

Projects from across Scotland have been recognised for their commitment shown in providing care

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Union wins right to fight for recognition at care charity

A trade union has won the first round in its battle for recognition at a major Scottish social care charity

19th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Call for better infant mental health services

Access to service practically impossible for Scots

19th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
MSP joins in the fun with RNIB

The charity launches its summer programme

18th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity slams Scotland’s “dangerous self delusion” as drug deaths soar

Country's opinion of itself needs reappraised in wake of massive rise in drug-related deaths

16th July 2019 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Disabled staff handed “raw deal” by Social Security Scotland

Disabled workers earn 20p in pound less than their colleagues

10th July 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
RBS staff raise £100,000 for mental health charities

The money will be split between SAMH and Mind.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Poorest children six times more exposed to tobacco sales

Study finds youngsters in most deprived areas pass a shop selling tobacco 149 times each week.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Alzheimer Scotland launches walking football league

Hampden Heroes gives people with dementia the opportunity to play the sport they love.

3rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Retail award for Scots charity worker

Tracey Groom, of Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, has been named Retail Staff Member of the Year at the Charity Retail Awards 2019

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Obese ‘outnumber smokers two-to-one’ in Scotland

A charity is warning that obesity is now the leading cause of four cancers

3rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity helps woman live life to the full after devastating head injury

A woman who recovered from two brain haemorrhages has thanked Quarriers for their support.

2nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New Team Jak hub unveiled

An amazing new facility for those struck by cancer has been created in memory of an inspirational teenager

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Barriers remain for women in sport

The Young Women Lead (YWL) project has said that schools need to take action to help young women participate

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New support service for veterans

Poppyscotland has expanded the help it offers to former members of the armed forces with welfare

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politicians back hard-hitting MND campaign

The charity hopes to raise more awareness

28th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Pouring tea across the city

Contact the Elderly is celebrating the launch of its 25th group in Edinburgh

27th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Creative groups face public vote

The Epic Awards take place later this year, with several Scottish groups amongst those who have been recognised

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social innovation incubator expands to Glasgow

Applications have now opened for Good Ideas Glasgow, following two introductory workshops

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise coffee blend launched

Social Bite has teamed up with Dear Green to launch a new blend which not only tastes good, but also delivers good

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Death returns to the Fringe

A host of events curated by a charity will look at death, dying and bereavement

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia Awards finalists revealed

Projects from across Scotland have been recognised for their commitment shown in providing care

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh Fringe Festival getting more socially aware

More shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe will address social issues than before

16th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
More than £58m raised by Children In Need

Last year’s Children In Need appeal raised more than £58 million

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Shops to turn down music for Autism Hour

Retailers will make their premises more accessible to people with the condition this October.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Tories told: keep TV licence promise

Voters across the generations believe the Conservatives should not break their promise to provide a free TV licence for everyone over 75

5th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Glasgow set for festival of Islamic culture

The volunteer-ran festival will bring a dazzling array of acts to The Tramway later this month

4th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Community champions to converge in Cornwall

Eden Project Communities is looking for those who want to boost community participation in their area to take part in a special event

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Warning over lottery fund scam

The National Lottery Community Fund is urging Twitter users to be on the lookout for an online scam

3rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Barriers remain for women in sport

The Young Women Lead (YWL) project has said that schools need to take action to help young women participate

2nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity voucher scheme to expand

itison us is being launched in Edinburgh - after more than 1,000 people benefitted in its initial rollout

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
More progress needed to ensure Scotland embraces sustainability

Action is needed across society to ensure targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals are met in Scotland

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sturgeon “must take action” after golden eagles disappear on grouse moor

Campaigners call for urgent review of wildlife policing after more raptors go missing in suspicious circumstances.

1st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Children create moving refugee film

Members of an after school club in St Fillan's have created a new animated film which examines the story of a woman's journey to Scotland

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Report calls for greater use of mediation

The Expert Group on Mediation in Civil Justice in Scotland has launched a report which argues more disputes could be sorted outwith the courts

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New support service for veterans

Poppyscotland has expanded the help it offers to former members of the armed forces with welfare

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Teachers embark on Notre Dame challenge for Mary’s Meals

Three Glasgow teachers will pedal 940 miles across France and Italy to raise money for the charity.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to build debt advice network

Citizens Advice Scotland and Money Advice Scotland will collaborate to better help people across the country.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Co-op to stock social enterprise’s period products

Hey Girls donates a period product to someone in need every time one of their products is purchased from a store.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social enterprise employment agency marks major milestone

Adopt an Intern has found a paid position for its 1500th candidate.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners demand urgent salmon farm inspections

Advocacy group SumOfUs warns fish deaths and disease will spike without a crackdown on welfare abuses.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scottish Youth Parliament candidates star in BBC documentary

The programme follows three teenagers campaigning for the Coatbridge and Chryston seat.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery launches £100m fund to help tackle climate emergency

The Climate Action Fund will be used to establish a UK-wide network delivering 'high impact community-led climate action'.

18th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Award for social enterprise that teaches circus skills to youngsters

Think Circus CIC has been granted £25,000 from start-up agency Firstport.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Report recommends VAT exemption for charitable wills

The Charity Tax Commission has suggested a string of reforms to help third sector fundraising.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Don’t suffer in silence, Childline tells youngsters

The service remains open 24 hours a day during the summer holidays.

16th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Bee corridor project hits major milestone

Buglife Scotland has completed work on 37 wildflower-rich habitats along the John Muir Way.

16th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Extinction Rebellion blocks Glasgow road with 25ft pink boat

The protest is part of the group's Summer Uprising campaign.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Video exposes ‘grim reality’ of grouse shooting industry

Ten-minute film by Chris Packham details the death of a hen harrier in South Lanarkshire.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Festival-goers urged to be vigilant of child sexual exploitation

Barnardo's issues warning as festival season enters full swing.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children’s charities share £860,000 lotto funding boost

Aberlour Child Trust and Children 1st have been awarded grants to improve their digital services.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Wind ‘could power every home in Scotland and north of England’

Turbines in Scotland generated enough electricity to power 4.47 million homes between January and June.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Video seeks to make justice system less daunting for rape survivors

Rape Crisis Scotland produced the guide after victims told them the legal process was complex and disorientating.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
One in five employees unsure of their workplace rights

Citizens Advice Scotland said 19% employees were unclear about their rights to holidays and sick pay

4th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Obese ‘outnumber smokers two-to-one’ in Scotland

A charity is warning that obesity is now the leading cause of four cancers

3rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News