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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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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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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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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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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

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

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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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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World leading tech firms coming to Glasgow to offer help to charities

Google, Skyscanner and the Technology Trust among those to offer up their secrets at The Gathering this month

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

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

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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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

1 Comment News
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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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Fund for aspiring social entrepreneurs

Funding for new and existing social businesses is available as part of a drive to support entrepreneurs

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteering festival plans move forward

Councillors have committed £50,000 towards a year-long celebration of volunteering in Stirling

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Coffee creates a fairtrade revolution

Scotland is supporting Rwanda as it bids to continue its recovery from years of war, as the country's coffee trade looks to expand

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Refugees face shocking levels of destitution

Refugees are struggling to eat, having to walk miles every day and are being stuck in exploitative relationships, a study has shown

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for community justice projects

Seven charities working to help prevent reoffending will share almost £3 million of Scottish Government funds

4th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Smartphone can be used to save lives

A new heart-monitoring device which connects to a smartphone has been proven to be effective at discovering heart problems

4th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major fundraising firm goes bust

16 regional offices of Home Fundraising, including one in Glasgow, have closed their doors and 600 staff will be made redundant

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Doddie Weir MND research fund hits £2m target

The former rugby star has pledged to help find a cure for the degenerative condition by funding groundbreaking research

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Accessible toilet campaign to expand

Funding has been secured to help create more portable accessible toilets, which allow families to attend events they wouldn't otherwise be able to

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cuts push employment charity to brink of closure

Staff at a closure-threatened training charity have made an impassioned plea to keep it open

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Awards will celebrate the best in fundraising

Entries are now open for awards which celebrate fundraising excellence

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Hollywood star backs charity walks

Dougray Scott has urged people to Walk for Parkinson's after seeing his father battle the illness

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity cuts ties with cash-grabbing awards company

The Scottish Diversity Awards has a new charity partner after riding for the disabled group Equi-Power withdrew its support

27th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Community funding cuts on ice

The City of Edinburgh Council has delayed a decision on a planned £1.25m cut to funding for families

26th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trustees are too scared to invest reserves

A new report explores why UK charities are holding on to nearly £17 billion cash

26th February 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Talks ongoing over Fife Gingerbread funding

A grant of £60,000 from Fife Council has been confirmed, as Fife Gingerbread continues to discuss other funding opportunities

26th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Small businesses backing charities

The majority of smaller firms in Scotland are supporting local charities, a report has revealed

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding confirmed for transgender charity

The National Lottery Community Fund has confirmed it will provide funding for Mermaids after carrying out a review

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people would do daring deeds for charity

More than three-quarters of young people would do something daring for charity according to new research by the Charities Aid Foundation

22nd February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
OSCR launches online charity applications

Regulator says the move will simply the process

8th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Disability and SNP campaigner turns on Scottish Government over benefit devolution delays

Activist says his first priority is to the sick and disabled as he fires broadside at "deadly" social security devolution delays in Scotland

8th March 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Landmark in Scottish community ownership

Community ownership in Scotland has celebrated an important milestone

7th March 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Helping get the homeless online

Homeless people in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills

7th March 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Brexit has left communities divided and young people isolated

Youth workers have raised a series of concerns about leaving the European Union, a report by two charities has revealed

7th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RSPB Nature of Scotland awards are open

Entries are open for awards celebrating the best in conservation

6th March 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fund for aspiring social entrepreneurs

Funding for new and existing social businesses is available as part of a drive to support entrepreneurs

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteering festival plans move forward

Councillors have committed £50,000 towards a year-long celebration of volunteering in Stirling

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity in Russian money laundering scandal

Oligarch gave payments to help with restoration of historic house

5th March 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Charites can decide investments for themselves warns CAF

Moves to restrict charities investing where they see fit would be counterproductive

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Medical supply must be protected if there’s a no deal Brexit

Health charities have demanded the Scottish Government provide details of plans to ensure medicine supply if there’s a no deal Brexit

4th March 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities reported to regulator over nuisance marketing

Organisations refused to comply with desist notices

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£8m air pollution fund goes wanting

​Fund closes this week

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Major fundraising firm goes bust

16 regional offices of Home Fundraising, including one in Glasgow, have closed their doors and 600 staff will be made redundant

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Vulnerable left in DWP’s grip as benefit devolution is delayed

Vulnerable left at the mercy of the DWP till 2024

1st March 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
OSCR appoints new chair

Scotland's charity regulator appoints former board member to the position of chair

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dooley accused of being a “white saviour” over Comic Relief film

Strictly Come Dancing champ Stacey Dooley has been accused of acting like a “white saviour” during her work with Comic Relief in Africa

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Cuts push employment charity to brink of closure

Staff at a closure-threatened training charity have made an impassioned plea to keep it open

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Awards will celebrate the best in fundraising

Entries are now open for awards which celebrate fundraising excellence

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
£8m air pollution fund goes wanting

​Fund closes this week

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Dooley accused of being a “white saviour” over Comic Relief film

Strictly Come Dancing champ Stacey Dooley has been accused of acting like a “white saviour” during her work with Comic Relief in Africa

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Toxic work culture sees NGO leadership offer to resign

The senior leadership team of a major NGO has offered to resign after criticism of a toxic working culture and widespread bullying

26th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland’s beavers to get full legal protection

Scotland’s small population of beavers will be given full legal protection

25th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Social care fight heads to Westminster

MPs have been urged to back plans led by more than 100 groups for an independent review of what effect Brexit will have on health and social care

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Beaver found shot dead on Scottish nature reserve

Urgent legal protection is needed for Scotland’s beavers after one was found shot dead on a nature reserve

22nd February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Big Lunch aims to become even bigger

Workshops are taking place across Scotland to spread the positivity that can be created by bringing communities together

22nd February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young Scots demand visa-free travel through EU

Politicians must take action to address a number of concerns put forward by members of a specialist panel

22nd February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit nightmare could be “terminal” for charities

Brexit is a “shared nightmare” which could be “terminal” for large parts of Scotland’s third sector, it has been claimed

21st February 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Charity retail offers alternative to fast fashion

Charity shops can support a movement against people buying cheap throwaway items by selling top quality recycled clothes

21st February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity workers’ fears for the future laid bare

Rising overheads, funding cuts and increased work loads are amongst the concerns that third sector staff have - a survey has revealed

20th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Far right on the rise in a desperate and divided UK

Fascists are tapping into UK political rage

18th February 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Charities urge backing for workplace parking charge

Green campaigners have urged support for the controversial Workplace Parking Levy

15th February 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
School pupils strike to save the planet

School pupils across Scotland are going on strike in protest against the destruction of the planet

15th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Benefit bashing and Brexit increase extreme poverty

An international poverty expert has said that meaningful action must be taken to help those who face deprivation

15th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legal eagles fight for wildlife justice

Three of the UK’s foremost activists have founded Wild Justice to use the law to enforce protection

14th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Veterans invited to take part in milestone cruise

Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland have chartered a ship to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings

13th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2019

Charities and individuals across Scotland are being urged to apply for Scotland's prestigious charity awards

11th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Take Workplace Journey Challenge and win share of £4,500

Competiton pits colleagues against each other to see who can rack up most journey miles

8th February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Govanhill Baths campaign celebrates success

Funding of more than £2 million will allow the pool to reopen, with campaigners having fought for the last 17 years to restore the facility

11th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity chief executive pay revealed

The average salary for a charity boss has increased since last year, but they are working many hours of overtime a week

11th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Not all Scouts are boys

Scouts Scotland is celebrating the contribution of its female members to mark International Women's Day

8th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Women benefit from Living Wage expansion

Women in part-time work are most likely to benefit from a pay increase to the real Living Wage

8th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Benefit change will have devastating effect on poorest pensioners

Changes to Pension Credit could cost some elderly couples up to £7,000 a year

8th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Nursery funding campaign ceased

Fair Funding for our Kids was set up by two mothers who were frustrated at not being able to access free childcare

7th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for first aid to be taught in schools

Three youngsters have headed to the Scottish Parliament as part of a campaign calling for lifesaving skills to be taught in primary schools

7th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit has left communities divided and young people isolated

Youth workers have raised a series of concerns about leaving the European Union, a report by two charities has revealed

7th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT support service becomes accessible

Scotland's national helpline for the LGBT community is now available to users of British Sign Language for the first time

6th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Council backs pupils in right to strike over climate change

City of Edinburgh Council has said children will not be punished for attending a climate change rally so long as they have parental permission

6th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community Fridges to double in number

New funding will allow a further 50 of the projects to be created across the UK over the next two years

6th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots no longer know their neighbours

Research by The Big Lunch has shown Scots no longer feel connected to those that live nearby

6th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Listening is key to improving society

Scout ambassadors Bear Grylls and Tim Peake have backed new research which shows the importance of listening

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteering festival plans move forward

Councillors have committed £50,000 towards a year-long celebration of volunteering in Stirling

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disabled voting guide wins global award

Glitzy award ceremony took place in Vienna

5th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Refugees face shocking levels of destitution

Refugees are struggling to eat, having to walk miles every day and are being stuck in exploitative relationships, a study has shown

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major fundraising firm goes bust

16 regional offices of Home Fundraising, including one in Glasgow, have closed their doors and 600 staff will be made redundant

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scots fear Brexit will wreck health and wellbeing

As Brexit day gets closer, a report from the Health and Social Care Alliance highlights widespread fear about how it will impact on people's lives

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Accessible toilet campaign to expand

Funding has been secured to help create more portable accessible toilets, which allow families to attend events they wouldn't otherwise be able to

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
7,000 affordable homes shortfall in Scotland

Despite extra funding from the Scottish Government, the crisis shows no sign of abating

25th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Homeless in Glasgow dying at alarming rate

Charity shelter says drugs and alcohol are leading to one death a month

22nd January 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Housing provider boosts economy by £2bn

Report reveals how stock transfer of council homes has boosted Scottish economy by billions

21st January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief executive for major care charity

Care provider Capability Scotland has appointed the leader of a supported living provider as its new boss

15th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots struggling to pay mortgages

Research by Shelter Scotland has shown the amount of people struggling to pay for their homes has gone up in recent years

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Expect the unexpected at Shelter’s Stockbridge shop

​Designer bargains aplenty as well as some very unusual stock up for grabs

3rd January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Empty homes project praised

YMCA Glenrothes has been recognised for its work in revamping empty housing for use by those at risk of homelessness

20th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
We’ll make Scotland less lonely, government pledges

The Scottish Government has vowed to take action to tackle the growing problem of loneliness in Scottish society

18th December 2018 by Susan Smith

2 Comments News
Jobs project delivers benefits

Those fighting addiction issues or reintegrating into society are benefitting from a new project in Glasgow

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
True scale of hidden homelessness revealed

Official figures do not come near the reality of rough sleeping across Britain

14th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£120,000 for new Scottish social enterprise factory

A new social enterprise factory training veterans to work in printing, signage and product engineering has won Big Lottery Funding

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Big rise in affordable homes not enough

Rise still not enough to meet demand

12th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Winter homeless shelter reopens

The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation for more than 500 people last winter

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Helping get the homeless online

Homeless people in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills

7th March 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
LGBT support service becomes accessible

Scotland's national helpline for the LGBT community is now available to users of British Sign Language for the first time

6th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Research into begging shows root causes

A range of issues leads to people begging on streets - and it's not an easy life

6th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Festival operator dumped amid fair work row

The Royal Society of Edinburgh will not lease its New Town home to C Venues after criticism of the firm's treatment of workers

6th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Councils failing travellers with “subhuman” sites

Majority of sites do not meet minimum standards

6th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sex workers get union recognition to defend rights

They need protection campaigners say

6th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Refugees face shocking levels of destitution

Refugees are struggling to eat, having to walk miles every day and are being stuck in exploitative relationships, a study has shown

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
U-turn over autism driving declaration plans

Roads bosses have confirmed they will not push ahead with plans to get all autistic people to declare their condition

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Courts discrimination probe launched

Claims that those with mental health conditions and autism are being discriminated against by the courts are to be examined

4th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for community justice projects

Seven charities working to help prevent reoffending will share almost £3 million of Scottish Government funds

4th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Prominent women back call for trans rights

Campaigners push for human rights legislation to back trans rights

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vulnerable left in DWP’s grip as benefit devolution is delayed

Vulnerable left at the mercy of the DWP till 2024

1st March 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Scots fear Brexit will wreck health and wellbeing

As Brexit day gets closer, a report from the Health and Social Care Alliance highlights widespread fear about how it will impact on people's lives

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Cheaper and better homes – co-ops can empower Scottish tenants

Scotland has just 11 housing co-ops at a time when 150,000 people are on council house waiting lists

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Cuts push employment charity to brink of closure

Staff at a closure-threatened training charity have made an impassioned plea to keep it open

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Project aims to ensure veterans are not forgotten

Unforgotten Forces, which provides advice for older veterans, has recruited a new member

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Row over women’s festival

A dispute occurred over whether trans women would be allowed to enter "women only" events at The Audacious Women Festival

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
A See Me campaign is needed to transform perceptions of homelessness

Homelessness in Scotland needs the equivalent of the See Me campaign – which has been successful in tackling public perception of mental health issues

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity cuts ties with cash-grabbing awards company

The Scottish Diversity Awards has a new charity partner after riding for the disabled group Equi-Power withdrew its support

27th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Courts discrimination probe launched

Claims that those with mental health conditions and autism are being discriminated against by the courts are to be examined

4th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Medical supply must be protected if there’s a no deal Brexit

Health charities have demanded the Scottish Government provide details of plans to ensure medicine supply if there’s a no deal Brexit

4th March 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Smartphone can be used to save lives

A new heart-monitoring device which connects to a smartphone has been proven to be effective at discovering heart problems

4th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots fear Brexit will wreck health and wellbeing

As Brexit day gets closer, a report from the Health and Social Care Alliance highlights widespread fear about how it will impact on people's lives

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Doddie Weir MND research fund hits £2m target

The former rugby star has pledged to help find a cure for the degenerative condition by funding groundbreaking research

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Accessible toilet campaign to expand

Funding has been secured to help create more portable accessible toilets, which allow families to attend events they wouldn't otherwise be able to

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cheaper and better homes – co-ops can empower Scottish tenants

Scotland has just 11 housing co-ops at a time when 150,000 people are on council house waiting lists

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Hollywood star backs charity walks

Dougray Scott has urged people to Walk for Parkinson's after seeing his father battle the illness

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity cuts ties with cash-grabbing awards company

The Scottish Diversity Awards has a new charity partner after riding for the disabled group Equi-Power withdrew its support

27th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Major conference to tackle childhood trauma

Experts from around the world are to come together to discuss developments in the treatment for children who have experienced trauma

26th February 2019 by Susan Smith

3 Comments News
Edinburgh social business triples its turnover

The Scottish Braille Press has expanded into new premises and now employs around 50 disabled people

26th February 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Community funding cuts on ice

The City of Edinburgh Council has delayed a decision on a planned £1.25m cut to funding for families

26th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
You can save lives by volunteering

A woman who survived breast cancer twice and wrote a book about it is urging Scots to help save lives

26th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Unfair working environment for social care staff

An independent review of working conditions in social care has highlighted a poor working environment for many social care staff

26th February 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Talks ongoing over Fife Gingerbread funding

A grant of £60,000 from Fife Council has been confirmed, as Fife Gingerbread continues to discuss other funding opportunities

26th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding confirmed for transgender charity

The National Lottery Community Fund has confirmed it will provide funding for Mermaids after carrying out a review

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social care fight heads to Westminster

MPs have been urged to back plans led by more than 100 groups for an independent review of what effect Brexit will have on health and social care

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Call for a ban on booze adverts in sport

Young people exposed to alcohol marketing are more likely to start drinking, more likely to drink heavily and more likely to develop a problem

22nd February 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Nicola Sturgeon on improving the role of the third sector in Scottish society

There is still a way to go in ensuring the third sector is perceived as an equal player in Scottish society but the first minister is optimistic

20th February 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Fund for aspiring social entrepreneurs

Funding for new and existing social businesses is available as part of a drive to support entrepreneurs

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Listening is key to improving society

Scout ambassadors Bear Grylls and Tim Peake have backed new research which shows the importance of listening

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteering festival plans move forward

Councillors have committed £50,000 towards a year-long celebration of volunteering in Stirling

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Coffee creates a fairtrade revolution

Scotland is supporting Rwanda as it bids to continue its recovery from years of war, as the country's coffee trade looks to expand

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
U-turn over autism driving declaration plans

Roads bosses have confirmed they will not push ahead with plans to get all autistic people to declare their condition

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Doddie Weir MND research fund hits £2m target

The former rugby star has pledged to help find a cure for the degenerative condition by funding groundbreaking research

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Accessible toilet campaign to expand

Funding has been secured to help create more portable accessible toilets, which allow families to attend events they wouldn't otherwise be able to

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Momo hoax hysteria is harming children say charities

Charities have asserted that hysteria around the "suicide" game is causing harm to children, with no evidence the challenge exists

1st March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dooley accused of being a “white saviour” over Comic Relief film

Strictly Come Dancing champ Stacey Dooley has been accused of acting like a “white saviour” during her work with Comic Relief in Africa

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Row over women’s festival

A dispute occurred over whether trans women would be allowed to enter "women only" events at The Audacious Women Festival

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity cuts ties with cash-grabbing awards company

The Scottish Diversity Awards has a new charity partner after riding for the disabled group Equi-Power withdrew its support

27th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charity tackles discrimination in schools

The Inclusion and Diversity Charter Mark aims to promote inclusion and diversion in schools across the country

27th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Small businesses backing charities

The majority of smaller firms in Scotland are supporting local charities, a report has revealed

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people would do daring deeds for charity

More than three-quarters of young people would do something daring for charity according to new research by the Charities Aid Foundation

22nd February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Big Lunch aims to become even bigger

Workshops are taking place across Scotland to spread the positivity that can be created by bringing communities together

22nd February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Call for a ban on booze adverts in sport

Young people exposed to alcohol marketing are more likely to start drinking, more likely to drink heavily and more likely to develop a problem

22nd February 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity retail offers alternative to fast fashion

Charity shops can support a movement against people buying cheap throwaway items by selling top quality recycled clothes

21st February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity workers’ fears for the future laid bare

Rising overheads, funding cuts and increased work loads are amongst the concerns that third sector staff have - a survey has revealed

20th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pop-up charity shops can transform struggling high streets

Most people favour putting empty shops to community or charity use to keep high streets vibrant

19th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprise pub sold to private buyer

Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good social enterprise to Anna and Mike Christopherson, who run the Edinburgh Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group

15th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

1 Comment News
Dame Kelly Holmes: good causes missing out on millions

Good causes are missing out on millions under outdated current rules

4th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Funding helps youth group establish social enterprise

Tweeddale Youth Action turns two projects into a social enterprise which will fund its youth club

28th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Decisive and urgent action needed on climate change

UK Committee on Climate Change report calls for action from Scottish Government

24th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Volunteer award handed to dementia friendly walk leader

Linda Shields has won an award from Paths for All for her work with those living with dementia

21st September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
British Heart Foundation calls on people to make their mark on the Heart of Steel

An art sculpture to raise money for the British Heart Foundation has been unveiled

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Final Kiltwalk of the year is Edinburgh’s biggest ever

5,000 heroes take part in Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk for charitable causes

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Top digital tools that can help you start a charity

Sally Dyson, head of digital participation at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, looks at the digital tools for new charities

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN Guide: Research is key in taking on first employee

Lesley Winton, of animal education charity Fostering Compassion, is relaxed about taking on her first member of staff

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foundation to support rugby star struck by MND

Doddie Weir announced he was fighting the degenerative condition earlier this summer

28th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity accountant avoids jail for embezzling £200k

Lynn Taylor was the financial manager of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

25th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Road safety charity calls for compulsory rural driving lessons

Brake has proposed changes which it says could save up to 400 lives a year

24th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sectarianism is still at heart of Scottish football

The vast majority of football supporters said they had witnessed sectarian behaviour at games

23rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding cuts still feared, survey finds

Half of those questioned said cuts were the biggest threat to their jobs

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands are looking up charity accounts, regulator claims

Members of the public showing a strong interest in charity accounts, now OSCR publishes them on its website

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brutal cockfighting cases reported in Scotland

The Scottish SPCA has said that incidents of the brutal practice are very rare

17th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia partnership agreed between charity and university

The University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are set to work together

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fund helps nurse-led projects

The Queen's Nursing Institute has handed £32,500 to Scottish projects

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New app created to report whale and dolphin sightings

The technology has been created by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

6 Comments News