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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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Mask makers seek charity partners

Edinburgh Mask Makers have produced 4,000 masks for use by key workers - and are looking for more partners

28th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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RNLI in beach warning

The charity has said the coronavirus presents a serious of challenges for it to help people remain safe on beaches

27th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity stays on the ball to raise funds for Africa

A fundraising football team is set to stay fit during lockdown while raising vital funds to fight the coronavirus in Africa

26th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 25 May

How the sector is responding to the crisis

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£8m boost for wellbeing projects across Scotland

More than 300 organisations across the country are delivering vital support to help communities cope with the pandemic

22nd May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities work together to help families

Barnardo’s Scotland and Action for Children have been supporting the most vulnerable during lockdown, but need funding to continue

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Insurance firms hand charities £100m boost

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched a new fund to help support some of the people hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Captain Tom hands £20m to NHS charities

Projects across the UK are set to benefit from the 100-year-old's viral challenge

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 21 May

Rounding up the response to the pandemic by the third sector #NeverMoreNeeded

21st May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Scottish charities receive surprise Royal call

Prince William surprised three Scottish charities who have been supporting communities through coronavirus

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
One million meals distributed by charity in Glasgow and the west

FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland has sent out six months' worth of food in just eight weeks

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Insurance firms hand charities £100m boost

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry has launched a new fund to help support some of the people hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Captain Tom hands £20m to NHS charities

Projects across the UK are set to benefit from the 100-year-old's viral challenge

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities receive surprise Royal call

Prince William surprised three Scottish charities who have been supporting communities through coronavirus

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Sci-fi fans raise £300k for charity

This year's Capital Sci-Fi Con raised tens of thousands of pounds, as fundraising for CHAS hit a new milestone

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Captain Tom to be knighted

The 100-year-old has raised a staggering £32m for NHS charities

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New donations platform to help small charities

Givable was designed and developed over five weeks during the lockdown.

19th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity hits out at refund refusal firms

Airlines, holiday providers and venues are amongst those who are failing to provide refunds for services cancelled by Covid-19

19th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
New £25m emergency fund for charities opens

Boost for hard pressed charities

18th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sudden drop in donations to children’s and animal charities

New research has shown charitable giving has shifted dramatically towards support for hospitals and the NHS since the coronavirus lockdown

15th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
KT Tunstall to hold charity concert

The Scottish singer will perform a set for CHAS from her LA home

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Financial relief for community halls

Facilities operated by charities may now be eligible for £10,000 from the Small Business Grant Scheme

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Let furloughed workers volunteer with their charities, chancellor told

Peers say the current rules risk causing “irreparable damage” to the third sector.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine May edition - read it here!

New TFN magazine out now - read it here!

12th May 2020 by Graham Martin

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Health charity losing £500k a month

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched an emergency appeal as it faces major funding drops due to lockdown

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 500 charities gain emergency funding

The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund gives small grants to vital projects supporting the community response to Covid-19

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
400 National Trust jobs at risk

The heritage charity has said a dramatic fall in income and its investments has led to staff being placed at risk of redundancy #NeverMoreNeeded

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Marathon challenge raises over £10m

Marathon challenge raises over £10m

12th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Fund launched to support equine charities

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

11th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Samarathon launches to raise vital funds

Now more than ever the charity needs public support

11th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 25 May

How the sector is responding to the crisis

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Inclusive communication plans move forward

The campaign for inclusive communication is moving forward after being backed in the Scottish Parliament

25th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity tries to give away thousands of chocolate eggs

Lockdown has meant 15,000 eggs are left

22nd May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
“Cautious welcome” for NHS fees u-turn

Health and social care workers from abroad will not have to pay to use the NHS, however care organisations have said more info is needed

22nd May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities work together to help families

Barnardo’s Scotland and Action for Children have been supporting the most vulnerable during lockdown, but need funding to continue

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities receive surprise Royal call

Prince William surprised three Scottish charities who have been supporting communities through coronavirus

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Community drive £2.3m of investment in housing improvements

Housing Rights in Practice, a four-year project, aimed to identify the housing issues that most affected the community in Leith

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Women hit hardest by Covid-19 job problems

Covid-19: women hardest hit in the workplace

19th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity wants more care home partnership working

Age Scotland has welcomed efforts to support care homes through the coronavirus crisis

19th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major charities announce partnership

The British Red Cross and FareShare are set to work together to support communities through coronavirus

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New £25m emergency fund for charities opens

Boost for hard pressed charities

18th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sudden drop in donations to children’s and animal charities

New research has shown charitable giving has shifted dramatically towards support for hospitals and the NHS since the coronavirus lockdown

15th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland can lead the way on inclusive communication

A campaign calling for Scotland to become the Inclusive Communication Nation has received a boost

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Financial relief for community halls

Facilities operated by charities may now be eligible for £10,000 from the Small Business Grant Scheme

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shadowy group plans mass lockdown protests in Scotland

Police warn against attendance

14th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Let furloughed workers volunteer with their charities, chancellor told

Peers say the current rules risk causing “irreparable damage” to the third sector.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Emergency food service ups delivery during lockdown

The Cyrenians FareShare depot in Leith has sent out three times the amount of items that it did a year ago

13th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Hollywood fundraising comes to UK

Platform has raised over £100m for good causes

13th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Bute House could be sold

Charity says non-heritage properties are being reviewed

13th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Unicef: 6,000 children could die each day from impact of coronavirus

The charity has launched the largest ever campaign in its 73-year history.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine May edition - read it here!

New TFN magazine out now - read it here!

12th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fund launched to support equine charities

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

11th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Vital coronavirus fund re-opens for applications

Those who missed out on initial funding from the Wellbeing Fund are invited to apply, with more than £6 million already going to projects

8th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity marks 10 years of providing vital support in Kenya

The Kipawa Trust International has raised more than £350,000 since being founded by a group of friends in Edinburgh

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 7 May

How the sector is responding to the pandemic

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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RNLI to still provide lifeguards at beaches

​Charity is working in anticipation of lockdown lifting

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Wednesday 6 May

How the sector is responding to the ongoing pandemic

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

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Seabird centre survival “on a cliff-edge” as it launches public appeal

Chris Packham has backed a charity’s appeal for life or death funding to weather the Covid-19 storm

5th May 2020 by Graham Martin

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Scotland can lead the way on sustainable development

A new report aims to bring together civil society and government to make Scotland a leader in its approach to sustainable development

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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76,000 Scots sign up to volunteer

Recruitment for the Scotland Cares Campaign has been paused due to the volume of sign-ups in the first month

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Roads cash reallocated to help social distancing

Cash will improve cycling and pedestrian space

29th April 2020 by Robert Armour

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Mary’s Meals adapts to coronavirus pandemic

The charity will feed a million children around the world every day.

29th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Scottish SPCA launches urgent appeal for donations

The charity could face a 20% fall in its annual income this year due to the coronavirus.

28th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Campaigners warn over oil industry bailout

One crisis will lead to another say environmentalists

28th April 2020 by Robert Armour

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Community buyout getting closer

Group says progress has made major strides

28th April 2020 by Robert Armour

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“Business as usual” for Scottish hunts

Video footage shows the need for a complete ban, charity says.

27th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Let social care staff stay, charities urge

A call has been made for care workers and volunteer who risk being sent home once lockdown is eased to be allowed to extend their time in the UK

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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The Big Night In raises £27m

Millions of pounds were donated to UK charities during the fundraiser, with the government set to match-fund the money raised

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£8m boost for wellbeing projects across Scotland

More than 300 organisations across the country are delivering vital support to help communities cope with the pandemic

22nd May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities work together to help families

Barnardo’s Scotland and Action for Children have been supporting the most vulnerable during lockdown, but need funding to continue

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities receive surprise Royal call

Prince William surprised three Scottish charities who have been supporting communities through coronavirus

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Sci-fi fans raise £300k for charity

This year's Capital Sci-Fi Con raised tens of thousands of pounds, as fundraising for CHAS hit a new milestone

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Victims of domestic abuse are not alone

A new animated film has been created to help young women who are experiencing abuse during lockdown

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Survey reveals impact of lockdown on girls and young women

A quarter of girls aged 11-14 said the lockdown was affecting their mental health.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
One million meals distributed by charity in Glasgow and the west

FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland has sent out six months' worth of food in just eight weeks

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Menthol cigarettes ban welcomed

The sale of mint flavoured tobacco is banned in the UK from today (Wed 20 May)

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of Scots feel lockdown has affected their wellbeing

The findings have been revealed in a survey ahead of this year's Virtual Big Lunch

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children “cut adrift” by rising poverty levels

Analysis found deprivation was rising in the UK’s poorest communities.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Women hit hardest by Covid-19 job problems

Covid-19: women hardest hit in the workplace

19th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Major charities announce partnership

The British Red Cross and FareShare are set to work together to support communities through coronavirus

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Just 1% of vulnerable children attending school hubs

Coalition warns of “lost generation” unless urgent action is taken.

18th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New app supports mental wellbeing

Samaritans Scotland has launched the new app to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Scots hope for a kinder society after coronavirus

A survey released to mark Mental Health Awareness Week has revealed the benefits of being kind

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Fears over lockdown child abuse

The NSPCC has urged anyone who thinks a child may be in danger to get in touch with its helpline

15th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sudden drop in donations to children’s and animal charities

New research has shown charitable giving has shifted dramatically towards support for hospitals and the NHS since the coronavirus lockdown

15th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
KT Tunstall to hold charity concert

The Scottish singer will perform a set for CHAS from her LA home

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Financial relief for community halls

Facilities operated by charities may now be eligible for £10,000 from the Small Business Grant Scheme

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Night In raises £27m

Millions of pounds were donated to UK charities during the fundraiser, with the government set to match-fund the money raised

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top charity directors named

The finalists for the annual awards ceremony have been named, with a strong representation from the voluntary sector

23rd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Homelessness charity secures use of iconic hotel

Edinburgh’s Old Waverley Hotel will be used as emergency accommodation during the coronavirus outbreak.

22nd April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

News of how the sector is helping communites during the pandemic

22nd April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Guide to applying for emergency coronavirus funding

Local charities and grassroots organisations that are responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of up to £5,000

21st April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Stage set for Charity Film Awards

The annual gala event will take place virtually tomorrow evening (Tuesday 21 April)

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Challenge aims to raise millions for charity

Organisers of major fundraising events hope The 2.6 Challenge will fill the gap left by postponement of events such as the London Marathon

17th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Crisis grants total passes £1m

Foundation Scotland has distributed over £1m to more than 260 groups since launching its new coronavirus emergency fund

15th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charities invited to apply to £50m fund

The Wellbeing Fund aims to assist third sector organisations working with people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

14th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Your TFN magazine is available to read here!

Your new TFN magazine is out now – and you can read it here!

9th April 2020 by Graham Martin

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£30m pledge to Scottish charities

The emergency funding is part of a wider £750 million package which aims to support organisations across the UK

9th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
IT giants offer free video conferencing

IBM and Cisco will provide the Webex conferencing tool for free to charities

9th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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£500k in emergency funding handed out

Organisations from across Scotland have already benefited from emergency coronavirus funding

8th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities see drop in regular donations

The amount of people who cancelled donations made by Direct Debit to charities fell sharply when the coronavirus pandemic set in

8th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Covid crisis: civic Scotland unites in call for emergency child benefit rise

In a mass show of strength, unity and solidarity, a huge coalition of civil society groups is demanding an emergency rise in child benefit

7th April 2020 by Graham Martin

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50,000 Scots offer to help in corona battle

There has been a fantastic response to a campaign which aims to allow Scots to support the coronavirus response

7th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
£8m coronavirus support fund

People most at risk from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak will benefit from the funding

6th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19: charities need urgent financial help - or many will collapse

Charities and voluntary groups need an urgent financial support package – or many face imminent collapse

3rd April 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Retailers to stock The Big Issue for the first time

Sainsbury’s and McColl’s will sell the magazine during the Covid-19 outbreak.

1st April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community drive £2.3m of investment in housing improvements

Housing Rights in Practice, a four-year project, aimed to identify the housing issues that most affected the community in Leith

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
One million meals distributed by charity in Glasgow and the west

FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland has sent out six months' worth of food in just eight weeks

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children “cut adrift” by rising poverty levels

Analysis found deprivation was rising in the UK’s poorest communities.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Women hit hardest by Covid-19 job problems

Covid-19: women hardest hit in the workplace

19th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity hits out at refund refusal firms

Airlines, holiday providers and venues are amongst those who are failing to provide refunds for services cancelled by Covid-19

19th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Veterans charity launches volunteering initiative

Volunteers will use their skills to support communities impacted by Covid-19.

18th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Major charities announce partnership

The British Red Cross and FareShare are set to work together to support communities through coronavirus

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots prisons breach human rights during lockdown

Some prisoners are in cells 24 hours a day

18th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fears over lockdown child abuse

The NSPCC has urged anyone who thinks a child may be in danger to get in touch with its helpline

15th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sudden drop in donations to children’s and animal charities

New research has shown charitable giving has shifted dramatically towards support for hospitals and the NHS since the coronavirus lockdown

15th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sturgeon must urgently help low income families

Campaigners say families need an extra £10 per child per week

13th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lifeline service delivers 13,000 emergency food packages

Wheatley Group has expanded its EatWell service to support more vulnerable people.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Emergency food service ups delivery during lockdown

The Cyrenians FareShare depot in Leith has sent out three times the amount of items that it did a year ago

13th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Praise for four month furlough extension

Move is a "vital measure" says leading charity

12th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
400 asylum seekers forced into shared accommodation despite lockdown

Charity demands answers from Home Office and Mears Group after death of Syrian refugee.

12th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine May edition - read it here!

New TFN magazine out now - read it here!

12th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
More than 500 charities gain emergency funding

The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund gives small grants to vital projects supporting the community response to Covid-19

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Providing support across Edinburgh

Edinburgh Coronavirus Support has gone from strength to strength after launching as the seriousness of Covid-19 became apparent #NeverMoreNeeded

11th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m boost for community groups

Further significant funding has been allocated to groups that are leading the response to Covid-19 in their communities

11th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Virtual kitchen to bring communities together

Brainchild of Scots entrepeneur

27th May 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Gerard Butler lends support to Chas quiz night

The Hollywood star is backing the charity’s Big Girly Quiz.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity reveals best mp3 players for people with dementia

Playlist for Life is encouraging families to send music players to their loved ones.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity stays on the ball to raise funds for Africa

A fundraising football team is set to stay fit during lockdown while raising vital funds to fight the coronavirus in Africa

26th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care charity boss to move on after nine years

Duncan Dunlop will leave Who Cares? Scotland in August, having been at the forefront of the fight to secure rights for care experienced people

26th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots most likely to take more walks during lockdown

Six in ten of us are walking more than we did before the coronavirus pandemic.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 25 May

How the sector is responding to the crisis

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Inclusive communication plans move forward

The campaign for inclusive communication is moving forward after being backed in the Scottish Parliament

25th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£8m boost for wellbeing projects across Scotland

More than 300 organisations across the country are delivering vital support to help communities cope with the pandemic

22nd May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots urged to sort and store for charity

Cancer Research UK has said it can't take donations for its shops yet, but will need them in the future

22nd May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
“Cautious welcome” for NHS fees u-turn

Health and social care workers from abroad will not have to pay to use the NHS, however care organisations have said more info is needed

22nd May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
VAT from PPE to be donated to charities

NHS charities are set to benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds for PPE donations made earlier this year

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food network doubles support to charities

Sees it handing out equivalent of 2m meals during lockdown

21st May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Captain Tom hands £20m to NHS charities

Projects across the UK are set to benefit from the 100-year-old's viral challenge

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities receive surprise Royal call

Prince William surprised three Scottish charities who have been supporting communities through coronavirus

21st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Sci-fi fans raise £300k for charity

This year's Capital Sci-Fi Con raised tens of thousands of pounds, as fundraising for CHAS hit a new milestone

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people’s charity unveils £2m coronavirus fund

Charities working to support elderly people during lockdown are invited to apply.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Captain Tom to be knighted

The 100-year-old has raised a staggering £32m for NHS charities

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Menthol cigarettes ban welcomed

The sale of mint flavoured tobacco is banned in the UK from today (Wed 20 May)

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
400 National Trust jobs at risk

The heritage charity has said a dramatic fall in income and its investments has led to staff being placed at risk of redundancy #NeverMoreNeeded

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 7 May

How the sector is responding to the pandemic

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Record-breaking cyclist leads ‘round the world’ challenge

Around the World in One Day, led by Mark Beaumont, has already amassed more than £150,000 for NHS charities

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Wednesday 6 May

How the sector is responding to the ongoing pandemic

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Epic Awards open for entries

Voluntary arts groups of all shapes and sizes can apply for the awards

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches walking podcast

Edith Bowman provides the voice for the new Mind to Walk podcast, created by Paths for All

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Actor releases lockdown charity single

Leave a Light On has been created by Kevin McKidd and his band the Speyside Sessions Band

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Musician turned dentist to raise money for charity

Former Chemical Brothers guitarist David Devine is raising funds for a hospice that is close to his heart

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More celebs back charity’s geeky appeal

Jodie Whittaker and Brian Cox have backed CHAS' Share Your Joy campaign

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TV licence fee for over-75s must be scrapped, says charity

Age Scotland says the charge will increase isolation and financial worries for older people.

29th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Awards watched online by 10,000

The Charity Film Awards was still a success, despite the ceremony having to go online as a result of lockdown

29th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Keep moving this spring

The Step Count Challenge will return next month, despite Scotland being in lockdown

28th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish SPCA launches urgent appeal for donations

The charity could face a 20% fall in its annual income this year due to the coronavirus.

28th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
“Business as usual” for Scottish hunts

Video footage shows the need for a complete ban, charity says.

27th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Star Wars legend urges sci-fi fans to come out in force for Scots charity

Ewan McGregor is encouraging members of the public to show allegiance to their favourite science-fiction, fantasy or musical hero in aid of CHAS

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Race for Life events postponed

Cancer Research UK has said it has had to postpone the major fundraising events, which were due to take place this spring and summer

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Night In raises £27m

Millions of pounds were donated to UK charities during the fundraiser, with the government set to match-fund the money raised

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take on the virtual Munro Challenge

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is inviting Scots to stay fit during lockdown

22nd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

News of how the sector is helping communites during the pandemic

22nd April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities supporting vulnerable people share £90,000

Phoenix Group announces donations to Cyrenians, Social Bite and the Trussell Trust.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots most likely to take more walks during lockdown

Six in ten of us are walking more than we did before the coronavirus pandemic.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Street Soccer Scotland takes gala dinner online

The charity has lined up a host of special guests for the fundraising event.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign urges farmers to #KeepTalking

RSABI has warned that the lockdown could increase anxiety and loneliness.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Older people’s charity unveils £2m coronavirus fund

Charities working to support elderly people during lockdown are invited to apply.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Survey reveals impact of lockdown on girls and young women

A quarter of girls aged 11-14 said the lockdown was affecting their mental health.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children “cut adrift” by rising poverty levels

Analysis found deprivation was rising in the UK’s poorest communities.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New donations platform to help small charities

Givable was designed and developed over five weeks during the lockdown.

19th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Homeless people offered support after coronavirus treatment

Waverley Care’s Milestone centre began taking referrals in April.

19th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans charity launches volunteering initiative

Volunteers will use their skills to support communities impacted by Covid-19.

18th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Just 1% of vulnerable children attending school hubs

Coalition warns of “lost generation” unless urgent action is taken.

18th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Unicef: 6,000 children could die each day from impact of coronavirus

The charity has launched the largest ever campaign in its 73-year history.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lifeline service delivers 13,000 emergency food packages

Wheatley Group has expanded its EatWell service to support more vulnerable people.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Let furloughed workers volunteer with their charities, chancellor told

Peers say the current rules risk causing “irreparable damage” to the third sector.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
400 asylum seekers forced into shared accommodation despite lockdown

Charity demands answers from Home Office and Mears Group after death of Syrian refugee.

12th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fund launched to support equine charities

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

11th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of charities not set up for digital donations

CAF survey reveals concerns over cash shortfall amid coronavirus lockdown.

11th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Barnardo’s seeking new foster families

Charity warns that many young people still need loving homes during the lockdown

11th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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TV licence fee for over-75s must be scrapped, says charity

Age Scotland says the charge will increase isolation and financial worries for older people.

29th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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