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Football act is a distraction from real solution to sectarianism, says charity

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Filmmaker and poet to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes

Each artist will receive a £7,000 grant and support to produce a piece of work to be unveiled as part of LGBT History Month in February 2017

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Golf fans urged to wear yellow at Open tournament to show support for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity fundraiser set to turn Ayrshire course a sea of yellow during the Open tournament

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Community TV channel that promotes charities looks like it will be saved

Crowdfunder campaign for the Community TV channel has raised 95% of target with four days to go

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to begin this weekend

The transformation of George Square in Glasgow into an outdoor football venue is almost complete

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Paralympic torch visits Royal Blind School

Famous flame visits Edinburgh school ahead of Rio games

15th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup’s supermarket sweep

Deal struck between a charity and a supermarket chain to deliver 19,000 meals and 21,000 bottles of water to this summer’s Homeless World Cup

26th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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It’s a scandal that we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

Charity blasts fact we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

The Humanist Society Scotland has named Dr Bob Scott as the first winner of its Gordon Ross Award

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches trusted traders service

Care and Repair says it wants to save the public from scammers

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign group wants to find the hottest vegan

PETA launches bizarre publicity stunt competition in UK and Ireland

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Burns named as charity’s Great Scot

Robert Burns has been voted the public’s Great Scot, securing more than twice the votes of his nearest rival, the National Trust for Scotland has said

3rd May 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex safe space will be stationed in the city during July’s Homeless World Cup

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

Bidding is already into the thousands for the piece of historic sporting memorabilia

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

​Modern pollutants contribute to the deaths of 2,500 Scots every year

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

Conservationists say they need to raise £50,000 to reintroduce predatory big cats to Scotland

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

The Scottish Parliament can and must use its powers to completely ban fracking, environmental activists say

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

Funding is urgently needed to lower Scotland’s carbon footprint not pay for it to be increased say environmental groups

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland is UK nation most supportive of refugee children

More people in Scotland than the rest of the UK support the Westminster government decision to accept unaccompanied child refugees from Europe

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape

157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape, says charity

20th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

People are more likely to give to charities when they are offered tax incentives – but these are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking video from anti-animal cruelty charity is not for the faint-hearted

League Against Cruel Sports shows the death of a man caught in an animal snare

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow in air pollution league of shame

The new Scottish Government must do more to tackle air pollution – after it was revealed that Glasgow has failed to meet World Health Organisation

13th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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150,000 call for David Cameron to help free charity worker

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held without charge in Iran since 3 April

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National Trust in battle over electricity pylons

Conservation charity blasts plans for overhead cables to be installed near historic battlefield

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular osprey displays at charity nature reserve

The nesting pair of ospreys at a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve have been kept on their toes by intruding buzzards

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots aid agency reports from Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

Mercy Corp is still active in Nepal 12 months after the devastating earthquake which killed 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless

26th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Climate agreement signed: now the hard work begins

Campaigners have warned that the real work starts now – after 150 nations formally signed a deal thrashed out at last year’s Paris climate summit

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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10% of Glasgow City Council workers to become mentors for city’s school pupils

Glasgow City Council is encouraging its staff by committing to offering them paid leave if they become mentors for the city's care experienced pupils

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Body anxious kids as young as 11 are avoiding PE finds YMCA

​Youngsters are so worried about their body image many hide away and some are even considering surgery report finds

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th 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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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

Traditional goals like owning a house or getting a steady job are unrealistic say many teams

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Why can Police Scotland charge paedophiles over sex texts but officers in England can’t asks charity

Police still cant charge people with sending sexual communications to children in England and Wales as government hasn't set start date for new law

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Not all young people know how to use technology blasts charity

​Myth that every millennial is an IT expert has led to many from poorer backgrounds being left behind online in search for jobs and training

9th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tory minister calls for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, has given his backing to a campaign to have LGBT+ issues added to the curriculum and taught in schools

5th 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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Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to be raised to 12

​The move, welcomed by charities, brings Scotland in line with the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Call for action as the number of young women suffering domestic abuse rises

Charities launch campaign after figures show a rise 8.9% in reported incidents of domestic abuse where the victim is a woman under the age of 30

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Council cuts will create a lost generation of young people

A coalition of charities and support groups has warned that budget cuts mean children with additional support needs are missing out on the help they need

28th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC launches hotline for footballers who were sexual abused by coaches

The helpline received a staggering 50 calls in the first two hours of being open

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd 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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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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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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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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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More than 2000 people take part in final Kiltwalk of the year

Lorraine Kelly, Jackie Bird, Sean Batty and the Bay City Rollers inspire Edinburgh walkers to raise over £100,000

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

​£30,000 up for grabs at ScottishPower Foundation Awards

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed it has received over 150 complaints from members of the public in the first two months of its existence

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More of us are leaving a donation to charity in our wills than ever before

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th 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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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 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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Charities invited to be part of this year’s Giving Tuesday

​#GivingTuesday the global celebration of charities is coming back to the UK this year on 29 November

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Dream Fund worth £2.5m is seeking applications from charities

​Partnerships of charities and community groups are being urged to apply for a grant of up to £1 million to finance their ultimate project

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More money than ever before donated to charity foundation

Charities Aid Foundation received over £500 million in charity donations last year

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities demand £425m Olympic cash is returned

​Money borrowed from the Big Lottery Fund for the 2012 Olympics is yet to be repaid

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children in Need makes record charity grant in Scotland

The television fundraiser has awarded Community House in Alloa over £150,000

4th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities invited to apply for funding to be part of child mentoring scheme

£1 million is available to voluntary organisations as part of the first phase of a charity led programme that will support looked after children

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The US election and the possibility of war are seriously affecting our children, Childline warns

Childline says the number of calls from young people suffering from anxiety has increased rapidly over the past year

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people in care to help reform system that is failing them

Charities welcome announcement by First Minister, who says the failings in the system for looked after children breaks her heart

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

Researchers warn older people with mental health problems are becoming isolated because they are unable to depend on family

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities convince first minister to listen to 1,000 care experienced young people

Nicola Sturgeon recently spent time speaking to those supported by Who Cares? Scotland

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Investigation into availability of support for young people with additional support needs

An investigation has been launched to help map out the availability of support for young people with additional support needs in Scotland

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

​Audit Scotland report finds £667 million a year shortfall and charities already struggling to recruit skilled nursing and mental health staff

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Miracle cancer survivor’s inspirational fightback from death’s door

Laura Barr told her story as she opened the Paisley Cancer Research UK superstore which is more than five times the size of a normal store and offers members of

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

​Three month campaign aims to get young men talking about depression with data collected past on to charities

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

​The Edinburgh Crisis Centre says the volume of requests it faces for urgent mental health crisis has grown rapidly in the decade it has been open

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

British Heart Foundation and Nationwide Building Society team up to teach 35,000 people the life-saving skill

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

Some of the capital’s iconic landmarks will be lit up as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month's Glow Gold September

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

Charity looking to explore the views of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit vote

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

Former Dundee Utd player Jordan Moore (22) who twice battled skin-cancer during his career says he never once wore sun screen while training outside

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

Three charity bosses in Scotland have made a list of the best social media chief executives from across the UK

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to change its name as it was confused for dating app Tinder

The Tinder Foundation is having to rebrand after getting fed up of being confused for the popular hook-up app

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd 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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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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Former chair of anti-stalking charity pleads guilty to stalking his ex-wife

Peter Noreiko, the former chairman of an anti-stalking charity Action Against Stalking, has admitted stalking his ex-wife. He will be sentenced in November

31st 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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Young Scot chief is named UK’s top third sector director

Louise Macdonald has been named Not for Profit/Third Sector Director of the Year by the UK Institute of Directors

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

​Winners will be announced at an event in the Scottish Parliament on 10 November

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

Animal welfare charity made a legal complaint after the Daily Mail published two false articles about it

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

The Charities Aid Foundation says the public has faith in charities to reunite communities

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth organisations are making a bid to find the next generation of leaders

​A new collaboration between more than 20 charities aims to discover and nurture people who they consider to have great potential

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is urging the Scottish Government to use new powers to effectively eradicate the bedroom tax

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

The UK government should reconsider its decision not to accept the public's offer of space in their homes for people fleeing Syria, a charity has said

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

Shelter Scotland is searching for the children and their families featured in iconic photographs of Scotland’s tenement slums

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

​Associations believe they can do more to challenge daily poverty they encounter

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

Find out which charity you should donate to based on your personality

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

The Rock Trust says the latest Scottish Government pledge is a step in the right direction

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

Charitable trust in Edinburgh moves to evict tenants in order to sell homes

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

Charities blast politicians after new statistics suggest more than 4,000 Scots died last winter because their homes were too cold

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Top designer goods up for grabs at charity shop

Mystery donor delivers thousands of pounds worth of designer goods to charity shop

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

Nearby residents are concerned about safety after Glasgow Housing Association failed to bring down the notorious Red Road flats

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

There is not enough hostel accomodation for homeless people who have dogs, blasts charity

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

​Report says affordable homes crisis won't be alleviated at current rate of new builds

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

Glasgow’s infamous Bridge to Nowhere has won a national award after its regeneration was recognised by an environmental group

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

Sandwich shop Social Bite has launched a new loyalty card which will see homeless people given free food rather than existing customers

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

​Concern over rise in number of children living in temporary accommodation

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, says it will be up to the sector to scrutinise the devolution of further powers once they are in place

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

Four teens have been charged following the incident at an LGBT+ youth group

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

Up to 60% more families than it was possible to accommodate registered with two Glasgow schools offering free lunches during the summer holidays

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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George Clooney’s fave sandwich shop gets £550k to train homeless

A social enterprise sandwich shop chain which hit the headlines last year when George Clooney popped into its Edinburgh branch has been awarded £550,000

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

One in four from poorer backgrounds think they won’t get a good job

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland to create its own child poverty laws

Charities back Nicola Sturgeon as she describes UK government approach as fundamentally wrong

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup pays tribute to 84 dead in Nice terrorist attack

Organisers “stand together” with French team competing at Gasgow tournament

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Schools in deprived communities are staying open during summer to offer pupils free meals

​Two Glasgow schools will offer lunch and activities for children and their families

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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UN to investigate poverty in Scotland

A report into poverty in Scotland and the way it blights lives has been compiled for the United Nations

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking treatment of disabled people exposed yet again

A UK disability charity has revealed a catalogue of errors surrounding personal independence payments it says has caused "truly shocking" levels of stress

8th June 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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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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US poverty group targets Glasgow - because it’s so poor

US Christian activists are raising cash to spread the word in Glasgow – because they reckon it’s so poor and deprived

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
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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Disabled activists demand a fairer Scotland

Members of Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) came out in force to press home their demands to politicians on the eve of the Scottish Parliament elections

26th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poll shows Scots oppose TTIP

Scots are leading the way in opposition to the controversial trade deal TTIP, according to new polls

23rd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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JK Rowling makes huge charitable donation

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will benefit from £15m to boost its groundbreaking research

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity cyclist

Colin Anderson, 57, died after falling unwell during the Pedal for Scotland

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: the charities benefiting from legacy giving

Highest number of charities on record benefit from legacy donations

9th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprises play a dynamic role in Scottish life

Scotland boasts a vibrant social enterprise sector that contributes £2.3 billion annually to our economy

6th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Probe into fake fundraising drive set up in dead PC’s name

Police are investigating after a fundraising drive claimed to be raising money for the funeral of PC Roy Buggins

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Chance for social enterprises to win a rebrand

Five organisations are being given the chance to undergo a makeover

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
First Minister makes visit to Art in Action campaign

The nationwide campaign aims to put art at the heart of a vibrant future for Scotland

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Change at the top as charity marks 30th year

Ann Marie Docherty is retiring from Fair Deal, with Fiona Dunwoodie named as only the second chief executive in the organisation's history

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Interim leadership team for children’s charity

Simon Massey and Amy Woodhouse will lead Children in Scotland for the rest of the year, with Jackie Brock on a leave of absence

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Human rights group faces strike action over redundancies

Workers at Amnesty International are being balloted on strike action

16th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: Sense Scotland quits partnership with Enable

Hailed as reshaping care in the third sector, Sense has left just six months into the partnership

13th September 2019 by Robert Armour

13 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities urge no cuts for learning disabled

​Coalition call on all Scottish councils

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief executive for umbrella body

New head takes over helm on 30 September

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Golf tournament leads the way

The Solheim Cup has embraced volunteers and accessibility, with calls for other sporting events to follow suit

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands of personal details leaked in data breach

​Leak not thought to invoke GDPR legislation

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social investor improves lives of over a million Scots

Report details how investment has impacted lives

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fundraising winning the battle for hearts and minds

Survey shows positive public response for the profession

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Kibble steps in and saves service from closure

Care charity will run service until next year

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chair for leading third sector arts group

One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups has appointed a senior third sector figure as its new chair

10th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Major job losses announced at leading charity

Organisation reports an income drop against rising demand for services

10th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Endangered lion cubs born at Edinburgh Zoo

​Coming months will be crucial to the cubs

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scottish women invited to take the step into politics

A day-long gathering at the Scottish Parliament is inviting women to explore their paths to elected office

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
No deal Brexit could have a dire impact on the elderly

A charity has made dire warnings about the effects of a no deal Brexit on older people

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
“Misleading” Peta advert banned

The advert claimed "wool is just as cruel as fur".

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls on Johnson to continue funding for study programme

YouthLink Scotland has called for funding to be committed to Erasmus+ as a summit on digital youth work begins in Glasgow

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh to host conference on UN global goals

EUConsult’s Autumn Congress will discuss the role of non-profits in meeting international development targets.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Urgent action needed to create zero-emission railway

Transform Scotland is calling for a £2,5bn decarbonisation programme to begin immediately.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deposit return scheme backed by three-quarters of Scots

The scheme is expected to lead to 90% of bottles and cans being returned for recycling.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Clothes fuelling climate change

Fast fashion is creating as many tonnes of carbon emissions per minute as a car being driven for 162,000 miles

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m fund for grassroots organisations

The Scottish Government has announced new funding for social enterprises, and the creation of a new hub in Campbeltown

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grave no-deal Brexit concerns raised

A letter from 85 organisations from across the UK to Boris Johnson says civil society is not prepared for leaving the European Union without a deal

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MPs must be allowed to represent disabled people in Brexit debate

Inclusion Scotland has said the proroguing of parliament will only cement fears disabled people have about Brexit

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Humanitarian crisis unfolding in Glasgow

Hundreds of asylum seekers could be forced onto streets

29th August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Campaigners claim victory as named person scheme dropped

Controversial scheme is dropped as campaign group claims its pressure made the Scottish Government rethink

20th September 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fight to tackle loneliness in society goes on

The Loneliness Action Group is urging all political parties to continue to work together to put in place lasting measures to help tackle the issue

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Change at the top as charity marks 30th year

Ann Marie Docherty is retiring from Fair Deal, with Fiona Dunwoodie named as only the second chief executive in the organisation's history

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Interim leadership team for children’s charity

Simon Massey and Amy Woodhouse will lead Children in Scotland for the rest of the year, with Jackie Brock on a leave of absence

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New funeral payment launched

A new benefit has been launched which aims to tackle funeral poverty in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Singer aims for number one on World Mental Health Day

Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Celebrities back storytelling campaign

Every Day’s a Story Day, has been created by the charity Early Years Scotland and will launch this weekend

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cinemas failing deaf children

Seven in 10 cinemas failed to show subtitled versions of the top films for kids this summer

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
New chair for leading third sector arts group

One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups has appointed a senior third sector figure as its new chair

10th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help revamp historic building

The Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust have gained more than £300,000 to help repair the landmark Stirling building

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity furniture depot hit by flooding

The Edinburgh Furniture Initiative is seeking urgent donations after stock was damaged during flooding last week

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities sought to help fight hunger in Edinburgh

A revamp of the FareShare depot in Edinburgh is set to help feed 2,000 more vulnerable people

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
CAS outlines steps to improve housing affordability

Charity recommends three proposals to help tenants find and keep homes.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity hopes to create new community

Tiphereth, a Camphill community on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is hoping to create a new facility that will help those with disabilities feel valued

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding for groups challenging inequality

The Corra Foundation has teamed up with Comic Relief to offer grants to small and medium sized charities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Regulator explains why housing association was struck off

Serious organisational and financial failings led to Kincardine Housing Co-operative's stock being passed on to another association.

31st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Owners should bring empty homes into use

Leaving homes empty should be outlawed

31st July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 30th July 2019

Find out who's on the move in Scotland's third sector

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity aims to distribute a million meals

Cyrenians has set an ambitious target as it looks to build on its work to tackle food poverty

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More Scots being made homeless

Most applications for homelessness support were in Glasgow

26th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing provider appoints interim chief executive

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

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity voucher scheme to expand

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

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New third sector hub set to open

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

26th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rock band stuns tiny charity with huge donation

Chief executive got quite emotional

20th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

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

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Incubator delivers new social enterprises

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

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities failing to embrace digital

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

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asylum seekers: no eviction without court order

New contractor says it will do everything to support asylum seekers to move on

17th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New funeral payment launched

A new benefit has been launched which aims to tackle funeral poverty in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£2.4m boost for social enterprise

Homes for Good is set to expand across the UK following an initial successful spell in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free pizza for homeless charities

New Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca is looking for local organisations who help disadvantaged people to get in touch

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New system aims to combat funeral poverty

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new new Funeral Support Payment, which will support low income families who lose a loved one

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No deal Brexit could have a dire impact on the elderly

A charity has made dire warnings about the effects of a no deal Brexit on older people

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Poor Scots 3 times more chance of death than rich

​Data reveals shocking statistics between the haves and have nots

19th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fight to tackle loneliness in society goes on

The Loneliness Action Group is urging all political parties to continue to work together to put in place lasting measures to help tackle the issue

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister makes visit to Art in Action campaign

The nationwide campaign aims to put art at the heart of a vibrant future for Scotland

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Bed blocking in hospitals on the rise

Delayed discharges in Scotland have increased 6% in the last year, with the majority of people affected aged 75 or over

18th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Change at the top as charity marks 30th year

Ann Marie Docherty is retiring from Fair Deal, with Fiona Dunwoodie named as only the second chief executive in the organisation's history

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Time to Stand Up to Cancer

A host of stars have channelled their favourite trailblazers to launch this year's campaign to fund the fight against cancer

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Singer aims for number one on World Mental Health Day

Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samuel L Jackson backs charity campaign

The Pulp Fiction star has become the latest celebrity to front the #ShareTheOrange campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: Sense Scotland quits partnership with Enable

Hailed as reshaping care in the third sector, Sense has left just six months into the partnership

13th September 2019 by Robert Armour

13 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities urge no cuts for learning disabled

​Coalition call on all Scottish councils

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cinemas failing deaf children

Seven in 10 cinemas failed to show subtitled versions of the top films for kids this summer

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Singer aims for number one on World Mental Health Day

Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Samuel L Jackson backs charity campaign

The Pulp Fiction star has become the latest celebrity to front the #ShareTheOrange campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Celebrities back storytelling campaign

Every Day’s a Story Day, has been created by the charity Early Years Scotland and will launch this weekend

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free pizza for homeless charities

New Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca is looking for local organisations who help disadvantaged people to get in touch

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cinemas failing deaf children

Seven in 10 cinemas failed to show subtitled versions of the top films for kids this summer

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Golf tournament leads the way

The Solheim Cup has embraced volunteers and accessibility, with calls for other sporting events to follow suit

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
JK Rowling makes huge charitable donation

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will benefit from £15m to boost its groundbreaking research

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scots with health conditions facing challenges to stay active

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has said those with long-term conditions face a range of barriers

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chair for leading third sector arts group

One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups has appointed a senior third sector figure as its new chair

10th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity cyclist

Colin Anderson, 57, died after falling unwell during the Pedal for Scotland

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universal Credit forcing claimants into debt and stress

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling for a raft of reforms to the benefit.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Edinburgh to host conference on UN global goals

EUConsult’s Autumn Congress will discuss the role of non-profits in meeting international development targets.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charities invited to apply for share of £3m Dream Fund

The People’s Postcode Lottery is offering grants of between £500,000 and £1.5m.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Urgent action needed to create zero-emission railway

Transform Scotland is calling for a £2,5bn decarbonisation programme to begin immediately.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deposit return scheme backed by three-quarters of Scots

The scheme is expected to lead to 90% of bottles and cans being returned for recycling.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pilot scheme helps young carers find work

The six-week course was provided by Action for Children and Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Railways failing people with sight loss

Inadequate stations and undertrained staff obstacles to train travel, survey finds.

29th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Festival fundraiser raises £8,600 for HIV charity

Teams from five local companies competed to see who could raise the most.

28th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities call for crackdown on cigarette litter

ASH Scotland and the MCS want filters to be reclassified as single-use plastics.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Recruitment begins for Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly

More than 100 people will be chosen at random to form the Assembly.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

4 Comments News
Communities more divided since Brexit vote, poll reveals

A new survey has revealed people’s views on the third sector in a society divided by Brexit and inequality.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Third of children give out personal details online

The NSPPC has relaunched its internet safety website in the wake of a new survey.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Val McDermid backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The crime writer wants to enshrine the right to a home into Scots Law.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding boost for ethical nappies start-up

Bampoo has been awarded £5000 from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
First aid charity volunteer saves dog’s life

Norman Milne used his training after family dog Goldie was rescued from a burn in Banff.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of workers struggle to make ends meet

Citizens' Advice said more people are being impacted by wage freezes and rising living costs.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mountain hare numbers fall by a “catastrophic” 90%

RSPB Scotland is calling for an immediate ban on culling in the wake of a new report.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Teachers launch foodbank amid child poverty crisis

Education committee hears of tired, hungry children in Edinburgh's schools.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News