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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

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

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigners call for Grand National to be banned

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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3,000 volunteers needed for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bigots are clowns blasts anti-sectarian charity

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

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled Access Day 2017 was the biggest ever

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

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s epic cultural projects up for awards

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

16th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

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

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Unicef defends David Beckham

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cruel dog breeder handed 15 year ban for neglect

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

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dogs love Bob Marley new research finds

Scottish animal welfare charity study into canine music tastes

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

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

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

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

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

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

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Experiment could see wolves reintroduced to Scotland

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

13th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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A bunny is for life not just for Easter

Scottish SPCA issues Easter bunny warning

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps launch Malawian wine in Scotland

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

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic landmarks go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Alarming spike in cholera as famine grips East Africa

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

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Win a dream holiday to Malawi

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

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

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

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cross party support for pro-Europe campaigning organisation

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish based charity expelled from Turkey

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

9th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Number of animal welfare complaints on the increase

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

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Aid groups plead for safe passage of child refugees to UK

​Leading groups implore UK ministers to rethink ditching agreement

1st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

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

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

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

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

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

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

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

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Government unveils plan to meet 2020 childcare promise

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

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

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

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

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

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

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Deadline set for First Minister mentor opportunity

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

14th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

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

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Emotional abuse of a child to become a criminal offence

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

3rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£3m up for grabs for new social enterprise startups

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

12th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Inheritance tax changes will hit charities hard

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: New £1 coin wreaking havoc for charities

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

1st April 2017 by TFN

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash and training on offer to new social entrepreneurs

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Restaurant group donates all of its profits to charity

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

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

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

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

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Kiltwalk fundraisers urged to take event seriously

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

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

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

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

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish mums’ campaign for cancer drug wins victory

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

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

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

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

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

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

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

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

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

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

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

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

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

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

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

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Maggie’s Centre named after charity founder

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

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Billy McNeill’s dementia diagnosis prompts charity to launch investigation

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

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

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

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

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

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

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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MSPs vote to halt universal credit

MSPs join chorus of condemnation for controversial scheme

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half of all charities don’t have digital plan

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

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

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

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5 million charity hub to be created

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

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

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

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

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

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to appoint new chief executive ahead of massive expansion plan

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

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

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New social enterprise centre to help private renters

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

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to investigate veterans’ housing issues

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

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

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Win lunch in Edinburgh with Leonardo DiCaprio for just £5

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

26th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

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

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

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

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cuts to homeless services could be devastating

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

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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People are scared to live in areas with empty homes

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

22nd July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity marks its 25th anniversary

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

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Rape shame football signing sends the wrong message

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

5th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

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

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Popular Glasgow social lender to open in Edinburgh

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Brexit expert tells charities to get more involved in debate

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

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled claimant takes DWP to court over email

Claimant believes DWP is breaching disability legislation

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

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

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign launched to move beyond foodbanks in Scotland

​Charities awarded cash to find more dignified solution

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Bus company unveils charity partner

Lothian will work with Support in Mind over the next two years

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Brothers set rowing record

Three brothers have set a new record for a charity rowing race across the Atlantic

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Dozens of charities face closure as Glasgow rejects over 100 funding bids

Charities say petty errors mean their applications rejected

16th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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MND drug trials hope

MND Scotland has invested more than half of the charity’s annual turnover into a ground-breaking clinical drug trial for Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Lottery funding for domestic abuse charities

Five organisations are sharing in a £664,000 windfall.

16th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Inquiry into PFA charity

The Charity Commission has has launched a statutory inquiry – its most serious intervention – into the charity that supports footballers

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Final Gorgie City Farm bids considered

A charity or a popular tourist attraction will take over the site of the community farm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m to help ease Brexit hunger

A new partnership between a supermarket giant and a charity, supported by the Scottish Government, is set to reduce hunger in Scotland

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lotto boost for conservation projects

Over £400,000 is being awarded to initiatives in the Northern Isles and Cairngorms.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities benefit from Christmas funding appeal

Ecclesiastical awarded a total of £120,000 through its Christmas campaign.

7th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Cancer Research UK launches Race for Life 2020

Events are being held across the country in spring.

7th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Atlantic rowers issue fitness challenge

Three Scottish rowers have issued a challenge as they make their way across the Atlantic

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Inspirational family in bumper fundraising year

Marie and Keith Briggs created Joe's Toes in memory of their son, who was sadly stillborn as a result of twin to twin transfusion syndrome

24th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Celtic fans raise record amount for good causes

Supporters donated £310,000 to the club’s Christmas Appeal.

23rd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New neurological strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government's first ever Framework for Action to improve care and support for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New chief executive for Samaritans

Jeremy Hughes will join the charity later this year

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Korean delegation comes to learn about social enterprise

Delegates learn from Scottish sector

17th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Business bosses join charity boards

A new programme has been launched which aims to link organisations with business leaders

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Dozens of charities face closure as Glasgow rejects over 100 funding bids

Charities say petty errors mean their applications rejected

16th January 2020 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Date for responding to disability bill approaches

The bill aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term health condition has a right to a transition plan

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New boss for BHF Scotland

James Jopling has been named as the new head of BHF Scotland

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Inquiry into PFA charity

The Charity Commission has has launched a statutory inquiry – its most serious intervention – into the charity that supports footballers

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities risk reputational damage by submitting late returns

Warning to get annual return in on time

13th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
NTS chief to retire

Simon Skinner will step down from the conservation charity after five years at the helm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Council accused of “cynically” rejecting charity’s funding

Vital funding rejected because of missing attachment

13th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief for international aid charity

International aid and development charity Unicef UK has a new chief executive

10th January 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Finalists revealed for Burns Award

The annual ceremony recognises courage, commitment, inspiration and hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Oxfam has its best Xmas in eight years

The aid charity bucked the high street downturn

10th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity names new chief executive

Hearts and Minds has revealed that Rebecca Simpson has been appointed as its CEO

8th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care charities apologise to abuse victims

Interim findings of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquyiry published

7th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Lack of charity trust sees clothes going to landfill

Lack of trust in bag collections has is blamed for rise in clothes going to landfill

7th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New look to mark new year

College Development Network has revealed its new brand style

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New maps reveal seabird hotspots

​Pioneering research used to track protected species

17th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Global ambassadors to inspire primary children

The Project Trust event aims to inspire the next generation of world citizens.

17th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
EU citizens need guarantees

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund launched to mark Year of Coasts and Waters

Grants will be given to organisations working with young people.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Fears over Glasgow climate summit bill

Lack of clarity over who will pay huge cost

15th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Mary’s Meals launches appeal for Kenya’s poorest region

Almost 70,000 primary-aged pupils are going hungry in Turkana.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Climate protest in Edinburgh

Extinction Rebellion gathered at the offices of one of the Scottish Government's main pension fund managers this morning

14th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
WWF UK raises £1m in Australia bushfire appeal

The charity said support from the public had been “incredible”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Air pollution “could kill 160,000 in a decade”

The British Heart Foundation is calling for “bold action” to improve air quality.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Roads seen as “too dangerous” for cycling

Cycling Scotland research finds potential cyclists are discouraged by Scotland’s busy streets.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
David Attenborough to speak at charity dinner

The broadcaster and naturalist will answer questions in front of an audience of 800.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief for international aid charity

International aid and development charity Unicef UK has a new chief executive

10th January 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Trade body says Wrap’s report is “irresponsible”

Associaiton says there is no evidence bogus charities are affecting clothes donations

9th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lotto boost for conservation projects

Over £400,000 is being awarded to initiatives in the Northern Isles and Cairngorms.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New active travel funding

Social housing providers can access additional funding to encourage active travel within communities

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Date for responding to disability bill approaches

The bill aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term health condition has a right to a transition plan

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EU citizens need guarantees

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lottery funding for domestic abuse charities

Five organisations are sharing in a £664,000 windfall.

16th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fund launched to mark Year of Coasts and Waters

Grants will be given to organisations working with young people.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Unicef announces equalised parental leave policy

The move will give every employee eligibility for 52 weeks of paid leave.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities back period poverty bill

A host of organisations have backed calls by a Labour MSP to ensure that women have a legal right to free sanitary products

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care-experienced students showcase their talents

Pioneering new scheme supports students through college

14th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Final Gorgie City Farm bids considered

A charity or a popular tourist attraction will take over the site of the community farm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief for international aid charity

International aid and development charity Unicef UK has a new chief executive

10th January 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Special getaways for families fighting cancer

The Prince’s Foundation and children’s charity Calum’s Cabin have joined forces to offer families luxury breaks

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m to help ease Brexit hunger

A new partnership between a supermarket giant and a charity, supported by the Scottish Government, is set to reduce hunger in Scotland

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record numbers of child abuse images reported to charity

The Internet Watch Foundation said it removed millions of pictures and videos last year.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity names new chief executive

Hearts and Minds has revealed that Rebecca Simpson has been appointed as its CEO

8th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New look to mark new year

College Development Network has revealed its new brand style

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Atlantic rowers issue fitness challenge

Three Scottish rowers have issued a challenge as they make their way across the Atlantic

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Shelter drops legal action against Glasgow Council

The homelessness charity will now await a verdict from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots worried about rent or mortgage

Shelter Scotland research finds thousands struggle with monthly payments.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New active travel funding

Social housing providers can access additional funding to encourage active travel within communities

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow sleepout takes place this weekend

Show your support for city's homeless

13th December 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity gym plans expansion

Projekt 42 is hoping to take on the former Leith Links Pavilion, but needs local authority backing before Christmas

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legislation will make housing adaptations easier

Disabled people will now have more freedom to make changes to areas around their homes

10th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More support needed for former mining communities

Coalfield towns are still beset by poverty and inequality, a charity has said.

9th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community regeneration in Scotland celebrated

The winners of the 2019 SURF Awards have been revealed

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Probe into Glasgow homeless services

City's homeless services fall short of statutory standards

6th December 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots child homelessness is “badge of shame”

Figures show country is failing children

3rd December 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Amazon shoppers urged to help homeless people

Charity’s Amazon wishlist makes it easy to buy sleeping bags and clothes for those sleeping rough.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
SFHA calls on politicians to fix benefits and fight climate change

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has released “three key asks” ahead of election day.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Sustainability award for Fife housing association

Kingdom Housing Association has won a coveted Green Apple Award.

27th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Paws for Thought, urges homelessness charity

Simon Community Scotland issues guidance around pets for housing providers.

27th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities back period poverty bill

A host of organisations have backed calls by a Labour MSP to ensure that women have a legal right to free sanitary products

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity welcomes ban on credit card gambling

The Safer Online Gambling Group said the move had been “a long time coming”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Finalists revealed for Burns Award

The annual ceremony recognises courage, commitment, inspiration and hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Girlguiding critical of Scottish Government period poverty policy

Free products won't be available to all

9th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity demands fundamental overhaul to Universal Credit

Current scheme is poorly thought out and applied say critics

9th January 2020 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
£1m to help ease Brexit hunger

A new partnership between a supermarket giant and a charity, supported by the Scottish Government, is set to reduce hunger in Scotland

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Revenge porn on the rise

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported that the amount of Scots seeking advice on revenge porn has doubled

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Citizens Advice unlocks £1.3bn for people since 2009

The network is calling on politicians to put the cost of living at the heart of their policies.

27th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Celtic fans raise record amount for good causes

Supporters donated £310,000 to the club’s Christmas Appeal.

23rd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Care leavers have 50/50 chance of homelessness

Barnardo's Scotland has teamed up with other organisations to provide purpose built houses for young people leaving care

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
A new hope which banishes despair

How a grassroots charity moved from despair to hope and is transforming a community

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Legal eagles’ foodbank collection

In the run up to Christmas, staff and partners at Murray Beith Murray have worked together to help make a difference to the lives of people facing food poverty

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity highlights “shocking” attainment gap

RNIB has called for an increase in educational support for children with sight loss

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bags donated to care experienced young people

Madlug has sent 1600 bags to Scotland for delivery across the country to children in care

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief executive for Samaritans

Jeremy Hughes will join the charity later this year

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bus company unveils charity partner

Lothian will work with Support in Mind over the next two years

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity plans Burns Supper

A host of politicians are set to appear at The Eric Liddell Centre's annual event

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Date for responding to disability bill approaches

The bill aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term health condition has a right to a transition plan

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MND drug trials hope

MND Scotland has invested more than half of the charity’s annual turnover into a ground-breaking clinical drug trial for Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity warns against “quick fix” diets

Diabetes UK urges Scots to stick to healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.

16th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New boss for BHF Scotland

James Jopling has been named as the new head of BHF Scotland

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities back period poverty bill

A host of organisations have backed calls by a Labour MSP to ensure that women have a legal right to free sanitary products

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Don wristbands to fight cancer, charity urges

Cancer Research UK calls for support ahead of World Cancer Day.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Care-experienced students showcase their talents

Pioneering new scheme supports students through college

14th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Final Gorgie City Farm bids considered

A charity or a popular tourist attraction will take over the site of the community farm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Special getaways for families fighting cancer

The Prince’s Foundation and children’s charity Calum’s Cabin have joined forces to offer families luxury breaks

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity for bereaved parents unveils new name

The former Sands Lothian charity is now known as Held In Our Hearts.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity unveils wishes for 2020

RNIB Scotland announces its hopes for the next 12 months.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity names new chief executive

Hearts and Minds has revealed that Rebecca Simpson has been appointed as its CEO

8th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Brothers set rowing record

Three brothers have set a new record for a charity rowing race across the Atlantic

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EU citizens need guarantees

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Inquiry into PFA charity

The Charity Commission has has launched a statutory inquiry – its most serious intervention – into the charity that supports footballers

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Final Gorgie City Farm bids considered

A charity or a popular tourist attraction will take over the site of the community farm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
NTS chief to retire

Simon Skinner will step down from the conservation charity after five years at the helm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity announces US tour for historic violin

The instrument, which has link to Robert Burns, is touring to celebrate the Bard’s birthday.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Finalists revealed for Burns Award

The annual ceremony recognises courage, commitment, inspiration and hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m to help ease Brexit hunger

A new partnership between a supermarket giant and a charity, supported by the Scottish Government, is set to reduce hunger in Scotland

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New active travel funding

Social housing providers can access additional funding to encourage active travel within communities

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Atlantic rowers issue fitness challenge

Three Scottish rowers have issued a challenge as they make their way across the Atlantic

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revenge porn on the rise

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported that the amount of Scots seeking advice on revenge porn has doubled

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Burns breakfast for EU citizens

The Scottish Government is hosting a special event to celebrate the contributions EU citizens make to Scotland

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise cafe’s 20th birthday

Rosie's in Aberdeen, which is operated by Turning Point Scotland, held a special celebration earlier this month

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches silent Christmas song

A host of top artists have helped created a silent Christmas song which highlights the struggle many children face this festive season

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top tips to cut Christmas waste

With Brits keener than ever to reduce waste this festive season, a charity has issued tips to help prevent food from being binned

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
2020 must be the year for action on climate change

An independent panel has said the next 12 months will be crucial if Scotland is set to meet its targets for cutting carbon emissions

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Global ambassadors to inspire primary children

The Project Trust event aims to inspire the next generation of world citizens.

17th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity warns against “quick fix” diets

Diabetes UK urges Scots to stick to healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.

16th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery funding for domestic abuse charities

Five organisations are sharing in a £664,000 windfall.

16th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fund launched to mark Year of Coasts and Waters

Grants will be given to organisations working with young people.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Unicef announces equalised parental leave policy

The move will give every employee eligibility for 52 weeks of paid leave.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shelter drops legal action against Glasgow Council

The homelessness charity will now await a verdict from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mary’s Meals launches appeal for Kenya’s poorest region

Almost 70,000 primary-aged pupils are going hungry in Turkana.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity welcomes ban on credit card gambling

The Safer Online Gambling Group said the move had been “a long time coming”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
WWF UK raises £1m in Australia bushfire appeal

The charity said support from the public had been “incredible”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Don wristbands to fight cancer, charity urges

Cancer Research UK calls for support ahead of World Cancer Day.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Air pollution “could kill 160,000 in a decade”

The British Heart Foundation is calling for “bold action” to improve air quality.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Roads seen as “too dangerous” for cycling

Cycling Scotland research finds potential cyclists are discouraged by Scotland’s busy streets.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
David Attenborough to speak at charity dinner

The broadcaster and naturalist will answer questions in front of an audience of 800.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity announces US tour for historic violin

The instrument, which has link to Robert Burns, is touring to celebrate the Bard’s birthday.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity for bereaved parents unveils new name

The former Sands Lothian charity is now known as Held In Our Hearts.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lotto boost for conservation projects

Over £400,000 is being awarded to initiatives in the Northern Isles and Cairngorms.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity unveils wishes for 2020

RNIB Scotland announces its hopes for the next 12 months.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record numbers of child abuse images reported to charity

The Internet Watch Foundation said it removed millions of pictures and videos last year.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots worried about rent or mortgage

Shelter Scotland research finds thousands struggle with monthly payments.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News