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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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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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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

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

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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

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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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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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BT fined for sending charity spam emails

The telecommunications giant sent out five million emails to customers promoting three charity initiatives

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bussy McBusface hits road to raise cash for charity

All proceeds from the tour will go to well known causes

22nd June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Star-studded line-up for Michelle Obama event

Top names from music and entertainment will attend the Hunter Foundation's gala dinner next month

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

A £500,000 fund has been launched to help third sector groups meet the costs associated with the new Carers Act

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity denies whistleblower’s sacking claims

An animal welfare charity said it did not sack its head of policy because he spoke out about pension fund investments in firms using animal testing

18th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Aid and environmental charities get legacy boost

More people are leaving legacies to environmental and overseas aid charities – but less to religious ones, new data has revealed

15th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Funding can make Scotland a leader in suicide prevention

A £3 million fund to help deliver a new strategy to prevent suicides has been welcomed by a charity

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fined for failing to protect bank details of supporters

The British and Foreign Bible Society has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to protect supporters' details

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Huge jump in charitable giving in Scotland

Generous Scots gave £1.2 billion to charity in 2017 – a huge increase from the £813 million donated in 2016

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
MoonWalk lights up Edinburgh

Thousands of walkers have helped to raise more than £500,000 for cancer charity Walk the Walk

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rugby star’s charity makes first investment

The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation will invest £400,000 in game-changing MND research

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Leading Scottish HIV charity faces fight for survival

HIV Scotland is locked in talks with the Scottish Government, having seen its initial bid for annual funding knocked back

8th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Win the chance to have dinner with Michelle Obama

Youngsters can win a table at a dinner with the former First Lady, which is being organised by The Hunter Foundation

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Failing to switch providers hits charities in the pocket

A study has found that small charities are losing more than a £1000 a year by paying over the odds for utilities

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Appeal as war leaves millions hungry

Mary's Meals is looking for increased support to help the children of South Sudan

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity opens new press after a century at previous base

Royal Blind has said the new braille press will help those with sight difficulties, and has also allowed it to expand its workforce

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Thousands of Scots face social care debt

More than 15,000 people fell into debt as they tried to pay their care costs, a GMB union investigation has revealed

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New name for social tech grant giver

It’s all change at one of the UK’s largest social tech charities

4th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Kiltwalk to raise millions for charity

More than £2.4 million has already been raised through this year's events, with thousands having headed out in Aberdeen at the weekend

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Medical charity rocked by sex claims

Medecins Sans Frontieres has become the latest aid organisation to become involved in sexual abuse allegations

22nd June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
BT fined for sending charity spam emails

The telecommunications giant sent out five million emails to customers promoting three charity initiatives

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam could cut jobs, shops and aid programmes

The shockwaves of the Haiti sex scandal continue to rock Oxfam – as the charity prepares to make cuts of £16 million

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Aid and environmental charities get legacy boost

More people are leaving legacies to environmental and overseas aid charities – but less to religious ones, new data has revealed

15th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Marie Curie picks up digital Scottish Charity Award

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie has been awarded after making a major change to its record keeping system

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Marathon man Bob wins Terrific Trustee

Bob Nolan of Deafblind Scotland has been named as Scotland’s most Terrific Trustee

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Windfarm operator wins Scottish Charity Award

The UK's biggest community windfarm operator is generating £800,000 a year for community projects in the Western Isles

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity boss is a Leading Light of the third sector

Ewan Aitken has been named as a Leading Light of Scotland’s third sector

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Pioneering project to teach self-defence to blind Scots wins award

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety course for blind and visually impaired people won Pioneering Project at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
HIV campaign wins Scottish Charity Award

A groundbreaking campaign to introduce a drug to reduce HIV infections in Scotland has won the Cracking Campaign award at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Meet Scotland’s new Charity Champion

Scotland has a new Charity Champion – Fiona Shapcott, founder of Kids Love Clothes

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Boss leaves children’s charity

Children 1st is looking for a new chief executive after Alison Todd opted to depart following a period of adoption leave

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity renews bumper kit sponsorship with Hearts FC

Kit deal has been supported by group of generous benefactors

14th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Born to run: Blood Bikes’ double joy at Scottish Charity Awards

There was double joy for Blood Bikes Scotland which has won both Charity of the Year and the People’s Choice accolade at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Train operator joins the journey towards an MND cure

The logo of MND Scotland will adorn a train on one of the country’s busiest routes

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity fined for failing to protect bank details of supporters

The British and Foreign Bible Society has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to protect supporters' details

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Huge jump in charitable giving in Scotland

Generous Scots gave £1.2 billion to charity in 2017 – a huge increase from the £813 million donated in 2016

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Honours for Scotland’s third sector heroes

Several well-known faces - and also volunteers - from the Scottish third sector have been included in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Medical charity rocked by sex claims

Medecins Sans Frontieres has become the latest aid organisation to become involved in sexual abuse allegations

22nd June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Exhibition shares stories of the Rohingya

A Scottish photographer has joined forces with SCIAF and the Justice and Peace Commission to create a stunning display

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Could you go a whole month plastic free?

Scots are being challenged to go through July plastic-free

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Energy giants lose fracking challenge

The Court of Session has rejected a claim led by Grangemouth bosses INEOS against anti-fracking policies

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam could cut jobs, shops and aid programmes

The shockwaves of the Haiti sex scandal continue to rock Oxfam – as the charity prepares to make cuts of £16 million

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

Those who struggle to heat their homes in winter are more likely to be under 65 and living in rented accommodation

19th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity denies whistleblower’s sacking claims

An animal welfare charity said it did not sack its head of policy because he spoke out about pension fund investments in firms using animal testing

18th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Windfarm operator wins Scottish Charity Award

The UK's biggest community windfarm operator is generating £800,000 a year for community projects in the Western Isles

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Oxfam BG banned from Haiti after sex scandal

Haiti has permanently banned Oxfam GB from operating in the country

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Hundreds of cyclists descend on Moray for annual gathering

Moray Bike Ride celebrates the great outdoors

14th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Initiative sees bikes given to poor families

Children's charity Kibble is embracing cycling as it marks National Bike Week

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity renews bumper kit sponsorship with Hearts FC

Kit deal has been supported by group of generous benefactors

14th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity recognised for helping children settle in Scotland

The Multi-Cultural Family Base picked up an award for its Safe Haven project last week

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Congestion charge planned for Glasgow

Councillors are moving forward with plans to tackle pollution - however environmental groups want swift action

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands of kids march for road safety in Scotland

Nursery and school children are taking to the streets to raise awareness of how youngsters killed or injured in road traffic accidents

13th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Climate win as Scotland halves greenhouse emissions

Scotland has met its climate change targets for the third year running, after achieving a 49% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Hero firefighter backs refugees in Scotland

A veteran firefighter who rescued dozens of people from the Mediterranean Sea is now dedicated to supporting refugees in Scotland

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Efforts of Scottish volunteers celebrated

Organisations took the time to recognise their helpers during Volunteers' Week

8th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Healthcare charity hails amazing appeal success

The generosity of the public was hailed as a Scottish charity celebrated the success of a fundraising appeal

7th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Service helps children cope with transition to high school

Project works with nine schools in Glasgow

22nd June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Milk bank gains vital funding

The money will be used to support more than 700 vulnerable babies across the country

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care services working well to prevent sexual exploitation

More than 300 inspections have been carried out to examine how Scottish organisations deal with the exploitation of children

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child abuse inquiry extended

A four-year remit has been removed for the probe, which is examining historical allegations of children being abused in care

21st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National trauma training programme created

Staff who work with those who have suffered adverse childhood experiences are set to be given additional training

21st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots tots scoff a million sweets a week

Cancer Research has published new research which shows that the nation's love affair with sugar starts at an early age

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kids in care are doing better at school

Looked after children are doing better at school and immediately afterwards, but fewer visually impaired youths are going on to further education

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kibble develops foster care for traumatised kids

A Scottish charity and university have worked together to create a groundbreaking foster care service for seriously traumatised children

18th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Sexual assaults rife at music festivals

Campaigners have said figures that show one in five revellers face unwanted sexual behaviour are shocking but not surprising

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity hosts sexual abuse conference

Break the Silence invited several guest speakers to its first conference

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support for children with brain conditions

Charity Cerebra is bringing a toolkit and workshops that have proved successful in England and Wales to Scotland

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Meet Scotland’s new Charity Champion

Scotland has a new Charity Champion – Fiona Shapcott, founder of Kids Love Clothes

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Initiative sees bikes given to poor families

Children's charity Kibble is embracing cycling as it marks National Bike Week

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vulnerable witness plans welcomed by charities

Children's and women's rights charities have praised plans to allow vulnerable people to testify in advance of court cases

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Boss leaves children’s charity

Children 1st is looking for a new chief executive after Alison Todd opted to depart following a period of adoption leave

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Modern slavery reported in Scotland

Around 300 potential victims - including children - have been reported by a charity which operates a slavery helpline

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity recognised for helping children settle in Scotland

The Multi-Cultural Family Base picked up an award for its Safe Haven project last week

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding can make Scotland a leader in suicide prevention

A £3 million fund to help deliver a new strategy to prevent suicides has been welcomed by a charity

13th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sprinklers to be fitted in new social housing

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will back plans led by a Labour politician to make sprinklers mandatory in new properties

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Homelessness bombshell as figures rise

Shelter Scotland has said an increase in homeless applications for the first time in nine years should act as a wake-up call

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Windfarm operator wins Scottish Charity Award

The UK's biggest community windfarm operator is generating £800,000 a year for community projects in the Western Isles

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Affordable homes for Highland

Tenants to benefit from new development

14th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fund aims to provide homes for 800 homeless people

A new £3 million Housing First project - funded by last year's Social Bite charity sleepout - has been unveiled

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homelessness could end within a decade

Crisis has set out an ambitious plan which it says could stop people from having to sleep on the streets

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to invest £60m in Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland has launched an ambitious plan to protect its lands and buildings

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
More than 10,000 households live in temporary accommodation

The amount of people living in hostel accomodation has risen since 2010, research has revealed

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Little acts can create a big impact

Shelter Scotland has launched a micro-volunteering initiative to mark Volunteers' Week

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Move to transform use of temporary accommodation

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group has made a series of recommendations to tackle homeless in the first place

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No backtracking on warm homes law - civil society warns Scottish Government

More than 50 civil society groups and businesses have said introducing the legislation will help tackle fuel poverty and climate change

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to identify community legal rights

Democracy Matters aims to get local people talking on how they can have an influence on important decisions

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Recovery cafe finds new home

The Serenity Cafe has been saved after charity Comas secured a new base in Edinburgh

22nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social Bite homeless village opens its doors

The project in Granton is set to support 20 homeless people at a time and remain in place for four years

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community ownership of Ulva secured

Residents have become the first community in Scotland to purchase an island

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Disabled people speak of housing horrors

A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed the amount of disabled people who face issues with their homes

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Smart technology predicts falls in sheltered housing

A housing association has become the first social landlord in Scotland to adopt new wearable technology that predicts the risk of falling

11th May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Child abuse inquiry extended

A four-year remit has been removed for the probe, which is examining historical allegations of children being abused in care

21st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigner slams the “scourge” of poverty

Prominent blogger and campaigner Jack Monroe savaged poverty and the political causes of it

21st June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Alcohol consumption is ‘significant public health concern’

Over a quarter of Scots are drinking more than doctors recommend, with hospital admissions four times higher than in the 1980s

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kids in care are doing better at school

Looked after children are doing better at school and immediately afterwards, but fewer visually impaired youths are going on to further education

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Communities are crumbling under an onslaught of cuts

Scottish communities have been left to go to ruin while the public is put at risk by brutal cuts to council spending, a survey finds

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Homelessness bombshell as figures rise

Shelter Scotland has said an increase in homeless applications for the first time in nine years should act as a wake-up call

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the terrible toll of PIP on MS patients

A “senseless and unfounded" rule in the disability benefits system is causing people with MS to lose support at an alarming scale

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

Those who struggle to heat their homes in winter are more likely to be under 65 and living in rented accommodation

19th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Spending watchdog’s report slams Universal Credit

DWP doesn't accept system is causing hardship but report details numerous problems

15th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity boss is a Leading Light of the third sector

Ewan Aitken has been named as a Leading Light of Scotland’s third sector

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Meet Scotland’s new Charity Champion

Scotland has a new Charity Champion – Fiona Shapcott, founder of Kids Love Clothes

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Vulnerable witness plans welcomed by charities

Children's and women's rights charities have praised plans to allow vulnerable people to testify in advance of court cases

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund aims to provide homes for 800 homeless people

A new £3 million Housing First project - funded by last year's Social Bite charity sleepout - has been unveiled

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Modern slavery reported in Scotland

Around 300 potential victims - including children - have been reported by a charity which operates a slavery helpline

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community gardens open up for Power of Food festival

Edinburgh community gardens are coming together for a festival celebrating community food growing

12th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Hero firefighter backs refugees in Scotland

A veteran firefighter who rescued dozens of people from the Mediterranean Sea is now dedicated to supporting refugees in Scotland

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Half of Scots believe poverty leads to poor health

More than half of Scots have said they are prepared to pay more tax to improve Scotland's health

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Edinburgh Women’s Procession pictures and video

Thousands of Scottish women took part in the procession in memory of 100 years of women getting the vote - see the video and pictures

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Tens of thousands of Scots miss out on vital treatment

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland has highlighted the benefit of pulmonary rehabilitation for those with chronic chest disorders

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More cash to combat child poverty

Money to be used to mitigate against effects of universal credit

22nd June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Milk bank gains vital funding

The money will be used to support more than 700 vulnerable babies across the country

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MND charity holds gala dinner

Campaigner Lucy Lintott was given an award created in memory of her friend Gordon Aikman

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fears council strike could cost lives

Services to old and vulnerable people are being compromised due to industrial action

22nd June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Care services working well to prevent sexual exploitation

More than 300 inspections have been carried out to examine how Scottish organisations deal with the exploitation of children

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National trauma training programme created

Staff who work with those who have suffered adverse childhood experiences are set to be given additional training

21st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund to help organisations implement new Carers Act

A £500,000 fund has been launched to help third sector groups meet the costs associated with the new Carers Act

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Alcohol consumption is ‘significant public health concern’

Over a quarter of Scots are drinking more than doctors recommend, with hospital admissions four times higher than in the 1980s

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots tots scoff a million sweets a week

Cancer Research has published new research which shows that the nation's love affair with sugar starts at an early age

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the terrible toll of PIP on MS patients

A “senseless and unfounded" rule in the disability benefits system is causing people with MS to lose support at an alarming scale

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

Those who struggle to heat their homes in winter are more likely to be under 65 and living in rented accommodation

19th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Kibble develops foster care for traumatised kids

A Scottish charity and university have worked together to create a groundbreaking foster care service for seriously traumatised children

18th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity hosts sexual abuse conference

Break the Silence invited several guest speakers to its first conference

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support for children with brain conditions

Charity Cerebra is bringing a toolkit and workshops that have proved successful in England and Wales to Scotland

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Marie Curie picks up digital Scottish Charity Award

Terminal illness charity Marie Curie has been awarded after making a major change to its record keeping system

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Marathon man Bob wins Terrific Trustee

Bob Nolan of Deafblind Scotland has been named as Scotland’s most Terrific Trustee

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Pioneering project to teach self-defence to blind Scots wins award

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety course for blind and visually impaired people won Pioneering Project at the Scottish Charity Awards

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Exhibition shares stories of the Rohingya

A Scottish photographer has joined forces with SCIAF and the Justice and Peace Commission to create a stunning display

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Star-studded line-up for Michelle Obama event

Top names from music and entertainment will attend the Hunter Foundation's gala dinner next month

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Art school fire hits charity’s funds

Music charity Paragon has had to cancel an event for hundreds of people after the huge blaze in Glasgow

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sexual assaults rife at music festivals

Campaigners have said figures that show one in five revellers face unwanted sexual behaviour are shocking but not surprising

18th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity denies whistleblower’s sacking claims

An animal welfare charity said it did not sack its head of policy because he spoke out about pension fund investments in firms using animal testing

18th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity renews bumper kit sponsorship with Hearts FC

Kit deal has been supported by group of generous benefactors

14th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Thousands of kids march for road safety in Scotland

Nursery and school children are taking to the streets to raise awareness of how youngsters killed or injured in road traffic accidents

13th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Community gardens open up for Power of Food festival

Edinburgh community gardens are coming together for a festival celebrating community food growing

12th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Edinburgh Women’s Procession pictures and video

Thousands of Scottish women took part in the procession in memory of 100 years of women getting the vote - see the video and pictures

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Honours for Scotland’s third sector heroes

Several well-known faces - and also volunteers - from the Scottish third sector have been included in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£20m poverty fund announced

The Empowering Communities fund allows groups to decide how to tackle poverty in their area

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s first dementia friendly park created

Kings Park in Stirling has been given a makeover to ensure it is more accessible

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk to raise millions for charity

More than £2.4 million has already been raised through this year's events, with thousands having headed out in Aberdeen at the weekend

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to invest £60m in Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland has launched an ambitious plan to protect its lands and buildings

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Scots singers join charity fun run

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh were amongst those who took part in the SCIAF Family Fun Run

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Send in your charity donations - by Uber

Taxi firm Uber has teamed up with a major charity to enable people to send donations to its shops

1st June 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Group calls for disposable barbecues to be banned

A community group is calling for the ban of sales of disposable barbecues after continued problems with mess

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Project aims to identify community legal rights

Democracy Matters aims to get local people talking on how they can have an influence on important decisions

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EVOC backs suffragist statue campaign

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is supporting a campaign to erect a statue of medical pioneer Dr Elsie Inglis

28th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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

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

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foundation to support rugby star struck by MND

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

28th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

25th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

24th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sectarianism is still at heart of Scottish football

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

23rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding cuts still feared, survey finds

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

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brutal cockfighting cases reported in Scotland

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

17th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia partnership agreed between charity and university

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

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fund helps nurse-led projects

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

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

6 Comments News
Further call for mandatory CCTV in abattoirs

Michael Gove has announced that new legislation will be introduced in England

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit could stop groups from suing the government

Fears have been highlighted over a clause in the European Union Repeal Bill

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reintroduction plans could see lynx return to Scotland

The Lynx UK Trust would like to see 250 of the cats brought in near Glasgow

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost a third of older people do not use a computer, study claims

The Office for National Statistics study has led to calls to ensure the elderly are not digitally excluded

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

4 Comments News
Increase in washed up dolphins and porpoises reported

The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme has said the amount of washed up creatures has doubled

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Donations help children enjoy big day out

Vulnerable children and families were treated to a day at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum paid for by donations to a national appeal.

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News