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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Watch: Charities are joining in the mannequin challenge video craze

The #MannequinChallenge is being carried out by millions of people around the world and now charities are getting involved

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh sees launch of world’s first social enterprise gin

​The team behind award winning Pickering's Gin have collaborated with social enterprise specialist Chris Thewlis and drinks industry guru David Moore

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish neo-nazi rock concert cancelled

​Extreme rock band Bound for Glory reported to have cancelled gig scheduled for this weekend after a public outcry

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity stunned after teen vandals offer to repair their own damage following drunken rampage

Beith Community Development Trust was originally left devastated when a group of 13 and 14-year-olds targeted its property

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists appeal for cash to take Scottish Government to court

The Humanist Society Scotland needs to raise £3,000 to get religious observance challenge off the ground

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Enterprise Academy hails its Rio golden girl

Popular tutor Karen Darke struck gold in the Paralympic time-trial cycling

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots sport fans are more homophobic than rest of the UK

60% of Scottish sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse and one in six would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay

21st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Ken Loach film on brutal benefits system headlines film festival

Ken Loach's latest award winning film about a 59-year-old joiner who falls ill and applies for Employment and Support Allowance is to close 12 day festival

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

​Charlatans frontman surprises charity by donating signed goods and then tweeting fans

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Police called to charity football match as fans spark trouble

Community festival game held up as opposing fans invaded the pitch

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow gears up for Pride this weekend

​With a parade, fairground, food, drink and music, Glasgow Pride attempts to steal the festival limelight from Edinburgh this weekend

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Specialist books to fly off shelves at city charity shop

Shelter Scotland is marking the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival with sale of vintage books

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unicef defends David Beckham

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

Unaccompanied teenage refugees from countries other than Syria and Sudan will not be allowed to enter the UK from Calais

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Planet faces mass extinction nightmare

Global mass extinctions are on the cards after it was revealed that populations of animal species will plummet by the end of the decade

27th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Pressure group says new centre aims to get vulnerable people out of the country as quickly as possible and their cases won't be heard properly

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Carve a pumpkin for Syria challenge launched

​Charity urges you to ditch the scary faces this Halloween and show solidarity with Syrian children

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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J.K. Rowling to host Facebook Live chat to promote her charity

The Harry Potter author will talk about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos on Saturday to launch its latest campaign

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£750K granted to help community group save iconic pine forest

Arkaig Community Forest and Woodland Trust Scotland have been awarded the cash by People’s Postcode Lottery

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugees and Scots to combine to create exhibition

Scottish Refugee Council will initially bring Glaswegians together over a multi-cultural meal

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened in the Highlands

There are as little as 300 of the iconic Scottish wildcat left living in the wild

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

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

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Plea for public to be allowed to house refugees

​Charity has registered 3,500 residents willing to take someone in to their home

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

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

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

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

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs is to hold a Brexit debate next week

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s court battle with Scottish Government put on hold

​Humanist Society Scotland's call for a judicial review into religious observance policy in schools has been paused until 31 March

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people twice as likely as adults to volunteer

More than half of 11-18 year olds volunteer compared to just over a quarter of adults, new research finds

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poorest schools in Scotland receive share in £120m fund to cut attainment gap

​The government cash is to be used by headteachers in any way they see fit to reduce the attainment gap between pupils from rich and poor backgrounds

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year

The first minister is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year as part of a competition run by Young Scot

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Coaches should be banned from having sex with 16 and 17 year olds

NSPCC Scotland calls for Sexual Offences Act which bars teachers having sex with 16 and 17 year-old pupils to be extended to sports coaches and youth workers

30th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help run child abuse protection service

The charity has put out a request for more help in the Edinburgh area

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

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

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

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

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches benches that allow people to donate, charge their mobile and use free wi-fi

Cancer Research UK benches offer free wi-fi, mobile charging and contactless donations

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

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

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities given £4.3 million funding boost

​19 Scottish charities have been given a helping hand at the start of 2017 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fund now offers three years worth of cash to charities

​The Scottish Veterans Fund has been opened up to support charities running projects that last longer than one year

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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11-year-old Scot steals the show at Children in Need

The annual fundraiser raised £4.6m north of the border – just under 10% of the UK wide total

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Giving Tuesday set to be ‘biggest and best yet’

Organisers say this year’s #givingtuesday will be the “biggest and best” yet as it emerged hundreds of charities had signed up to the global day of giving

15th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

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

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hits out as whisky association boasts of economic impact

Economic benefits must be balanced against the significant costs of alcohol-related harm says charity boss

25th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

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

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

Ash Scotland says the new law sends out a clear message of the health risks

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Uniform look for Edinburgh night time volunteers

​A project which helps vulnerable adults around Edinburgh's popular nightspots have been given new uniform jackets by a local hotel

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Chief encounters: Angie Ferguson on why she had to start an autism support charity

When Angie Ferguson's son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome she was dismayed that there was a lack of support so set up a charity to fix that

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scot with cerebral palsy who designed spoon that doesn’t spill promises new products

Grant Douglas' design has gone on to revolutionise mealtimes for people with shaky hands around the world - he is now months away from launching more products

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Warning that Scots wont live long enough to get a state pension if age rises much higher

​Possibility of state pension age being raised to 68 would be a disaster for many people north of the border

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Child abuse inquiry will not be extended to those not in care

​John Swinney has moved to clarify the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will only investigate cases of abuse involving people who were within institutions

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

Turning Point Scotland has appointed one of the country’s most senior police officers as its new chief executive

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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Is this charity’s Christmas advert better than the John Lewis one?

Alzheimer Scotland has made its own Christmas advert this year promoting the charity and its work

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hero charity workers saved injured cop left for dead following hit and run

Marie Curie workers Angela Morris and Beverley Masson were working a nightshift visiting terminally ill patients when they came across an abandoned car

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Doctors don’t even get to spend 10 minutes with patients who are dying

Majority of GPs say patient’s appointments should be at least 20 minutes but 46% are only able to spend 10 minutes or less with them in surgeries

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

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

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Third sector hits out at May’s “bullying” Brexit speech

Charity leaders have said May's Brexit plan has ignores Scotland and groups that have depended on European funding

18th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity was forced to call in liquidator over debts of £215,000

The National Playbus Association went into liquidation because of two employment tribunals

17th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New logo launched by regulator to help organisations show their charitable status

The Office of the Scottish Regulator is inviting charities to display the registration logo on their websites and email signatures

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charity workers and volunteers named in New Year’s Honours list

The full list of Scotland's charity workers and volunteers who featured in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list

4th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society Scotland lose public affairs boss to global organisation

​Gary McLelland has been appointed as chief executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year plan launched for social enterprises in Scotland

Focus to be on stimulating social enterprises, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Voluntary sector rules supreme at public service awards

Almost half of the awards given out at the 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards were won by those linked to the third sector

8th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Media and government pressure is stopping charities from campaigning

Nine out of 10 voluntary sector workers tell researchers campaigning is under threat

7th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Digital is booming and charities are starting to join the revolution

Paul Cardwell looks at which charities are making the best use of digital technology to explore how your organisation can become more connected.

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Government told to find out why charities aren’t making best use of technology

Senior executives from Google and Twitter tell House of Lords committee on charities digital technology is crucial to sector

30th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

​STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

The new Church of Scotland moderator and charity founder says situation is a “damning indictment” on the country

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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More people are turning up at homeless shelters needing a bed for the night

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Thousands of home renters to benefit from new law

Charities and campaigners say the Scottish Parliament has just made the biggest changes to private tenancy law in the last 25 years

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

Disabled people could lose out on up to £3,000 per year due to changes to the personal independence payments

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps people stay in their homes longer

Care and Repair Edinburgh helped 5,000 older and disabled people in the capital last year

29th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Break the cycle of early death and homelessness

For many, homelessness begins in childhood creating a cycle of ill health and diminished life chances that becomes hard to break.

25th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Celebs take to selling The Big Issue

Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch and wrestler Grado will be selling the magazine in Glasgow as part of the INSP vendor week

29th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Concern that those renting their home will miss out on election vote

Campaign launched to encourage people to register to vote ahead of Scottish Parliament election in May

26th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crisis as number of homeless children rises

Almost 5,000 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

12th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee group becomes homeless charity

A refugee support group has transformed itself into a charity that helps the homeless

12th January 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots children spent one million days homeless in 2015

​Temporary accommodation is becoming a fact of life for Scots families and children

11th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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700,000 Scots fear missing housing payments in 2016

​The new year brings new fears for thousands of rent and mortgage payers in Scotland

5th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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George Clooney launches Social Bite Christmas campaign

Clooney appears in video filmed in Edinburgh donating £5 and urging others to do so

14th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charitable trust tenants may be saved from eviction

The Port of Leith Housing Association is in discussion to buy 86 flats in Edinburgh from the Miss Agnes Hunter Trust

8th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Brand new designer jackets on sale at Shelter shops

​Windfall for charity as designer brand donates brand new jackets

7th December 2015 by Robert Armour

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Empty homes can solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Bringing empty homes back into use could go some way to solving the country's housing problems says leading charity

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Top charity chiefs on social media named

Louise Macdonald of Young Scot is joined by Edel Harris of Cornerstone as top Scottish tweeters

16th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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People to be offered more help with funeral costs

Citizens Advice Bureaux is to train advisors to help people plan for funerals including supporting them to access funeral payments

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits homeless restaurant in Edinburgh

The Oscar winner enjoyed lunch prepared by workers from homeless backgrounds at the new ‘pay it forward’ restaurant

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amnesty International adverts banned in Edinburgh and Glasgow

​Network Rail faces criticism for pulling Amnesty International adverts at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots have donated £2,500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in Glasgow

Positive Action in Housing launched a fundraising page for Able Miller who it is claimed had lit fireworks thrown at him and his car by a group of teenagers

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A third of Scots are concerned about the number of refugees living in Scotland

38% of Scots say they are “fairly or very concerned” that 20,000 refugees currently live in Scotland

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Protest planned against refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Stop Detention in Scotland intends to protest outside the next Renfrewshire Council planning meeting

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Citizens advice service gave out one million pieces of advice in Scotland last year

Citizens Advice Scotland helped recover £120 million for some of the country's poorest while supporting 310,000 people in 2015/16

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Gay and bisexual men to be pardoned by Scottish Government

​Charities have welcomed an announcement that men convicted of same-sex sexual activity before laws against it were scrapped will receive a full pardon

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Plea for government to top up child benefit to help feed kids who are hungry and poor

Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie said children who don't get enough to eat are not able to thrive

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

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

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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You can now pledge your support online for campaign demanding schools teach pupils about LGBT issues

Members of the public can now sign up and back the Time for Inclusive Education campaign online

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: Scotland’s lifetime of relying on charities

​97% of Scots will use a charity at some point in their life

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Report shows a way for MSPs to defy Westminster over benefits sanctions

The Scottish Government must not squander a historic chance to shelter vulnerable people against the worst excesses of the punitive sanctions regime

19th August 2016 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow foodbanks’ emergency appeal after school holidays leave shelves bare

Poverty over the school holidays has lead to more families turning to foodbanks this summer and has left foodbanks in desperate need of donations

16th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens restaurant for homeless with the backing of a Michelin-starred chef

Regular customers will be able to pay meals forward for homeless people who will also be offered training opportunities with top chef Martin Wishart

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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New civil society minister named

Baroness Barran has been unveiled as the successor to Mims Davies

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£3.3m available for social enterprises

Social enterprises have three weeks to apply for two funds that are offering organisations the chance to grow and develop

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 30th July 2019

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

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mary’s Meals hits milestone

The charity is now feeding more than 1.5m hungry children in Africa

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concern over unused £3.5m poverty fund

More than £3.5m earmarked from the EU for helping the most vulnerable people in the UK is lying unused

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top charity fundraisers revealed

An annual list of the top 25 charity fundraising events in the UK has been published - with no great change in the total amount brought in

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for community groups up for grabs

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for a range of projects from the People's Postcode Lottery

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1.2 million service for families of murder victims

Victim Support Scotland is set to offer families enhanced counselling and help with duties such as arranging funerals

24th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MPs launch inquiry into National Lottery

Consultation looks to modernise all aspects

24th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Gender pay gap lower at “general” charities than other sectors

Official figures show charities have an average pay gap of 2% in favour of male employees.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Teachers embark on Notre Dame challenge for Mary’s Meals

Three Glasgow teachers will pedal 940 miles across France and Italy to raise money for the charity.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social innovation incubator expands to Glasgow

Applications have now opened for Good Ideas Glasgow, following two introductory workshops

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise coffee blend launched

Social Bite has teamed up with Dear Green to launch a new blend which not only tastes good, but also delivers good

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award for social enterprise that teaches circus skills to youngsters

Think Circus CIC has been granted £25,000 from start-up agency Firstport.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Report recommends VAT exemption for charitable wills

The Charity Tax Commission has suggested a string of reforms to help third sector fundraising.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities welcome move to boost lottery income

Third sector organisation will now be able to raise up to £50m a year through lotteries.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
More than £58m raised by Children In Need

Last year’s Children In Need appeal raised more than £58 million

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

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RBS staff raise £100,000 for mental health charities

The money will be split between SAMH and Mind.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity lotteries ‘should be able to offer £1m jackpots’

Campaigners want end to regulations dating back to 1976.

10th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
ProjectScotland appoints new director

Former Samaritans executive James Jopling will take on the role in September.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Instagram creates donation button

Social media giant makes it easier to give and to back good causes

2nd August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charity hopes to create new community

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

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lottery fund appoints new boss

The National Lottery Community Fund has named Neil Ritch as its director for Scotland

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
New civil society minister named

Baroness Barran has been unveiled as the successor to Mims Davies

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fears for project’s future as funding runs dry

Project will close if no cash can be found

31st July 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity’s £1.6m funding boost

Set up by broadcaster, the charity is going from strength to strength

30th July 2019 by Robert Armour

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Goodmovers 30th July 2019

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

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity wants Instagram fact-checked

Journalism charity calls for Facebook scheme to be extended

30th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Top charity fundraisers revealed

An annual list of the top 25 charity fundraising events in the UK has been published - with no great change in the total amount brought in

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Masterclasses aim to support inspiring leaders

Social Investment Scotland is set to expand its masterclass programme after great interest from third sector workers

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Founder goes full-time with Dignity

Boxes provide essentials to those in need and have proved a resounding success

25th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Replacement sought for long-standing Lottery Fund chair

Maureen McGinn, who has chaired the National Lottery Community Fund’s Scottish committee, will leave in November.

24th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
MPs launch inquiry into National Lottery

Consultation looks to modernise all aspects

24th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Gender pay gap lower at “general” charities than other sectors

Official figures show charities have an average pay gap of 2% in favour of male employees.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fundraised income up to £540m at CRUK

​CRUK goes from strength to srength despite difficult operating enviroment

19th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Union wins right to fight for recognition at care charity

A trade union has won the first round in its battle for recognition at a major Scottish social care charity

19th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities shortlisted for ScottishPower Foundation Awards

Seven charities will be in the running for awards at the ceremony in September.

17th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deposit return scheme could reduce plastic litter by 90%

The Scottish Government initiative will see shoppers pay a 20p deposit when buying drinks in single-use containers.

31st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 30th July 2019

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

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Boris Johnson pressed on climate change

Celebs and campaigners have said the new Prime Minister must take action to ensure targets are met

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Mary’s Meals hits milestone

The charity is now feeding more than 1.5m hungry children in Africa

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity single takes aim at grouse shooting

Proceeds will support Chris Packham's charity

29th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New ebola appeal launched by Scots aid charity

​New threat from the deadly disease

29th July 2019 by Robert Armour

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Teachers embark on Notre Dame challenge for Mary’s Meals

Three Glasgow teachers will pedal 940 miles across France and Italy to raise money for the charity.

23rd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners demand urgent salmon farm inspections

Advocacy group SumOfUs warns fish deaths and disease will spike without a crackdown on welfare abuses.

22nd July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Horror as 3m animals tested last year in UK

​Campaigners want draconian laws changed

18th July 2019 by Robert Armour

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Lottery launches £100m fund to help tackle climate emergency

The Climate Action Fund will be used to establish a UK-wide network delivering 'high impact community-led climate action'.

18th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Bee corridor project hits major milestone

Buglife Scotland has completed work on 37 wildflower-rich habitats along the John Muir Way.

16th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Extinction Rebellion blocks Glasgow road with 25ft pink boat

The protest is part of the group's Summer Uprising campaign.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Video exposes ‘grim reality’ of grouse shooting industry

Ten-minute film by Chris Packham details the death of a hen harrier in South Lanarkshire.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Wind ‘could power every home in Scotland and north of England’

Turbines in Scotland generated enough electricity to power 4.47 million homes between January and June.

15th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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New chief executive for Save The Children International

Save The Children International has appointed a new chief executive

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

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Anti-poverty goal progress is 100 years behind schedule

SDG targets will not be met at current rate, warns charity

12th July 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community groups in borders buyout bid

Ambitious bids being considered by two community groups

11th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
UK Aid Match announces latest round of funding

Successful applicants will receive £1 of UK Government money for every pound donated by the public.

9th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Scots spend £600m a year on single-use plastics

Charity calls for action as figures show 300,000 tonnes of plastic packaging bought in Scotland every year.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity furniture depot hit by flooding

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

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to investigate climate change in coastal areas

YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Teenagers with sight loss enjoy flying lesson

Four youngsters from the RNIB youth club took to the skies over Dundee.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to tackle youth violence

A new initiative from the Prince Trust offers young people the advice they need to improve their lives.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity warning over childcare staffing crisis

Staff are leaving third sector and private care providers for better paid council nurseries

8th August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Prisoners set to learn first aid skills

A programme to teach prisoners how to save lives is being rolled out after a successful pilot

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for rural youth projects

The Youth Scotland Rural Action Fund aims to support young people in isolated areas of Scotland

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities sought to help fight hunger in Edinburgh

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

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities embrace social media initiative

Workplace for Good allows organisations to utilise Facebook to boost opportunities

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asylum seeker collects five Highers despite deportation fears

Somer Umeed Bakhsh's family fled Pakistan after receiving death threats.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Samaritans call for wellbeing on results day

Charity offers support to anyone stressed by exam performance.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity calls for ‘root and branch’ review of child maintenance

New figures reveal a £1bn shortfall in payments collected from non-resident parents.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Adoptive families ‘struggle to access support’

Charity's findings contradict recent Care Inspectorate report.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deaf children being left behind by education system

The National Deaf Children's Society has highlighted the challenges that young people with hearing impairments face

5th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Big Noise prepare for special performance

The Stirling-based orchestra will be joined by their American counterparts for the one-off show

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Have a Big Scottish Breakfast to help poverty fight

Businesses and community groups are being invited to take part in the fundraising event next month

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Holiday hunger on the rise in Edinburgh

Big Hearts Community Trust has reported a significant increase in young people accessing its holiday activities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow set for inclusive festival

We Are One CitizenFest takes place at venues across the city on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners hit out at “nasty” benefits policy

Figures have revealed 9,000 families in Scotland are affected by the Universal Credit two-child limit

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New third sector hub set to open

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

26th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Rock band stuns tiny charity with huge donation

Chief executive got quite emotional

20th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

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

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Incubator delivers new social enterprises

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

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities failing to embrace digital

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

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community awards to return

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Fuel poverty forces people to switch off power and heating

A majority of housing association tenants have had to disconnect power or turn off heating because they can’t afford it

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Temporary accommodation for homeless set to be limited

The Scottish Government is set to make moves to limit the use of B&Bs for homeless people

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child poverty is ‘shameful indictment’ of benefits system

Statistics shown poverty is on the rise have led to children's charities coming together to call for action

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Helen Mirren and Will Smith join homeless movement

Hollywood stars have joined a Scottish charity's bid to reduce homelessness around the world

9th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£17m for Scottish social enterprises

Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 and £1.7 million from the new fund

3rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 finalists revealed

More than 40 organisations and individuals from the third sector will vie for recognition at the annual ceremony in June

3rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Boyack leaves charity to return as an MSP

A senior third sector figure is to return to her former role as an MSP

1st May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Sturgeon praises work of recovery hub

The First Minister was invited to a relaunch of the South Glasgow Drug and Alcohol Recovery Hub

5th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands of Scots hit by benefit cap

​Single parents have been hit especially hard

2nd August 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Festival-goers urged not to ignore the homeless

Fringe audiences are being asked to take a series of simple actions to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness in Edinburgh

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
No deal puts human rights at risk

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has detailed the wide range of threats a no deal Brexit presents to human rights

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Have a Big Scottish Breakfast to help poverty fight

Businesses and community groups are being invited to take part in the fundraising event next month

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for groups challenging inequality

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

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Holiday hunger on the rise in Edinburgh

Big Hearts Community Trust has reported a significant increase in young people accessing its holiday activities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow set for inclusive festival

We Are One CitizenFest takes place at venues across the city on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners hit out at “nasty” benefits policy

Figures have revealed 9,000 families in Scotland are affected by the Universal Credit two-child limit

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost 200,000 Scots apply for crisis grants

Citizens Advice Scotland said the figures should be a wake-up call for policymakers.

30th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots urged to check council tax reduction eligibility

Citizens Advice Scotland said 25% of people who had ran out of money before payday had skipped payments.

30th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 30th July 2019

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

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish Human Rights Commission to intervene in eviction case

Housing provider Serco is continuing with a mass eviction of around 300 asylum seekers.

30th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans aim to defend their honour

The Mey Highland Games is the first in Scotland that has an adaptive element

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity aims to distribute a million meals

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

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concern over unused £3.5m poverty fund

More than £3.5m earmarked from the EU for helping the most vulnerable people in the UK is lying unused

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top charity fundraisers revealed

An annual list of the top 25 charity fundraising events in the UK has been published - with no great change in the total amount brought in

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland could face “dystopian” future, charities warn

2035 could see a newly independent Scotland struggle with a heroin crisis, social unrest and economic turmoil following a mass cyber attack

26th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Funding for community groups up for grabs

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for a range of projects from the People's Postcode Lottery

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take on the million step challenge

A new charity challenge is aiming to get people fit and healthy, whilst raising vital funds for good causes

8th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Donations sought for memory boxes

Historical memorabilia that could help trigger memories is being collected at Co-op Funeralcare branches in Glasgow.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Stars donate auction prizes for Sue Ryder

Bobby Gillespie, Annie Lennox and Calvin Harris support plans to expand care centre.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Sturgeon praises work of recovery hub

The First Minister was invited to a relaunch of the South Glasgow Drug and Alcohol Recovery Hub

5th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Deaf children being left behind by education system

The National Deaf Children's Society has highlighted the challenges that young people with hearing impairments face

5th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity hopes to create new community

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

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No deal puts human rights at risk

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has detailed the wide range of threats a no deal Brexit presents to human rights

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for groups challenging inequality

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

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk all set for the capital

Characters from Edinburgh Dungeons are daring the people to Edinburgh to get their walking boots on

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hundreds of young carers gather for festival

More than 400 carers are expected to attend the event

31st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New Scotland head for Changing Faces

The charity has appointed former Breast Cancer Care head of Scotland Angela Harris.

30th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 30th July 2019

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

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Veterans aim to defend their honour

The Mey Highland Games is the first in Scotland that has an adaptive element

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hepatitis C campaign kicks off

New treatment is revolutionising life for Scots battling the condition, with those at risk urged to come forward

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top charity fundraisers revealed

An annual list of the top 25 charity fundraising events in the UK has been published - with no great change in the total amount brought in

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New policy is world first for Scots care levers

The move will boost opportunities for care experienced young people

25th July 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sports stars help raise £100k for charity

Celtic captain Scott Brown was amongst those who took part in Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s annual Sports Quiz

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lottery investment hits the right note for music charity

Playlist for Life uses music to help improve the lives of people with dementia.

24th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots urged to help older neighbours during heatwave

Age Scotland has said that hot conditions could lead to issues for those with existing health problems

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Festival-goers urged not to ignore the homeless

Fringe audiences are being asked to take a series of simple actions to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness in Edinburgh

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Big Noise prepare for special performance

The Stirling-based orchestra will be joined by their American counterparts for the one-off show

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Have a Big Scottish Breakfast to help poverty fight

Businesses and community groups are being invited to take part in the fundraising event next month

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Holiday hunger on the rise in Edinburgh

Big Hearts Community Trust has reported a significant increase in young people accessing its holiday activities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow set for inclusive festival

We Are One CitizenFest takes place at venues across the city on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk all set for the capital

Characters from Edinburgh Dungeons are daring the people to Edinburgh to get their walking boots on

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£3.3m available for social enterprises

Social enterprises have three weeks to apply for two funds that are offering organisations the chance to grow and develop

31st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 30th July 2019

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

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Boris Johnson pressed on climate change

Celebs and campaigners have said the new Prime Minister must take action to ensure targets are met

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Veterans aim to defend their honour

The Mey Highland Games is the first in Scotland that has an adaptive element

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland could face “dystopian” future, charities warn

2035 could see a newly independent Scotland struggle with a heroin crisis, social unrest and economic turmoil following a mass cyber attack

26th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Worries over children being left home alone on the rise

The NSPCC has reported a significant increase in adults raising concerns over children being left to fend for themselves

26th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sports stars help raise £100k for charity

Celtic captain Scott Brown was amongst those who took part in Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s annual Sports Quiz

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for community groups up for grabs

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for a range of projects from the People's Postcode Lottery

25th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Six Scottish projects in the running for Lotto awards

Winners of the public vote will be revealed in November.

24th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots urged to help older neighbours during heatwave

Age Scotland has said that hot conditions could lead to issues for those with existing health problems

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Creative groups face public vote

The Epic Awards take place later this year, with several Scottish groups amongst those who have been recognised

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social innovation incubator expands to Glasgow

Applications have now opened for Good Ideas Glasgow, following two introductory workshops

23rd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise coffee blend launched

Social Bite has teamed up with Dear Green to launch a new blend which not only tastes good, but also delivers good

22nd July 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Regulator wants to end free FOI

Charging for requests would deter people from abusing the system, according to OSCR.

13th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Almost 15,000 veterans helped by support service

The Armed Services Advice Project has been called a "real success story".

13th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Youngsters to investigate climate change in coastal areas

YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Teenagers with sight loss enjoy flying lesson

Four youngsters from the RNIB youth club took to the skies over Dundee.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to tackle youth violence

A new initiative from the Prince Trust offers young people the advice they need to improve their lives.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Toolkits aim to help minorities confront dementia

Figures have shown people from minority backgrounds are less likely to access support services.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Refugees graduate from hospitality training scheme

The 11-strong group undertook an intensive six-week course to prepare them for bar and hotel work.

12th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery boost for empowerment scheme

Time to Shine will be rolled out across the UK thanks to a £3.3m grant.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
ScotRail ‘letting down elderly people’ after toilet fee U-turn

The operator has scrapped plans to remove the fee for using facilities at four stations.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Hen harriers fitted with satellite tags

Tags allow researchers to monitor birds and investigate when they go missing.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pride Glasgow unveils full line-up

This year’s march celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Third sector leader to co-chair Citizens’ Assembly

Kate Wimpress will oversee the organisation and functioning of the Assembly alongside former Labour MEP David Martin.

7th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Donations sought for memory boxes

Historical memorabilia that could help trigger memories is being collected at Co-op Funeralcare branches in Glasgow.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Asylum seeker collects five Highers despite deportation fears

Somer Umeed Bakhsh's family fled Pakistan after receiving death threats.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Samaritans call for wellbeing on results day

Charity offers support to anyone stressed by exam performance.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
ProjectScotland appoints new director

Former Samaritans executive James Jopling will take on the role in September.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Dramatic increase in payroll giving schemes

More businesses are giving employees the opportunity to donate directly through their pay,

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
CAS outlines steps to improve housing affordability

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

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Stars donate auction prizes for Sue Ryder

Bobby Gillespie, Annie Lennox and Calvin Harris support plans to expand care centre.

5th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News