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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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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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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 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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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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The US election and the possibility of war are seriously affecting our children, Childline warns

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

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

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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

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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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Charity food project marks first anniversary

Stirling Food Assembly has generated more than £50,000 for the economy in its first year

3rd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charities can be great, they don’t have to be big

Scottish fundraisers were challenged to be great at the opening of the Scottish Fundraising Conference in Glasgow

3rd October 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Funding available for veterans projects

Organisations can access the fund to help former armed forces members

3rd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cookie subscription will benefit youth projects

The Cookie Bar is aiming to generate income for schools and other good causes

2nd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RNLI changes to fundraising cost £5m

New strategy means shouldering large loss this year

29th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Football rivals to join sleep out

Representatives from Hearts and Hibs will take part in Sleep in the Park

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash for addicts’ project chaired by former Rangers star

Funding boost for Glasgow project

28th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity gains Euro funding for football equality tour

Nil by Mouth will organise the Kiss Bigotry Goodbye tour across Scotland

28th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Governance Awards reward well run organisations

Prizes of £5,000 are available to those that display outstanding governance

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grants handed out by foundations hit record high

More than 300 groups issued grants of £2.9 billion last year

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Majority of Scots give money to charity

New figures reveal just how generous Scots have been over the last three months

26th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social investor celebrates £1m milestone thanks to bag tax

Partnership has helped award small grants to Scotland's communities

26th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Legacy income set to increase for charities

Legacy Foresight have said the outcome of Brexit will effect what increase organisations see

25th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hollywood megastar backs conservation project

Leonardo DiCaprio is supporting an ACES and Edinburgh Napier University initiative

25th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rare notes auctioned for charity

New Clydesdale Bank £10 notes will be sold to raise funds for Hospice UK

25th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish Government can save charities from pensions black hole

The Scottish Government has the power to save charities facing huge Local Government Pension Scheme debts

25th September 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk gives £2.3m to 780 Scots charities

Annual events continue to rise in popularity to the benefit of good causes

25th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Final chance to take on Great Scottish Run

There are just 500 places left for next week's 10k in Glasgow

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sleep in the Park raises £500k in three weeks

More than 2,000 people have already signed up for the Social Bite event

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Broken promises for third sector as new work programme unveiled

Third sector groups had hoped for a greater role in Fair Start Scotland

4th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Scotland’s top fundraisers celebrated at national awards

New and long-standing fundraisers and fundraising groups were honoured at the Scottish Fundraising Awards in Glasgow

4th October 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity appoints first female chief executive

She is charged with taking forward a new five year strategy

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish charities can be great, they don’t have to be big

Scottish fundraisers were challenged to be great at the opening of the Scottish Fundraising Conference in Glasgow

3rd October 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Firstport names new chief executive

Josiah Lockhart will replace Karen McGregor next month

3rd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chief executive steps down to take on new challenge

Charity looking for new head

3rd October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity faces fury as indy-bashing historian given top job

The National Trust for Scotland is facing down a members revolt after TV historian Neil Oliver was appointed as president

2nd October 2017 by Graham Martin

4 Comments News
Neil Oliver is new NTS president

Archaeologist, TV presenter and author Neil Oliver is taking on the role of president of the National Trust for Scotland

30th September 2017 by Graham Martin

3 Comments News
Social Enterprise World Forum heads to Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University will play a major role in the event

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RNLI changes to fundraising cost £5m

New strategy means shouldering large loss this year

29th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Forces charities moving more veterans into work

Charities prove their worth in getting veterans into employment

29th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Warning after charity hit by fake advertising scam

A charity that works with the disabled was contacted by fraudsters who claimed to work with the police

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities are being punished and picked on by regulators

Labour peer made the claim at the Labour Party conference

28th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
SCVO chief executive announces retirement

Martin Sime will retire from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations at the end of 2017

28th September 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Charity Governance Awards reward well run organisations

Prizes of £5,000 are available to those that display outstanding governance

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities can link up with supermarket surplus food scheme

Glasgow charities and community groups who provide meals for families in need can find out more about an innovative surplus food scheme

26th September 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social care in Scotland faces looming staff crisis

​Demand will massively outstrip available workforce in 10 years

26th September 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scottish Government can save charities from pensions black hole

The Scottish Government has the power to save charities facing huge Local Government Pension Scheme debts

25th September 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Majority of Scots back call for single use coffee cups

​Deposit scheme similar to plastic bag tax is needed say conservationists

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Fracking ban is a win for people and planet

The decision to ban fracking in Scotland is a victory for campaigners, communities and the environment

3rd October 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Mary’s Meals reaches one billion milestone

Glasgow charity celebrates global success

3rd October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social Enterprise World Forum heads to Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University will play a major role in the event

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Visitors cleaning up at remote Scottish beach

A remote beach in Ross-shire is a great deal cleaner thanks to an innovative self-service cleaning station installed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust

29th September 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Mass bird slaughter set to begin

The slaughter of millions of birds is set to commence amid mounting controversy surrounding the UK shooting industry’s links to wildlife crime

29th September 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Stars back campaign to end fur trade

Animal Defenders International has created a film looking at two fox cubs on a fur farm

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Independent Living Show returns for third outing

The event takes place on Wednesday and Thursday October 4 and 5

26th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
WWF linked to human rights abuse in Africa

Report singles out the conservation charity of aiding human rights abuses

26th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funding to improve Lanarkshire town

Cumbernauld Living Landscape is led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and The Conservation Volunteers

25th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hollywood megastar backs conservation project

Leonardo DiCaprio is supporting an ACES and Edinburgh Napier University initiative

25th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More action need to hit climate change targets

An independent watchdog has said that the Scottish Government needs to do more to ensure emissions are cut

25th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment 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
Glasgow bans polluting buses from city centre

Policy comes into effect in 2018

22nd September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Regulator says clubbed dog email “not offensive”

Email sent to 800,000 was for campaigning purposes to show extent of cruelty

22nd September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Call to support worldwide peace

The International Voluntary Service have asked for people to take small steps to encourage cooperation

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
University invests in social causes

Biggest investment of its kind in Europe

22nd September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Groups challenge Scottish Government on climate change

​More must be done and can be done say campaigners

22nd September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaigners demand tougher climate change targets

Scottish Government targets not ambitious enough

20th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Child sex exploitation on the rise

Barnardo's has seen an increase in the amount of people using its child sexual exploitation services

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to withdraw from care home provision

Up to 167 residents face having to find alternative accommodation

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care leavers win exemption from council tax

The move makes it easier for young people to afford accommodation

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Highlands event for bisexual and trans people

BiTastic is an opportunity for bisexual and trans people and their family and friends to meet others and discuss issues

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Single parents hit by benefits sanctions

One Parent Families Scotland has said welfare problems can often make it harder for parents to get a job

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity makes key recommendations to support cared-for children

Report pushes for changes to the existing system

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity sleep out sees staff bed down in Glasgow and Edinburgh

The Byte Night event has raised £80,000 for Action for Children

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches national bus survey

Citizens Advice Scotland is looking for a wide response on services across the country

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands use Clare’s Law to track abuse

More than 2,000 people have requested details of their partner's previous convictions

2nd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cookie subscription will benefit youth projects

The Cookie Bar is aiming to generate income for schools and other good causes

2nd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Flexible hours lead to happy workers

Family Friendly Working Scotland has released new research

2nd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Families rely on grandparents for childcare

An Age UK report has revealed the extent which families need help from older relatives

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity wants progress on cancer drug reforms

Breast Cancer Now has made a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lives transformed by charity’s youth orchestras

Lives have been transformed by a charity youth orchestra which provides free music tuition in deprived areas

29th September 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Parents plan to picket Katie Hopkins school tour

​Parents's group forms as Hopkins says she will talk in Scottish schools

29th September 2017 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Charity marks 50th birthday at annual conference

Early Years Scotland has said it is planning for the next half century

28th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New framework to boost dementia care

The project aims to boost the skills of Scotland's allied health professionals

28th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Festival of volunteering hailed as success

The first Festival of Volunteering was held in Stirling, with more than a thousand people attending

28th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of LGBT youngsters bullied at school

Stonewall Scotland has revealed the extent of abuse that young people face

26th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2017

Read the TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2017 in electronic reader format – it's packed full of useful information

15th September 2017 by TFN

1 Comment News
Unemployment clothing project faces closure

Grassroots Clothing has made an urgent plea for support

13th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1,000 to change your community

The Corra Foundation has three £1,000 prizes to give away in honour of its new name and brand

12th September 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Record number of affordable homes being approved

​Scottish Government says it is tackling affordable homes crisis

12th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Know an empty homes champion?

Awards recognise those who bring empty homes back into use

12th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Homeless charity wants to hear stories from those it has helped

Glasgow City Mission is looking for people it has helped to support it to take part in Doors Open Day

11th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concerns raised about harsh punishments for benefits claimants

The new social security bill could see those who give wrong circumstances by mistake jailed for five years

8th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Successful homeless project extended

Those who have been through homelessness will be providing advice and support

7th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third sector welcomes Scottish Government plans

Examining a basic income scheme, ending the sale of new petrol cars in 2032 and £50 million to tackle child poverty have been proposed

5th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Chief encounters: Gavin Yates from Homeless Action Scotland

New Homeless Action Scotland chief executive Gavin Yates on what makes him tick

5th September 2017 by TFN

0 Comments News
Old Firm fans can sleepout in stadiums

Celtic and Rangers are both hosting charity sleepouts this winter

31st August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lowest paid workers at greater risk of suicide

The Mental Health Foundation Scotland wants more done to support those struggling with mental health

31st August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social Bite hopes to raise millions through charity sleepout

A-list celebrities and thousands of people will be out in force for Sleep in the Park

30th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding boost for employment projects

A total of £2.5 million will be shared between 13 projects in Scotland

29th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Affordability of rent biggest issue for tenants

​Survey reveals tenants biggest issues

23rd August 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector groups urged to cut cost of litter clear-up

Zero Waste Scotland is asking for actions plans to be drawn up

21st August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Liquidators descend on Scottish charity

MAKLab had offered resources to people from all backgrounds in Glasgow, Dumfries and Wick

18th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Scottish charities merge to expand support services

The Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN) is merging with iConnectNE

17th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Gypsy traveller project to combat homelessness

​Funding awarded to help more marginalised communities

16th August 2017 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Funded places for Sleep in the Park charity event

Two thousand places at the charity sleepout are on offer to youngsters

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child sex exploitation on the rise

Barnardo's has seen an increase in the amount of people using its child sexual exploitation services

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scandal as universal credit helpline costs claimants 55p a minute

Claims the government is profiting benefit claimants

12th October 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Care leavers win exemption from council tax

The move makes it easier for young people to afford accommodation

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
‘I Need Help’ button aims to help those in crisis

The new initiative has been launched by Shelter Scotland and can be utilised by other charities

11th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Praise for SNP’s pledge to supply affordable energy to low income Scots

Struggling families would be supplied with affordable energy as part of groundbreaking scheme

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Inquiry probes widespread dishonesty claims by DWP assessors

Too many decisions are being overturned leading to widespread criticism of how assessments are managed

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

9 Comments News
Single parents hit by benefits sanctions

One Parent Families Scotland has said welfare problems can often make it harder for parents to get a job

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Government needs to provide more support for Universal Credit fallout

Organisations are struggling to cope with demand on services created by Universal Credit

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity backs fresh appeal by Jodie Jones’ killer Luke Mitchell

​Charity believes case should yet again be reviewed

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity sleep out sees staff bed down in Glasgow and Edinburgh

The Byte Night event has raised £80,000 for Action for Children

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social Change Project aims to revamp society

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation will examine a number of burning issues

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Social enterprises confused by new work initiative

An opportunity to bin the 'old-fashioned approach' to getting people into work has been missed

6th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brewgooder beer wins major supermarket contract

Social enterprise beer Brewgooder will now be stocked in 100 Co-op stores

6th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
MSPs vote to halt universal credit

MSPs join chorus of condemnation for controversial scheme

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Mary’s Meals reaches one billion milestone

Glasgow charity celebrates global success

3rd October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funding available for veterans projects

Organisations can access the fund to help former armed forces members

3rd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Firstport names new chief executive

Josiah Lockhart will replace Karen McGregor next month

3rd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people suffer as they don’t claim benefits

Hundreds of thousands of older people in Scotland are missing out on social security money they are entitled to because they are not claiming it

2nd October 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scandal as carers forced to give just 15 minutes to home visits

​Country's largest care quango under fire

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots trapeze scientist stands up to cancer

​Cancer scientist taken on her fear of heights to fight cancer

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
MND choir to record song for Christmas album

The choir has been inspired by Lucy Lintott, the youngest person in Scotland with the condition

13th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to withdraw from care home provision

Up to 167 residents face having to find alternative accommodation

12th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care leavers win exemption from council tax

The move makes it easier for young people to afford accommodation

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
‘I Need Help’ button aims to help those in crisis

The new initiative has been launched by Shelter Scotland and can be utilised by other charities

11th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Inquiry probes widespread dishonesty claims by DWP assessors

Too many decisions are being overturned leading to widespread criticism of how assessments are managed

11th October 2017 by Robert Armour

9 Comments News
New app helps you create a Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life is releasing an app that will help people with dementia by enabling them, their loved ones, and carers to harness the power of music

10th October 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Brexit will decimate disabled communities, charity warns

​Report lays bare impact Brexit could have on vulnerable Scots

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots workers fear mental health discrimination

Almost half of those questioned fear a problem could put their job at risk

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity makes key recommendations to support cared-for children

Report pushes for changes to the existing system

10th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Not all Brits know hospice care is free, survey finds

Care is provided free of charge to people who are terminally ill or living with life-limiting conditions

10th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TV chef backs fight against obesity

Masterchef : The Professionals 2016 winner Gary Maclean is publicising Obesity and Cancer Awareness Week

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
People unaware of diabetes symptom

Foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children need protected from parents’ problem drinking

​Children will become next generation of problem drinkers

9th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity banned after telling boy to live as a girl

Judges took action after it emerged the boy was just seven years old

9th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New helpline to raise NHS concerns

Citizens Advice Scotland has created the service by working with tech firm Avaya

6th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Health warning as smoking figures stay static

More impetus needed to reignite anti-smoking campaign

3rd October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Shops need to help those with disfigurements

Changing Faces is launching a training scheme aimed at people working in retail

3rd October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity faces fury as indy-bashing historian given top job

The National Trust for Scotland is facing down a members revolt after TV historian Neil Oliver was appointed as president

2nd October 2017 by Graham Martin

4 Comments News
Neil Oliver is new NTS president

Archaeologist, TV presenter and author Neil Oliver is taking on the role of president of the National Trust for Scotland

30th September 2017 by Graham Martin

3 Comments News
Football rivals to join sleep out

Representatives from Hearts and Hibs will take part in Sleep in the Park

29th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gains Euro funding for football equality tour

Nil by Mouth will organise the Kiss Bigotry Goodbye tour across Scotland

28th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars back campaign to end fur trade

Animal Defenders International has created a film looking at two fox cubs on a fur farm

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Presenters to host charity music festival

Festifeel will feature music from Busted, Pixie Lott and Basement Jaxx

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards return after successful debut

Organisations of all sizes are invited to submit their inspiring clips

27th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Effects of loneliness examined in experiment

A young man was challenged to 'Go it Alone' for a week

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Share issue launched to transform historic baths

​Cash raised will transform baths

22nd September 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scotland boss sees poppies head off across the country

Rugby legend Gregor Townsend witnessed Poppy Scotland's national uplift

21st September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Five projects across Scotland share £22m

Projects will boost cycling and walking in Scotland

19th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2017

Read the TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2017 in electronic reader format – it's packed full of useful information

15th September 2017 by TFN

1 Comment News
£1,000 to change your community

The Corra Foundation has three £1,000 prizes to give away in honour of its new name and brand

12th September 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Pet charity offers free MOTs for pooches

Service aims to make owners more aware of canine health

12th September 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Men to express their feelings through football

A Scottish charity is working with professional football bodies to get middle aged men to open up about their mental health

11th September 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Celebrities speak of being bullied as new survey released

A YouGov survey has shown that almost half of adults were bullied at school

4th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mountain rescue base raided by thieves

A number of items have been stolen from the Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team's base

4th September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Goodmovers 1 Sept 2017 - who’s going where in the third sector

Goodmovers 1 Sept 2017 - who's going where in the third sector

1st September 2017 by TFN

0 Comments News
Football team partner with mental health organisation

Glasgow City have teamed up with Breathing Space

31st August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Armed forces charity heads to the Fringe

Scotland’s armed forces children’s charity is putting on a play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fury over VisitScotland’s links to mountain hare slaughter

An organisation which promotes mountain hare shooting holidays has received more than £30,000 from Scotland’s national tourism agency

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

15 Comments News
Growing support for stronger climate change policies

Growing numbers of people want the Scottish Government to take stronger action on climate change, according to campaigners

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity accountant admits embezzling hundreds of thousands

Lynn Taylor pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to embezzling £220,000

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance involved in near miss with a glider

The charity has said it is reviewing the findings of a report into the incident

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hairdressers support Samaritans’ Big Listen campaign

The Big Listen aims to highlight the support Samaritans offer around the clock to anyone feeling overwhelmed with life.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men, say charities

Changes to the rules surrounding blood donations have been welcomed by the Equality Network but it says they still discriminate against gay men

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Windy weather gives record boost to renewables

A blustery start to the year has helped boost Scotland’s wind power generation to record levels.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Top award for Girlguiding volunteer

Sue Walker, who has helped thousands of girls to grow in confidence and realise their potential, has received Girlguiding’s top honour.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fringe play offers £1 tickets to homeless people

People who have experienced homelessness are being offered £1 tickets to an Edinburgh Fringe show

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Athletes prepare for 40th British Transplant Games

More than 750 athletes from around the UK are preparing for this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery windfall for veterans’ centre

The Coming Home Centre will receive £90,000 of lottery cash to develop and expand its services

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record number of parks win Green Flag Awards

A record number of Scottish parks have been presented with prestigious Green Flag Awards this year.

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Wind farms pose risk to tourism, say conservationists

Industrial development makes holidaymakers less likely to visit Scotland’s wild places, according to research for the John Muir Trust.

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Scottish Youth Parliament announces new trustees

New board members at the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) are well placed to represent all the nation’s young people, the body has said

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Adventurers enter electric car in 10,000 mile rally

An Aberdeenshire couple are set to make history as the first people to enter an electric car in the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally.

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans not given enough housing advice, survey finds

Servicemen and woman are not being given enough advice about housing, a survey has revealed.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Treaty banning nuclear weapons welcomed by campaigners

The Nuclear Ban Treaty, seen as a “significant step” towards global disarmament, was endorsed by 122 nations at the UN on Friday.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Calming creativity: the charity helping children cope with hospital

Art therapists helping children cope with hospital

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News