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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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Parents hit with costs to host events in schools

A study by Connect has revealed hosting an event in schools can cost parent groups as much as £200

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Action needed on cuts

A campaign group has stressed that Scottish politicians must take action to help those hit by welfare reforms

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Legacy Hub faced £250k VAT bill

Funders were unable to agree a package of financial support to allow the community service to remain open

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Sector closes in on three year funding

Knock-on effect as government changes how it funds local authorities

1st February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Judy Murray joins the Kiltwalk board

Judy Murray has been appointed a trustee of Britain’s fastest growing charity event, the Kiltwalk

1st February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Cuts-hit charity told: you’ll get no extra cash from the council

Council leaders have told a cuts-threatened, award winning charity that it will get no extra help as it fights to stay afloat

31st January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Digital skills funding expanded

Organisations are being invited to apply for the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding decisions devolved to Scotland

A funder has announced a major devolution of decision-making

30th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Peter Capaldi on bill for charity convention

The Doctor Who star is set to help raise funds at an event which generates funds for CHAS

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vandals target charity vans

Food Train is fundraising to repair vehicles that provide a vital service for the elderly after they were targeted at the weekend

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than £3 million available for charities and good causes

Good causes are being encouraged to apply for funding of over £3 million

29th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Name change for Lottery funders

Funders unveil refreshed brand identities

29th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Small grants for communities launched by leading housebuilder

​Small grants of £1,000 to be awarded

29th January 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scottish university to host European hub for youth volunteering

Glasgow Caledonian University is set to match 5,000 youngsters with volunteering opportunities across Europe

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Council cuts threaten vital elderly support service

Care and Repair Scotland has already been axed in some areas amid council funding cuts

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity gets cash to help people made destitute by Brexit

A charity has had its funding doubled so it can help those expected to be made destitute by Brexit

28th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Legacy Hub closes suddenly

The community facility in the East End of Glasgow was created as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

28th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity ends Chinese tech firm link

The Prince's Trust has said it is ending a 10-year link with Huawei in light of public concerns

25th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award winning charity could be sunk by perfect storm of cuts

Fife Gingerbread has warned it is facing a crisis which could see jobs and vital services lost

23rd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community fundraisers are no longer “poor relations”

A pioneering study shows the benefits community fundraising teams bring to charities in Scotland

8th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Arms-length body set to buy Glasgow’s iconic buildings

Deal means city council can begin paying back thousands of underpaid workers

8th February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Open Government to be extended in Scotland

Scotland's Second Action Plan on Open Government has been published, as work to improve transparency in Scotland continues

7th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
“Profoundly troubling”: report reveals “toxic” culture at Amnesty

A damning report has uncovered a “toxic” working environment at Amnesty International

7th February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Poverty chief to address third sector

The UN's Philip Alston will discuss the findings of his UK poverty visit with Scottish civil society representatives

7th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Embezzlement charge dropped against former foodbank boss

Controversial foodbank boss was charged in 2015

6th February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sector needs clarity on post-Brexit funding

The Scottish Government has called for answers on a replacement for European structural funding once Britain leaves the EU

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Are donors dominating charities detrimentally?

New global research probes adverse effect of donor relations

5th February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social care integration “progressing well”

A report by the Scottish Government and Cosla has noted progress being made across the country in integrating services

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
We need to fix Scotland’s broken food system

Scotland's food system is failing to meet the needs of its people and the environment

5th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Search is on for £141k charity chief

A major UK charity sector figure has announced he will retire

4th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Time to connect communities

Eden Project Communities will bring people from all walks of life together to discuss how to create a connected Scotland

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legacy Hub faced £250k VAT bill

Funders were unable to agree a package of financial support to allow the community service to remain open

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Sector closes in on three year funding

Knock-on effect as government changes how it funds local authorities

1st February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
No rules broken when health board raided charity cash

An NHS board didn’t break any rules when it raided charity funds to pay for IT projects, Scotland's charity regulator has said

1st February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Judy Murray joins the Kiltwalk board

Judy Murray has been appointed a trustee of Britain’s fastest growing charity event, the Kiltwalk

1st February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector stalwart is new poverty and inequality tsar

New body replaces the existing non-statutory commission

1st February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cuts-hit charity told: you’ll get no extra cash from the council

Council leaders have told a cuts-threatened, award winning charity that it will get no extra help as it fights to stay afloat

31st January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Councils take part in pioneering equality scheme

Close the Gap's new scheme is tackling gender inequality in the workplace

30th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity gets cash to help people made destitute by Brexit

A charity has had its funding doubled so it can help those expected to be made destitute by Brexit

28th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Most polluted streets in Scotland revealed

Friends of the Earth Scotland have reported dangerous levels of pollutants in cities across the country

28th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RSPB Garden Birdwatch turns 40

RSPB Scotland is celebrating a very special anniversary of the world famous Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

25th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Climate for charity campaigning is getting worse

Many charity campaigners believe the climate for campaigning has deteriorated over the past year

25th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
EU nationals in Scotland feel insecure about future

A campaign group has revealed that Brexit has already had emotional and practical impacts on EU nationals living in Scotland

25th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity ends Chinese tech firm link

The Prince's Trust has said it is ending a 10-year link with Huawei in light of public concerns

25th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland can end planet destroying emissions by 2050

Reaching a net-zero target could be achieved "comfortably" if there is a political and social will for change

23rd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam failures laid bare

An interim review of the charity's work on safeguarding, cultural change and misconduct has highlighted shortcomings at the organisation

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trio up for humanitarian award

The founders of three international charities will vie for an award in the name of Robert Burns

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
British charity worker killed in Kenya hotel siege

Highly regarded aid worker was dedicated to helping others

17th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Plastic free store opens its doors

The Refillery allowers environmentally conscious shoppers to cut their waste by storing goods in reusable packaging

16th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears of EU funding black hole as Brexit looms

Ministers have failed to consult on alternatives to EU funding with charities fearing they will lose a vital funding stream

15th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity in misconduct funding row

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) received £132 million in government aid while one of its senior officials faced investigation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity launches emergency appeal

Edinburgh Direct Aid has said refugees in Arsal, Lebanon, require urgent support

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support grows for Brexit health and social care probe

More than 90 organisations have backed plans for a review of the effect Brexit will have on social care

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on ultra-pilgrimage

A charity worker is setting out to run 14 ultramarathons in a bid to help rebuild war torn areas of the Middle East

9th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Oxfam bucks downturn as Xmas sales rocket

The charity is seeing huge increases in sales as other retailers struggle

9th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Older people tread the red carpet after creating animations

The Stay Mobile Stay Connected champions have used digital technology to create the stunning scenes

6th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Parents hit with costs to host events in schools

A study by Connect has revealed hosting an event in schools can cost parent groups as much as £200

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
We need to fix Scotland’s broken food system

Scotland's food system is failing to meet the needs of its people and the environment

5th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Young Scots struggling to embrace consent online

Youngsters are not asking permission before posting, a study released to mark Safer Internet Day has revealed

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community fridge aims to support families

Residents of Pollokshields in Glasgow are set to benefit from a project to reduce food waste and get the community sharing

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cuts-hit charity told: you’ll get no extra cash from the council

Council leaders have told a cuts-threatened, award winning charity that it will get no extra help as it fights to stay afloat

31st January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Peter Capaldi on bill for charity convention

The Doctor Who star is set to help raise funds at an event which generates funds for CHAS

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities to mould government’s loneliness strategy

Key Scottish charities are to be involved in implementing the Scottish Government's first loneliness strategy

30th January 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
A room of their own – Nightstop helps young people avoid homelessness

An Edinburgh youth charity is offering safe and comfortable short-term accommodation to young people in crisis

29th January 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scottish university to host European hub for youth volunteering

Glasgow Caledonian University is set to match 5,000 youngsters with volunteering opportunities across Europe

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities launch anti-bullying campaign

respectme, Show Racism the Red Card and Changing Faces are challenging prejudices that lead to youngsters being treated unfairly

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legacy Hub closes suddenly

The community facility in the East End of Glasgow was created as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

28th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity ends Chinese tech firm link

The Prince's Trust has said it is ending a 10-year link with Huawei in light of public concerns

25th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award winning charity could be sunk by perfect storm of cuts

Fife Gingerbread has warned it is facing a crisis which could see jobs and vital services lost

23rd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Hundreds of kids will be warmer this winter thanks to Kiltwalk

Coats for Kids was set-up by Erskine-based Louise Chittick and David Ellison

22nd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities savage Tory two-child benefits cap

Charities say benefits cap creates a morally unacceptable two-tier system

21st January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s charity saved from closure

Direct Childcare - which supports 100 families in the Highlands - had been due to shut imminently

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grant to help people back into work

The Job Grant, proposed by the Scottish Government, consists of a one-off cash payment to help young people with costs associated with a new job

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Big rise in affordable homes not enough

Rise still not enough to meet demand

12th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Winter homeless shelter reopens

The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation for more than 500 people last winter

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing First will be “pivotal” to fight against homelessness

Permanent housing should be the first and not the last step a person takes as they move out of homelessness, a summit will hear

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland must take action on Universal Credit

Poverty campaigners say the Scottish Government and other bodies must take action to protect people from increased poverty due to Universal Credit

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Campaign to save community leisure services

A new campaign aims to highlight the importance of public funding for local swimming pools and cultural facilities

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Social Bite Villages could be rolled out across UK

More than half of the the residents of a village created for the homeless have already secured employment

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
UK government savaged for plunging people into poverty

The United Nations rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights has said withdrawing support for those most in need is ideological

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Row after SNP blocks planning equality bid

The SNP has been accused of selling out Scotland’s communities by blocking a bid to give them the same right as developers to appeal planning decisions.

12th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity shops close across Scotland

A total of 35 charity shops closed in the first half of 2018 - more than any other region of the UK

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing association appeals against regulator

​A manager and five trustees have been forced onto the organisation's board

9th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Homeless being failed by complex system

​Multiple needs of Scotland's homeless are not being met

7th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social landlords warned: get your act together on Gypsy/Traveller sites

Social landlords must take immediate action to ensure their Gypsy/Traveller sites and pitches meet the minimum site standards

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
How a charity has helped transform coalfield communities

More than 30 former mining communities across Scotland have benefited from the Coalfields Community Futures programme

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Malala Yousafzai to visit Edinburgh to speak at Social Bite dinner

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai will be the keynote speaker at this year's Social Bite dinner

22nd October 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Social enterprise leads fight against period poverty

The social enterprise has donated more than two million sanitary products in less than a year

6th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Embezzlement charge dropped against former foodbank boss

Controversial foodbank boss was charged in 2015

6th February 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Action needed on cuts

A campaign group has stressed that Scottish politicians must take action to help those hit by welfare reforms

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Can a basic income revolutionise social security?

A new report explores ways Scotland can learn from international pilot programmes exploring how to provide a basic income for all citizens

31st January 2019 by Susan Smith

2 Comments News
Digital skills funding expanded

Organisations are being invited to apply for the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Councils take part in pioneering equality scheme

Close the Gap's new scheme is tackling gender inequality in the workplace

30th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vandals target charity vans

Food Train is fundraising to repair vehicles that provide a vital service for the elderly after they were targeted at the weekend

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities to mould government’s loneliness strategy

Key Scottish charities are to be involved in implementing the Scottish Government's first loneliness strategy

30th January 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Deprivation fuels risk of heart attacks and strokes

Figures have shown the stark health inequalities across Scotland's communities

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
A room of their own – Nightstop helps young people avoid homelessness

An Edinburgh youth charity is offering safe and comfortable short-term accommodation to young people in crisis

29th January 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Cautious optimism as Scotland sets new fuel poverty targets

A previous target failed in 2016

29th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Despair as new figures show rising homelessness

Statistics show the problem is increasing despite increased measures and tightened legislation

29th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity gets cash to help people made destitute by Brexit

A charity has had its funding doubled so it can help those expected to be made destitute by Brexit

28th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Legacy Hub closes suddenly

The community facility in the East End of Glasgow was created as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

28th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Climate for charity campaigning is getting worse

Many charity campaigners believe the climate for campaigning has deteriorated over the past year

25th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Dementia failings prevent free care

The complex needs associated with advanced dementia have not been fully understood or recognised, experts have said

23rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award winning charity could be sunk by perfect storm of cuts

Fife Gingerbread has warned it is facing a crisis which could see jobs and vital services lost

23rd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Homeless in Glasgow dying at alarming rate

Charity shelter says drugs and alcohol are leading to one death a month

22nd January 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Ring girls will no longer wear revealing outfits at charity events

Evening dress will be worn instead

22nd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Older people tread the red carpet after creating animations

The Stay Mobile Stay Connected champions have used digital technology to create the stunning scenes

6th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social care integration “progressing well”

A report by the Scottish Government and Cosla has noted progress being made across the country in integrating services

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
We need to fix Scotland’s broken food system

Scotland's food system is failing to meet the needs of its people and the environment

5th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Young Scots struggling to embrace consent online

Youngsters are not asking permission before posting, a study released to mark Safer Internet Day has revealed

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No rules broken when health board raided charity cash

An NHS board didn’t break any rules when it raided charity funds to pay for IT projects, Scotland's charity regulator has said

1st February 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Wristband symbolises need to unite for world cancer day

World Cancer Day set to unite the world against the disease

31st January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Thankful mum returns donations after NHS cancer treatment U-turn

Roz Paterson said the news came like "magic" after being told the NHS would fund her treatment

30th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Peter Capaldi on bill for charity convention

The Doctor Who star is set to help raise funds at an event which generates funds for CHAS

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vandals target charity vans

Food Train is fundraising to repair vehicles that provide a vital service for the elderly after they were targeted at the weekend

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities to mould government’s loneliness strategy

Key Scottish charities are to be involved in implementing the Scottish Government's first loneliness strategy

30th January 2019 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Deprivation fuels risk of heart attacks and strokes

Figures have shown the stark health inequalities across Scotland's communities

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New look and brand for health charity

A major health charity has unveiled its new strategy, branding and logo

29th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Council cuts threaten vital elderly support service

Care and Repair Scotland has already been axed in some areas amid council funding cuts

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Legacy Hub closes suddenly

The community facility in the East End of Glasgow was created as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

28th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care sector needs EU workers

European care workers must be allowed to be recruited in the UK no matter what happens with Brexit, a charity has warned

25th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Dementia failings prevent free care

The complex needs associated with advanced dementia have not been fully understood or recognised, experts have said

23rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homeless in Glasgow dying at alarming rate

Charity shelter says drugs and alcohol are leading to one death a month

22nd January 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Community singing to spread nationwide

An initiative that helps those with dementia join choirs is to benefit from funding of £225,000

22nd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hate crime laws do not protect disabled

MPs have said more must be done to prevent online abuse of the disabled, following a petition led by Katie Price

22nd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
We need to fix Scotland’s broken food system

Scotland's food system is failing to meet the needs of its people and the environment

5th February 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Young Scots struggling to embrace consent online

Youngsters are not asking permission before posting, a study released to mark Safer Internet Day has revealed

5th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Time to connect communities

Eden Project Communities will bring people from all walks of life together to discuss how to create a connected Scotland

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legacy Hub faced £250k VAT bill

Funders were unable to agree a package of financial support to allow the community service to remain open

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Community fridge aims to support families

Residents of Pollokshields in Glasgow are set to benefit from a project to reduce food waste and get the community sharing

4th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding decisions devolved to Scotland

A funder has announced a major devolution of decision-making

30th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Peter Capaldi on bill for charity convention

The Doctor Who star is set to help raise funds at an event which generates funds for CHAS

30th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Name change for Lottery funders

Funders unveil refreshed brand identities

29th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities launch anti-bullying campaign

respectme, Show Racism the Red Card and Changing Faces are challenging prejudices that lead to youngsters being treated unfairly

29th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RSPB Garden Birdwatch turns 40

RSPB Scotland is celebrating a very special anniversary of the world famous Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend

25th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
EU nationals in Scotland feel insecure about future

A campaign group has revealed that Brexit has already had emotional and practical impacts on EU nationals living in Scotland

25th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash grabbing awards company targets charities - again

A private company is once again targeting Scotland’s third sector with a money-raking awards ceremony

25th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Facebook launches community reporters across the UK

Adverts state no qualifications or experience necessary

23rd January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Ring girls will no longer wear revealing outfits at charity events

Evening dress will be worn instead

22nd January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community singing to spread nationwide

An initiative that helps those with dementia join choirs is to benefit from funding of £225,000

22nd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hate crime laws do not protect disabled

MPs have said more must be done to prevent online abuse of the disabled, following a petition led by Katie Price

22nd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Equality T-shirts made by “35p workers”

Charity tops promoted by the Spice Girls which aim to raise equality funds for Comic Relief were made in a factory with poor working conditions

22nd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trio up for humanitarian award

The founders of three international charities will vie for an award in the name of Robert Burns

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Social enterprise pub sold to private buyer

Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good social enterprise to Anna and Mike Christopherson, who run the Edinburgh Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group

15th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

1 Comment News
Dame Kelly Holmes: good causes missing out on millions

Good causes are missing out on millions under outdated current rules

4th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Funding helps youth group establish social enterprise

Tweeddale Youth Action turns two projects into a social enterprise which will fund its youth club

28th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Decisive and urgent action needed on climate change

UK Committee on Climate Change report calls for action from Scottish Government

24th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Volunteer award handed to dementia friendly walk leader

Linda Shields has won an award from Paths for All for her work with those living with dementia

21st September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
British Heart Foundation calls on people to make their mark on the Heart of Steel

An art sculpture to raise money for the British Heart Foundation has been unveiled

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Final Kiltwalk of the year is Edinburgh’s biggest ever

5,000 heroes take part in Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk for charitable causes

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

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

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

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foundation to support rugby star struck by MND

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

28th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

25th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

24th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sectarianism is still at heart of Scottish football

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

23rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding cuts still feared, survey finds

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

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brutal cockfighting cases reported in Scotland

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

17th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia partnership agreed between charity and university

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

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fund helps nurse-led projects

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

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

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

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

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

6 Comments News