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Football act is a distraction from real solution to sectarianism, says charity

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Filmmaker and poet to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes

Each artist will receive a £7,000 grant and support to produce a piece of work to be unveiled as part of LGBT History Month in February 2017

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Golf fans urged to wear yellow at Open tournament to show support for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity fundraiser set to turn Ayrshire course a sea of yellow during the Open tournament

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Community TV channel that promotes charities looks like it will be saved

Crowdfunder campaign for the Community TV channel has raised 95% of target with four days to go

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to begin this weekend

The transformation of George Square in Glasgow into an outdoor football venue is almost complete

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Paralympic torch visits Royal Blind School

Famous flame visits Edinburgh school ahead of Rio games

15th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup’s supermarket sweep

Deal struck between a charity and a supermarket chain to deliver 19,000 meals and 21,000 bottles of water to this summer’s Homeless World Cup

26th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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It’s a scandal that we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

Charity blasts fact we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

The Humanist Society Scotland has named Dr Bob Scott as the first winner of its Gordon Ross Award

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches trusted traders service

Care and Repair says it wants to save the public from scammers

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign group wants to find the hottest vegan

PETA launches bizarre publicity stunt competition in UK and Ireland

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Burns named as charity’s Great Scot

Robert Burns has been voted the public’s Great Scot, securing more than twice the votes of his nearest rival, the National Trust for Scotland has said

3rd May 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex safe space will be stationed in the city during July’s Homeless World Cup

2nd May 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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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

Bidding is already into the thousands for the piece of historic sporting memorabilia

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

​Modern pollutants contribute to the deaths of 2,500 Scots every year

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

Conservationists say they need to raise £50,000 to reintroduce predatory big cats to Scotland

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

The Scottish Parliament can and must use its powers to completely ban fracking, environmental activists say

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

Funding is urgently needed to lower Scotland’s carbon footprint not pay for it to be increased say environmental groups

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland is UK nation most supportive of refugee children

More people in Scotland than the rest of the UK support the Westminster government decision to accept unaccompanied child refugees from Europe

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape

157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape, says charity

20th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

People are more likely to give to charities when they are offered tax incentives – but these are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking video from anti-animal cruelty charity is not for the faint-hearted

League Against Cruel Sports shows the death of a man caught in an animal snare

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow in air pollution league of shame

The new Scottish Government must do more to tackle air pollution – after it was revealed that Glasgow has failed to meet World Health Organisation

13th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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150,000 call for David Cameron to help free charity worker

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held without charge in Iran since 3 April

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National Trust in battle over electricity pylons

Conservation charity blasts plans for overhead cables to be installed near historic battlefield

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular osprey displays at charity nature reserve

The nesting pair of ospreys at a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve have been kept on their toes by intruding buzzards

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots aid agency reports from Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

Mercy Corp is still active in Nepal 12 months after the devastating earthquake which killed 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless

26th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Climate agreement signed: now the hard work begins

Campaigners have warned that the real work starts now – after 150 nations formally signed a deal thrashed out at last year’s Paris climate summit

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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10% of Glasgow City Council workers to become mentors for city’s school pupils

Glasgow City Council is encouraging its staff by committing to offering them paid leave if they become mentors for the city's care experienced pupils

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Body anxious kids as young as 11 are avoiding PE finds YMCA

​Youngsters are so worried about their body image many hide away and some are even considering surgery report finds

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th 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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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

Traditional goals like owning a house or getting a steady job are unrealistic say many teams

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Why can Police Scotland charge paedophiles over sex texts but officers in England can’t asks charity

Police still cant charge people with sending sexual communications to children in England and Wales as government hasn't set start date for new law

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Not all young people know how to use technology blasts charity

​Myth that every millennial is an IT expert has led to many from poorer backgrounds being left behind online in search for jobs and training

9th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tory minister calls for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, has given his backing to a campaign to have LGBT+ issues added to the curriculum and taught in schools

5th 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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Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to be raised to 12

​The move, welcomed by charities, brings Scotland in line with the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Call for action as the number of young women suffering domestic abuse rises

Charities launch campaign after figures show a rise 8.9% in reported incidents of domestic abuse where the victim is a woman under the age of 30

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Council cuts will create a lost generation of young people

A coalition of charities and support groups has warned that budget cuts mean children with additional support needs are missing out on the help they need

28th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC launches hotline for footballers who were sexual abused by coaches

The helpline received a staggering 50 calls in the first two hours of being open

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd 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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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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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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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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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More than 2000 people take part in final Kiltwalk of the year

Lorraine Kelly, Jackie Bird, Sean Batty and the Bay City Rollers inspire Edinburgh walkers to raise over £100,000

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

​£30,000 up for grabs at ScottishPower Foundation Awards

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed it has received over 150 complaints from members of the public in the first two months of its existence

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More of us are leaving a donation to charity in our wills than ever before

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th 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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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 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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Charities invited to be part of this year’s Giving Tuesday

​#GivingTuesday the global celebration of charities is coming back to the UK this year on 29 November

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Dream Fund worth £2.5m is seeking applications from charities

​Partnerships of charities and community groups are being urged to apply for a grant of up to £1 million to finance their ultimate project

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More money than ever before donated to charity foundation

Charities Aid Foundation received over £500 million in charity donations last year

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities demand £425m Olympic cash is returned

​Money borrowed from the Big Lottery Fund for the 2012 Olympics is yet to be repaid

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children in Need makes record charity grant in Scotland

The television fundraiser has awarded Community House in Alloa over £150,000

4th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities invited to apply for funding to be part of child mentoring scheme

£1 million is available to voluntary organisations as part of the first phase of a charity led programme that will support looked after children

29th July 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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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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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people in care to help reform system that is failing them

Charities welcome announcement by First Minister, who says the failings in the system for looked after children breaks her heart

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

Researchers warn older people with mental health problems are becoming isolated because they are unable to depend on family

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities convince first minister to listen to 1,000 care experienced young people

Nicola Sturgeon recently spent time speaking to those supported by Who Cares? Scotland

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Investigation into availability of support for young people with additional support needs

An investigation has been launched to help map out the availability of support for young people with additional support needs in Scotland

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

​Audit Scotland report finds £667 million a year shortfall and charities already struggling to recruit skilled nursing and mental health staff

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Miracle cancer survivor’s inspirational fightback from death’s door

Laura Barr told her story as she opened the Paisley Cancer Research UK superstore which is more than five times the size of a normal store and offers members of

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

​Three month campaign aims to get young men talking about depression with data collected past on to charities

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

​The Edinburgh Crisis Centre says the volume of requests it faces for urgent mental health crisis has grown rapidly in the decade it has been open

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

British Heart Foundation and Nationwide Building Society team up to teach 35,000 people the life-saving skill

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

Some of the capital’s iconic landmarks will be lit up as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month's Glow Gold September

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

Charity looking to explore the views of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit vote

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

Former Dundee Utd player Jordan Moore (22) who twice battled skin-cancer during his career says he never once wore sun screen while training outside

25th August 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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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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Charity forced to change its name as it was confused for dating app Tinder

The Tinder Foundation is having to rebrand after getting fed up of being confused for the popular hook-up app

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd 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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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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Former chair of anti-stalking charity pleads guilty to stalking his ex-wife

Peter Noreiko, the former chairman of an anti-stalking charity Action Against Stalking, has admitted stalking his ex-wife. He will be sentenced in November

31st 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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Young Scot chief is named UK’s top third sector director

Louise Macdonald has been named Not for Profit/Third Sector Director of the Year by the UK Institute of Directors

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

​Winners will be announced at an event in the Scottish Parliament on 10 November

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

Animal welfare charity made a legal complaint after the Daily Mail published two false articles about it

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

The Charities Aid Foundation says the public has faith in charities to reunite communities

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth organisations are making a bid to find the next generation of leaders

​A new collaboration between more than 20 charities aims to discover and nurture people who they consider to have great potential

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is urging the Scottish Government to use new powers to effectively eradicate the bedroom tax

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

The UK government should reconsider its decision not to accept the public's offer of space in their homes for people fleeing Syria, a charity has said

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

Shelter Scotland is searching for the children and their families featured in iconic photographs of Scotland’s tenement slums

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

​Associations believe they can do more to challenge daily poverty they encounter

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

Find out which charity you should donate to based on your personality

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

The Rock Trust says the latest Scottish Government pledge is a step in the right direction

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

Charitable trust in Edinburgh moves to evict tenants in order to sell homes

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

Charities blast politicians after new statistics suggest more than 4,000 Scots died last winter because their homes were too cold

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Top designer goods up for grabs at charity shop

Mystery donor delivers thousands of pounds worth of designer goods to charity shop

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

Nearby residents are concerned about safety after Glasgow Housing Association failed to bring down the notorious Red Road flats

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

There is not enough hostel accomodation for homeless people who have dogs, blasts charity

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

​Report says affordable homes crisis won't be alleviated at current rate of new builds

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

Glasgow’s infamous Bridge to Nowhere has won a national award after its regeneration was recognised by an environmental group

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

Sandwich shop Social Bite has launched a new loyalty card which will see homeless people given free food rather than existing customers

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

​Concern over rise in number of children living in temporary accommodation

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, says it will be up to the sector to scrutinise the devolution of further powers once they are in place

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

Four teens have been charged following the incident at an LGBT+ youth group

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

Up to 60% more families than it was possible to accommodate registered with two Glasgow schools offering free lunches during the summer holidays

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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George Clooney’s fave sandwich shop gets £550k to train homeless

A social enterprise sandwich shop chain which hit the headlines last year when George Clooney popped into its Edinburgh branch has been awarded £550,000

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

One in four from poorer backgrounds think they won’t get a good job

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland to create its own child poverty laws

Charities back Nicola Sturgeon as she describes UK government approach as fundamentally wrong

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup pays tribute to 84 dead in Nice terrorist attack

Organisers “stand together” with French team competing at Gasgow tournament

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Schools in deprived communities are staying open during summer to offer pupils free meals

​Two Glasgow schools will offer lunch and activities for children and their families

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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UN to investigate poverty in Scotland

A report into poverty in Scotland and the way it blights lives has been compiled for the United Nations

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking treatment of disabled people exposed yet again

A UK disability charity has revealed a catalogue of errors surrounding personal independence payments it says has caused "truly shocking" levels of stress

8th June 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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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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US poverty group targets Glasgow - because it’s so poor

US Christian activists are raising cash to spread the word in Glasgow – because they reckon it’s so poor and deprived

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
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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Disabled activists demand a fairer Scotland

Members of Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) came out in force to press home their demands to politicians on the eve of the Scottish Parliament elections

26th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poll shows Scots oppose TTIP

Scots are leading the way in opposition to the controversial trade deal TTIP, according to new polls

23rd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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OSCR: One in five charities faces collapse

A new survey has revealed the impact of coronavirus on the third sector

15th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Cat and dog home reopens

Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home has started to rehome animals from this week as it adapts to life after lockdown

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Third of Britons targeted by scammers

Citizens Advice has reported a rise in people getting in contact about scams since coronavirus lockdown

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity launches postal donations service

The BHF is allowing supporters to donate via post to ensure shops are fully stocked for reopening

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Zoo charity faces fight for survival

RZSS, which operates Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Animal Park, has made a plea for it to be allowed to reopen before the middle of next month

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Organisations on brink as Scottish Government fails to guarantee funding

​Cash has run out for vital community covid emergency food response

12th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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Remembering those we have lost

An annual service to remember children at a Scottish hospice went ahead despite lockdown regulations

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Football clubs to step up community support

Vital funding will not only help SPFL clubs to survive, but will also help expand the community support they are providing

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New group aims to create fairer Scotland

The Advisory Board on Social Renewal will contain a variety of third sector representatives

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity reveals plans for reopening shops

DEBRA is getting ready for shops reopening, with England allowing stores to open next week and hope Scotland will follow suit soon

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Wombles return to promote legacy giving

The children's TV favourites are inviting organisations to get involved in this year's Remember A Charity Week

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s charities help those hit hardest

Barnardo’s Scotland and Action for Children have delivered £500k of support during lockdown.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Beatson adapts to “new normal”

The charity has expanded its befriending service to support cancer patients during lockdown.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Food crisis is far from over, study warns

The food insecurity crisis sparked by Covid-19 is set to enter a new phase, the Poverty and Inequality Commission has said

9th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New housing strategy can rebuild Scots economy

Report calls for £3.4bn investment in housing

9th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lockdown having a devastating impact on dementia families

Alzheimer Scotland has seen calls to its helpline rise by a third over the past three months

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities benefit from England 1966 win

Scottish organisations are benefiting from the game that strikes despair for many Scots

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprises face “hammer blow” if tax scheme scrapped

Campaigners call for extension to UK Government’s Social Investment Tax Relief.

8th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Enjoy some TFN back issues!

Enjoy some TFN back issues!

19th June 2020 by TFN

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Free school meals to continue over summer break

The Scottish Government has confirmed that extra funding has been allocated to help feed families over the summer

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
CAF appoints new boss

Neil Heslop will take over from Sir John Low later this year

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jo’s battle with MND

A young woman has detailed her struggle with the degenerative condition to help publicise MND Action Week

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities “must have frank conversations” with landlords

Organisations must be honest with landlords and stay in touch, so that they avoid unexpected costs when offices reopen

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
OSCR: One in five charities faces collapse

A new survey has revealed the impact of coronavirus on the third sector

15th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity launches postal donations service

The BHF is allowing supporters to donate via post to ensure shops are fully stocked for reopening

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Zoo charity faces fight for survival

RZSS, which operates Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Animal Park, has made a plea for it to be allowed to reopen before the middle of next month

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations on brink as Scottish Government fails to guarantee funding

​Cash has run out for vital community covid emergency food response

12th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funder appoints new chair and trustees

Corra Foundation has name Luke McCullough has chair, and has announced other changes in the boardroom

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Basic income is desirable but faces challenges

A study has said a Citizens' Basic Income in Scotland could work, but there are many challenges to overcome before it can be introduced

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
UK charities face £10 billion funding gap

Survey reveals impact of coronavirus on third sector organisations.

10th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New group aims to create fairer Scotland

The Advisory Board on Social Renewal will contain a variety of third sector representatives

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hospice launches drive thru for donations

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow is looking for items as it prepares to reopen its shops

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Wombles return to promote legacy giving

The children's TV favourites are inviting organisations to get involved in this year's Remember A Charity Week

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises can lead Scotland’s recovery

A social enterprise model be embraced by businesses could help Scotland better recover from Covid-19

9th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food crisis is far from over, study warns

The food insecurity crisis sparked by Covid-19 is set to enter a new phase, the Poverty and Inequality Commission has said

9th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown having a devastating impact on dementia families

Alzheimer Scotland has seen calls to its helpline rise by a third over the past three months

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities benefit from England 1966 win

Scottish organisations are benefiting from the game that strikes despair for many Scots

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations on brink as Scottish Government fails to guarantee funding

​Cash has run out for vital community covid emergency food response

12th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funder appoints new chair and trustees

Corra Foundation has name Luke McCullough has chair, and has announced other changes in the boardroom

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
NTS in plea to members

Conservation charity has been hit by income drop

11th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fight still on to save UK aid department

Charities and MPs say DfID must be saved - but Tory threat remains

10th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots jobs losses loom at leading charity

Income expected to drop by £16m

10th June 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
New group aims to create fairer Scotland

The Advisory Board on Social Renewal will contain a variety of third sector representatives

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Group expelled from Holyrood won’t apolgise for swastika outrage

Controversial organisation stands by offensive tweets

10th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity reveals plans for reopening shops

DEBRA is getting ready for shops reopening, with England allowing stores to open next week and hope Scotland will follow suit soon

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hospice launches drive thru for donations

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow is looking for items as it prepares to reopen its shops

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises can lead Scotland’s recovery

A social enterprise model be embraced by businesses could help Scotland better recover from Covid-19

9th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Half of Scots charities have lost fundraising income

Those reliant on fundraised income have been worst hit by crisis

5th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Mental health group in racist swastika storm

Users outraged as rights-based group tells user it is "in your head"

5th June 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Vital fund running out of cash

More families need emergency cash

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Half of charities fear running out of cash within months

A new study has shown the extent to which charities face a fight for their future, with demand surging but income falling rapidly

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
One in six Scots volunteer during lockdown

New figures reveal 10 million adults in the UK have given their time to support others.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Refugee group wins volunteering award

Forth Valley Welcome is one of more than 200 groups that has received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity set for new chapter in 80th year

Emma Walker has been announced as the new director of Camphill Scotland, as the organisation marks its 80th birthday

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19: remaking a better world and the role of civil society

Global civil society has a vital role to play in reconstructing the world, post Covid-19, says Civicus

29th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity opposes bid to build holiday complex at Culloden

Second bid is being opposed by conservation group

27th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity stays on the ball to raise funds for Africa

A fundraising football team is set to stay fit during lockdown while raising vital funds to fight the coronavirus in Africa

26th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scout leads fight against period poverty in Namibia

A Scottish scout has been helping women in Namibia who face period poverty

25th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 25 May

How the sector is responding to the crisis

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaign urges farmers to #KeepTalking

RSABI has warned that the lockdown could increase anxiety and loneliness.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity hits out at refund refusal firms

Airlines, holiday providers and venues are amongst those who are failing to provide refunds for services cancelled by Covid-19

19th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities in piper call to arms

Three armed forces charities have joined to ensure those who fought in battle are not forgotten

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concern over plastic deposit scheme delay

Friends of the Earth Scotland said the scheme being delayed till 2022 could have wider implications for climate targets

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unicef: 6,000 children could die each day from impact of coronavirus

The charity has launched the largest ever campaign in its 73-year history.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine May edition - read it here!

New TFN magazine out now - read it here!

12th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fund launched to support equine charities

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

11th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Vital coronavirus fund re-opens for applications

Those who missed out on initial funding from the Wellbeing Fund are invited to apply, with more than £6 million already going to projects

8th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks 10 years of providing vital support in Kenya

The Kipawa Trust International has raised more than £350,000 since being founded by a group of friends in Edinburgh

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 7 May

How the sector is responding to the pandemic

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
RNLI to still provide lifeguards at beaches

​Charity is working in anticipation of lockdown lifting

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Wednesday 6 May

How the sector is responding to the ongoing pandemic

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Seabird centre survival “on a cliff-edge” as it launches public appeal

Chris Packham has backed a charity’s appeal for life or death funding to weather the Covid-19 storm

5th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland can lead the way on sustainable development

A new report aims to bring together civil society and government to make Scotland a leader in its approach to sustainable development

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembering those we have lost

An annual service to remember children at a Scottish hospice went ahead despite lockdown regulations

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Football clubs to step up community support

Vital funding will not only help SPFL clubs to survive, but will also help expand the community support they are providing

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s charities help those hit hardest

Barnardo’s Scotland and Action for Children have delivered £500k of support during lockdown.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Food crisis is far from over, study warns

The food insecurity crisis sparked by Covid-19 is set to enter a new phase, the Poverty and Inequality Commission has said

9th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for young carers announced

The £300,000 has been announced to mark the start of Carers Week

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown having a devastating impact on dementia families

Alzheimer Scotland has seen calls to its helpline rise by a third over the past three months

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shared Parenting Scotland sees 81% spike in enquiries during lockdown

The charity urged governments to clearly set out guidelines for families whose parents live apart.

8th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity marks milestone anniversary

The Camphill movement was founded 80 years ago, and since then has been internationally recognised for providing great care and support

5th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
All Race for Life events cancelled

Cancer Research UK has taken the extremely difficult decision to call off the popular fundraisers for 2020

4th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Half of charities fear running out of cash within months

A new study has shown the extent to which charities face a fight for their future, with demand surging but income falling rapidly

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food poverty hitting Scots children in lockdown

Emergency food requests rise on the back of the economic crisis

3rd June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Refugee group wins volunteering award

Forth Valley Welcome is one of more than 200 groups that has received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lotto boost for project empowering young people

Leonard Cheshire’s Can Do programme has been awarded £55,000 from the Young Start Fund.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity launches nationwide shopping service

Food Train Connects has been launched in response to thousands of older Scots needing support during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity set for new chapter in 80th year

Emma Walker has been announced as the new director of Camphill Scotland, as the organisation marks its 80th birthday

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Supporters rally round baby loss charity

Virtual challenges raise vital funds for Held In Our Hearts.

1st June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

2 Comments News
Volunteers’ Week underway

This year's celebrations take place at a time when the contributions of volunteers have never been more needed

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
IT giants offer free video conferencing

IBM and Cisco will provide the Webex conferencing tool for free to charities

9th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£500k in emergency funding handed out

Organisations from across Scotland have already benefited from emergency coronavirus funding

8th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities see drop in regular donations

The amount of people who cancelled donations made by Direct Debit to charities fell sharply when the coronavirus pandemic set in

8th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Covid crisis: civic Scotland unites in call for emergency child benefit rise

In a mass show of strength, unity and solidarity, a huge coalition of civil society groups is demanding an emergency rise in child benefit

7th April 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
50,000 Scots offer to help in corona battle

There has been a fantastic response to a campaign which aims to allow Scots to support the coronavirus response

7th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
£8m coronavirus support fund

People most at risk from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak will benefit from the funding

6th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19: charities need urgent financial help - or many will collapse

Charities and voluntary groups need an urgent financial support package – or many face imminent collapse

3rd April 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Retailers to stock The Big Issue for the first time

Sainsbury’s and McColl’s will sell the magazine during the Covid-19 outbreak.

1st April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Homeless charity faced abuse after suspending services

The Halliday Foundation has called for people to be kind after criticism of its decision to suspend services it provides

1st April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19: charities fear funding cuts as demand for services soars

The coronavirus pandemic has left charities facing a surge in demand for their services despite grave concerns about funding decreases

31st March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

News on how Scotland's voluntary sector reponds to the pandemic

31st March 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
20,000 Scots sign up to volunteer

The Scotland Cares campaign has had an incredible response in its first 24 hours

31st March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emergency funding for communities launched

More than 30 projects in Scotland have already benefited from the coronavirus resilience funding

30th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteer effort aims to beat coronavirus

A drive to get those who are healthy to support communities through the Covid-19 epidemic has been launched

30th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector can lead the way in treating workers fairly during crisis

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop and STUC general secretary Grahame Smith issued a joint statement this week outlining a shared commitment to fair work

27th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

Updates on third sector's response to coronavirus crisis

27th March 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Shelter Scotland appoints new director

Alison Watson will lead the housing charity from May.

25th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards will go ahead

The annual awards ceremony will be held as an online only event

25th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities welcome six-month eviction ban

Social and private sector tenants have been given protection during the Covid-19 crisis.

25th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Basic income is desirable but faces challenges

A study has said a Citizens' Basic Income in Scotland could work, but there are many challenges to overcome before it can be introduced

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Football clubs to step up community support

Vital funding will not only help SPFL clubs to survive, but will also help expand the community support they are providing

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food crisis is far from over, study warns

The food insecurity crisis sparked by Covid-19 is set to enter a new phase, the Poverty and Inequality Commission has said

9th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Black Lives fundraiser raises over £660k in five days

Deluge of donations to support the BLM cause

8th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Income fears haunt Scots

As lockdown relents, public are fearful about household income

5th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vulnerable people struggling to access food

Charities call for urgent action to ensure no-one goes without essential supplies.

4th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Half of charities fear running out of cash within months

A new study has shown the extent to which charities face a fight for their future, with demand surging but income falling rapidly

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food poverty hitting Scots children in lockdown

Emergency food requests rise on the back of the economic crisis

3rd June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Refugee group wins volunteering award

Forth Valley Welcome is one of more than 200 groups that has received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches nationwide shopping service

Food Train Connects has been launched in response to thousands of older Scots needing support during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Climate justice must be part of post-Covid recovery

Climate justice and the Covid recovery go hand in hand, says civil society

29th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
The Big Lunch goes online

The popular event will take place next weekend, with participants invited to grab a plate and give someone a call

29th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19: remaking a better world and the role of civil society

Global civil society has a vital role to play in reconstructing the world, post Covid-19, says Civicus

29th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Mask makers seek charity partners

Edinburgh Mask Makers have produced 4,000 masks for use by key workers - and are looking for more partners

28th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise provides 11,000 free meals in Angus

The S-Mart Grocery Pack is available to anyone in the area struggling to make ends meet.

27th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity offers digital lifeline to disadvantaged young people

MCR Pathways will provide 300 computers and internet access to those most in need.

27th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities supporting vulnerable people share £90,000

Phoenix Group announces donations to Cyrenians, Social Bite and the Trussell Trust.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Remembering those we have lost

An annual service to remember children at a Scottish hospice went ahead despite lockdown regulations

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Group expelled from Holyrood won’t apolgise for swastika outrage

Controversial organisation stands by offensive tweets

10th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity reveals plans for reopening shops

DEBRA is getting ready for shops reopening, with England allowing stores to open next week and hope Scotland will follow suit soon

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hospice launches drive thru for donations

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow is looking for items as it prepares to reopen its shops

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Beatson adapts to “new normal”

The charity has expanded its befriending service to support cancer patients during lockdown.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding for young carers announced

The £300,000 has been announced to mark the start of Carers Week

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown having a devastating impact on dementia families

Alzheimer Scotland has seen calls to its helpline rise by a third over the past three months

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity marks milestone anniversary

The Camphill movement was founded 80 years ago, and since then has been internationally recognised for providing great care and support

5th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
All Race for Life events cancelled

Cancer Research UK has taken the extremely difficult decision to call off the popular fundraisers for 2020

4th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vulnerable people struggling to access food

Charities call for urgent action to ensure no-one goes without essential supplies.

4th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Half of charities fear running out of cash within months

A new study has shown the extent to which charities face a fight for their future, with demand surging but income falling rapidly

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise delivers 3,600 period products during lockdown

Hey Girls has adapted its model to help more people through the coronavirus crisis.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity launches nationwide shopping service

Food Train Connects has been launched in response to thousands of older Scots needing support during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Majority of Scots eating more during lockdown

Warning from Obesity Action Scotland after survey reveals rise in unhealthy eating.

2nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity set for new chapter in 80th year

Emma Walker has been announced as the new director of Camphill Scotland, as the organisation marks its 80th birthday

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people reveal housing fears

Suitable housing is a growing problem for elderly Scots

1st June 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Health charity in NHS warning

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland says third sector organisations need long-term funding to help the NHS avoid a permanent state of crisis

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Captain Tom to be knighted

The 100-year-old has raised a staggering £32m for NHS charities

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity hits out at refund refusal firms

Airlines, holiday providers and venues are amongst those who are failing to provide refunds for services cancelled by Covid-19

19th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities in piper call to arms

Three armed forces charities have joined to ensure those who fought in battle are not forgotten

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New app supports mental wellbeing

Samaritans Scotland has launched the new app to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week

18th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
KT Tunstall to hold charity concert

The Scottish singer will perform a set for CHAS from her LA home

14th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN magazine May edition - read it here!

New TFN magazine out now - read it here!

12th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
400 National Trust jobs at risk

The heritage charity has said a dramatic fall in income and its investments has led to staff being placed at risk of redundancy #NeverMoreNeeded

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 7 May

How the sector is responding to the pandemic

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Record-breaking cyclist leads ‘round the world’ challenge

Around the World in One Day, led by Mark Beaumont, has already amassed more than £150,000 for NHS charities

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Wednesday 6 May

How the sector is responding to the ongoing pandemic

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Epic Awards open for entries

Voluntary arts groups of all shapes and sizes can apply for the awards

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches walking podcast

Edith Bowman provides the voice for the new Mind to Walk podcast, created by Paths for All

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Actor releases lockdown charity single

Leave a Light On has been created by Kevin McKidd and his band the Speyside Sessions Band

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Musician turned dentist to raise money for charity

Former Chemical Brothers guitarist David Devine is raising funds for a hospice that is close to his heart

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More celebs back charity’s geeky appeal

Jodie Whittaker and Brian Cox have backed CHAS' Share Your Joy campaign

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TV licence fee for over-75s must be scrapped, says charity

Age Scotland says the charge will increase isolation and financial worries for older people.

29th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Awards watched online by 10,000

The Charity Film Awards was still a success, despite the ceremony having to go online as a result of lockdown

29th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Keep moving this spring

The Step Count Challenge will return next month, despite Scotland being in lockdown

28th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish SPCA launches urgent appeal for donations

The charity could face a 20% fall in its annual income this year due to the coronavirus.

28th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Virtual wellbeing hub to support people with Huntington’s

The Scottish Huntington’s Association will launch the service in June.

27th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social enterprise provides 11,000 free meals in Angus

The S-Mart Grocery Pack is available to anyone in the area struggling to make ends meet.

27th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity offers digital lifeline to disadvantaged young people

MCR Pathways will provide 300 computers and internet access to those most in need.

27th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Digital inequality growing under lockdown, charity warns

A third of families being supported by Includem cannot afford monthly broadband fees.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Gerard Butler lends support to Chas quiz night

The Hollywood star is backing the charity’s Big Girly Quiz.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity reveals best mp3 players for people with dementia

Playlist for Life is encouraging families to send music players to their loved ones.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities supporting vulnerable people share £90,000

Phoenix Group announces donations to Cyrenians, Social Bite and the Trussell Trust.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scots most likely to take more walks during lockdown

Six in ten of us are walking more than we did before the coronavirus pandemic.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Street Soccer Scotland takes gala dinner online

The charity has lined up a host of special guests for the fundraising event.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign urges farmers to #KeepTalking

RSABI has warned that the lockdown could increase anxiety and loneliness.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Older people’s charity unveils £2m coronavirus fund

Charities working to support elderly people during lockdown are invited to apply.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Survey reveals impact of lockdown on girls and young women

A quarter of girls aged 11-14 said the lockdown was affecting their mental health.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children “cut adrift” by rising poverty levels

Analysis found deprivation was rising in the UK’s poorest communities.

20th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New donations platform to help small charities

Givable was designed and developed over five weeks during the lockdown.

19th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Homeless people offered support after coronavirus treatment

Waverley Care’s Milestone centre began taking referrals in April.

19th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans charity launches volunteering initiative

Volunteers will use their skills to support communities impacted by Covid-19.

18th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Just 1% of vulnerable children attending school hubs

Coalition warns of “lost generation” unless urgent action is taken.

18th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Unicef: 6,000 children could die each day from impact of coronavirus

The charity has launched the largest ever campaign in its 73-year history.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Lifeline service delivers 13,000 emergency food packages

Wheatley Group has expanded its EatWell service to support more vulnerable people.

13th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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