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Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed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

1 Comment News
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

1 Comment News
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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Farmers criticise give up meat call

The NFU has spoken out against two cancer charities for hosting meat free months to raise funds

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Tom Hunter increases KIltwalk cash

Philanthropist gives more to good causes

3rd February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Mental Health Budget call

A coalition of independent and third sector groups has called for urgent investment in mental health support services

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity secures site of former Gorgie City Farm

LOVE Learning has been announced as the successful bidder for the community farm, which closed abruptly in November

31st January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Game of Thrones star leads charity event line-up

Ian Beattie will make a special appearance at Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con, which raises funds for CHAS

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Doddie’s support for MND continues

More than 1,000 people affected by motor neurone disease (MND) have been directly helped by grants funded by the foundation set up by the rugby legend

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Massive donation boost for charity

A businessman has handed CHAS a stunning Loch Lomond estate and a £1 million donation

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Fear over charity shop rate relief

The Charity Retail Association has said business rates being devolved locally could hit charities in the pocket

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Popular gallery could be sold

The sale of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is one of the options being considered by Glasgow City Council as it looks to meet funding cuts

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Social enterprises urged to scale up

Projects can apply for up to £10,000 from responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Dementia fund created in memory of football legend

The fund will support footballers and their families who are affected by dementia

28th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity unveils new strategy

The Donaldson Trust is aiming to become the national centre for neurodiversity in Scotland

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Third sector bank hits major milestone

CAF Bank lent more than £100 million to charities in 2019.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Military charity faces funding crisis

Combat Stress has said drastic cuts means it can no longer take on new referrals in England and Wales

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Burns Award for Josh Littlejohn

The Social Bite co-founder has been recognised for his work in fighting homelessness

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Children make charity shop call

Pupils have given their time to window dress their local charity shop in an effort to drive donations and encourage upcycling and recycling

23rd January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s public bank obliged to invest ethically

MSPs have formally established the Scottish National Investment Bank.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Tories told: hands off aid department

Boris Johnson and his Tory government have been warned to think again about any plans to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID)

21st January 2020 by Graham Martin

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National Investment Bank “must be an ethical lender”

Scotland’s proposed public bank must avoid investing in damaging projects, campaigners say.

21st January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Bank embraces staff with autism

Barclay's is working with Scottish Autism to develop an inclusive and accessible environment at its new premises

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Care vacancies laid bare

More than a third of care services have unfilled positions - with particular issues in care homes, home support and residential schools

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity set for stake in football club

Proposals could see Kibble take on a 27.5% stake in St Mirren, creating a revolutionary partnership

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Quarriers appoints new chief executive

Dr Ron Culley will take up the role in April, following the departure of Alice Harper.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Cyber security biggest threat to sector

Charities must remain vigilant and relevant

28th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Charity unveils new strategy

The Donaldson Trust is aiming to become the national centre for neurodiversity in Scotland

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Military charity faces funding crisis

Combat Stress has said drastic cuts means it can no longer take on new referrals in England and Wales

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Oxfam staff face further job cuts

Millions need to be saved from core costs

24th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Peace groups and NGOs on anti-terror list

CND demands reassurances that terror list is not in operation in Scotland

24th January 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Burns Award for Josh Littlejohn

The Social Bite co-founder has been recognised for his work in fighting homelessness

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Tribunal judge slams “scandalous” behaviour of charity towards ex-employee

Charity has to sell premises to pay legal costs

23rd January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Macmillan tops YouGov’s charity Buzz Rankings

The cancer support charity led for the eighth consecutive year.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Men’s shed won’t leave premises

Dispute over premises leads to friction between charity and housing association

22nd January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Tories told: hands off aid department

Boris Johnson and his Tory government have been warned to think again about any plans to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID)

21st January 2020 by Graham Martin

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New Scottish boss for Breast Cancer Now

Dr Tom Berry said he was “honoured” to join the charity.

21st January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Campaigners call for FOI reform

A new report calls for sweeping changes to improve transparency and accountability.

21st January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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New chief executive for Samaritans

Jeremy Hughes will join the charity later this year

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Korean delegation comes to learn about social enterprise

Delegates learn from Scottish sector

17th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Business bosses join charity boards

A new programme has been launched which aims to link organisations with business leaders

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Peace groups and NGOs on anti-terror list

CND demands reassurances that terror list is not in operation in Scotland

24th January 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
EU aims to lead the way at COP26

European leaders have pledged to lead real change at a key summit in Glasgow this year

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow introduces 20mph speed limit

Friends of the Earth has said the move will protect pedestrians and cyclists

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Children make charity shop call

Pupils have given their time to window dress their local charity shop in an effort to drive donations and encourage upcycling and recycling

23rd January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Tories told: hands off aid department

Boris Johnson and his Tory government have been warned to think again about any plans to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID)

21st January 2020 by Graham Martin

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Charity makes it easier to donate to Australia bushfire appeals

CAF have enabled donations to be made without international payment fees.

20th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Scotland’s most polluted streets revealed

Figures show air quality is getting worse in many areas.

20th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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New maps reveal seabird hotspots

​Pioneering research used to track protected species

17th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Global ambassadors to inspire primary children

The Project Trust event aims to inspire the next generation of world citizens.

17th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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EU citizens need guarantees

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Fund launched to mark Year of Coasts and Waters

Grants will be given to organisations working with young people.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Fears over Glasgow climate summit bill

Lack of clarity over who will pay huge cost

15th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Mary’s Meals launches appeal for Kenya’s poorest region

Almost 70,000 primary-aged pupils are going hungry in Turkana.

15th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Climate protest in Edinburgh

Extinction Rebellion gathered at the offices of one of the Scottish Government's main pension fund managers this morning

14th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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WWF UK raises £1m in Australia bushfire appeal

The charity said support from the public had been “incredible”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Air pollution “could kill 160,000 in a decade”

The British Heart Foundation is calling for “bold action” to improve air quality.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Roads seen as “too dangerous” for cycling

Cycling Scotland research finds potential cyclists are discouraged by Scotland’s busy streets.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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David Attenborough to speak at charity dinner

The broadcaster and naturalist will answer questions in front of an audience of 800.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Young immigrant carers can now claim allowance

​Carers allowance extended

4th February 2020 by Robert Armour

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Children 1st offers families a helping hand

The charity is promoting its free Parentline service through a new campaign.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Mental Health Budget call

A coalition of independent and third sector groups has called for urgent investment in mental health support services

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity secures site of former Gorgie City Farm

LOVE Learning has been announced as the successful bidder for the community farm, which closed abruptly in November

31st January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Game of Thrones star leads charity event line-up

Ian Beattie will make a special appearance at Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con, which raises funds for CHAS

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Massive donation boost for charity

A businessman has handed CHAS a stunning Loch Lomond estate and a £1 million donation

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mentoring programme a major success

Research has highlighted the benefits of the MCR Pathways scheme.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity set for stake in football club

Proposals could see Kibble take on a 27.5% stake in St Mirren, creating a revolutionary partnership

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Deaf children missing out on big screen experience

Two thirds of parents have given up on taking their children to the pictures due to a lack of subtitled showings

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Conflict at home “devastating Scottish families”

Report highlights damage caused when family relationships break down.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign launched to prevent child neglect

NSPCC Scotland has partnered with Edinburgh City Council for the initiative.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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School praised for sustainability work

Roseanna Cunningham MSP visited Ochil School in Perthshire to hear about the environmental work of pupils

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Postcode lottery “can cost foster parents £6,000 a year”

A charity is calling for a national minimum allowance for foster families.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity Film Awards finalists named

Scottish organisations featured on the list include Scottish Environment LINK, the John Muir Trust and Maryhill Integration Network

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity founded in memory of Kirsty Maxwell

The Kirsty Maxwell Charity will offer advice, emotional and financial support to families who lose a loved one abroad

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Social care “postcode lottery”

A charity has called for charges for non-residential social care for people with Parkinson’s and other long term conditions to be scrapped

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Jack’s Law to be taken forward

The UK Government has confirmed that it will implement a statutory right to a minimum of 2 weeks’ leave for all employed parents if they lose a child

23rd January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Children make charity shop call

Pupils have given their time to window dress their local charity shop in an effort to drive donations and encourage upcycling and recycling

23rd January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Cashback funding helps charity support vulnerable youngsters

Cyrenians will work with Scotland’s five secure units in a bid to reduce youth homelessness.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Galaxy of stars revealed for World’s Big Sleep Out

Organisers hope to raise almost £40m for homelessness charities this year.

11th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Politicians call for voluntary sector funding revamp

Short-term and reduced funding is fueling insecurity within the sector, forcing some of its best workers to depart

7th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Digital cafe helps charity expand support

The Marie Trust has benefitted from expanding its support through digital thanks to the Digital Participation Charter Fund

4th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Organisations vie for sector’s answer to the Oscars

Scottish charities are part of a group of 400 looking to be nominated for the Charity Film Awards

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Politicians praise role of voluntary sector

Legislation achieved by the sector working with Holyrood has been celebrated at an event at the Scottish Parliament

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Getting creative in the community

A special event which aims to get community-minded people together from all sectors of the community working together will take place next month

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s population is getting older - and we must prepare for this

Scotland must do more to prepare for a quarter of a million more older people, charities have warned

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Community ownership can create vibrant urban spaces

An event which will examine how community ownership can benefit urban areas will take place next week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Recognition for housing initiative

Homes for Good is in the running for three awards which recognise its innovative approach to housing

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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New national health and housing project

ACOSVO and SFHA are bringing a wide-range of partners together to examine some of the major challenges being experienced by people across the country

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help homeless this winter

The Scottish Government has announced further support to help the most vulnerable through the winter months

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tenants need Brexit support

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for measures to be put in place in the event of a disorderly Brexit

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign highlights realities of homelessness

Rock Trust aims to change public perceptions with series of posters.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Homelessness network unveils new name

The former Glasgow Homelessness Network will now be known as Homeless Network Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Euro project visits Scots housing association

Queens Cross was praised for two initiatives supporting vulnerable young adults.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Peace groups and NGOs on anti-terror list

CND demands reassurances that terror list is not in operation in Scotland

24th January 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Burns Award for Josh Littlejohn

The Social Bite co-founder has been recognised for his work in fighting homelessness

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pizza helping to fight food poverty

Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca has joined forces with Uber Eats to boost donations to FareShare

23rd January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cashback funding helps charity support vulnerable youngsters

Cyrenians will work with Scotland’s five secure units in a bid to reduce youth homelessness.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Tories told: hands off aid department

Boris Johnson and his Tory government have been warned to think again about any plans to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID)

21st January 2020 by Graham Martin

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One in four homes affected by fuel poverty

CAS is calling on the Scottish Government to double investment in energy efficiency.

21st January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity welcomes child court move

New legislation will ensure that any child witness in the most serious criminal cases will have their evidence pre-recorded

20th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Bold action needed on Sustainable Development Goals

Oxfam Scotland has said politicians must ensure that no one is left behind in the bid to meet the goals

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities back period poverty bill

A host of organisations have backed calls by a Labour MSP to ensure that women have a legal right to free sanitary products

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity welcomes ban on credit card gambling

The Safer Online Gambling Group said the move had been “a long time coming”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Funding for more than 60 charities

The Bank of Scotland Foundation grants will see the organisations share almost £1.9million

11th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Finalists revealed for Burns Award

The annual ceremony recognises courage, commitment, inspiration and hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender

10th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Girlguiding critical of Scottish Government period poverty policy

Free products won't be available to all

9th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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Charity demands fundamental overhaul to Universal Credit

Current scheme is poorly thought out and applied say critics

9th January 2020 by Robert Armour

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£1m to help ease Brexit hunger

A new partnership between a supermarket giant and a charity, supported by the Scottish Government, is set to reduce hunger in Scotland

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Revenge porn on the rise

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported that the amount of Scots seeking advice on revenge porn has doubled

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Citizens Advice unlocks £1.3bn for people since 2009

The network is calling on politicians to put the cost of living at the heart of their policies.

27th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity partnership aims to end MND

The ScotRail Alliance has announced it is extending its charity partnership with MND Scotland for a further two years

6th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Third of Scots would avoid talking about mental health

Survey to mark Time To Talk Day reveals stigma still widespread.

6th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Paralympic gold medallist calls on Scots to swim for charity

Bethany Firth is backing this year’s Swimathon to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Radical revamp of care in Scotland required

Lives are being lost to a system that is fractured and bureaucratic, an independent review of care in Scotland has found

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Fight against sepsis goes on

Two charities have helped fund new equipment which can help children battling the life-threatening condition

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health service unveils £100k refurbishment

Young people were actively involved in the redesign, which has a seaside theme.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Funding for vital cancer research

A Scottish charity is leading the way in funding groundbreaking projects across the world

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Increase in Scots living with MS

More than 15,000 people are now living with the condition, research has shown

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Airport staff to raise money for stroke charity in 2020

This year’s Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity is Stroke Association Scotland.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Gran chosen to launch World Cancer Day in Scotland

Retired teacher Margaret Duffy has overcome both ovarian and breast cancer.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Portraits inspire politicians to promote walking

Nicola Sturgeon is among the MSPs to back walking charity Paths for All.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Farmers criticise give up meat call

The NFU has spoken out against two cancer charities for hosting meat free months to raise funds

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mental Health Budget call

A coalition of independent and third sector groups has called for urgent investment in mental health support services

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland to light up for Parkinson’s

Attractions across the country will be lit in blue later this year

31st January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Game of Thrones star leads charity event line-up

Ian Beattie will make a special appearance at Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con, which raises funds for CHAS

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Cancer charities announce merger plans

Merger brings together two organisations, managed by two women, each of whom have their own personal story and connection to cancer

30th January 2020 by Graham Martin

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Doddie’s support for MND continues

More than 1,000 people affected by motor neurone disease (MND) have been directly helped by grants funded by the foundation set up by the rugby legend

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Massive donation boost for charity

A businessman has handed CHAS a stunning Loch Lomond estate and a £1 million donation

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bank embraces staff with autism

Barclay's is working with Scottish Autism to develop an inclusive and accessible environment at its new premises

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity set for stake in football club

Proposals could see Kibble take on a 27.5% stake in St Mirren, creating a revolutionary partnership

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vandals target museum

Toilets at the National Museum of Scotland were daubed with glue

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Popular gallery could be sold

The sale of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is one of the options being considered by Glasgow City Council as it looks to meet funding cuts

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Deaf children missing out on big screen experience

Two thirds of parents have given up on taking their children to the pictures due to a lack of subtitled showings

29th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Alcohol sales drop since minimum pricing

Sales in Scotland fell slightly, compared to an increase in England and Wales

28th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia fund created in memory of football legend

The fund will support footballers and their families who are affected by dementia

28th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Burns Supper raises £50,000 for charity

More than 400 people attended the event at the Glasgow Hilton.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards finalists named

Scottish organisations featured on the list include Scottish Environment LINK, the John Muir Trust and Maryhill Integration Network

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow introduces 20mph speed limit

Friends of the Earth has said the move will protect pedestrians and cyclists

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pizza helping to fight food poverty

Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca has joined forces with Uber Eats to boost donations to FareShare

23rd January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pre-mixed drinks contain “alarming” levels of sugar, charity warns

One widely available drink was found to contain twice the recommended daily allowance of sugar.

21st January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity axes actor over cannabis comments

Brian Cox has been removed as patron of Mid-Lin Daycare Centre after advocating the use of marijuana

20th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

5 Comments News
Half of Scots feel lonely

Brew Monday is aiming to get people talking, in a bid to tackle the scourge of loneliness in society

20th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Brothers set rowing record

Three brothers have set a new record for a charity rowing race across the Atlantic

17th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
EU citizens need guarantees

The Human Rights Consortium Scotland has produced a series of videos that call for an automatic right to stay for EU nationals residing in Scotland

16th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Inquiry into PFA charity

The Charity Commission has has launched a statutory inquiry – its most serious intervention – into the charity that supports footballers

15th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Final Gorgie City Farm bids considered

A charity or a popular tourist attraction will take over the site of the community farm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
NTS chief to retire

Simon Skinner will step down from the conservation charity after five years at the helm

13th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity announces US tour for historic violin

The instrument, which has link to Robert Burns, is touring to celebrate the Bard’s birthday.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shelter Scotland director to step down after 12 years

Graeme Brown said his role had been “the best job in Scotland”.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mentoring programme a major success

Research has highlighted the benefits of the MCR Pathways scheme.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Transatlantic partnership to combat male breast cancer

Walk the Walk has joined forces with a US-based charity to raise awareness of the condition.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Drug and alcohol charity Addaction to change name

The charity will now be known as We Are With You.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Conflict at home “devastating Scottish families”

Report highlights damage caused when family relationships break down.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign launched to prevent child neglect

NSPCC Scotland has partnered with Edinburgh City Council for the initiative.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarriers appoints new chief executive

Dr Ron Culley will take up the role in April, following the departure of Alice Harper.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social enterprises urged to scale up

Projects can apply for up to £10,000 from responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pioneering homes for disabled people to be built in Glasgow

Blackwood is building 24 high-tech homes in the city’s east end.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners welcome gas plant rejection

Fife Council turned down an application for the facility in Hillend.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Burns Supper raises £50,000 for charity

More than 400 people attended the event at the Glasgow Hilton.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mossmorran chosen as site of climate camp

Climate Camp Scotland will host the event over five days this summer.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Postcode lottery “can cost foster parents £6,000 a year”

A charity is calling for a national minimum allowance for foster families.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Employers urged to get workers walking

Paths for All is encouraging firms to sign up for its Walk at Work award scheme.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New £4.5m fund available to tackle homelessness

The fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Ending Homelessness Together action plan.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Third sector bank hits major milestone

CAF Bank lent more than £100 million to charities in 2019.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cashback funding helps charity support vulnerable youngsters

Cyrenians will work with Scotland’s five secure units in a bid to reduce youth homelessness.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Macmillan tops YouGov’s charity Buzz Rankings

The cancer support charity led for the eighth consecutive year.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scotland’s public bank obliged to invest ethically

MSPs have formally established the Scottish National Investment Bank.

22nd January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News