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City farm in fight for survival

A charity city farm has launched a major fundraising appeal to save it from closure

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Successful social enterprise becomes a charity

After a successful first 18 months in business, social enterprise The Workshop Aberfeldy has become a charity

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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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

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Charity farm gets back to its roots

One of Edinburgh’s most unique farms is set to expand this year and return to its organic roots

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Andy Murray to host charity tennis event in Glasgow

Andy Murray Live promises great tennis and entertainment while fundraising for charity

25th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

The National Trust, Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among UK runners

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish charity’s documentary to be screened at Cannes

Generation Hope, a film about Mary’s Meals, will be shown in the festival’s Short Film Corner

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Sight loss radio station changes its name

Insight Radio is now known as a RNIB Connect Radio

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star’s scarf to raise thousands for Scottish cancer charity

Sam Heughan's scarf is proving the most popular item in Cahonas Scotland's Loosen Up campaign for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to transform Glasgow’s George Square this summer

An artist's impression of how Glasgow's George Square will look during this summer's Homeless World Cup has been released by the tournament's organisers

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Volunteers launch service to help the drunk and vulnerable at night

A new service in Edinburgh hopes to relieve the pressure on emergency services

18th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity beer brewing to be a social success

​Brewgooder beer has raised over £50,000 and Sir Tom Hunter is backing it to be a success

14th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Communities get help to take over sports clubs

New body will help groups take over and run sports clubs for the benefits of their communities

13th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Grand National should be banned blasts charity

Animal rights campaigners hit out after five horses die at Aintree race meet

11th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Boycott the Grand National and back a charity instead

Animal rights group makes plea ahead of “grotesque spectacle”

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use our heritage to create a better Scotland

Politicians should find means of using heritage to improve people’s wellbeing, a major conservation charity has said

5th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish football has done nothing to eradicate sectarianism

Government should step in to make authorities punish clubs whose fans misbehave and while it's at it build more shared school campuses says campaign group

1st April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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MND Scotland’s sadness at Ronnie Corbett’s passing

A Scottish charity has expressed sadness at the death of TV comedy legend Ronnie Corbett from motor neurone disease

1st April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Holyrood election 2016 - the main parties pitch to the third sector on the environment

Every week until the 5 May Holyrood poll, we are asking the five main parties to spell out what they offer Scotland’s third sector.

21st April 2016 by TFN

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Scottish charity’s documentary to be screened at Cannes

Generation Hope, a film about Mary’s Meals, will be shown in the festival’s Short Film Corner

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More protection for precious sea habitat

The seas around one of Scotland’s remotest islands have been given extra protection thanks tough new safeguards

18th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Bird numbers plummet in windfarm area

New RSPB research finds an 80% drop in golden plover numbers following the construction of a windfarm in the north of Scotland

15th April 2016 by Susan Smith

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Campaign to stop Jack Nicklaus golf course being built in Scotland

​Uproar at golf course plan that would decimate Aberdeenshire woodland

13th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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We need laws to protect our pets, say Scots

Scots want new laws to protect pets from cruelty and suffering, according to a coalition of animal rights organisations

12th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Atheist student blogger hacked to death

Humanist Society Scotland says atheists are being targetted after barbaric killing in Bangladesh

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Appeal for half a million pounds to restore ancient forest

Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is home to iconic wildlife and was a training ground for Second World War commandos

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use our heritage to create a better Scotland

Politicians should find means of using heritage to improve people’s wellbeing, a major conservation charity has said

5th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The best excuse to drink more coffee

International best-selling author launches 44 Scotland Street coffee brand with the Scotland Malawi Partnership

31st March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The 14 young Scots set to change attitudes to nature

A new panel of young people is to promote Scot​land's environment after a survey found young Scots lack knowledge but really care about nature

24th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity beer launched by BrewDog and Social Bite founders

Two social entrepreneurs have teamed up with one of the country’s favourite brewers to create a beer that will give 100% of its profits to charity

22nd March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity shop’s designer collection launched

The Salvation Army has teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland and two fashion designers

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Land reform: a new dawn or a cop out?

The Scottish people will soon not just have a right to roam the country but to know who owns it

17th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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New dawn for communities as £10m buy out fund opens

Communities looking to buy their own land have been given a major boost with the announcement of a new fund to help them

16th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish public needs to refocus on Syria

Organisations in Edinburgh, led by Mercy Corps, are calling on more to be done to help Syrians five years on from the outbreak of civil war

15th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Help could be at hand for Scotland’s disappearing duck

RSPB researchers investigating the puzzling case of the disappearing duck may finally have come up with a solution

11th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Video: Arctic dream is becoming a nightmare

Clever Greenpeace video uses a child's imagination to highlight impact of heavy duty fishermen

9th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

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

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£17 million of criminals’ cash given to youth organisations

The next phase of Cash Back for Communities Programme funding is open for applications

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help protect kids from abuse

The NSPCC has put out an urgent call for volunteers in the North East of Scotland to help its work to keep primary school age children safe from abuse

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hundreds of Scottish children called Childline last year about online bullying

​Online bullying is biggest problem faced by this generation says the charity which runs Childline

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Kiltwalk fundraiser no longer just raising money for children’s charities

All charities, not just children's organisations, will be able to benefit from next year's Kiltwalk events

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline needs more volunteers in Glasgow to meet demand

Its base in the city carried out 33,753 counselling sessions last year

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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YMCA Scotland celebrates with inaugural awards

​New chair announced as Christian youth organisation hosts its first ever annual awards dinner

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity tells Police Scotland to get its priorities right over young people

Members of the Young Scot Police Scotland Youth Advisory Panel have secured five pledges from the force as to how it will work with children and young people

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth worker who downloaded child abuse images escapes jail term

​Former charity worker sentenced to 200 hours community service and placed on the sex offenders register

24th 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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Children’s commissioner backs call for LGBT+ education in schools

Pressure mounts on the Scottish Government to commit to a new approach to tackling homophobic bullying

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish Youth Parliament hit by spate of resignations

Nine elected MSYPs have quit since September with claims morale is at an all-time low

21st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£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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Humanists win first battle over religion in schools

Permission granted for a judicial review into a Scottish Government decision denying pupils the right to opt out of religious observance

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Terrified kids are calling Childline about creepy clown phenomenon

A charity has blasted idiots dressing up as clowns to scare kids need to "take a long hard look at themselves"

14th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m charity fund now open

​Charities working with children, young people and families have until 30 September to apply

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh Mela in doubt after funding is pulled

A governance row between the festival and its funders has rocked the charity run event

13th 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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Complaining about how a charity raises money has been made much easier

A free-phone number and website has gone live

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Thousands of walkers show off their bras to raise cash for cancer charity

Scotland's MoonWalk saw thousands of people take to the streets of Edinburgh wearing decorated bras to raise money for Walk the Walk at the weekend

14th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Injured charity patron’s fundraiser reaches £280,000

​Stephanie Inglis suffered serious head injuries after being involved in a freak motorbike accident in Vietnam

6th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Bank of the year is a charity specialist

​Triodos scoops top award ahead of Barclays

19th 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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Revealed: the perfect storm engulfing charity finance

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Cancer race competitors inspired by brave nine-year-old’s story

Lucy Robertson told Race for Life runners she had to undergo a 7 hour operation after it was discovered she had the same cancer causing gene as her dad

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash awarded to charities supporting bereaved children

Latest Big Lottery Fund Awards total £7 million with £1m for children’s charities in Glasgow

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tampon tax cash for Scottish charities

Fund announced in Chancellor's budget is now open for applications

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots charity is after Londoners’ lunch money

Mary’s Meals launches contactless donation terminals in the capital

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Over £175,000 raised in memory of hero soldier who died during London Marathon

The money has been donated to Help for Heroes in memory of Captain David Seath who died taking part in the 2016 London Marathon

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity accidentally charges donors up to 100 times Direct Debit amounts

Concern Worldwide has apologised to 25,000 of its UK donors and promised all money and charges incurred will be refunded

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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City farm in fight for survival

A charity city farm has launched a major fundraising appeal to save it from closure

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Oxfam scraps doorstep fundraising

The income generated is no longer enough to justify it the charity says

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash available for shed movement

Volunteer groups across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for a share of a new grant fund to help support the set-up of community shed spaces

25th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

The National Trust, Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among UK runners

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Edinburgh barber offering free haircuts to anyone who turns up wearing just their pants

Stag Barber Co. is raising cash and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities dismay as drugs deaths reach record high

Over 700 people suffered a drugs related death in Scotland last year – more than double the figure from a decade ago

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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If you are poor you are three times more likely to kill yourself

Number of suicides in Scotland drop for fifth year running but poorest still most likely to take their own life

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Major cash boost for disability charity

Sense Scotland awarded £618,000 from the Big Lottery Fund

9th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity in festival drugs warning

Addaction issues Belladrum warning following T in the Park deaths

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auction raises £10,000 for malaria charity

The Wimbledon champ sold his shirt to the highest bidder on the Charity Stars website

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young carers hide their responsibilities to avoid being bullied

Carers Trust Scotland reveals 40% of young carers haven't told a friend that they look after a loved one at home

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amy Winehouse Foundation opens women’s rehab home

The charity set up in the tragic singer's memory has opened a recovery house in London

1st 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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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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Andy Murray’s new charity role as part of bid to become world number 1

Wimbledon champion says anything he learns to improve his own health from becoming digital health ambassador will only improve his performance on court

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mhairi Black calls for LGBT lessons in schools

Outspoken MP lends her support to campaign as hopes grow that Scotland could become the first country in Europe to approve teaching of LGBT+ issues

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Volunteers needed urgently for dementia trials

Those with dementia or experiencing early memory problems are urgently needed for new drug studies say scientists

19th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tributes paid to Rangers fans for charity donation

Alzheimer Scotland has received £25,000 on behalf of the Rangers Charity Foundation

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mental health problems are just a phase, teens told

Scottish Youth Parliament reveals young people with potentially serious mental health issues are often fobbed off by professionals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free holidays for unpaid carers thanks to benevolent society

Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has made one of its 18 self-catering properties in Pitlochry available for use

18th 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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Neil Lennon says depression led him to become paranoid and not want to play football

Former Celtic player and manager reveals, in major charity campaign, that mental health problems turned him away from football

11th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures massive £1 million funding boost

Social care charity Quarriers to receive huge three year grants to support people with epilepsy, their carers and young people

8th July 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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Job losses as children’s charity closes

65 staff from 4Children have been made redundant but majority of employees and services transferred to Action for Children

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity signs deal with venture capital firm

The Winning Scotland Foundation has renewed its relationship with Scottish Equity Partners

22nd 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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Citizens Advice Scotland slammed in damning report

The report into the independent review into the governance of Citizens Advice Scotland has been published calling for a total overhaul of the board

9th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Lords to investigate charities and how they’re run

A House of Lords committee set up to investigate the sustainability of the third sector has put out a call for evidence

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Journalist set to be appointed as chair of charity body

Peter Kellner will take up the role at NCVO in November

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh Mela in doubt after funding is pulled

A governance row between the festival and its funders has rocked the charity run event

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National charity’s new vice-chair is only 17

Young Scot appoints new board members

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Networking event for small charities launched

​Opportunity to meet other organisations and find common ground to build new partnerships

6th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity workers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Philanthropist receives top honour while Scotland Malawi Partnership boss is one of the youngest named

13th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Biggest and best event celebrated our volunteers

The work of the people who form the bedrock of the Scottish third sector was celebrated during the most successful ever Volunteers Week

13th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charities want to remain in the EU

​Survey of third sector workers finds majority support remaining in the EU

3rd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Angela Constance: my commitment to Scotland’s third sector

New third sector minister answers TFN's questions

24th May 2016 by Alex Turnbull

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Angela Constance named minister for third sector

​Angela Constance has been named the cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, replacing Alex Neil

18th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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It’s time academics listened to charities says report

Carnegie UK Trust says the idea that all knowledge comes from universities is outdated and academics need to work with charities to improve public policy

18th 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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Revealed: the perfect storm engulfing charity finance

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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Social Bite opens its first Aberdeen social enterprise café

Sandwich shop chain has expanded the number of its outlets in Scotland to five

21st September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity launches fundraiser

The Rock Trust Sleep Out will take place this year on 6 November

11th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity Awards winner scoops £500,000

2015 Scottish Charity Awards winner has been awarded half a million pounds from the Scottish Land Fund

8th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Emergency summit called on housing refugees

An emergency meeting has been held so that Scottish housing associations can agree a practical and immediate response to the refugee crisis in Europe

8th September 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charities respond to new government bills

Scottish charities respond to plans outlined in Scotland's programme for government for the next year

2nd September 2015 by Susan Smith

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Thousands more Scots seek help with housing payments

​Discretionary housing payments increasingly relied on by low income Scots

25th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Big Issue signs up for smartphone app

Homelessness charity launches app which allows you to scan a barcode to donate to it

24th August 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5m energy fund for poorest households

New scheme will fund poorest families to become energy efficient

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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New housing development already has waiting list

Innovative housing development sees older people's homes snapped up

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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New chief executive for leading housing association

​West of Scotland Housing appoints new chief executive

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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End violence against women say Glasgow refugees

​Refugee men make film opposing violence against women

17th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Rent control campaign gathers momentum

​Backing for rent campaign increases among public as well as MSPs

17th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Mhairi Black calls for stricter rent controls

Tighter regulation needed to reign in exorbitant private rents as well as better standard of accommodation

10th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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The most boring video ever goes viral for charity

Spanish charity hits on way to raise funds from YouTube

4th August 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic Red Road flats get set to be demolished

​GHA says remaining buildings will be gone by the end of the year

3rd August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Single people most likely to be left homeless

Research reveals single Scots least likely to get homelessness support when they need it

30th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Welfare cuts will make 1,000 vulnerable young Scots homeless

​Warnings made that an extra 1,000 young Scots will be made homeless if Tories' housing benefit cap is enforced

28th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Living rent rates call as Shelter launches new site

​Legislation should cap rents for low income families

20th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charity energy scheme will slash big six prices

​Our Power promises to cut fuel bills for an initial 200,000 low income households

16th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Schools open in the holidays to feed hungry families

Primary schools in Glasgow are to open during the holidays in a bid to beat food poverty in deprived communities

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to transform Glasgow’s George Square this summer

An artist's impression of how Glasgow's George Square will look during this summer's Homeless World Cup has been released by the tournament's organisers

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Benefit changes leave families at risk of abuse

Proposed changes to social security payments will put women and children at risk of abuse, a coalition of charities has warned

18th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Prison bakery trying to raise enough dough to open on the outside

Social enterprise ​Freedom Bakery based inside HMP Low Moss wants to open a second bakery in Glasgow - but this time on the outisde

12th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity gets cash to help entrepreneurs

A charity that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in Scotland’s poorest communities will be expanded thanks to a £225,000 funding boost

21st March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Tory torpedoed by charity for supporting cuts

Tory leaves charity after he backed cuts

17th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

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

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: plug pulled on major foodbank

One of Scotland’s busiest and best known foodbanks is to close, TFN can reveal.

15th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charity trains police to tackle hate crime

A charity is working with the police to train 60 officers in dealing with hate crime faced by the LGBTI community

14th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Holyrood candidates told: make welfare a priority

New powers should be made to create a fairer welfare system, say campaigners

14th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Prostitution in Scotland - the brutal reality: part 3

An Edinburgh prostitute has lifted the lid on the devastating impact sex work has had on her life

11th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Empowering abused women and helping them back into work

Women who have suffered violence or abuse will benefit from an investment of £190,000 to help them back into work

8th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Tesco to give unsold food to the hungry

Charities and a major supermarket chain will combine to provide an innovative approach to tackling food poverty

8th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Uniting to fight poverty in Scotland

Scotland needs a new food justice movement led by those with direct experience of hunger

1st March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Is civil society failing refugees?

Minister claims civil society should do more for refugees - does he have a point?

29th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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Exposed: foul website promotes child sex and trafficking

A sick website is a cover for sex traffickers and a playground for perverts seeking under-age sex, TFN can reveal

26th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBT bullying in schools is rife

Scotland's politicians need to take action to tackle the serious problem of LGBT bullying in schools

23rd February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The brutal reality of prostitution in Scotland: part 2

An Edinburgh prostitute reveals the brutal reality of the sex industry.

22nd February 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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Samaritans announce “lifesaving” partnership with housebuilder

Donations from CALA will allow the charity to answer 25,000 extra calls for help.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Celebrations as city farm reopens

The community was out in force for the doors opening at LOVE Gorgie Farm

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Sign up for the MoonWalk

Entry is open now for the annual challenge, which raises money for breast cancer charity Walk the Walk

27th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Time to Walk All Over Cancer

Edinburgh cancer scientist Kristel Sepp urges Scots to sign up to Walk All Over Cancer in March and raise money for life-saving research

27th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Mad Giraffe completes Atlantic challenge

Former SAS man John Davidson has raised more than £80,000 for the fight against MND

27th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Fears over landmark Victorian school

Claims that a popular architectural attraction could be closed as a result of council cuts have been denied

26th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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City farm all set to reopen

A huge celebration will be held this weekend to mark the reopening of LOVE Gorgie Farm, formerly Gorgie City Farm

26th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Fighting against period poverty

Hundreds of items which will be handed to homeless women were donated at this year's Gathering

25th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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TSI in dire funding cuts warning

Cuts proposed by the health and social care partnership in Argyll will create unprecedented challenges for local organisations

25th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Abseil at the home of Scottish rugby

Daredevils are being given the chance to abseil down the country's biggest stadium to raise money for Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

24th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Citizens’ Assembly to get crash course in finance

Members will hear from experts ahead of presenting the Assembly’s first report in May.

20th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Sport Relief opens doors to gamers

Video, board and card game players can take part in this year’s fundraiser.

20th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Voluntary sector is key to transforming Scotland into a happier country

Scotland’s progress must be measured through a growth in the wellbeing and happiness of its people, first minister tells The Gathering

19th February 2020 by Graham Martin

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Pledge to ensure historic steamship stays afloat

The 120 year old steamship that sails on Loch Katrine in the Trossachs has been taken out of service due to serious cracks being found in its boilers

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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LGBTI charity airs frustration over funding delay

The TIE Campaign has said it can't commit to taking on more work until a decision is made over core funding

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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All set for The Gathering

Thousands of representatives from Scotland's voluntary sector will descend on the SEC this week

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Hunter Foundation plans £10m teaching centre

Developed alongside Strathclyde University, the state-of-the-art facility is set to be situated on the banks of Loch Lomond

17th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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MP Twitter storm dress raises £20k for charity

Tracy Brabin has auctioned off a dress which slipped off her shoulder while in the House of Commons

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Rewards scheme wants charities to get in touch

Organisations in Edinburgh are being encourage to take part in itison us - which offers staff, volunteers and service users special experiences

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young Scots to help shape towns

Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Young Scot have joined forces to ensure young people are involved in the future of town centres

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Major funder to revamp grants

Corra Foundation has unveiled its new 10-year strategy, which includes a commitment to unrestricted funding

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Calls for leading charity chief to resign

Damning report leads to resignation calls

5th March 2020 by Robert Armour

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Coronavirus fears for Scotland’s 800,000 carers

Contingency plans are lacking say camapigners, leading many fearing to venture outdoors

3rd March 2020 by Robert Armour

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Charities complacent over cyber crime

Only half of organisations have an adequate plan in place to deal with a cyber breach

3rd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Woman of Influence marks 20 years

Four influential Scottish women are set to be recognised at the annual ceremony, organised by Action for Children

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity makes Living Wage pledge

Sistema Scotland has made the commitment to ensure workers are paid fairly

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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First female president for Ramblers Scotland

Lucy Wallace, a blogger and mountain leader, has been named as the new head of the organisation

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity takes on former record store

Refuweegee has moved into the site which Fopp has vacated in Byres Road

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity launches suite of training materials

Scottish Autism has unveiled a new training and consultancy service

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Samaritans reject controversial chief executive

​Trustees decide to retract job offer after serious allegations emerged

28th February 2020 by Robert Armour

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Campaigning is back - confidence on the up among activists

Confidence is rising among campaigners – after years of feeling repressed

28th February 2020 by Graham Martin

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Fighting against period poverty

Hundreds of items which will be handed to homeless women were donated at this year's Gathering

25th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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New Scottish head for business charity

RBS CEO Alison Rose set to lead Business in the Community’s Scotland Advisory Board.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Care sector pushes Tories on immigration plans

Scottish Care has issued on open letter to Jackson Carlaw which highlights key concerns around immigration plans

25th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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TSI in dire funding cuts warning

Cuts proposed by the health and social care partnership in Argyll will create unprecedented challenges for local organisations

25th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Coronavirus outbreak: how to maintain mental health

A charity has issued guidance on how to stay mentally well during the coronavirus outbreak

13th February 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Doubts over Glasgow hosting COP26 continue

Westminster officials have been holding talks with a major London venue about taking over the international summit

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Scots struggling to pay energy bills

Savvy Scots are switching providers more as they look to bring down the costs of heating their homes

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Zoo welcomes baby chimp

The new arrival is only the second chimpanzee to be born in Scotland in 20 years

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Kevin Bridges in Kiltwalk call

The comedian has called for Scots to get out and raise funds for charity

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity centre hit by vandals

The Ecology Centre in Fife is looking for donations after an incident at the weekend

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Green energy delivers £20m community funding boost

Community projects across Scotland benefited from a record amount as a result of expansion of green energy

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Restoration boost for historic buildings

Historic Environment Scotland has announced more than £800,000 of funding to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteers sought to bring LOVE back to city farm

LOVE Learning is looking for help to get the former Gorgie City Farm up and running again

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Chris Packham takes on charity role

The Springwatch presenter has said he will fight against the persecution of animals in Scotland

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Hedgehogs to hideaway in their own pubs

A charity has teamed up with a craft beer company to create unique shelters for hedgehogs

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Praise for plastic-free shop

The Refillery has been named one of the best businesses in the UK for its contribution to economic, environmental and social vibrancy

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls for transport policy transformation

Friends of the Earth Scotland urges ministers to cut spending on roads.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Coffee drinkers asked to #TakeItBack

New initiative sees 65 coffee shops offering recycling facilities for single-use cups.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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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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Campaigners welcome gas plant rejection

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

28th 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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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
Glasgow’s inspirational women

Nine women who received a Community Achievement Award from Glasgow Kelvin College have overcome incredible challenges

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Communities secretary to step down

Aileen Campbell has announced she will step down as an MSP ahead of next year's Holyrood elections

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Women’s Aid funding plea

Funding cuts have left women and children affected by domestic abuse with nowhere to go, a charity has said

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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HIV charity backs drug consumption room

HIV Scotland has become the latest organisation to confirm it will support an illegal facility if an official service isn't created

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politicians hear immigration concerns

Staff at Camphill worry that new immigration plans could decimate the charity's workforce

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rewards scheme wants charities to get in touch

Organisations in Edinburgh are being encourage to take part in itison us - which offers staff, volunteers and service users special experiences

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sign up to run at the Kelpies

Participants will experience the magical light and sound displays as they complete the scenic route around the attraction

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Get set for The Big Lunch

An event will take place in Aberdeen this weekend ahead of The Big Lunch later this year

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Young Scots to help shape towns

Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Young Scot have joined forces to ensure young people are involved in the future of town centres

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major funder to revamp grants

Corra Foundation has unveiled its new 10-year strategy, which includes a commitment to unrestricted funding

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Blind charity gives away free books

RNIB is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across Scotland and the UK

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More children reaching out to Childline over suicidal thoughts

An average of five children a day in Scotland tell the service they have considered ending their life.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Hospital scouts mark 10 years

The Crosshouse Hospital group provides young people on the ward the chance to take part in fun activities

3rd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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“Fundamental rethink” needed on children’s mental health

Call comes as 11 of 14 health boards miss waiting time target.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Woman of Influence marks 20 years

Four influential Scottish women are set to be recognised at the annual ceremony, organised by Action for Children

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity makes Living Wage pledge

Sistema Scotland has made the commitment to ensure workers are paid fairly

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Record breaking rowers ready for Kiltwalk

Team BROAR made the headlines when they crossed the Atlantic in 35 days.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Celebrations as city farm reopens

The community was out in force for the doors opening at LOVE Gorgie Farm

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Fears over landmark Victorian school

Claims that a popular architectural attraction could be closed as a result of council cuts have been denied

26th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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More support needed for former mining communities

Coalfield towns are still beset by poverty and inequality, a charity has said.

9th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Community regeneration in Scotland celebrated

The winners of the 2019 SURF Awards have been revealed

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Probe into Glasgow homeless services

City's homeless services fall short of statutory standards

6th December 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scots child homelessness is “badge of shame”

Figures show country is failing children

3rd December 2019 by Robert Armour

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Amazon shoppers urged to help homeless people

Charity’s Amazon wishlist makes it easy to buy sleeping bags and clothes for those sleeping rough.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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SFHA calls on politicians to fix benefits and fight climate change

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has released “three key asks” ahead of election day.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Sustainability award for Fife housing association

Kingdom Housing Association has won a coveted Green Apple Award.

27th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Paws for Thought, urges homelessness charity

Simon Community Scotland issues guidance around pets for housing providers.

27th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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SFHA joins domestic abuse campaign

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations pledges to support residents and staff.

25th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Sector staff excel in use of social media

Several members of staff from Scottish voluntary organisations have been recognised at the Social CEOs

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

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Homeless shelter will not open early

Charities called for winter shelter to open doors following death of rough sleeper in Glasgow.

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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TFN Guide to running a charity or social enterprise is out now!

Don't miss it - TFN Guide 2019 is out now!

15th November 2019 by TFN

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New ethical travel accommodation provider launched

Fairbnb aims to invest money back into local communities and ensure that properties are not snapped up by big landlords

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Serco lock-change policy lawful, court rules

Campaigners hit out after ruling finds in favour of controversial housing provider.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

A host of top social enterprises were recognised at the annual awards gala

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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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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Contactless donations for the homeless introduced

An online donation facility, contactless giving points and a website will be created so practical items can be donated to homeless people

3rd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Shock figures reveal scale of Council Tax debt

Clients seen by Citizens Advice Scotland in 2019 owed a total of £6.9 million.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity takes on former record store

Refuweegee has moved into the site which Fopp has vacated in Byres Road

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigning is back - confidence on the up among activists

Confidence is rising among campaigners – after years of feeling repressed

28th February 2020 by Graham Martin

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Islamophobia “an everyday issue” for Scottish Muslims

Report for Holyrood inquiry suggests rising levels of discrimination and intolerance.

26th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fighting against period poverty

Hundreds of items which will be handed to homeless women were donated at this year's Gathering

25th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners praised ahead of period poverty vote

Bill making sanitary products free in Scotland set to pass first vote on Tuesday.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Young people embrace the magic of video

Participatory Video: Co-production in Focus – hosted by media co-op – took place at The Gathering this week

21st February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Citizens’ Assembly to get crash course in finance

Members will hear from experts ahead of presenting the Assembly’s first report in May.

20th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Get involved in the Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is the UK’s largest annual get-together for neighbours, an idea from the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery

20th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity sets date for bike collection drive

Soul Riders and Fore Partnership issue call for spare bikes.

19th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Tory immigration policies are “offensive and disastrous”

UK government immigration policies have been savaged as being both “offensive and disastrous”, first minister tells The Gathering

19th February 2020 by Graham Martin

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Voluntary sector is key to transforming Scotland into a happier country

Scotland’s progress must be measured through a growth in the wellbeing and happiness of its people, first minister tells The Gathering

19th February 2020 by Graham Martin

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All set for The Gathering

Thousands of representatives from Scotland's voluntary sector will descend on the SEC this week

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Views of victims of crime sought

Victim Support Scotland is looking for those affected by crime to help shape the future of support services

17th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Still time to apply for IoD awards

Third sector directors are being invited to apply for an awards ceremony that celebrates creative leadership

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Misconduct claims at LGBT charity

OSCR has taken action against the Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Community Project Limited after identifying a number of concerns

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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The UK in 2020: where poor families just get poorer

The poorest families have fallen even deeper into poverty over the past eight years

13th February 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Winter Kitchen boosts homeless support

Recovery organisations have teamed up with local businesses to ensure homeless people have the support they need during the day

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Long running charity industrial dispute is settled

New trade union recognition deal at major care charity

9th March 2020 by Graham Martin

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Communities secretary to step down

Aileen Campbell has announced she will step down as an MSP ahead of next year's Holyrood elections

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
HIV charity backs drug consumption room

HIV Scotland has become the latest organisation to confirm it will support an illegal facility if an official service isn't created

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politicians hear immigration concerns

Staff at Camphill worry that new immigration plans could decimate the charity's workforce

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Coronavirus advice for social landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator has said social landlords must be aware of the impact the virus could have

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity backs treatment rooms after worker gets sack

Staff member wants to set up mobile van to help drug addicts

6th March 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sign up to run at the Kelpies

Participants will experience the magical light and sound displays as they complete the scenic route around the attraction

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sisters set to brave the bridge

Two sisters are set to abseil on the Forth Road Bridge in memory of their beloved dad

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Get set for The Big Lunch

An event will take place in Aberdeen this weekend ahead of The Big Lunch later this year

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Major funder to revamp grants

Corra Foundation has unveiled its new 10-year strategy, which includes a commitment to unrestricted funding

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Blind charity gives away free books

RNIB is giving away thousands of books in braille and audio formats for children with vision impairment across Scotland and the UK

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Report highlights mental health discrimination

Survey is most extensive research into mental health stigma in Scotland for five years.

5th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Coronavirus sick pay not enough, says charity

UK Government announcement on sick pay leaves poorest workers unprotected.

4th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Improving mental health support

The Scottish Recovery Network has launched new resources which aim to provide life-changing help to those struggling with their mental health

4th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Call for sports booze sponsorship ban

Alcohol Focus Scotland and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems have said it's time to end the alcohol industry's support of sport

4th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Supported housing developments get £6.2m investment

The projects will provide community homes for people with long-term health needs.

4th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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More children reaching out to Childline over suicidal thoughts

An average of five children a day in Scotland tell the service they have considered ending their life.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Hospital scouts mark 10 years

The Crosshouse Hospital group provides young people on the ward the chance to take part in fun activities

3rd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
“Fundamental rethink” needed on children’s mental health

Call comes as 11 of 14 health boards miss waiting time target.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Get involved in the Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is the UK’s largest annual get-together for neighbours, an idea from the Eden Project made possible by the National Lottery

20th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Using power of music to battle dementia

Playlist for Life has launched a new package of training programmes urging healthcare professionals and those with caring responsibilities

20th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tory immigration policies are “offensive and disastrous”

UK government immigration policies have been savaged as being both “offensive and disastrous”, first minister tells The Gathering

19th February 2020 by Graham Martin

4 Comments News
Sector can help Scotland walk to health

Paths for All is hoping the voluntary sector can lead the way in helping workplaces become more active

19th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Pledge to ensure historic steamship stays afloat

The 120 year old steamship that sails on Loch Katrine in the Trossachs has been taken out of service due to serious cracks being found in its boilers

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
All set for The Gathering

Thousands of representatives from Scotland's voluntary sector will descend on the SEC this week

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Gail Porter mucks in at LOVE Gorgie

The TV presenter visited the city farm ahead of its big reopening at the end of the month

17th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hunter Foundation plans £10m teaching centre

Developed alongside Strathclyde University, the state-of-the-art facility is set to be situated on the banks of Loch Lomond

17th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MP Twitter storm dress raises £20k for charity

Tracy Brabin has auctioned off a dress which slipped off her shoulder while in the House of Commons

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to leading light of volunteering

Liz Burns spent three decades at Volunteer Scotland and helped shape modern volunteering in Scotland and across the world

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Bucket Trail hits Sci-Fi Con

An unique collection of Oor Wullie statues will be on show at this weekend's fundraising event for CHAS

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tom Gilzean’s family to collect MBE

The charity champion was bestowed with the honour but was unable to collect it before his death last year

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Zoo welcomes baby chimp

The new arrival is only the second chimpanzee to be born in Scotland in 20 years

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kevin Bridges in Kiltwalk call

The comedian has called for Scots to get out and raise funds for charity

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Final push to build Mandela statue in Glasgow

Just £30,000 is needed to ensure the community project to create the statue is a success

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Restoration boost for historic buildings

Historic Environment Scotland has announced more than £800,000 of funding to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children hit by “literary poverty”

Just a third of young children are being read to for over an hour a week, a charity has found

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteers sought to bring LOVE back to city farm

LOVE Learning is looking for help to get the former Gorgie City Farm up and running again

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Chris Packham takes on charity role

The Springwatch presenter has said he will fight against the persecution of animals in Scotland

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More children reaching out to Childline over suicidal thoughts

An average of five children a day in Scotland tell the service they have considered ending their life.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
“Fundamental rethink” needed on children’s mental health

Call comes as 11 of 14 health boards miss waiting time target.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thousands of pensioners missing out on benefits

An estimated 120,000 households in Scotland failed to claim Pension Credit.

3rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Protest over pension fund’s £700m investment in fossil fuels

Climate change activists staged their deaths at Glasgow City Chambers.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Samaritans announce “lifesaving” partnership with housebuilder

Donations from CALA will allow the charity to answer 25,000 extra calls for help.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shock figures reveal scale of Council Tax debt

Clients seen by Citizens Advice Scotland in 2019 owed a total of £6.9 million.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record breaking rowers ready for Kiltwalk

Team BROAR made the headlines when they crossed the Atlantic in 35 days.

2nd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Film celebrates Fairtrade Rwanda project

The Rwandan Coffee Project has trained more 800 farmers in less than three years.

28th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Befriending projects share £3.5m of lotto cash

The money will go to 29 organisations tackling loneliness across Scotland.

27th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New figures paint “grim picture” of Scottish transport

Call for action as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

26th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities welcome government’s environment strategy

Proposals set out ambitions to protect Scotland’s natural environment.

26th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Islamophobia “an everyday issue” for Scottish Muslims

Report for Holyrood inquiry suggests rising levels of discrimination and intolerance.

26th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Gerard Butler honoured for work with Mary’s Meals

The Paisley-born star has received a Cinema for Peace Honorary Award.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mystery donor gives £250,000 to children’s charity

Staff at the Harmeny Education Trust are “thrilled” with the donation.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners praised ahead of period poverty vote

Bill making sanitary products free in Scotland set to pass first vote on Tuesday.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New Scottish head for business charity

RBS CEO Alison Rose set to lead Business in the Community’s Scotland Advisory Board.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scotland set to miss “smoke free” target

Cancer Research UK calls for more action to reduce smoking.

25th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity calls on public to March for Water

WaterAid campaign aims to bring fresh water to communities across the globe.

24th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community project gets £200,000 cash boost

The project aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Glasgow.

24th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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