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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigners call for Grand National to be banned

Injury and death – the only sure bet at Aintree, say charities

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

The Scottish Government cash will be used to encourage more women and people from LGBT communities to take part in sport

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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3,000 volunteers needed for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Volunteers are needed to welcome athletes, officials, media and spectators at new elite multi-sport event

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bigots are clowns blasts anti-sectarian charity

Nil by Mouth campaign says people need to realise there is a fine line between banter and bigotry

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled Access Day 2017 was the biggest ever

Your pictures from Disabled Access Day 2017 came flooding in to TFN this week. Paul Cardwell spoke with those behind the scenes on the biggest #AccessDay yet

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

103 community arts and sports groups to share £750,000

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s epic cultural projects up for awards

The shortlist for the 2017 Voluntary Arts Epic Awards have been revealed

16th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

Stirling Council will no longer privatise its sports and leisure facilities and instead will set up a charitable trust

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

The second Andy Murray Live event will feature Roger Federer in Glasgow's SSE Hydro

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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English football clubs could learn from Scots teams on how to improve disability access at matches

Scottish disability campaigner Euan MacDonald issues his top tips as pressure on English clubs to improve their facilities heats up

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Unicef defends David Beckham

Charity says the global icon has generously given his money, time, energy and support

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cruel dog breeder handed 15 year ban for neglect

Animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA's investigation found 36 breeding dogs and puppies being kept in "disgusting conditions"

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dogs love Bob Marley new research finds

Scottish animal welfare charity study into canine music tastes

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

The Junction has already raised over £3,000 from an auction of tickets to the film's premiere and Calton Athletic Recovery Group supplied seven actors

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

The National Autistic Society Scotland marked its 20th anniversary in Scotland with a one off special gig

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Experiment could see wolves reintroduced to Scotland

Restoration of lost species can be controversial but Paul Cardwell found a Scottish charity tackling the issue head on with a unique experiment

13th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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A bunny is for life not just for Easter

Scottish SPCA issues Easter bunny warning

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps launch Malawian wine in Scotland

​The wine is made by a former voluntary services overseas worker and is part of a range of products being promoted by the Scotland Malawi Partnership

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic landmarks go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour

120 Scottish landmarks took part in WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday - here are pictures from those and the 3,000 others from around the world which took part

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Alarming spike in cholera as famine grips East Africa

The Disasters Emergency Committee says it is worried by the rapid increase in the number of waterborne diseases as famine begins to grip

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Win a dream holiday to Malawi

Flights, accommodation and safari trip on offer for one lucky winner and a friend

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Five things you can do to help those suffering in the East Africa crisis

Up to 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, are in people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation. Here are ways you can help.

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Appeal raised £12m in its first day

£7 million has been given by the UK public with the UK government donating £5 million

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cross party support for pro-Europe campaigning organisation

The European Movement in Scotland has announced Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale MSP has signed up to be one of its vice presidents

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish based charity expelled from Turkey

Humanitarian aid organisation Mercy Corps has been forced to shut down its operations by the Turkish government

9th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Number of animal welfare complaints on the increase

The number of children reporting animal neglect or injury has increased by 382% in the past five years

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Aid groups plead for safe passage of child refugees to UK

​Leading groups implore UK ministers to rethink ditching agreement

1st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

Scouts Scotland has reported signing up a record number of adult volunteers but it urgently needs more as its popularity with kids soars

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

​The Scottish Government has issued new guidance to head teachers telling them to consider pupils' views when it comes to taking part in religious ceremonies

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Government unveils plan to meet 2020 childcare promise

The Scottish Government has revealed its 31 point plan to ensure it can fulfill its promise to provide 1140 hours of free early years childcare by 2020

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

The 10th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards recognised the remarkable youth work being done right across Scotland

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

For Me has launched in the iOS app store with an android version due out soon

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social media sites blasted by charity over lack of age restriction enforcement

Childline is getting calls from children as young as 11 and 12 who have been bullied on social media sites

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Deadline set for First Minister mentor opportunity

Young women aged 18-23 have until 30 May to get their application in for the once in a lifetime opportunity

14th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Emotional abuse of a child to become a criminal offence

80-year old archaic law to be update to make prosecutions easier

3rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£3m up for grabs for new social enterprise startups

The Scottish Government has announced new funding as part of its social enterprise strategy, which also includes the creation of a Buy Social certificate

12th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Inheritance tax changes will hit charities hard

The threshold before people benefit from tax breaks by leaving money to charity is jumping from £325,000 to £425,000

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

The Scottish Government cash will be used to encourage more women and people from LGBT communities to take part in sport

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

​Libraries which offer projects which engage the public in health matters offered £150,000 funding pot

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: New £1 coin wreaking havoc for charities

Charity collection tins are too small to accept new coin and can’t be changed until after Brexit

1st April 2017 by TFN

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash and training on offer to new social entrepreneurs

Grants of up to £10,000 and mentoring support are on offer through the School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Restaurant group donates all of its profits to charity

The Boozy Cow has donated £210,000 to be shared among eight charities

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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ScotRail partnership could be worth £150,000 to MND Scotland

MND Scotland has been selected as the charity partner of the Scotrail Alliance for the next three years

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Kiltwalk fundraisers urged to take event seriously

Glasgow Warriors stars join Miss Scotland and put on their kilts to make rallying call for charity event

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

A new National Autistic Society campaign is educating shops about how to make their stores less stressful for people with autism

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish mums’ campaign for cancer drug wins victory

The Scottish Medicines Consortium agreed to license a life-extending cancer drug after bowing to the pressure from a group of mums with breastcancer

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

​Libraries which offer projects which engage the public in health matters offered £150,000 funding pot

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Maggie’s Centre named after charity founder

The Maggie's Forth Valley at The Nina Barough Building, is the 20th Maggie’s centre to be opened

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Billy McNeill’s dementia diagnosis prompts charity to launch investigation

Alzheimer Scotland is to host a summit examining the possible link between playing football and dementia

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

MSPs are calling on third sector bodies and other groups to report on their level of engagement with health and social care integration authorities

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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MSPs vote to halt universal credit

MSPs join chorus of condemnation for controversial scheme

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half of all charities don’t have digital plan

Charities offered free help to get to grips with best practice by digital experts

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who is going where in the voluntary sector | 6 April 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

6th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who is going where in the voluntary sector | 30 March 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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ScotRail partnership could be worth £150,000 to MND Scotland

MND Scotland has been selected as the charity partner of the Scotrail Alliance for the next three years

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5 million charity hub to be created

​The Robertson Trust backed facility will feature shared office accommodation and meeting space as well as a social enterprise cafe and play centre

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

Charities and solicitors urged to work together as only 3.8% of Scots leave a good cause something in their will despite 40% claiming they are open to it

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Passion and commitment alone is not enough to work in a charity says regulator

Regulator says passion and commitment alone is not enough to work in a charity

24th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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TFN Live: Catch up with what happened at the Gathering 2017

TFN livestreamed some of the top events from the Gathering 2017 - catch up on what you missed or rewatch an event you loved.

23rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who has a new job in the voluntary sector | 21 February 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

Homes for Good opens new headquarters and appoints chairman to lead its investment arm

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

Charities working with survivors of rape and abuse have welcomed a Scottish Government pledge that they are to be allocated three year funding

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to appoint new chief executive ahead of massive expansion plan

Richard Hellewell is to retire from Royal Blind ahead of plans to increase staff numbers by 25% to cope with expansion to the west of Scotland

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

Stirling Council will no longer privatise its sports and leisure facilities and instead will set up a charitable trust

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie than meets the eye

Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, than meets the eye

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

Homes for Good opens new headquarters and appoints chairman to lead its investment arm

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New social enterprise centre to help private renters

The Homes For Good hub in Glasgow is the first in Scotland dedicated to helping private renters

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to investigate veterans’ housing issues

​Veterans and their families are being asked to fill out a quick survey to highlight some of the major issues

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s shame: record numbers have asked for help with housing this year

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of goodwill when many of us look to help those less fortunate such as those who are homeless.

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

​Byers Road charity shop opens selling designer handbags, clothing and accessories at knockdown prices

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to rough sleepers at Social Bite Village fundraiser

Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to the likes of Sir Chris Hoy at the fundraiser taking place in Edinburgh later this month

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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There are as many empty homes in Scotland as there are homeless people

Scotland has over 34,000 empty homes - the same amount of people presented themselves to local authorities as homeless in the last year

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Win lunch in Edinburgh with Leonardo DiCaprio for just £5

Donate £5 to Home the restaurant that feeds homeless people to be in with the chance of winning an exclusive meal with the Oscar winning actor

26th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

Research by Shelter has painted a harrowing picture of the shocking conditions in which people live across the UK today

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity aims to help create better standards for Scotland’s 700,000 private renters

Shelter Scotland conference brings together third sector organisations with landlords, letting agents and tenants to discuss the implications of new legislation

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

The Scottish Refugee Council has launched a guide for housing professionals to ensure that all refugees and asylum seekers are treated with dignity and fairness

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New council houses are welcome but we need a lot more to solve housing crisis

Shelter Scotland reacts as North Lanarkshire Council reveals it is to build 1,000 council homes

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cuts to homeless services could be devastating

The quality of accommodation and services for homeless people is already slipping with further cuts on the horizon

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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People are scared to live in areas with empty homes

Members of the public fear anti-social behaviour such as graffiti, vandalism, fly-tipping and break-ins Scottish Empty Homes Partnership survey finds

22nd July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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700 empty homes brought back in to use to tackle housing shortage

Scheme calls for compulsory sale order law to help tackle housing shortage

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity marks its 25th anniversary

Rock Trust will host a conference bringing together speakers from Scotland and Canada

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Rape shame football signing sends the wrong message

Clyde FC defends decision to sign David Goodwillie despite criticism led by Rape Crisis Scotland and a Glasgow MSP

5th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Popular Glasgow social lender to open in Edinburgh

After a decade in Glasgow, Scotcash will soon operate in Edinburgh after being awarded a £300,000 grant

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Brexit expert tells charities to get more involved in debate

It is imperative the sector explores what the impact will be says Professor Alan Miller, former chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Charities plea for £170m to be spent on kids with additional support needs

Coalition says the number of pupils with an additional support need has increased from 118,034 to 170,329 in just four years

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland tells Trump: no division, no hatred, no racism

After the success of the demonstrations, Scots are now being urged to converge on Edinburgh for a mass demo on 11 February

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Disabled claimant takes DWP to court over email

Claimant believes DWP is breaching disability legislation

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s shame: record numbers have asked for help with housing this year

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of goodwill when many of us look to help those less fortunate such as those who are homeless.

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

A project made up of third sector organisations in each of the UK’s four nations has been awarded cash to empower citizens to question government decisions

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

​Byers Road charity shop opens selling designer handbags, clothing and accessories at knockdown prices

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

0 Comments News
Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to rough sleepers at Social Bite Village fundraiser

Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to the likes of Sir Chris Hoy at the fundraiser taking place in Edinburgh later this month

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign launched to move beyond foodbanks in Scotland

​Charities awarded cash to find more dignified solution

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
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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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

1 Comment News
Half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

Survey says half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 13 July

News around the country on how the sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

13th July 2020 by Robert Armour

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Free childcare delay a “devastating” blow to sector and parents

​Delay will have impact on parents and the sector as many struggle from economic effects of lockdown

10th July 2020 by Robert Armour

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Outdoor recreation centres face fight for survival

Politicians and voluntary groups have called for emergency funding to ensure outdoor centres survive through Covid-19

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Disabled people shielding feel abandoned

A new survey from Inclusion Scotland shows many disabled Scots feel they have to shield but do not feel supported

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Lockdown has left Scots feeling hopeless

New data from the Mental Health Foundation has shown the impact Covid-19 is having on the nation's wellbeing

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Call for Gift Aid increase after budget concessions

MIxed bag for the third sector

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m fund now open to charities with income less than £5m

First time has been opened to charities

8th July 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Food charity recruits to cope with increased demand

Pandemic has led to increased hardship as well as unemployment

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Vital arts funding announced

Funding commitments from the Scottish and UK Government will remove the imminent threat of closure venues across the country were facing

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Autism charity launches fundraising drive

Scottish Autism is looking for supporters to become Holiday Heroes, as it faces up to losing half of its annual income

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow museums charity faces uncertain future

Glasgow Life has said it has lost out on millions during lockdown, and faces challenges in reopening the city's much-loved attractions

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity starts to reopen shops

Marie Curie needs to bring in £250,000 a week to pay for its hospice and care services in Scotland

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vulnerable people still unable to access food

The survey by Which?, found that almost half of those shielding in Scotland have been unable to access vital supplies

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scots worried about redundancy doubles

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported a huge rise in the amount of people seeking advice around redundancy

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£600k fund for creative projects announced

Inspiring Scotland has revealed a new programme that aims to support and empower individuals and communities to develop cultural activities

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for arts groups

A banker has left £19m to the arts in Scotland, with distribution of the funding to start this summer

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brave Scot stars in urgent charity appeal advert

Heather Duff is urging people to support Cancer Research UK as the charity faces up to losses as a result of the coronavirus

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities to benefit from Health Lottery funding boost

Lottery offers lifeline to grassroots projects tackling health inequality.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Energy Redress Scheme opens for funding applications

A total of £13 million will be awarded in the latest round of funding.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Outdoor recreation centres face fight for survival

Politicians and voluntary groups have called for emergency funding to ensure outdoor centres survive through Covid-19

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Cancer charities announce merger

The Brain Tumour Charity and Meningioma UK will merge next month

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£12m for community hubs in Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced over £12 million of grants to 311 Scottish groups with the majority going to community hub projects

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Call for Gift Aid increase after budget concessions

MIxed bag for the third sector

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£9m for Future Pathways project

The support service for adult survivors of childhood abuse while they were in care has been extended by the Scottish Government

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam to re-open Scottish shops

The majority of the charity's 42 stores are set to re-open next week

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m fund now open to charities with income less than £5m

First time has been opened to charities

8th July 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Older people to get out into nature

A new project will see older people get to enjoy the natural surroundings of the Highlands

7th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Banks complacent tackling problem gambling

All bank cards should be able to be blocked

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Guides show fundraisers how to become more inclusive

Equality to be at the heart of the fundraising community

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Vital arts funding announced

Funding commitments from the Scottish and UK Government will remove the imminent threat of closure venues across the country were facing

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Autism charity launches fundraising drive

Scottish Autism is looking for supporters to become Holiday Heroes, as it faces up to losing half of its annual income

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow museums charity faces uncertain future

Glasgow Life has said it has lost out on millions during lockdown, and faces challenges in reopening the city's much-loved attractions

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity starts to reopen shops

Marie Curie needs to bring in £250,000 a week to pay for its hospice and care services in Scotland

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots worried about redundancy doubles

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported a huge rise in the amount of people seeking advice around redundancy

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Governance meltdown at housing association

Organisation faces big challenges as another board member resigns

14th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 13 July

News around the country on how the sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

13th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Four day working week works for Scots charities

Concept means staff are more relaxed and less stressed

10th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Free childcare delay a “devastating” blow to sector and parents

​Delay will have impact on parents and the sector as many struggle from economic effects of lockdown

10th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cancer charities announce merger

The Brain Tumour Charity and Meningioma UK will merge next month

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New post to support more disabled people

Lottery funds recruitment of new adviser

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Call for Gift Aid increase after budget concessions

MIxed bag for the third sector

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cash for stricken seafarers available

New fund helps crisis-hit maritime sector

8th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Oxfam to re-open Scottish shops

The majority of the charity's 42 stores are set to re-open next week

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food charity recruits to cope with increased demand

Pandemic has led to increased hardship as well as unemployment

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities change how they communicate data shows

Changing ways of giving revealed

6th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New head for Scots charity

Replaces interim CEO and will take the post this month

2nd July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Organisations unite in DFID call

International development bodies have set out criteria they say are necessary for a new UK body to ensure aid and diplomacy standards are maintained

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars rally for seabird centre fundraiser

TV stars have got behind a crowdfunding campaign to save a Scottish wildlife charity

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Safety fears as charity subjected to vile, hate filled attacks

An acclaimed charity has revealed the horrific levels of abuse it has received – leaving organisers and volunteers worried about their safety

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

3 Comments News
Campaigners call for inquiry after Glasgow stabbings

Warnings had been aired by charities and camapigners leading up to the attack

30th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Tuesday 30 June

News from the sector on the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

30th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Appeal looking for smart phone donations

The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s, is looking for businesses to help disadvantaged communities access tech

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
120 Scots organisations urge PM to save international development

​Organisations want UK government pledge

14th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Report sets out eight-point plan for green recovery

The proposals from Cerg would see Scotland move towards a net-zero economy.

13th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Take your rubbish home plea

Environmental groups have called for Scots to act responsibly if they plan on visiting rural beauty spots

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam to re-open Scottish shops

The majority of the charity's 42 stores are set to re-open next week

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people to get out into nature

A new project will see older people get to enjoy the natural surroundings of the Highlands

7th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
eBike scheme to be extended

Up to £900,000 is being made available to help increase the use of the sustainable method of transport

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations unite in DFID call

International development bodies have set out criteria they say are necessary for a new UK body to ensure aid and diplomacy standards are maintained

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars rally for seabird centre fundraiser

TV stars have got behind a crowdfunding campaign to save a Scottish wildlife charity

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Gerard Butler stars in charity film

The 300 actor has featured in a new half-hour video which shows the vital work being carried out by Mary's Meals

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Red Cross to begin reopening shops

The charity said 17 stores across Scotland would open on 29 June.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity prepares to reopen gardens across Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland is set to reopen many of its gardens from 6 July

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector, Wednesday 24 June

How the third sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Actor Brian Cox backs campaign to “Save our Scotland”

The Dundee-born star features in an advert for the National Trust for Scotland’s newest appeal.

23rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners call for “fair and green” recovery

Protest held as advisory group publishes 25 recommendations for Scottish economy.

22nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

0 Comments News
Ban on mountain hare culling

Animal rights campaigners have welcomed new legislation which will protect thousands of animals from being slaughtered

18th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Far right thugs attack refugee protest

A demonstration calling for better housing for asylum seekers was hit by a counter protest by fascists claiming to "protect statues"

18th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First £1m secured for community-owned nature reserve

The Langholm Initiative hopes to purchase 10,500 acres of land in the Borders.

18th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children struggling with loneliness during lockdown

Action for Children has launched a new service to support parents.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Young people call for action on mental health

Barnardo’s survey reveals impact of lockdown across the UK.

13th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Free childcare delay a “devastating” blow to sector and parents

​Delay will have impact on parents and the sector as many struggle from economic effects of lockdown

10th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Outdoor recreation centres face fight for survival

Politicians and voluntary groups have called for emergency funding to ensure outdoor centres survive through Covid-19

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Lockdown has left Scots feeling hopeless

New data from the Mental Health Foundation has shown the impact Covid-19 is having on the nation's wellbeing

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£9m for Future Pathways project

The support service for adult survivors of childhood abuse while they were in care has been extended by the Scottish Government

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Autism charity launches fundraising drive

Scottish Autism is looking for supporters to become Holiday Heroes, as it faces up to losing half of its annual income

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vulnerable people still unable to access food

The survey by Which?, found that almost half of those shielding in Scotland have been unable to access vital supplies

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scots families face lockdown financial struggles

Many households have seen a drop in income and some fear being able to pay the rent, new research has shown

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots concerned about rising energy bills

Half of Scots haven't made an energy payment since lockdown, despite being concerned that their usage has increased

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epidemic of loneliness in Scotland

Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Safety fears as charity subjected to vile, hate filled attacks

An acclaimed charity has revealed the horrific levels of abuse it has received – leaving organisers and volunteers worried about their safety

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

3 Comments News
Appeal looking for smart phone donations

The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s, is looking for businesses to help disadvantaged communities access tech

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops to reopen

Sense Scotland is looking forward to its retail operations restarting, having lost out on £1m as a result of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Governance meltdown at housing association

Organisation faces big challenges as another board member resigns

14th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£12m for community hubs in Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced over £12 million of grants to 311 Scottish groups with the majority going to community hub projects

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Wheatley continues to deliver support

Vital food packages help most needy

8th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Landlord intervenes with vital support

Worried tenants call helpline

2nd July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots families face lockdown financial struggles

Many households have seen a drop in income and some fear being able to pay the rent, new research has shown

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector has an urgent role to play in Covid-19 recovery

Organisations may not survive without further support and investment, economic experts have warned

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

0 Comments News
New housing strategy can rebuild Scots economy

Report calls for £3.4bn investment in housing

9th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

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

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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

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

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mortgage holidays only delay hardship, charity warns

Citizens Advice Scotland calls on lenders to do more to support homeowners.

2nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Older people reveal housing fears

Suitable housing is a growing problem for elderly Scots

1st June 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 25 May

How the sector is responding to the crisis

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Homeless solutions must continue after lockdown

Organisations argue homelessness can be solved if enough resources are committed

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Extra £5m must be used to support struggling tenants

Local authorities must use cash to help those in most need

22nd May 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Community drive £2.3m of investment in housing improvements

Housing Rights in Practice, a four-year project, aimed to identify the housing issues that most affected the community in Leith

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More homes for homeless in Glasgow

Housing body commits to provide accommodation

18th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Free benefit checks for over-75s ahead of TV licence change

Age Scotland is urging older people to check their eligibility for Pension Credit.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fear that over 75s will lose TV “lifeline”

Licence fee move is a huge blow say campaigners

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Lockdown has left Scots feeling hopeless

New data from the Mental Health Foundation has shown the impact Covid-19 is having on the nation's wellbeing

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£12m for community hubs in Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced over £12 million of grants to 311 Scottish groups with the majority going to community hub projects

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Food charity recruits to cope with increased demand

Pandemic has led to increased hardship as well as unemployment

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Asylum seekers gagged from talking about conditions

They say they've been threatened by Home Office contractor

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Global poverty worsens after squandering a decade fighting it

Pandemic only worsens an already critically dire global scenario

6th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Government faces pressure to close loophole

Charity calls for law to be changed

3rd July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vulnerable people still unable to access food

The survey by Which?, found that almost half of those shielding in Scotland have been unable to access vital supplies

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scots worried about redundancy doubles

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported a huge rise in the amount of people seeking advice around redundancy

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations unite in DFID call

International development bodies have set out criteria they say are necessary for a new UK body to ensure aid and diplomacy standards are maintained

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epidemic of loneliness in Scotland

Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Safety fears as charity subjected to vile, hate filled attacks

An acclaimed charity has revealed the horrific levels of abuse it has received – leaving organisers and volunteers worried about their safety

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

3 Comments News
New advocacy service launched

The Scottish Government has launched a new service to help disabled people access the benefits they are entitled to

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Appeal looking for smart phone donations

The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s, is looking for businesses to help disadvantaged communities access tech

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities want support for those on Universal Credit

A coalition of organisations wants the suspension of Universal Credit sanctions to continue for a further six months

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mental health charity launches training courses

The programme aims to create mentally healthy workplaces.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
People flock to mental health anti-stigma sessions

​Designed to challenge pre-conceived ideas

13th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Disabled people shielding feel abandoned

A new survey from Inclusion Scotland shows many disabled Scots feel they have to shield but do not feel supported

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cancer charities announce merger

The Brain Tumour Charity and Meningioma UK will merge next month

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child abuse inquiry to resume

Inquiry was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cancer could become “the forgotten C”

Treatment needs to be restored as an urgent priority

9th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lockdown has left Scots feeling hopeless

New data from the Mental Health Foundation has shown the impact Covid-19 is having on the nation's wellbeing

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£9m for Future Pathways project

The support service for adult survivors of childhood abuse while they were in care has been extended by the Scottish Government

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people to get out into nature

A new project will see older people get to enjoy the natural surroundings of the Highlands

7th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Face masks exemption campaign launched

A charity is highlighting that many disabled people are unable to wear face masks

7th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daughter reunited with mother after tragic MND loss

Daughter reunited with mother shielding due to MND after her partner died of same illness

6th July 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Autism charity launches fundraising drive

Scottish Autism is looking for supporters to become Holiday Heroes, as it faces up to losing half of its annual income

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Video conferencing vital for those with hearing issues

Technology is is helping to ease the vulnerability deaf people have been experiencing during the pandemic, a charity has said

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity starts to reopen shops

Marie Curie needs to bring in £250,000 a week to pay for its hospice and care services in Scotland

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vulnerable people still unable to access food

The survey by Which?, found that almost half of those shielding in Scotland have been unable to access vital supplies

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Brave Scot stars in urgent charity appeal advert

Heather Duff is urging people to support Cancer Research UK as the charity faces up to losses as a result of the coronavirus

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epidemic of loneliness in Scotland

Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Outdoor recreation centres face fight for survival

Politicians and voluntary groups have called for emergency funding to ensure outdoor centres survive through Covid-19

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vital arts funding announced

Funding commitments from the Scottish and UK Government will remove the imminent threat of closure venues across the country were facing

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow museums charity faces uncertain future

Glasgow Life has said it has lost out on millions during lockdown, and faces challenges in reopening the city's much-loved attractions

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£600k fund for creative projects announced

Inspiring Scotland has revealed a new programme that aims to support and empower individuals and communities to develop cultural activities

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for arts groups

A banker has left £19m to the arts in Scotland, with distribution of the funding to start this summer

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars rally for seabird centre fundraiser

TV stars have got behind a crowdfunding campaign to save a Scottish wildlife charity

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Adopters help gives dogs new homes

Initiaitve comes into its own during lockdown

29th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Humanist now more popular than Christian weddings

The times are changing according to new figures

26th June 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Gerard Butler stars in charity film

The 300 actor has featured in a new half-hour video which shows the vital work being carried out by Mary's Meals

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector, Wednesday 24 June

How the third sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Actor Brian Cox backs campaign to “Save our Scotland”

The Dundee-born star features in an advert for the National Trust for Scotland’s newest appeal.

23rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity farm gets set for post-lockdown re-opening

Charity farm getting set to welcome visitors again

19th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

0 Comments News
First £1m secured for community-owned nature reserve

The Langholm Initiative hopes to purchase 10,500 acres of land in the Borders.

18th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Couple celebrate their special day

Elaine Hawes, who is battling MND, and Fred Aspinall were not going to let coronavirus stop their wedding

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scouts call for extra support during lockdown

The organisation is facing its most serious challenge in over a century, leaders have warned.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Zoo charity faces fight for survival

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

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities to benefit from Health Lottery funding boost

Lottery offers lifeline to grassroots projects tackling health inequality.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Free benefit checks for over-75s ahead of TV licence change

Age Scotland is urging older people to check their eligibility for Pension Credit.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Energy Redress Scheme opens for funding applications

A total of £13 million will be awarded in the latest round of funding.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children struggling with loneliness during lockdown

Action for Children has launched a new service to support parents.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mental health charity launches training courses

The programme aims to create mentally healthy workplaces.

14th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Young people call for action on mental health

Barnardo’s survey reveals impact of lockdown across the UK.

13th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Report sets out eight-point plan for green recovery

The proposals from Cerg would see Scotland move towards a net-zero economy.

13th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Red Cross to begin reopening shops

The charity said 17 stores across Scotland would open on 29 June.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
AFC Community Trust awarded £85,000 from government fund

The cash will be used to distribute food to vulnerable people in the north-east.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Leeds announces £42,000 of charity funding

The building society’s foundation is supporting 44 UK charities in its latest funding round.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cancer Research UK faces annual cuts of £150m

The medical charity has seen fundraising plummet during the Covid-19 crisis.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Actor Brian Cox backs campaign to “Save our Scotland”

The Dundee-born star features in an advert for the National Trust for Scotland’s newest appeal.

23rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Moonwalk charity announces grants for frontline cancer services

Walk the Walk will donate £20,000 every month to organisations across the UK.

23rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners call for “fair and green” recovery

Protest held as advisory group publishes 25 recommendations for Scottish economy.

22nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Schoolchildren secure £200,000 for local charities

The Wood Foundation will make 50 awards of £4,000 to help tackle the impacts of Covid-19.

22nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

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First £1m secured for community-owned nature reserve

The Langholm Initiative hopes to purchase 10,500 acres of land in the Borders.

18th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Empathy training for animal offenders to be explored

Animal welfare charity OneKind has welcomed the announcement of new research.

17th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Poppyscotland campaign secures census victory

Next year’s census will include a question about respondents’ veteran status.

17th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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