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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

0 Comments News
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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Veteran misses out on Oor Wullie statue

£318,000 was raised for charity at the Edinburgh auction of the statues, however a crowdfunding drive to secure a statue for Tom Gilzean failed

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Brits urged to ditch the deals and instead donate to charity

The Charities Aid Foundation has highlighted that £800 million is wasted every year on unwanted subscriptions

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Poorest must not be hit in drive to achieve climate targets

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it is important inequality is not increased as politicians aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions targets

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£3m for community projects

Projects across Scotland have benefitted from new funding, including a Victorian spa and a seaweed factory

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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First Minister makes visit to Art in Action campaign

The nationwide campaign aims to put art at the heart of a vibrant future for Scotland

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Scotland to be global HQ for ethical finance

Bold claim ahead of conference

18th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Dormant bank funds youth projects

​Over £1.3m awarded

18th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Time to Stand Up to Cancer

A host of stars have channelled their favourite trailblazers to launch this year's campaign to fund the fight against cancer

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£2.4m boost for social enterprise

Homes for Good is set to expand across the UK following an initial successful spell in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samuel L Jackson backs charity campaign

The Pulp Fiction star has become the latest celebrity to front the #ShareTheOrange campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
JK Rowling makes huge charitable donation

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will benefit from £15m to boost its groundbreaking research

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Poorest must not be hit in drive to achieve climate targets

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it is important inequality is not increased as politicians aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions targets

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
First Minister makes visit to Art in Action campaign

The nationwide campaign aims to put art at the heart of a vibrant future for Scotland

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Change at the top as charity marks 30th year

Ann Marie Docherty is retiring from Fair Deal, with Fiona Dunwoodie named as only the second chief executive in the organisation's history

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Interim leadership team for children’s charity

Simon Massey and Amy Woodhouse will lead Children in Scotland for the rest of the year, with Jackie Brock on a leave of absence

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Human rights group faces strike action over redundancies

Workers at Amnesty International are being balloted on strike action

16th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: Sense Scotland quits partnership with Enable

Hailed as reshaping care in the third sector, Sense has left just six months into the partnership

13th September 2019 by Robert Armour

17 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities urge no cuts for learning disabled

​Coalition call on all Scottish councils

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief executive for umbrella body

New head takes over helm on 30 September

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Golf tournament leads the way

The Solheim Cup has embraced volunteers and accessibility, with calls for other sporting events to follow suit

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands of personal details leaked in data breach

​Leak not thought to invoke GDPR legislation

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social investor improves lives of over a million Scots

Report details how investment has impacted lives

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fundraising winning the battle for hearts and minds

Survey shows positive public response for the profession

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Kibble steps in and saves service from closure

Care charity will run service until next year

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chair for leading third sector arts group

One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups has appointed a senior third sector figure as its new chair

10th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Poorest must not be hit in drive to achieve climate targets

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it is important inequality is not increased as politicians aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions targets

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Human rights group faces strike action over redundancies

Workers at Amnesty International are being balloted on strike action

16th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow to host world changing climate change conference

But campaigners warn decision makers not to squander golden opportunity

11th September 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Endangered lion cubs born at Edinburgh Zoo

​Coming months will be crucial to the cubs

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Scottish women invited to take the step into politics

A day-long gathering at the Scottish Parliament is inviting women to explore their paths to elected office

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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No deal Brexit could have a dire impact on the elderly

A charity has made dire warnings about the effects of a no deal Brexit on older people

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
“Misleading” Peta advert banned

The advert claimed "wool is just as cruel as fur".

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Brits urged to ditch the deals and instead donate to charity

The Charities Aid Foundation has highlighted that £800 million is wasted every year on unwanted subscriptions

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners claim victory as named person scheme dropped

Controversial scheme is dropped as campaign group claims its pressure made the Scottish Government rethink

20th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fight to tackle loneliness in society goes on

The Loneliness Action Group is urging all political parties to continue to work together to put in place lasting measures to help tackle the issue

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Change at the top as charity marks 30th year

Ann Marie Docherty is retiring from Fair Deal, with Fiona Dunwoodie named as only the second chief executive in the organisation's history

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Interim leadership team for children’s charity

Simon Massey and Amy Woodhouse will lead Children in Scotland for the rest of the year, with Jackie Brock on a leave of absence

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New funeral payment launched

A new benefit has been launched which aims to tackle funeral poverty in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Singer aims for number one on World Mental Health Day

Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Celebrities back storytelling campaign

Every Day’s a Story Day, has been created by the charity Early Years Scotland and will launch this weekend

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cinemas failing deaf children

Seven in 10 cinemas failed to show subtitled versions of the top films for kids this summer

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
£3m for community projects

Projects across Scotland have benefitted from new funding, including a Victorian spa and a seaweed factory

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Call for human rights approach to housing

Housing organisations in Scotland have called for human rights to be incorporated in domestic law to protect the rights of homeowners and renters

18th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£2.4m boost for social enterprise

Homes for Good is set to expand across the UK following an initial successful spell in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shining a light on New Lanark

A light and sound show depicting the history of New Lanark on its own buildings makes its return to the town next month

3rd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youngsters challenged to help end homelessness

The event is now open to under 18s and will see the youth programme taken to schools all across the country to educate young people on homelessness

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Val McDermid backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The crime writer wants to enshrine the right to a home into Scots Law.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding to help thousands of Scots get online

19 organisations from across the country are set to benefit from the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Poorest must not be hit in drive to achieve climate targets

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it is important inequality is not increased as politicians aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions targets

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asylum seekers: no eviction without court order

New contractor says it will do everything to support asylum seekers to move on

17th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New funeral payment launched

A new benefit has been launched which aims to tackle funeral poverty in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£2.4m boost for social enterprise

Homes for Good is set to expand across the UK following an initial successful spell in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free pizza for homeless charities

New Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca is looking for local organisations who help disadvantaged people to get in touch

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New system aims to combat funeral poverty

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new new Funeral Support Payment, which will support low income families who lose a loved one

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Veteran misses out on Oor Wullie statue

£318,000 was raised for charity at the Edinburgh auction of the statues, however a crowdfunding drive to secure a statue for Tom Gilzean failed

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Poor Scots 3 times more chance of death than rich

​Data reveals shocking statistics between the haves and have nots

19th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fight to tackle loneliness in society goes on

The Loneliness Action Group is urging all political parties to continue to work together to put in place lasting measures to help tackle the issue

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister makes visit to Art in Action campaign

The nationwide campaign aims to put art at the heart of a vibrant future for Scotland

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Bed blocking in hospitals on the rise

Delayed discharges in Scotland have increased 6% in the last year, with the majority of people affected aged 75 or over

18th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Change at the top as charity marks 30th year

Ann Marie Docherty is retiring from Fair Deal, with Fiona Dunwoodie named as only the second chief executive in the organisation's history

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Time to Stand Up to Cancer

A host of stars have channelled their favourite trailblazers to launch this year's campaign to fund the fight against cancer

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Singer aims for number one on World Mental Health Day

Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Views sought on fund for disabled

The Scottish Independent Living Fund was formed four years ago

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samuel L Jackson backs charity campaign

The Pulp Fiction star has become the latest celebrity to front the #ShareTheOrange campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: Sense Scotland quits partnership with Enable

Hailed as reshaping care in the third sector, Sense has left just six months into the partnership

13th September 2019 by Robert Armour

17 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity labels 500 hospital deaths as “tragic”

Age Scotland has said the amount of patients who die while waiting for discharge shows the need for urgent action in social care

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities urge no cuts for learning disabled

​Coalition call on all Scottish councils

12th September 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Veteran misses out on Oor Wullie statue

£318,000 was raised for charity at the Edinburgh auction of the statues, however a crowdfunding drive to secure a statue for Tom Gilzean failed

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brits urged to ditch the deals and instead donate to charity

The Charities Aid Foundation has highlighted that £800 million is wasted every year on unwanted subscriptions

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£3m for community projects

Projects across Scotland have benefitted from new funding, including a Victorian spa and a seaweed factory

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fight to tackle loneliness in society goes on

The Loneliness Action Group is urging all political parties to continue to work together to put in place lasting measures to help tackle the issue

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister makes visit to Art in Action campaign

The nationwide campaign aims to put art at the heart of a vibrant future for Scotland

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Time to Stand Up to Cancer

A host of stars have channelled their favourite trailblazers to launch this year's campaign to fund the fight against cancer

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Singer aims for number one on World Mental Health Day

Mark Mcghee has suffered with mental health issues for more than seven years and hopes that his upcoming single time2talk will help Britons open up

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Samuel L Jackson backs charity campaign

The Pulp Fiction star has become the latest celebrity to front the #ShareTheOrange campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands take part in Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Charities will gain a combined benefit of £1.7 million from the final fundraising walk of the year

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First Minister kicks off Oor Wullie’s farewell

Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of a series of goodbyes to Scotland's favourite son for another year

13th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Celebrities back storytelling campaign

Every Day’s a Story Day, has been created by the charity Early Years Scotland and will launch this weekend

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free pizza for homeless charities

New Edinburgh restaurant Franco Manca is looking for local organisations who help disadvantaged people to get in touch

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cinemas failing deaf children

Seven in 10 cinemas failed to show subtitled versions of the top films for kids this summer

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam to open first-ever superstore

The charity has transformed a 14,500ft2 industrial unit into a “destination shopping experience”.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
“Misleading” Peta advert banned

The advert claimed "wool is just as cruel as fur".

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Lone parents facing “drastic” income shortfalls

New report finds even those working full time on average pay cannot achieve a decent living standard.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scottish Government urged to “get a grip” on delayed discharges

New figures showed almost 1,500 patients were stuck in hospital unnecessarily each day in July.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Tampon Tax fund announces £3.5m for women’s charities

Grants of up to £100,000 available for groups across the UK.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Universal Credit forcing claimants into debt and stress

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling for a raft of reforms to the benefit.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Edinburgh to host conference on UN global goals

EUConsult’s Autumn Congress will discuss the role of non-profits in meeting international development targets.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charities invited to apply for share of £3m Dream Fund

The People’s Postcode Lottery is offering grants of between £500,000 and £1.5m.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Urgent action needed to create zero-emission railway

Transform Scotland is calling for a £2,5bn decarbonisation programme to begin immediately.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deposit return scheme backed by three-quarters of Scots

The scheme is expected to lead to 90% of bottles and cans being returned for recycling.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pilot scheme helps young carers find work

The six-week course was provided by Action for Children and Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Railways failing people with sight loss

Inadequate stations and undertrained staff obstacles to train travel, survey finds.

29th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Festival fundraiser raises £8,600 for HIV charity

Teams from five local companies competed to see who could raise the most.

28th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities call for crackdown on cigarette litter

ASH Scotland and the MCS want filters to be reclassified as single-use plastics.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Recruitment begins for Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly

More than 100 people will be chosen at random to form the Assembly.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

4 Comments News
Communities more divided since Brexit vote, poll reveals

A new survey has revealed people’s views on the third sector in a society divided by Brexit and inequality.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Third of children give out personal details online

The NSPPC has relaunched its internet safety website in the wake of a new survey.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Val McDermid backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The crime writer wants to enshrine the right to a home into Scots Law.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News