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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

1 Comment News
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

1 Comment News
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

5 Comments News
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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Scotland’s Fair Trade champions named

The 2019 Scottish Fair Trade Awards took place in Edinburgh earlier this week

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Avoid payday loans this Christmas

A new campaign has been launched to inform Scots of their rights if borrowing from a payday loan company this Christmas

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

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Highland charity marks raising £5.3m for good causes

Highland Cross has been fundraising for 37 years.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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UK’s social investment market now worth £3.5bn

Industry leader says value of social investments is growing by 30% every year.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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New zero waste mobile shop set to be created

A social enterprise is crowdfunding as it aims to expand plastic free shopping across the west of Scotland

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New era for Fife Gingerbread

The charity had been fighting for its future but is now planning to develop after securing a new home and appointing a new boss

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches Christmas appeal for Scotland’s children

Aberlour calls for “lifesaving” donations ahead of festive period.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Minister hears the benefits of the Real Living Wage

SCVO's role as a Real Living Wage employer was recognised by a Scottish Government minister

15th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Ten parties consider Gorgie City Farm bid

A range of charities and commercial organisations are examining whether to take on the site of the former community farm

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Cuts putting the vulnerable at risk

New research produced by UNISON shows the pressure social work services across Scotland are under

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises seal a makeover

The winners of the Brand for Good competition have been revealed

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New £3.2m community hub opens

The new Broomhouse Hub will offer a range of activities for the local community

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lottery celebrates spending £96m on befriending projects

Community Fund grants have benefited more than 920 initiatives in Scotland.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Battle to restore community farm continues

Former staff and volunteers of Gorgie City Farm are founding a not-for-profit group to ensure funds donated by the public are used appropriately

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding awarded to projects in Scotland to close the digital divide

Nine exciting projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow have been funded in a bid to tackle the digital skills gap

12th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Plans to improve voluntary sector funding welcomed

Moves to ensure greater stability for voluntary sector funding have been welcomed

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chair aims to boost legacy giving

Remember a Charity has appointed Allan Freeman as its new chairman

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s Fair Trade champions named

The 2019 Scottish Fair Trade Awards took place in Edinburgh earlier this week

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sex scandal-linked royal resigns from charity

Under-fire royal Prince Andrew has cut ties with a children and young people’s charity

22nd November 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Sector staff excel in use of social media

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

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21st November 2019 by TFN

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Charity’s staff balloted on strike action

Cuts to conditions and salary are being contested

21st November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Huge donation could save city charity from the brink

Nearly £100,000 has been raised

21st November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity could cut links as anger grows over Prince Andrew sex allegations

Under-fire royal Prince Andrew looks set to be ditched by a charity that works with young people

19th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Drive to ensure rural EU workers remain in Scotland

The Scottish Government has pledged to work with rural charities and other employers to ensure EU citizens feel valued

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poverty must be the key issue of the general election

Poverty must be put at the heart of the UK general election battle, charity campaigners have said

19th November 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
New era for Fife Gingerbread

The charity had been fighting for its future but is now planning to develop after securing a new home and appointing a new boss

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity trustee admits murdering fellow board member

Jonathan Christopher Stasiuk has been jailed for more than 24 years for the murder of Gerard White

18th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Minister hears the benefits of the Real Living Wage

SCVO's role as a Real Living Wage employer was recognised by a Scottish Government minister

15th November 2019 by Graham Martin

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Social enterprises seal a makeover

The winners of the Brand for Good competition have been revealed

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding awarded to projects in Scotland to close the digital divide

Nine exciting projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow have been funded in a bid to tackle the digital skills gap

12th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity chief shaves £25k off own salary

Salary cut comes as part of a wider management restructure

12th November 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Plans to improve voluntary sector funding welcomed

Moves to ensure greater stability for voluntary sector funding have been welcomed

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chair aims to boost legacy giving

Remember a Charity has appointed Allan Freeman as its new chairman

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s Fair Trade champions named

The 2019 Scottish Fair Trade Awards took place in Edinburgh earlier this week

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity backs fox hunting pledge

The League Against Cruel Sports Scotland has welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's commitment to tightening legislation

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

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21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Drive to ensure rural EU workers remain in Scotland

The Scottish Government has pledged to work with rural charities and other employers to ensure EU citizens feel valued

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters pledge to take on climate change

The #IWill4Nature campaign has called on Scottish councils to ensure that young people play a meaningful role in tackling the climate crisis

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child prostitution charity wins Mother Teresa award

Free a Girl has helped 4,500 young women escape from forced sex work in India.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity trustee admits murdering fellow board member

Jonathan Christopher Stasiuk has been jailed for more than 24 years for the murder of Gerard White

18th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Restoring peatland can help reduce carbon emissions

A single wildfire doubled Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions, showing the importance of Scotland's natural habitat

18th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Brownie gets supermarket to ban straws

A nine-year-old girl has managed to get her local Asda to stop using plastic straws

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Social enterprises seal a makeover

The winners of the Brand for Good competition have been revealed

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost 10,000 children to benefit from Mary’s Meals expansion

The charity is now working in 68 schools on Madagascar.

14th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pensioners declare crunch time for crisp packets

Recycling drive sees 8,000 packets retrieved from St Andrews streets.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Strike move at international charity falls short

Industrial action planned at Amnesty International will not go ahead after the number of workers required to take part was not achieved

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Roma Genocide memorial destroyed

The plaque remembers the hundreds of thousands who died as a result of persecution and has only been in place for a few months

7th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politicians call for voluntary sector funding revamp

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

7th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Minister hears social care Brexit concerns

Ben MacPherson MSP visited Camphill Tiphereth to hear more about what impact Brexit will have

5th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Consultation on replacement for European funding launched

The views from the voluntary sector are being considered as the Scottish Government takes action to protect funds post-Brexit

5th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s Fair Trade champions named

The 2019 Scottish Fair Trade Awards took place in Edinburgh earlier this week

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sex scandal-linked royal resigns from charity

Under-fire royal Prince Andrew has cut ties with a children and young people’s charity

22nd November 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Avoid payday loans this Christmas

A new campaign has been launched to inform Scots of their rights if borrowing from a payday loan company this Christmas

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New Right to Food film unveiled

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Nourish Scotland have launched a new film to highlight what the Right to Food means

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Charity could cut links as anger grows over Prince Andrew sex allegations

Under-fire royal Prince Andrew looks set to be ditched by a charity that works with young people

19th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities team up for child mental health programme

Pilot scheme aims to improve the wellbeing of schoolchildren in Edinburgh.

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Youngsters pledge to take on climate change

The #IWill4Nature campaign has called on Scottish councils to ensure that young people play a meaningful role in tackling the climate crisis

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New era for Fife Gingerbread

The charity had been fighting for its future but is now planning to develop after securing a new home and appointing a new boss

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Storytelling can benefit children

The power of storytelling is being highlighted to mark the start of Adoption Week Scotland 2019

18th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Young cancer survivors star in festive campaign

The CLIC Sargent appeal shows the harsh reality faced by children with cancer over the festive period.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity launches Christmas appeal for Scotland’s children

Aberlour calls for “lifesaving” donations ahead of festive period.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Ten parties consider Gorgie City Farm bid

A range of charities and commercial organisations are examining whether to take on the site of the former community farm

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Brownie gets supermarket to ban straws

A nine-year-old girl has managed to get her local Asda to stop using plastic straws

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Sexual exploitation on the rise in Scotland

Record numbers of young people sought counselling from Childline over the past year as a result of exploitation

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Broken benefits system drives record foodbank use

The UK’s broken benefits system is driving record numbers of people to use foodbanks

14th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprises seal a makeover

The winners of the Brand for Good competition have been revealed

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bizarre row erupts over scarf given to Jeremy Corbyn by Scottish charity

The Labour leader was sporting the Care Family Tartan when a local minister said he thought he would wear an "Islamic jihad scarf"

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sector staff excel in use of social media

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Homeless shelter will not open early

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

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
New ethical travel accommodation provider launched

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

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Serco lock-change policy lawful, court rules

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

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Galaxy of stars revealed for World’s Big Sleep Out

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

11th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Politicians call for voluntary sector funding revamp

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

7th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Digital cafe helps charity expand support

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

4th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations vie for sector’s answer to the Oscars

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

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politicians praise role of voluntary sector

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

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Getting creative in the community

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

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

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

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

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

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community ownership can create vibrant urban spaces

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

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Recognition for housing initiative

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

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

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

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Sector staff excel in use of social media

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New Right to Food film unveiled

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Nourish Scotland have launched a new film to highlight what the Right to Food means

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Rapper Loki celebrates 80 years of Citizens Advice

The musician and campaigner speaks to CAB staff and clients in a new film.

21st November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Politicians “must ensure no care leaver lives in poverty”

Staf calls for wage and benefits reforms amid general election campaign.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Poverty must be the key issue of the general election

Poverty must be put at the heart of the UK general election battle, charity campaigners have said

19th November 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
New era for Fife Gingerbread

The charity had been fighting for its future but is now planning to develop after securing a new home and appointing a new boss

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child prostitution charity wins Mother Teresa award

Free a Girl has helped 4,500 young women escape from forced sex work in India.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Minister hears the benefits of the Real Living Wage

SCVO's role as a Real Living Wage employer was recognised by a Scottish Government minister

15th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Ten parties consider Gorgie City Farm bid

A range of charities and commercial organisations are examining whether to take on the site of the former community farm

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universal Credit forcing women to prostitution

​Women are being forced to offer "survival sex" in order to feed their families

15th November 2019 by Robert Armour

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Social Security Scotland to avoid using DWP’s toxic terminology

Research shows certain language stigmatises claimants

15th November 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Sexual exploitation on the rise in Scotland

Record numbers of young people sought counselling from Childline over the past year as a result of exploitation

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Broken benefits system drives record foodbank use

The UK’s broken benefits system is driving record numbers of people to use foodbanks

14th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Revealed: Over half of Scots win disability assessment appeals

Campaigners say the stats prove the process is unfit for purpose

14th November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Serco lock-change policy lawful, court rules

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

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Battle to restore community farm continues

Former staff and volunteers of Gorgie City Farm are founding a not-for-profit group to ensure funds donated by the public are used appropriately

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity praises attitudes towards disabled people

Perceptions towards disabled people have come a long way charity says

22nd November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Highland charity marks raising £5.3m for good causes

Highland Cross has been fundraising for 37 years.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Action needed to curb drink-related illness

NHS figures reveal problem drinking has merely stagnated, not improved

20th November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing associations ‘an untapped resource” in care delivery

Report suggests associations could play key part in supporting residents.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

2 Comments News
Charities team up for child mental health programme

Pilot scheme aims to improve the wellbeing of schoolchildren in Edinburgh.

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Storytelling can benefit children

The power of storytelling is being highlighted to mark the start of Adoption Week Scotland 2019

18th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Public toilet closures leading to social isolation

Elderly people are disproportionately affected by the cuts, Age Scotland says.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Young cancer survivors star in festive campaign

The CLIC Sargent appeal shows the harsh reality faced by children with cancer over the festive period.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Cuts putting the vulnerable at risk

New research produced by UNISON shows the pressure social work services across Scotland are under

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: Over half of Scots win disability assessment appeals

Campaigners say the stats prove the process is unfit for purpose

14th November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Bizarre row erupts over scarf given to Jeremy Corbyn by Scottish charity

The Labour leader was sporting the Care Family Tartan when a local minister said he thought he would wear an "Islamic jihad scarf"

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign marks 40 years of Scottish cancer charity

Worldwide Cancer Research has funded almost 2,000 projects since it was founded in 1979.

14th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s mental health service opens at A&E

The new service will assist children at point of crisis

13th November 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Lottery celebrates spending £96m on befriending projects

Community Fund grants have benefited more than 920 initiatives in Scotland.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Myth has created Scotland’s adoption crisis

Misinformation needs to be countered to tackle problem

12th November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
British Heart Foundation appoints new chief executive

Dr Charmaine Griffiths will take on the role from February 2020.

12th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Avoid payday loans this Christmas

A new campaign has been launched to inform Scots of their rights if borrowing from a payday loan company this Christmas

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sector staff excel in use of social media

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New Right to Food film unveiled

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Nourish Scotland have launched a new film to highlight what the Right to Food means

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Rapper Loki celebrates 80 years of Citizens Advice

The musician and campaigner speaks to CAB staff and clients in a new film.

21st November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New zero waste mobile shop set to be created

A social enterprise is crowdfunding as it aims to expand plastic free shopping across the west of Scotland

19th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Road safety charity says: leave car at home

The plea coincides with road safety week

18th November 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Ten parties consider Gorgie City Farm bid

A range of charities and commercial organisations are examining whether to take on the site of the former community farm

15th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Social enterprises seal a makeover

The winners of the Brand for Good competition have been revealed

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New ethical travel accommodation provider launched

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

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bizarre row erupts over scarf given to Jeremy Corbyn by Scottish charity

The Labour leader was sporting the Care Family Tartan when a local minister said he thought he would wear an "Islamic jihad scarf"

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New £3.2m community hub opens

The new Broomhouse Hub will offer a range of activities for the local community

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Battle to restore community farm continues

Former staff and volunteers of Gorgie City Farm are founding a not-for-profit group to ensure funds donated by the public are used appropriately

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding awarded to projects in Scotland to close the digital divide

Nine exciting projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow have been funded in a bid to tackle the digital skills gap

12th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity marks 75 years of providing vital support

A special exhibition has been created to mark 75 years of One Parent Families Scotland

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Wrestling superstars take on the bullies

The Call Out Bullying campaign - an NSPCC and WWE partnership - helps young people understand why bullying is never acceptable

12th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National Galleries cuts ties with BP over climate emergency

The charity will cease to work with the oil giant from early next year.

11th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Rapper Loki celebrates 80 years of Citizens Advice

The musician and campaigner speaks to CAB staff and clients in a new film.

21st November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Highland charity marks raising £5.3m for good causes

Highland Cross has been fundraising for 37 years.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Politicians “must ensure no care leaver lives in poverty”

Staf calls for wage and benefits reforms amid general election campaign.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
UK’s social investment market now worth £3.5bn

Industry leader says value of social investments is growing by 30% every year.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Housing associations ‘an untapped resource” in care delivery

Report suggests associations could play key part in supporting residents.

20th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

2 Comments News
Homeless shelter will not open early

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

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities team up for child mental health programme

Pilot scheme aims to improve the wellbeing of schoolchildren in Edinburgh.

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Child prostitution charity wins Mother Teresa award

Free a Girl has helped 4,500 young women escape from forced sex work in India.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Public toilet closures leading to social isolation

Elderly people are disproportionately affected by the cuts, Age Scotland says.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Young cancer survivors star in festive campaign

The CLIC Sargent appeal shows the harsh reality faced by children with cancer over the festive period.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity launches Christmas appeal for Scotland’s children

Aberlour calls for “lifesaving” donations ahead of festive period.

18th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign marks 40 years of Scottish cancer charity

Worldwide Cancer Research has funded almost 2,000 projects since it was founded in 1979.

14th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Almost 10,000 children to benefit from Mary’s Meals expansion

The charity is now working in 68 schools on Madagascar.

14th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Serco lock-change policy lawful, court rules

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

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Pensioners declare crunch time for crisp packets

Recycling drive sees 8,000 packets retrieved from St Andrews streets.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery celebrates spending £96m on befriending projects

Community Fund grants have benefited more than 920 initiatives in Scotland.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity encourages elderly to apply for postal votes

Age Scotland aims to ensure older people’s voices are heard in the general election.

12th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
RNLI launches appeal amid “perfect storm”

The charity has seen funding fall while demand for its services continues to rise.

12th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
British Heart Foundation appoints new chief executive

Dr Charmaine Griffiths will take on the role from February 2020.

12th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News