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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Watch: Charities are joining in the mannequin challenge video craze

The #MannequinChallenge is being carried out by millions of people around the world and now charities are getting involved

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh sees launch of world’s first social enterprise gin

​The team behind award winning Pickering's Gin have collaborated with social enterprise specialist Chris Thewlis and drinks industry guru David Moore

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish neo-nazi rock concert cancelled

​Extreme rock band Bound for Glory reported to have cancelled gig scheduled for this weekend after a public outcry

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity stunned after teen vandals offer to repair their own damage following drunken rampage

Beith Community Development Trust was originally left devastated when a group of 13 and 14-year-olds targeted its property

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists appeal for cash to take Scottish Government to court

The Humanist Society Scotland needs to raise £3,000 to get religious observance challenge off the ground

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Enterprise Academy hails its Rio golden girl

Popular tutor Karen Darke struck gold in the Paralympic time-trial cycling

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots sport fans are more homophobic than rest of the UK

60% of Scottish sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse and one in six would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay

21st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Ken Loach film on brutal benefits system headlines film festival

Ken Loach's latest award winning film about a 59-year-old joiner who falls ill and applies for Employment and Support Allowance is to close 12 day festival

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

​Charlatans frontman surprises charity by donating signed goods and then tweeting fans

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Police called to charity football match as fans spark trouble

Community festival game held up as opposing fans invaded the pitch

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow gears up for Pride this weekend

​With a parade, fairground, food, drink and music, Glasgow Pride attempts to steal the festival limelight from Edinburgh this weekend

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Specialist books to fly off shelves at city charity shop

Shelter Scotland is marking the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival with sale of vintage books

12th August 2016 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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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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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Refugee charity had its busiest year ever in 2016 and warns 2017 will be worse

Positive Action in Housing had its busiest year ever in 2016 and says the next 12 months are not looking any rosier

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

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

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Planet faces mass extinction nightmare

Global mass extinctions are on the cards after it was revealed that populations of animal species will plummet by the end of the decade

27th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Carve a pumpkin for Syria challenge launched

​Charity urges you to ditch the scary faces this Halloween and show solidarity with Syrian children

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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J.K. Rowling to host Facebook Live chat to promote her charity

The Harry Potter author will talk about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos on Saturday to launch its latest campaign

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£750K granted to help community group save iconic pine forest

Arkaig Community Forest and Woodland Trust Scotland have been awarded the cash by People’s Postcode Lottery

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugees and Scots to combine to create exhibition

Scottish Refugee Council will initially bring Glaswegians together over a multi-cultural meal

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened in the Highlands

There are as little as 300 of the iconic Scottish wildcat left living in the wild

26th August 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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Plea for public to be allowed to house refugees

​Charity has registered 3,500 residents willing to take someone in to their home

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th 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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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th 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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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs is to hold a Brexit debate next week

9th 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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Charity’s court battle with Scottish Government put on hold

​Humanist Society Scotland's call for a judicial review into religious observance policy in schools has been paused until 31 March

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Young people twice as likely as adults to volunteer

More than half of 11-18 year olds volunteer compared to just over a quarter of adults, new research finds

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poorest schools in Scotland receive share in £120m fund to cut attainment gap

​The government cash is to be used by headteachers in any way they see fit to reduce the attainment gap between pupils from rich and poor backgrounds

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year

The first minister is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year as part of a competition run by Young Scot

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Coaches should be banned from having sex with 16 and 17 year olds

NSPCC Scotland calls for Sexual Offences Act which bars teachers having sex with 16 and 17 year-old pupils to be extended to sports coaches and youth workers

30th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help run child abuse protection service

The charity has put out a request for more help in the Edinburgh area

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st 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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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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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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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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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches benches that allow people to donate, charge their mobile and use free wi-fi

Cancer Research UK benches offer free wi-fi, mobile charging and contactless donations

1st February 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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Charities given £4.3 million funding boost

​19 Scottish charities have been given a helping hand at the start of 2017 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fund now offers three years worth of cash to charities

​The Scottish Veterans Fund has been opened up to support charities running projects that last longer than one year

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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11-year-old Scot steals the show at Children in Need

The annual fundraiser raised £4.6m north of the border – just under 10% of the UK wide total

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Giving Tuesday set to be ‘biggest and best yet’

Organisers say this year’s #givingtuesday will be the “biggest and best” yet as it emerged hundreds of charities had signed up to the global day of giving

15th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

​The former Labour spin doctor is now a mental health campaigner and opened up about his brother after playing the bagpipes at a Celtic Connections event

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hits out as whisky association boasts of economic impact

Economic benefits must be balanced against the significant costs of alcohol-related harm says charity boss

25th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th 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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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

Ash Scotland says the new law sends out a clear message of the health risks

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Uniform look for Edinburgh night time volunteers

​A project which helps vulnerable adults around Edinburgh's popular nightspots have been given new uniform jackets by a local hotel

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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Chief encounters: Angie Ferguson on why she had to start an autism support charity

When Angie Ferguson's son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome she was dismayed that there was a lack of support so set up a charity to fix that

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scot with cerebral palsy who designed spoon that doesn’t spill promises new products

Grant Douglas' design has gone on to revolutionise mealtimes for people with shaky hands around the world - he is now months away from launching more products

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Warning that Scots wont live long enough to get a state pension if age rises much higher

​Possibility of state pension age being raised to 68 would be a disaster for many people north of the border

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Child abuse inquiry will not be extended to those not in care

​John Swinney has moved to clarify the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will only investigate cases of abuse involving people who were within institutions

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

Turning Point Scotland has appointed one of the country’s most senior police officers as its new chief executive

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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Is this charity’s Christmas advert better than the John Lewis one?

Alzheimer Scotland has made its own Christmas advert this year promoting the charity and its work

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hero charity workers saved injured cop left for dead following hit and run

Marie Curie workers Angela Morris and Beverley Masson were working a nightshift visiting terminally ill patients when they came across an abandoned car

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Doctors don’t even get to spend 10 minutes with patients who are dying

Majority of GPs say patient’s appointments should be at least 20 minutes but 46% are only able to spend 10 minutes or less with them in surgeries

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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World leading tech firms coming to Glasgow to offer help to charities

Google, Skyscanner and the Technology Trust among those to offer up their secrets at The Gathering this month

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter was set up by Volunteer Glasgow following the 2014 Commonwealth Games

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Third sector hits out at May’s “bullying” Brexit speech

Charity leaders have said May's Brexit plan has ignores Scotland and groups that have depended on European funding

18th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity was forced to call in liquidator over debts of £215,000

The National Playbus Association went into liquidation because of two employment tribunals

17th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New logo launched by regulator to help organisations show their charitable status

The Office of the Scottish Regulator is inviting charities to display the registration logo on their websites and email signatures

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charity workers and volunteers named in New Year’s Honours list

The full list of Scotland's charity workers and volunteers who featured in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list

4th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society Scotland lose public affairs boss to global organisation

​Gary McLelland has been appointed as chief executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year plan launched for social enterprises in Scotland

Focus to be on stimulating social enterprises, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Voluntary sector rules supreme at public service awards

Almost half of the awards given out at the 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards were won by those linked to the third sector

8th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Media and government pressure is stopping charities from campaigning

Nine out of 10 voluntary sector workers tell researchers campaigning is under threat

7th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

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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Digital is booming and charities are starting to join the revolution

Paul Cardwell looks at which charities are making the best use of digital technology to explore how your organisation can become more connected.

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Government told to find out why charities aren’t making best use of technology

Senior executives from Google and Twitter tell House of Lords committee on charities digital technology is crucial to sector

30th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

​STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

The new Church of Scotland moderator and charity founder says situation is a “damning indictment” on the country

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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More people are turning up at homeless shelters needing a bed for the night

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Thousands of home renters to benefit from new law

Charities and campaigners say the Scottish Parliament has just made the biggest changes to private tenancy law in the last 25 years

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

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

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps people stay in their homes longer

Care and Repair Edinburgh helped 5,000 older and disabled people in the capital last year

29th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Break the cycle of early death and homelessness

For many, homelessness begins in childhood creating a cycle of ill health and diminished life chances that becomes hard to break.

25th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Celebs take to selling The Big Issue

Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch and wrestler Grado will be selling the magazine in Glasgow as part of the INSP vendor week

29th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Concern that those renting their home will miss out on election vote

Campaign launched to encourage people to register to vote ahead of Scottish Parliament election in May

26th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crisis as number of homeless children rises

Almost 5,000 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

12th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee group becomes homeless charity

A refugee support group has transformed itself into a charity that helps the homeless

12th January 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots children spent one million days homeless in 2015

​Temporary accommodation is becoming a fact of life for Scots families and children

11th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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700,000 Scots fear missing housing payments in 2016

​The new year brings new fears for thousands of rent and mortgage payers in Scotland

5th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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George Clooney launches Social Bite Christmas campaign

Clooney appears in video filmed in Edinburgh donating £5 and urging others to do so

14th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charitable trust tenants may be saved from eviction

The Port of Leith Housing Association is in discussion to buy 86 flats in Edinburgh from the Miss Agnes Hunter Trust

8th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Brand new designer jackets on sale at Shelter shops

​Windfall for charity as designer brand donates brand new jackets

7th December 2015 by Robert Armour

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Empty homes can solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Bringing empty homes back into use could go some way to solving the country's housing problems says leading charity

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Top charity chiefs on social media named

Louise Macdonald of Young Scot is joined by Edel Harris of Cornerstone as top Scottish tweeters

16th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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People to be offered more help with funeral costs

Citizens Advice Bureaux is to train advisors to help people plan for funerals including supporting them to access funeral payments

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits homeless restaurant in Edinburgh

The Oscar winner enjoyed lunch prepared by workers from homeless backgrounds at the new ‘pay it forward’ restaurant

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amnesty International adverts banned in Edinburgh and Glasgow

​Network Rail faces criticism for pulling Amnesty International adverts at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots have donated £2,500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in Glasgow

Positive Action in Housing launched a fundraising page for Able Miller who it is claimed had lit fireworks thrown at him and his car by a group of teenagers

15th 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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A third of Scots are concerned about the number of refugees living in Scotland

38% of Scots say they are “fairly or very concerned” that 20,000 refugees currently live in Scotland

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Protest planned against refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Stop Detention in Scotland intends to protest outside the next Renfrewshire Council planning meeting

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Citizens advice service gave out one million pieces of advice in Scotland last year

Citizens Advice Scotland helped recover £120 million for some of the country's poorest while supporting 310,000 people in 2015/16

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Gay and bisexual men to be pardoned by Scottish Government

​Charities have welcomed an announcement that men convicted of same-sex sexual activity before laws against it were scrapped will receive a full pardon

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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You can now pledge your support online for campaign demanding schools teach pupils about LGBT issues

Members of the public can now sign up and back the Time for Inclusive Education campaign online

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: Scotland’s lifetime of relying on charities

​97% of Scots will use a charity at some point in their life

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Report shows a way for MSPs to defy Westminster over benefits sanctions

The Scottish Government must not squander a historic chance to shelter vulnerable people against the worst excesses of the punitive sanctions regime

19th August 2016 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow foodbanks’ emergency appeal after school holidays leave shelves bare

Poverty over the school holidays has lead to more families turning to foodbanks this summer and has left foodbanks in desperate need of donations

16th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens restaurant for homeless with the backing of a Michelin-starred chef

Regular customers will be able to pay meals forward for homeless people who will also be offered training opportunities with top chef Martin Wishart

15th August 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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Views sought on SORP reform

Scotland’s charity regulator has jointly launched a consultation on reforming the Statement of Recommended Practice for charities

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Cash pours in as celebs back The Big Give

Donation doubling campaign backed by stars

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
High street items too poor for charity shops

The majority of items passed on to charity shops are not of sufficient quality to be resold, MPs have found

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shop secret Santa campaign is backed by ministers

The Scottish Government has thrown its weight behind a campaign to get people using charity chops this Christmas

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Giving platform backs fundraising code

Virgin Money Giving has become one of the first major fundraising sites to back the Code of Fundraising Practice

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Yet another record breaking Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the top trending item on UK Twitter for the second year in a row

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New thoughtful donation app launched

Thinking of You aims to make it easier for people to use mobile technology to donate to charity

27th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Festive foodbank demand set to soar

The Trussell Trust is asking for supporters to send donations in as soon as possible as it gears up for its busiest month yet

27th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the country’s most valuable charity brands

Most valuable charity brands worth £20 billion

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Islanders will buy estate to control their own destiny

Residents of the Orkney island of Rousay are getting set to take back control and buy a 1,710 acre estate

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Community project smashes funding target

Bridgend Farmhouse has raised more than £70,000 through a community shares offer

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trading up: making social enterprise self-reliant

A new funding model has been launched aimed at making social enterprises in Scotland more self-reliant

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Treatment postcode lottery, charity claims

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has said more needs to be done to help those with serious chest conditions

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Choose charity shop items for Secret Santa

The Charity Retail Association's Good Cause Santa Clause campaign is returning

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trustees must do more to understand charity finances

A study has revealed the vast majority of trustees feel their charity could have a better understanding of financial governance matters

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Michael Sheen backs credit union campaign

The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign which aims to get more people accessing credit unions

15th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Groups to benefit from £4m community fund

The Big Lottery Fund has allocated grants to 17 organisations from across the country

14th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Pupils want to learn about social activism

More than 80% of young people are keen to learn more about philanthropy

13th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Staff fuel charity’s creativity

CHAS has been working with its staff to embrace innovative ideas to improve the services it provides

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gives top banker a lesson in the reality of debt

One of the UK’s top economists got a lesson on how fiscal policies affect the most vulnerable visited a Citizen’s Advice Bureau

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Three day strike to shut down charity

Shelter is facing crippling strike action in the run up to Christmas

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
First devolved employment programme statistics unveiled

The new service has helped almost 5,000 people into work since it was launched six months ago

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: care charity rips up union recognition

A Scottish social care charity has withdrawn recognition from a trade union, in the midst of a biter pay dispute

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

15 Comments News
Views sought on SORP reform

Scotland’s charity regulator has jointly launched a consultation on reforming the Statement of Recommended Practice for charities

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Period poverty campaigner is Social Entrepreneur of the Year

An anti-period poverty pioneer has been named as Social Entrepreneur of the Year

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Volunteering on the up as city bids for European title

Stirling is hoping to be named European Volunteering Capital - and research has shown an increase in volunteer numbers

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shop secret Santa campaign is backed by ministers

The Scottish Government has thrown its weight behind a campaign to get people using charity chops this Christmas

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Giving platform backs fundraising code

Virgin Money Giving has become one of the first major fundraising sites to back the Code of Fundraising Practice

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteer scoops national award

CHAS' Douglas Cameron has been recognised for his work in improving communications at the charity

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Yet another record breaking Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is the top trending item on UK Twitter for the second year in a row

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Civil society is under threat across the planet

Civil society is under threat and facing attacks in the majority of the world’s countries

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Housing First will be “pivotal” to fight against homelessness

Permanent housing should be the first and not the last step a person takes as they move out of homelessness, a summit will hear

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Revealed: the country’s most valuable charity brands

Most valuable charity brands worth £20 billion

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Islanders will buy estate to control their own destiny

Residents of the Orkney island of Rousay are getting set to take back control and buy a 1,710 acre estate

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Businesses should reveal disabled staff numbers

The UK Government has launched a new framework to encourage businesses to report how many of their staff have a disability or health condition

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remove barriers which stop charities using the courts

Action must be taken to remove barriers which stop campaigning charities using the courts

23rd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Turning campaign success into a national charity

One of Scotland’s most successful campaign groups is to transform itself into a national charity

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Civil society is under threat across the planet

Civil society is under threat and facing attacks in the majority of the world’s countries

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Islanders will buy estate to control their own destiny

Residents of the Orkney island of Rousay are getting set to take back control and buy a 1,710 acre estate

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland aims to consign violence against women to history

Scotland has detailed its progress in tackling violence, to mark the start of 16 days of international activism

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Remove barriers which stop charities using the courts

Action must be taken to remove barriers which stop campaigning charities using the courts

23rd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
“The Extinction Rebellion in Scotland begins on Saturday!”

Environment activists will issue a declaration of rebellion against the political and corporate interests that threaten life on our planet

23rd November 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Sector wants Brexit health and social care probe

Organisations from across the UK have backed calls for an independent examination of how Brexit will affect health and social care

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Environment charities find strength in unity

Charities and NGOs are increasingly campaigning together to battle threats to the environment

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Zero-waste supermarket opens in Edinburgh

The Eco Larder is selling fresh and dry food and other household products that help people reduce the amount of plastic they use

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
New chief executive for conservation charity

The Scottish Seabird Centre has announced the appointment of leading wildlife conservationist Susan Davies as its new chief executive

15th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Extinction Rebellion comes to Glasgow

Activists hoping to spark a movement against human-caused environmental annihilation will stage their first action in Glasgow on Saturday

14th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Protestors to face Steve Bannon

The visit of the former Trump aide to Edinburgh will be attended by hundreds of protestors

14th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rural parliament will look at empowering communities

More than 400 people will arrive in Stranraer this week to take part in the Scottish Rural Parliament

13th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Brexit and climate change threaten our environment - we need urgent green laws

A coalition of leading environmental charities have launched an urgent campaign to call for call for Scotland to have its own environment act

13th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Scotland can’t ditch marine protection post-Brexit

Guarantees needed to protect Scotland's marine life

13th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of highest honour

Amnesty International has stripped its highest honour from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

12th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Row after SNP blocks planning equality bid

The SNP has been accused of selling out Scotland’s communities by blocking a bid to give them the same right as developers to appeal planning decisions.

12th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Climate crisis activists willing to do jail time

Direct action events planned to rewire public perception of climate change

12th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Wind power hit record levels last month

Turbines generated 98% of Scotland's energy demand during October

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thieves steal charity cash

Police are investigating after money which was set to go to charity was stolen from a community centre

5th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign should promote staff with learning disabilities

A charity is calling for a national campaign to promote the benefits of employing staff with learning disabilities

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Child cruelty and neglect has doubled in just five years

The NSPCC is calling for donations to its Christmas appeal to ensure it can be there for children in need over the holiday period

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Scottish kids knock back 4 million sugary drinks a week

Cancer Research UK is calling for a clamp down on multi-buy supermarket offers

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people staying connected this Christmas

A social enterprise has helped older people to show off their social media skills through a new Alternative Advent Calendar

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
No more Christmas chocolate begs children’s charity

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity has already received enough chocolate for all the kids who will spend Christmas in hospital

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Disabled teens offered grants to #TrySomethingNew

Young people with physical or mental disabilities can get upto £7,500 from the Independent Living Fund Scotland's Transition Fund

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
£8.5m to support rape victims

The Scottish Government has provide money to health boards to improve support for those who have been sexually assaulted

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Staff fuel charity’s creativity

CHAS has been working with its staff to embrace innovative ideas to improve the services it provides

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots couple makes surgery safe for Ecuadorian kids

Nicola and Gareth Wood's charity KidsOR is to fund new kids surgery facilities that will treat 5,000 children in two hospitals in Ecuador

30th November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Carers cut back on food and heating just to survive

Long term carers are having to cut back on food and heating just to get by

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
First devolved employment programme statistics unveiled

The new service has helped almost 5,000 people into work since it was launched six months ago

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Families need urgent help at the Scottish Budget

Cash must be put into the pockets of struggling families at the forthcoming Scottish Budget, a children’s charity has said

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Girls in Scotland still believe life is harder for them

Research from Girlguiding Scotland has revealed how much inequality girls and young women still face at home, in relationships and in school or work

29th November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Period poverty campaigner is Social Entrepreneur of the Year

An anti-period poverty pioneer has been named as Social Entrepreneur of the Year

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
How a charity has helped transform coalfield communities

More than 30 former mining communities across Scotland have benefited from the Coalfields Community Futures programme

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Malala Yousafzai to visit Edinburgh to speak at Social Bite dinner

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai will be the keynote speaker at this year's Social Bite dinner

22nd October 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Time limit needs imposed on substandard homeless lodgings

Homeless syffer poor standard accomodation and have freedom restricted

22nd October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Rent arrears advice demand rockets

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said changes to the welfare system have led to people facing worries around paying their rent

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homeless to receive free books

Ian Rankin and Nicola Sturgeon have backed an initiative which aims to provide some solace to those sleeping rough

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help 800 people into housing

The Scottish Government is set to invest £6.5m in the Housing First initiative, which prioritises finding permanent housing for the homeless quickly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks sleepout’s 25th year

The Rock Trust is looking for those who have taken part in Sleep Out in Edinburgh over the years to get in touch

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty groups can apply for £2.5m fund

The Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme aims to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Survey: charity trustees tell TFN about your experience

Good charity governance is more important than ever before. TFN is exploring what it’s like to hold a trustee role and what challenges trustees face.

25th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Charities bear brunt of Scotland’s housing emergency

People seeking support from the housing charity is at record levels

21st September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lost Voice Guy backs Blackwood

Britain's Got Talent winner backs Blackwood

20th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social housing is Scotland’s best kept secret

Social housing is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, says Scotland’s membership body for housing associations and co-operatives

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Design awards for improving life for disabled

Scottish housing association Blackwood rewards the best new innovations for disabled people

7th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding ultimatum for homeless charities

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking dialogue with homeless charities in Edinburgh over funding, warning there is a finite amount of money available

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding crisis sees charity shed jobs

The Shaw Trust is reducing its operations in Scotland after missing out on contracts for the new devolved employability programme

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
One in three Scots homes fall below standard

Substandard housing has become a real issue in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More Social Bite cash goes to fund projects

Projects aim to address root causes of homelessness

6th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fear for children as 38 made homeless every day

Class and a half of schoolchildren made homeless every day in Scotland

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaign should promote staff with learning disabilities

A charity is calling for a national campaign to promote the benefits of employing staff with learning disabilities

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Public feels powerless to help the homeless

The majority of people feel angry, upset, or frustrated about the state of homelessness across the country, but feel powerless to help

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Child cruelty and neglect has doubled in just five years

The NSPCC is calling for donations to its Christmas appeal to ensure it can be there for children in need over the holiday period

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award for not-for-profit funeral director

Scotland’s only not-for-profit funeral director has won a major social enterprise accolade

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Winter homeless shelter reopens

The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation for more than 500 people last winter

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
£8.5m to support rape victims

The Scottish Government has provide money to health boards to improve support for those who have been sexually assaulted

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gives top banker a lesson in the reality of debt

One of the UK’s top economists got a lesson on how fiscal policies affect the most vulnerable visited a Citizen’s Advice Bureau

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Carers cut back on food and heating just to survive

Long term carers are having to cut back on food and heating just to get by

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Three day strike to shut down charity

Shelter is facing crippling strike action in the run up to Christmas

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Families need urgent help at the Scottish Budget

Cash must be put into the pockets of struggling families at the forthcoming Scottish Budget, a children’s charity has said

29th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Girls in Scotland still believe life is harder for them

Research from Girlguiding Scotland has revealed how much inequality girls and young women still face at home, in relationships and in school or work

29th November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Group aims to keep Tommy Robinson out of Scottish football

Far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon has been told to stay away from this weekend's Hearts versus Rangers match

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Period poverty campaigner is Social Entrepreneur of the Year

An anti-period poverty pioneer has been named as Social Entrepreneur of the Year

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Domestic abuse affects all ages

One in 10 victims of domestic abuse in Scotland are over 51 years old, according to new figures

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Civil society is under threat across the planet

Civil society is under threat and facing attacks in the majority of the world’s countries

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Festive foodbank demand set to soar

The Trussell Trust is asking for supporters to send donations in as soon as possible as it gears up for its busiest month yet

27th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the best not-for-profit employers

Jobs website compiles the UK's best charity employers

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
EXCLUSIVE: Union makes legal bid to force charity to cooperate

A union is taking legal advice in an unprecedented bid to force a major care charity to cooperate in the latest twist in a bitter industrial dispute

4th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Child cruelty and neglect has doubled in just five years

The NSPCC is calling for donations to its Christmas appeal to ensure it can be there for children in need over the holiday period

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Scottish kids knock back 4 million sugary drinks a week

Cancer Research UK is calling for a clamp down on multi-buy supermarket offers

4th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Older people staying connected this Christmas

A social enterprise has helped older people to show off their social media skills through a new Alternative Advent Calendar

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
No more Christmas chocolate begs children’s charity

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity has already received enough chocolate for all the kids who will spend Christmas in hospital

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dementia Centre gets a 10 from Strictly judge

The Eric Liddell Centre featured in a documentary hosted by Darcey Bussell about the benefits of dance for mental health and wellbeing

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Disabled teens offered grants to #TrySomethingNew

Young people with physical or mental disabilities can get upto £7,500 from the Independent Living Fund Scotland's Transition Fund

3rd December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
£8.5m to support rape victims

The Scottish Government has provide money to health boards to improve support for those who have been sexually assaulted

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Staff fuel charity’s creativity

CHAS has been working with its staff to embrace innovative ideas to improve the services it provides

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots couple makes surgery safe for Ecuadorian kids

Nicola and Gareth Wood's charity KidsOR is to fund new kids surgery facilities that will treat 5,000 children in two hospitals in Ecuador

30th November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Carers cut back on food and heating just to survive

Long term carers are having to cut back on food and heating just to get by

30th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Glasgow joins HIV global movement

The partnership aims to end AIDS as a public threat within 12 years

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First devolved employment programme statistics unveiled

The new service has helped almost 5,000 people into work since it was launched six months ago

29th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EXCLUSIVE: care charity rips up union recognition

A Scottish social care charity has withdrawn recognition from a trade union, in the midst of a biter pay dispute

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

15 Comments News
Volunteer scoops national award

CHAS' Douglas Cameron has been recognised for his work in improving communications at the charity

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Domestic abuse affects all ages

One in 10 victims of domestic abuse in Scotland are over 51 years old, according to new figures

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Cash boost for dementia walking project

Scotland’s walking charity has been given £50,000 to help those living with dementia get outdoors and get walking

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Volunteering on the up as city bids for European title

Stirling is hoping to be named European Volunteering Capital - and research has shown an increase in volunteer numbers

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash pours in as celebs back The Big Give

Donation doubling campaign backed by stars

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
High street items too poor for charity shops

The majority of items passed on to charity shops are not of sufficient quality to be resold, MPs have found

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shop secret Santa campaign is backed by ministers

The Scottish Government has thrown its weight behind a campaign to get people using charity chops this Christmas

28th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Walkers sought for amazing journey

The Big Lunch is looking for a team of intrepid volunteers to spread community spirit across the UK

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash boost for dementia walking project

Scotland’s walking charity has been given £50,000 to help those living with dementia get outdoors and get walking

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish charity leads international partnership

Venture Trust will lead an European project which will use the outdoors to get young people into work

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity demands a ban on street clutter

Scotland's local authorities are being urged to follow the lead of Edinburgh and ban advertising boards that are proliferating on our streets

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprise gym launches apprenticeship project

Projekt 42 will put two of its staff on apprenticeship programmes after joining forces with an Edinburgh university

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Crackdown on low cost booze to continue

The minimum unit price could be increased and advertising of alcohol could also be restricted

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign to save community leisure services

A new campaign aims to highlight the importance of public funding for local swimming pools and cultural facilities

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Choose charity shop items for Secret Santa

The Charity Retail Association's Good Cause Santa Clause campaign is returning

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Digital Code launched

The code aims to support organisations to help embrace digital technology

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chef backs hospice memory campaign

St Columba's Hospice has launched a website which allows users to dedicate a place anywhere in the world to a lost loved one

15th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chairman for music charity

A charity which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds learn a musical instrument has a new chairman

14th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Scotland is the kindest part of the UK

A new survey has revealed that Scotland is the kindest part of the UK

13th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland stands for Remembrance Sunday

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was amongst those who attended a service of Remembrance in Edinburgh

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reduce speed limits to make roads safer for cyclists

Country's cycling network needs to be safer to encourage more to get on their bike

12th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Further call for mandatory CCTV in abattoirs

Michael Gove has announced that new legislation will be introduced in England

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit could stop groups from suing the government

Fears have been highlighted over a clause in the European Union Repeal Bill

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reintroduction plans could see lynx return to Scotland

The Lynx UK Trust would like to see 250 of the cats brought in near Glasgow

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost a third of older people do not use a computer, study claims

The Office for National Statistics study has led to calls to ensure the elderly are not digitally excluded

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

4 Comments News
Increase in washed up dolphins and porpoises reported

The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme has said the amount of washed up creatures has doubled

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Donations help children enjoy big day out

Vulnerable children and families were treated to a day at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum paid for by donations to a national appeal.

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Armed forces charity heads to the Fringe

Scotland’s armed forces children’s charity is putting on a play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fury over VisitScotland’s links to mountain hare slaughter

An organisation which promotes mountain hare shooting holidays has received more than £30,000 from Scotland’s national tourism agency

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

15 Comments News
Growing support for stronger climate change policies

Growing numbers of people want the Scottish Government to take stronger action on climate change, according to campaigners

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity accountant admits embezzling hundreds of thousands

Lynn Taylor pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to embezzling £220,000

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance involved in near miss with a glider

The charity has said it is reviewing the findings of a report into the incident

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hairdressers support Samaritans’ Big Listen campaign

The Big Listen aims to highlight the support Samaritans offer around the clock to anyone feeling overwhelmed with life.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men, say charities

Changes to the rules surrounding blood donations have been welcomed by the Equality Network but it says they still discriminate against gay men

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Windy weather gives record boost to renewables

A blustery start to the year has helped boost Scotland’s wind power generation to record levels.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Top award for Girlguiding volunteer

Sue Walker, who has helped thousands of girls to grow in confidence and realise their potential, has received Girlguiding’s top honour.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fringe play offers £1 tickets to homeless people

People who have experienced homelessness are being offered £1 tickets to an Edinburgh Fringe show

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Athletes prepare for 40th British Transplant Games

More than 750 athletes from around the UK are preparing for this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery windfall for veterans’ centre

The Coming Home Centre will receive £90,000 of lottery cash to develop and expand its services

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News