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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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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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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 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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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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The US election and the possibility of war are seriously affecting our children, Childline warns

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

Three charity bosses in Scotland have made a list of the best social media chief executives from across the UK

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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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

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

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Donations keep life saving charity chopper aloft for longer

Emergency cover in Scotland is set to be enhanced as the country’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance extends its operational hours

31st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities quids in with pound coin campaign

Charities could be quids in after people were encouraged to give their old pound coins to charity

30th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Brits leave £2.5bn to charity in their wills

The National Trust for Scotland was the most popular Scottish charity for people to leave money to in their will last year

30th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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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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Community service for man who stole from Scottish charity

An accountant from Peebles admitted embezzling thousands while volunteering for an Edinburgh veteran's charity

27th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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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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Don’t dupe the public: private firms’ “charity” collections curbed

Private house-to-house collection companies must be up front about how much they are giving to charity – or face the full force of the law

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Exclusive: OSCR blamed for bankrupting charity - and leaving founder suicidal

​Probe by charity watchdog blamed for award-winning charity's rapid demise

14th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Revealed: the councils using your pension cash to invest in fossil fuels

Campaigners say pensions are at risk from unethical investments - to the tune of £1.7bn

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Shelter Scotland announces new vice president

​Robert Black takes on role in recognition for previous work with the charity

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Housing associations fear impact of Brexit

Leaving Europe is all about damage limitation say Scotland's housing associations

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scottish Gov slammed for millions paid to tax dodging Amazon

Millions paid to giant online retailer despite its refusal to pay Living Wage

5th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Outrage as National Trust drops “Easter” from its annual egg hunt

Theresa May joins Church of England in condemnation

4th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Outrage as anti-abortion group gets £250k from tampon tax

Campaigners say they are shocked pro-life charity gets large award from the UK government fund

3rd April 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Goodmovers: who’s got a new job in the third sector - March 2017

Check out the latest movers and shakers in Scotland's third sector

31st March 2017 by TFN Guest

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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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Brits leave £2.5bn to charity in their wills

The National Trust for Scotland was the most popular Scottish charity for people to leave money to in their will last year

30th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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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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CAS is a safe place to work now, says new chair

The new chair of Citizens Advice Scotland believes the organisation has now turned a corner with a strong board and governance structure

29th March 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Troubled housing association put tenants at risk

An emergency takeover has been made of a troubled housing association in order to protect tenants

29th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Community service for man who stole from Scottish charity

An accountant from Peebles admitted embezzling thousands while volunteering for an Edinburgh veteran's charity

27th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Scotland’s volunteers bind our communities together

Scotland’s volunteers are the golden thread running through and binding our communities – and they will be celebrated during a national week of action

27th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Brexit bonfire of our basic rights

Brexit will strip the most vulnerable people in our society of vital rights – and could create more inequality says civil society leaders

27th March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Strong charities vital to a strong society

Charities are the “eyes, ears and conscience of society”, an influential government body has found

26th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland’s third sector director of the year revealed

Chief executive rewarded for "commitment to employee engagement"

24th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Revealed: UK’s best charities to work for

Jobs' website reveals survey findings

24th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Don’t dupe the public: private firms’ “charity” collections curbed

Private house-to-house collection companies must be up front about how much they are giving to charity – or face the full force of the law

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity could merge with government body

The National Trust for Scotland chief executive says it is "almost inevitable" it will merge with the government body for historic buildings

22nd March 2017 by Susan Smith

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DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal reaches £26m in first week

The UK government has now increased its match funding to £10 million

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity could merge with government body

The National Trust for Scotland chief executive says it is "almost inevitable" it will merge with the government body for historic buildings

22nd March 2017 by Susan Smith

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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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Beaver reintroduction is the wildlife event of the year

Beaver reintroduction hailed in public vote

20th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Use of barbaric hare snares is stopped

Move to end barbaric practice applauded

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Osprey returns to charity’s nature reserve

An osprey has touched down at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes reserve after a long migration from West Africa

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Charities reveal the desperate fight for survival facing asylum seekers in Scotland

​Violence and exploitation are commonplace for destitute asylum seekers in Scotland committee hears

17th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Fishy feud as charity claims haddock hardship is imminent

Conservation charity "wrong" to put haddock on danger list

17th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Missed chance to ban animal-maiming traps

Urgent action must be taken to outlaw “primitive and cruel” snare traps, say animal welfare charities

14th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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New president at Ramblers Scotland

New recruit announced for prestigious post

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Revealed: the councils using your pension cash to invest in fossil fuels

Campaigners say pensions are at risk from unethical investments - to the tune of £1.7bn

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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New boss for conservation charity

Andrew Bachell will head John Muir Trust

10th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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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
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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Young Scots set to take over parliament

Event gives young Scots their say on pressing issues affecting their lives

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Scotland’s Polar Academy set its sights on growth with new appointments

Two business leaders and a prep-school headmaster have joined the board of the charity set up by polar explorer Craig Mathieson

20th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Victory for campaigners after “historic” move to teach same sex education

​SNP conference rubber stamps same sex education in Scotland's schools

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Employment boost for young Scots care leavers

Pilot project boosts employment prospects for young care leavers

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s children facing a mental health crisis

Leading charity calls on Scottish Government to address mental health crisis facing children

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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How third sector jobs programme transforms lives

The success of the Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme in transforming lives was celebrated during a debate in the Scottish Parliament

16th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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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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Help close attainment gap for poorest children

Scotland's leading children's charities have urged new councillors to help them close Scotland's attainment gap

15th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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New children’s commissioner revealed

Family lawyer will replace Tam Baillie

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Most councils failing on free childcare

Just four Scottish councils have reciprocal agreements with other local authorities to fund childcare

13th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Homeless barbers cutting for good in Glasgow

Two kind hearted Glasgow barbers have started cutting hair for the homeless for free

13th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Regulator forced to take over troubled housing association

Weakness in Wishaw and District Housing Association's management force regulator to step in

9th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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£96 million for Scottish jobs programmes

Employment minister Jamie Hepburn says Scotland's £96m employment services will be provided locally and offer Scots an opportunity not a threat

7th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Staff victory as charity backs down in union battle

​Long-running dispute at housing association ends after bosses are forced to strike a compromise agreement with staff

6th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Children in crisis: Scots kids spent one million days in temp lodgings last year

Charity warns children's health is being affected because of homelessness

6th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Sturgeon’s constituency “biggest slum in Scotland”

Community activists say Govanhill's problems aren't being addressed

30th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Councils buckling under Universal Credit arrears

Survey reports vast majority of English council tenants on Universal Credit are in arrears

26th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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World leading centre for homelessness could be built in Scotland

New facility plans to use third sector expertise to combat homelessness

23rd January 2017 by Robert Armour

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More than 800 children living in temporary homes

Shelter Scotland says Scottish Government must ramp up its efforts to fight homelessness in light of latest official figures

17th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Housing body wins half a million to fight homelessness

The Wheatley Group will set up two services across central Scotland to support veterans transition to civilian life and avoid homelessness

16th January 2017 by Susan Smith

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Fifteen years on, swimming returns to Govanhill Baths

​Community group opens teaching pool in iconic baths

11th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Public wants action on energy efficient homes

Public and charities call for more to be spent on making homes warm and energy efficient

26th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Community groups to decide on local funding priorities

Projects making a difference to communities in Glasgow are being invited to pitch for a share of local funding to be awarded next year.

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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The TFN Quiz of 2016

​2016 has been a big year but forget Brexit and Trump for five minutes and attempt our quiz of the year. Let us know your score in the comments below.

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Vice-chair resigns after fall out with chief executive

Housing association vice-chair resigns over chief executive's "heavy handed" approach to staff

14th December 2016 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charitable trust set to help 7000 people in its first year

A charitable trust targeting poverty and social exclusion is set to help 7000 people in its first year.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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EXCLUSIVE: human rights probe into disabled housing crisis

The housing crisis afflicting disabled people in Scotland is to be the subject of a major human rights investigation, TFN can reveal

9th December 2016 by Graham Martin

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Decades of progress for Scots disabled people “at risk”

Twenty years of progress towards disability equality under threat in ​Scotland says report

4th April 2017 by Robert Armour

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Homelessness stalks Scotland’s streets - and radical action is needed to end it

Charities are calling for emergency action to be taken to end the “human tragedy” of homelessness which is once again stalking Scotland’s streets

3rd April 2017 by Graham Martin

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Anti-fascists vow to drive racist SDL from Scots town

Anti-fascists are mobilising to take on the racist Scottish Defence League (SDL) after its members pledged to descend on a town in Lanarkshire

31st March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Children and families will be victims of Brexit

Campaigners have spoken out about their dismay over the triggering of article 50 that will lead to the UK leaving the EU

30th March 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
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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CAS is a safe place to work now, says new chair

The new chair of Citizens Advice Scotland believes the organisation has now turned a corner with a strong board and governance structure

29th March 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Sexist Daily Mail puts young women off politics

Angry young members of Girlguiding Scotland have hit out at the Daily Mail for its "Legs-it" front page featuring Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon

28th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Homeless death: petition states council is failing in its duty to care for homeless

Activists ramp up campaign by launching a petition demanding the city council “fulfils its duty” to look after the homeless

28th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Brexit bonfire of our basic rights

Brexit will strip the most vulnerable people in our society of vital rights – and could create more inequality says civil society leaders

27th March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Scotland’s child refugee guardianship service sees demand go up

Scottish minister hails a charity-run service for unaccompanied child refugees as it sees demand double

27th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Open empty shops to house the homeless

Empty shops should be opened up to provide shelter for the homeless, campaigners have demanded

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Anti-fascists vow to stop white pride march in Edinburgh

Anti-fascists will gather in Edinburgh this weekend to stop a gathering of far right extremists

23rd March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Pressure mounts on UK government to halt universal credit

New system is leaving people destitute, renewing calls for its roll-out to be halted

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Indyref2: sex workers back independence

The first new grassroots campaign of the forthcoming Indyref2 campaign has been launched: Sex Workers For Yes

21st March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Bid to ban private contractors from hated PIP assessments

Amendments to be tabled to social security bill banning private companies undertaking assessments on disabled people

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

8 Comments News
MSPs tackle loneliness epidemic among older people

Debate focuses on how loneliness is debilitating older people - and society

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Victory for campaigners after “historic” move to teach same sex education

​SNP conference rubber stamps same sex education in Scotland's schools

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow stands up to racism

People will take to the streets on Saturday (18 March) to send out a message: racism and division will not be tolerated

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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£250k to continue WEvolution’s evolution

A charity which helps people from poor communities set up their own business has been backed by a £225,000 grant from the Scottish Government

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Learning is key to fulfilling later life, conference hears

The benefits of lifelong learning will be the focus of Age Scotland’s annual national conference

28th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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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

0 Comments News
Pressure mounts on UK government to halt universal credit

New system is leaving people destitute, renewing calls for its roll-out to be halted

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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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Trainees celebrate turning their lives around

Innovative employment programme sees lives transformed

22nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

1 Comment News
MSPs tackle loneliness epidemic among older people

Debate focuses on how loneliness is debilitating older people - and society

21st March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity chopper crew awarded everyday hero status

​Crew recognised for dedication beyond the call of duty

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s children facing a mental health crisis

Leading charity calls on Scottish Government to address mental health crisis facing children

20th March 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
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 praised for commitment to its employees

Scotland’s largest visual impairment organisation has received an award recognising its commitment to its employees

16th March 2017 by Graham Martin

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Closure-threatened charity pleads for cash

Hearing loss project struggles for survival after failing to find funding

16th March 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Top quality carers charity is the best in Scotland

A charity for carers in West Lothian has shown its commitment to putting service users first and won a top awards for its quality of service

14th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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Osprey returns to charity’s nature reserve

An osprey has touched down at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes reserve after a long migration from West Africa

17th March 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Kevin Bridges to host comedy gig in memory of MND campaigner

Fred MacAulay and a host of other comedians will also perform at this year's Stand Up Against MND comedy fundraiser gig in memory of Gordon Aikman

9th March 2017 by Susan Smith

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City residents rake in £1m from unique advice project

​Welfare and debt advice in Glasgow libraries proves an instant success

2nd March 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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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Few Scots make link between food and poverty

​Scots urged to find out more about where their food comes from to combat poverty

27th February 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Autographs from the golden age of Hollywood left to charity

A book of rare autographs has been left to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) as part of a generous legacy

23rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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Half a million for young Scots to brighten their futures

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded nearly half a million pounds to projects working to support young people to improve their prospects in life

15th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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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

1 Comment News
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

1 Comment News
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

2 Comments News
Victory for Heroes Vodka after winning major Asda deal

A social enterprise which employs ex-service men and women has won a contract to supply its vodka to every Asda in the country

7th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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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

1 Comment News
From prison to coaching for Celtic: how charities helped Patrick turn his life around

Celtic boss hears how third sector employment project transforms lives

3rd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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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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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

1 Comment News
National Trust pays respects to Tam Dalyell

A charity has paid respects to veteran Scottish politician Tam Dalyell, who passed away on Thursday

27th January 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Theresa May told to save the Human Rights Act

More than 160 charities, unions and campaign groups have signed a letter asking Theresa May to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charitable trust set to help 7000 people in its first year

A charitable trust targeting poverty and social exclusion is set to help 7000 people in its first year.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Stepmothers struggle to build relationships with stepchildren, survey finds

Stepmothers find it harder to forge good relationships with stepchildren than their male equivalents, according to a new survey

7th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Girlguiding members encouraged to campaign for change

Girlguiding Scotland members took part in a groundbreaking project to give girls the skills and confidence to speak out on the issues they care about

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Almost 100,000 households move out of fuel poverty

Almost 100,000 Scottish households have moved out of fuel poverty, according to official statistics

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Child mental health targets missed by half of Scotland’s health boards

Half of Scotland’s health boards failed to meet waiting time targets for child mental health treatment, it has emerged

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Young families failed by UK asylum system, report finds

Pregnant asylum seekers and those with newborn babies are being housed in filthy, cockroach-infested flats by UK Government contractors in Glasgow

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners back move to scrap Scotland’s care tax

A Scottish Parliament motion to explore making social care free for people with long-term health conditions has been welcomed by campaign groups

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity offers online support to people with cancer this Christmas

Scots affected by cancer who are experiencing loneliness are being encouraged to log on to a charity’s online community for support

6th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
First Minister’s Christmas card raises £1000 for charity

Artwork commissioned by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a Christmas card has raised £1000 for charity.

5th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities welcome plan to improve lives of disabled people

Charities have welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s plan to transform the lives of disabled people

5th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Age Scotland reveals 54,000 Scots over 60 face Christmas alone

The First Minister has backed a campaign to tackle loneliness this festive period as figures revealed 54,000 older Scots will spend Christmas alone

5th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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National fund launched to support housing association strikers

A Scotland-wide strike fund appeal has been launched to support workers taking industrial action at a west of Scotland housing association

30th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Bake Off’s Candice helps Giving Tuesday raise more dough

This year’s event is set to be the UK’s most successful yet, according to early reports.

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity welcomes move to involve more female doctors in rape examinations

Moves to involve more female doctors in forensic examinations of victims of sexual offences have been welcomed by a charity

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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RNLI announces it will drop door-to-door fundraising

One of the UK’s leading charities has announced it will end door-to-door fundraising at the end of the year

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Social enterprise Cause4 makes hottest 50 startups list

A social enterprise company that has raised more than £46m for charities in the past seven years has been recognised on a prestigious annual list

29th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Digital raffle firm launches online fundraising platform

Charities will be able to raise funds through online raffles after a dedicated digital platform was launched this month

28th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Anti-racism campaigners rocked by victimisation row

A charity withdrew support from an anti-racism march after organisers were found to have unfairly dismissed an employee of Pakistani descent

28th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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