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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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Inspirational family in bumper fundraising year

Marie and Keith Briggs created Joe's Toes in memory of their son, who was sadly stillborn as a result of twin to twin transfusion syndrome

24th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Celtic fans raise record amount for good causes

Supporters donated £310,000 to the club’s Christmas Appeal.

23rd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New neurological strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government's first ever Framework for Action to improve care and support for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Giving Tuesday raises £10,000 every minute

Visa alone handled £14.2m in payments to charitable causes.

18th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Online fraud warning for charities

The Charity Commission has urged organisations to be vigilant after receiving reports of an online scam

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Fund created in memory of Eilidh MacLeod

Music groups from across Scotland have benefitted from a fund created in memory of a Scots teenager who died in the Manchester attacks

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Ethical finance summit to focus on climate change

The flagship event will take place in Edinburgh next October.

16th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
First look inside new charity hub

A new events space and office for charities operated by the Robertson Trust has opened in Stirling

16th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Row over Tory MP’s foodbank app

A newly elected Conservative politician has denied that she profits from an app for foodbanks

16th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Administrators called in at credit union

Members of the the Mercat Cross and The Bruce Credit Union have been reassured that their money will be returned

13th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
People give presents with a purpose at Christmas

It’s the season to be charitable according to new research, which finds over half of us plan to donate this December

12th December 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Edinburgh UK’s most generous city

Most generous countries and cities ranked

12th December 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Employment charity faces closure

A move has been made to save Real Jobs Falkirk after it lost its £48,000 worth of core funding

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Impact of new grant celebrated

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) held an event to mark one year since the introduction of the Best Start Grant

11th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Living Wage “should be enforced” on care sector

Union demands organisations pay the full figure while charities say they aren't receiving full funding to do so

11th December 2019 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Big Give raises £15m in just seven days

Fundraiser sees huge amount raised fror good causes

11th December 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Rise in solicitors promoting legacy giving

More than two thirds of solicitors have revealed they advise clients to consider donating to charity in their wills

10th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam has its best Xmas in eight years

The aid charity bucked the high street downturn

10th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity names new chief executive

Hearts and Minds has revealed that Rebecca Simpson has been appointed as its CEO

8th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care charities apologise to abuse victims

Interim findings of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquyiry published

7th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Lack of charity trust sees clothes going to landfill

Lack of trust in bag collections has is blamed for rise in clothes going to landfill

7th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New look to mark new year

College Development Network has revealed its new brand style

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity workers recognised in new year honours

​Stalwarts of the third sector recognised

6th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity is facing funding crisis

Organisation is doing more with less

6th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Make it your new year resolution to volunteer

People are being urged to make a new year resolution to volunteer

3rd January 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Ian Rankin’s stunning donation to charity

Best-selling crime-writer keeps on giving

3rd January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Care leavers have 50/50 chance of homelessness

Barnardo's Scotland has teamed up with other organisations to provide purpose built houses for young people leaving care

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
A new hope which banishes despair

How a grassroots charity moved from despair to hope and is transforming a community

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Legal charity appoints new CEO

Aaliya Seyal brings a wealth of experience to the role at the Legal Services Agency.

18th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Online fraud warning for charities

The Charity Commission has urged organisations to be vigilant after receiving reports of an online scam

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
2020 must be the year for action on climate change

An independent panel has said the next 12 months will be crucial if Scotland is set to meet its targets for cutting carbon emissions

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
First look inside new charity hub

A new events space and office for charities operated by the Robertson Trust has opened in Stirling

16th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child poverty could soar under new Johnson government

The election of a Tory government at Westminster could lead to record levels of child poverty, a charity has said

13th December 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Living Wage “should be enforced” on care sector

Union demands organisations pay the full figure while charities say they aren't receiving full funding to do so

11th December 2019 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation announce merger

The move is expected to reduce running costs by £2 million a year.

11th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lotto boost for conservation projects

Over £400,000 is being awarded to initiatives in the Northern Isles and Cairngorms.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New active travel funding

Social housing providers can access additional funding to encourage active travel within communities

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
“Staggering” figures highlight scale of emissions inequality

The average Brit has already caused more emissions in 2020 than a Rwandan will in a year.

6th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Entire world is in the grip of the climate catastrophe

The entire world is now counting the devastating cost of the climate crisis, a new report finds

3rd January 2020 by Graham Martin

3 Comments News
One in nine Scots species at risk of extinction

WWF Scotland calls for urgent action ahead of major environmental summits.

27th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Most Scots want full ban on fox hunting, poll finds

Survey reveals 77% of people in Scotland think current laws are not strong enough.

26th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Burns breakfast for EU citizens

The Scottish Government is hosting a special event to celebrate the contributions EU citizens make to Scotland

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New look for Scottish Seabird Centre

The popular attraction is set to unveil its new interactive visitor experience

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Raptor slaughter will continue following “washout” grouse shooting report

A Scottish Government commission into grouse shooting was branded a “washout” after it stopped short from ordering that the industry become licensed

19th December 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Top tips to cut Christmas waste

With Brits keener than ever to reduce waste this festive season, a charity has issued tips to help prevent food from being binned

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Halo Trust unveils hard-hitting Yemen campaign

The charity said just £3 can help them destroy a landmine in the war-torn country.

17th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
2020 must be the year for action on climate change

An independent panel has said the next 12 months will be crucial if Scotland is set to meet its targets for cutting carbon emissions

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Ethical finance summit to focus on climate change

The flagship event will take place in Edinburgh next October.

16th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Biggest polluters “held climate talks hostage”

Campaigners blast "complete lack of urgency” over global warming.

16th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Youngsters hold climate strike after demo shutdown

A row broke out at the UN this week over the way climate protesters we treated at a summit in Madrid

13th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trees for Life plans new high-altitude woodland

The charity aims to plant 100,000 trees at Carn na Caorach in the Highlands.

11th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record numbers of child abuse images reported to charity

The Internet Watch Foundation said it removed millions of pictures and videos last year.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity names new chief executive

Hearts and Minds has revealed that Rebecca Simpson has been appointed as its CEO

8th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New look to mark new year

College Development Network has revealed its new brand style

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Atlantic rowers issue fitness challenge

Three Scottish rowers have issued a challenge as they make their way across the Atlantic

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revenge porn on the rise

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported that the amount of Scots seeking advice on revenge porn has doubled

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major award for Scottish youth project

A scheme to divert young people away from serious crime has been recognised in Europe.

24th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Inspirational family in bumper fundraising year

Marie and Keith Briggs created Joe's Toes in memory of their son, who was sadly stillborn as a result of twin to twin transfusion syndrome

24th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care leavers have 50/50 chance of homelessness

Barnardo's Scotland has teamed up with other organisations to provide purpose built houses for young people leaving care

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise donates bikes to nursery children

The bikes were refurbished by young people at Kibbleworks.

23rd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
A new hope which banishes despair

How a grassroots charity moved from despair to hope and is transforming a community

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Charity highlights “shocking” attainment gap

RNIB has called for an increase in educational support for children with sight loss

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New look for Scottish Seabird Centre

The popular attraction is set to unveil its new interactive visitor experience

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bags donated to care experienced young people

Madlug has sent 1600 bags to Scotland for delivery across the country to children in care

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches silent Christmas song

A host of top artists have helped created a silent Christmas song which highlights the struggle many children face this festive season

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New service helps young people turns houses into homes

Quarriers’ Home and Belonging service provides practical skills such as DIY and cooking on a budget.

18th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
SFHA joins domestic abuse campaign

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations pledges to support residents and staff.

25th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Sector staff excel in use of social media

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
Homeless shelter will not open early

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

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

15th November 2019 by TFN

0 Comments News
New ethical travel accommodation provider launched

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

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

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

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

11th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Politicians call for voluntary sector funding revamp

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

7th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Digital cafe helps charity expand support

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

4th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Politicians praise role of voluntary sector

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

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Getting creative in the community

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

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

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

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

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

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community ownership can create vibrant urban spaces

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

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Recognition for housing initiative

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

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
A new hope which banishes despair

How a grassroots charity moved from despair to hope and is transforming a community

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Legal eagles’ foodbank collection

In the run up to Christmas, staff and partners at Murray Beith Murray have worked together to help make a difference to the lives of people facing food poverty

20th December 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity highlights “shocking” attainment gap

RNIB has called for an increase in educational support for children with sight loss

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bags donated to care experienced young people

Madlug has sent 1600 bags to Scotland for delivery across the country to children in care

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brits “too ashamed” to donate unwanted gifts

A study by Barnardo's has revealed that 20% of adults bin unwanted gifts as they feel too ashamed to donate them to charity

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches silent Christmas song

A host of top artists have helped created a silent Christmas song which highlights the struggle many children face this festive season

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samaritans pledge support this Christmas

Volunteers at branches across the country will be working throughout the festive season to make sure there’s someone there to listen

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Gender recognition reforms “a step in the right direction”

Draft bill would make changing sex on birth certificate “less intrusive and less traumatic”.

17th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity helps prisoners send gifts to their families

Project gives female inmates the opportunity to connect with their children this Christmas.

16th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Row over Tory MP’s foodbank app

A newly elected Conservative politician has denied that she profits from an app for foodbanks

16th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child poverty could soar under new Johnson government

The election of a Tory government at Westminster could lead to record levels of child poverty, a charity has said

13th December 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Charity gym plans expansion

Projekt 42 is hoping to take on the former Leith Links Pavilion, but needs local authority backing before Christmas

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Employment charity faces closure

A move has been made to save Real Jobs Falkirk after it lost its £48,000 worth of core funding

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More support needed for former mining communities

Coalfield towns are still beset by poverty and inequality, a charity has said.

9th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pizza restaurant in bread pledge

Franco Manca is looking for charity partners in Edinburgh as it aims to put surplus dough to good use

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disability charities grill election candidates

Representatives from the main political parties came under scrutiny at a hustings event organised by 10 leading Scottish disability charities

6th December 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Revealed: the modern volunteer in Scotland

New research has given a comprehensive picture of the types of people who are volunteering in Scotland

6th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foodbanks hand out 1,000 parcels a day

A staggering 600,000 food parcels were distributed over 18 months by charities across the country

9th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity for bereaved parents unveils new name

The former Sands Lothian charity is now known as Held In Our Hearts.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity unveils wishes for 2020

RNIB Scotland announces its hopes for the next 12 months.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity names new chief executive

Hearts and Minds has revealed that Rebecca Simpson has been appointed as its CEO

8th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle reception launches Scottish Charity Awards 2020

Nicola Sturgeon launched the annual awards by meeting last year's finalists in the dramatic settings of Edinburgh Castle's Great Hall

7th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Cancer Research UK launches Race for Life 2020

Events are being held across the country in spring.

7th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Care services annual return reminder

Every year, the Care Inspectorate asks services to complete an annual return

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Atlantic rowers issue fitness challenge

Three Scottish rowers have issued a challenge as they make their way across the Atlantic

6th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mental health fears as Scots won’t open up

Stigma still stalks those suffering mental health problems

3rd January 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Inspirational family in bumper fundraising year

Marie and Keith Briggs created Joe's Toes in memory of their son, who was sadly stillborn as a result of twin to twin transfusion syndrome

24th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care leavers have 50/50 chance of homelessness

Barnardo's Scotland has teamed up with other organisations to provide purpose built houses for young people leaving care

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mental health problems arising from sight loss are “sidelined”

Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded have joined forces with the Mental Health Foundation Scotland to publish new research

23rd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity highlights “shocking” attainment gap

RNIB has called for an increase in educational support for children with sight loss

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vital lung support move welcomed

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has welcomed a pledge to increase support for those living with lung conditions

20th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise cafe’s 20th birthday

Rosie's in Aberdeen, which is operated by Turning Point Scotland, held a special celebration earlier this month

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New neurological strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government's first ever Framework for Action to improve care and support for people with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Woman who woke up blind raises £35,500 for Talking Books

Elizabeth O'Hara undertook all four Kiltwalk this year to raise funds.

18th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Festive forest is autism friendly

Scottish Autism has helped make Beecraigs Festive Forest welcoming for those with autism this Christmas

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samaritans pledge support this Christmas

Volunteers at branches across the country will be working throughout the festive season to make sure there’s someone there to listen

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity launches silent Christmas song

A host of top artists have helped created a silent Christmas song which highlights the struggle many children face this festive season

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh residents struggling as high costs of city fuel poverty

People living on low incomes in the Capital have decried the city’s high living costs and called for increased action to loosen the grip of poverty

19th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top tips to cut Christmas waste

With Brits keener than ever to reduce waste this festive season, a charity has issued tips to help prevent food from being binned

18th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
2020 must be the year for action on climate change

An independent panel has said the next 12 months will be crucial if Scotland is set to meet its targets for cutting carbon emissions

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund created in memory of Eilidh MacLeod

Music groups from across Scotland have benefitted from a fund created in memory of a Scots teenager who died in the Manchester attacks

17th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gym plans expansion

Projekt 42 is hoping to take on the former Leith Links Pavilion, but needs local authority backing before Christmas

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
People give presents with a purpose at Christmas

It’s the season to be charitable according to new research, which finds over half of us plan to donate this December

12th December 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
A year of success - but campaign to end grouse shooting goes on

A campaign for grouse moor reform is celebrating a year of success

10th December 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Politicians call for arts funding revamp

The funding of arts in Scotland needs an urgent overhaul, according to Holyrood's culture committee

10th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pizza restaurant in bread pledge

Franco Manca is looking for charity partners in Edinburgh as it aims to put surplus dough to good use

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Island social enterprise under threat

Bùth Bharraigh says it will be forced to close if it has to move to a new site proposed by the local authority

6th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the modern volunteer in Scotland

New research has given a comprehensive picture of the types of people who are volunteering in Scotland

6th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Private schools to lose charity rate relief next year

The Scottish Government has confirmed independent schools will lose charitable rate reliefs of up to 80% from next year

5th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots urged to thank their neighbours

The Big Lunch has launched a new campaign, #ThereForMe, encouraging everyone to thank the neighbours and people who support them

2nd December 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cup final to benefit children’s hospital

Charity collections will be held at the game between Celtic and Rangers this weekend.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Rangers celebrate partnership with LGBT inclusion charity

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara joined pupils to celebrate the launch of a new partnership between the club’s charity foundation and TIE

29th November 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Avoid payday loans this Christmas

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sector staff excel in use of social media

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

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
WWF UK raises £1m in Australia bushfire appeal

The charity said support from the public had been “incredible”.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Don wristbands to fight cancer, charity urges

Cancer Research UK calls for support ahead of World Cancer Day.

14th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Air pollution “could kill 160,000 in a decade”

The British Heart Foundation is calling for “bold action” to improve air quality.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Roads seen as “too dangerous” for cycling

Cycling Scotland research finds potential cyclists are discouraged by Scotland’s busy streets.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
David Attenborough to speak at charity dinner

The broadcaster and naturalist will answer questions in front of an audience of 800.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity announces US tour for historic violin

The instrument, which has link to Robert Burns, is touring to celebrate the Bard’s birthday.

13th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity for bereaved parents unveils new name

The former Sands Lothian charity is now known as Held In Our Hearts.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lotto boost for conservation projects

Over £400,000 is being awarded to initiatives in the Northern Isles and Cairngorms.

9th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity unveils wishes for 2020

RNIB Scotland announces its hopes for the next 12 months.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record numbers of child abuse images reported to charity

The Internet Watch Foundation said it removed millions of pictures and videos last year.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots worried about rent or mortgage

Shelter Scotland research finds thousands struggle with monthly payments.

8th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities benefit from Christmas funding appeal

Ecclesiastical awarded a total of £120,000 through its Christmas campaign.

7th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cancer Research UK launches Race for Life 2020

Events are being held across the country in spring.

7th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
“Staggering” figures highlight scale of emissions inequality

The average Brit has already caused more emissions in 2020 than a Rwandan will in a year.

6th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Citizens Advice unlocks £1.3bn for people since 2009

The network is calling on politicians to put the cost of living at the heart of their policies.

27th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
One in nine Scots species at risk of extinction

WWF Scotland calls for urgent action ahead of major environmental summits.

27th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Most Scots want full ban on fox hunting, poll finds

Survey reveals 77% of people in Scotland think current laws are not strong enough.

26th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Major award for Scottish youth project

A scheme to divert young people away from serious crime has been recognised in Europe.

24th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Celtic fans raise record amount for good causes

Supporters donated £310,000 to the club’s Christmas Appeal.

23rd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News