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City farm in fight for survival

A charity city farm has launched a major fundraising appeal to save it from closure

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Successful social enterprise becomes a charity

After a successful first 18 months in business, social enterprise The Workshop Aberfeldy has become a charity

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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US poverty group targets Glasgow - because it’s so poor

US Christian activists are raising cash to spread the word in Glasgow – because they reckon it’s so poor and deprived

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charity farm gets back to its roots

One of Edinburgh’s most unique farms is set to expand this year and return to its organic roots

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Andy Murray to host charity tennis event in Glasgow

Andy Murray Live promises great tennis and entertainment while fundraising for charity

25th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

The National Trust, Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among UK runners

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish charity’s documentary to be screened at Cannes

Generation Hope, a film about Mary’s Meals, will be shown in the festival’s Short Film Corner

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Sight loss radio station changes its name

Insight Radio is now known as a RNIB Connect Radio

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star’s scarf to raise thousands for Scottish cancer charity

Sam Heughan's scarf is proving the most popular item in Cahonas Scotland's Loosen Up campaign for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to transform Glasgow’s George Square this summer

An artist's impression of how Glasgow's George Square will look during this summer's Homeless World Cup has been released by the tournament's organisers

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Volunteers launch service to help the drunk and vulnerable at night

A new service in Edinburgh hopes to relieve the pressure on emergency services

18th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity beer brewing to be a social success

​Brewgooder beer has raised over £50,000 and Sir Tom Hunter is backing it to be a success

14th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Communities get help to take over sports clubs

New body will help groups take over and run sports clubs for the benefits of their communities

13th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Grand National should be banned blasts charity

Animal rights campaigners hit out after five horses die at Aintree race meet

11th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Boycott the Grand National and back a charity instead

Animal rights group makes plea ahead of “grotesque spectacle”

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use our heritage to create a better Scotland

Politicians should find means of using heritage to improve people’s wellbeing, a major conservation charity has said

5th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish football has done nothing to eradicate sectarianism

Government should step in to make authorities punish clubs whose fans misbehave and while it's at it build more shared school campuses says campaign group

1st April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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MND Scotland’s sadness at Ronnie Corbett’s passing

A Scottish charity has expressed sadness at the death of TV comedy legend Ronnie Corbett from motor neurone disease

1st April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Holyrood election 2016 - the main parties pitch to the third sector on the environment

Every week until the 5 May Holyrood poll, we are asking the five main parties to spell out what they offer Scotland’s third sector.

21st April 2016 by TFN

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Scottish charity’s documentary to be screened at Cannes

Generation Hope, a film about Mary’s Meals, will be shown in the festival’s Short Film Corner

20th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More protection for precious sea habitat

The seas around one of Scotland’s remotest islands have been given extra protection thanks tough new safeguards

18th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Bird numbers plummet in windfarm area

New RSPB research finds an 80% drop in golden plover numbers following the construction of a windfarm in the north of Scotland

15th April 2016 by Susan Smith

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Campaign to stop Jack Nicklaus golf course being built in Scotland

​Uproar at golf course plan that would decimate Aberdeenshire woodland

13th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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We need laws to protect our pets, say Scots

Scots want new laws to protect pets from cruelty and suffering, according to a coalition of animal rights organisations

12th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Atheist student blogger hacked to death

Humanist Society Scotland says atheists are being targetted after barbaric killing in Bangladesh

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Appeal for half a million pounds to restore ancient forest

Loch Arkaig Pine Forest is home to iconic wildlife and was a training ground for Second World War commandos

8th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use our heritage to create a better Scotland

Politicians should find means of using heritage to improve people’s wellbeing, a major conservation charity has said

5th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The best excuse to drink more coffee

International best-selling author launches 44 Scotland Street coffee brand with the Scotland Malawi Partnership

31st March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The 14 young Scots set to change attitudes to nature

A new panel of young people is to promote Scot​land's environment after a survey found young Scots lack knowledge but really care about nature

24th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity beer launched by BrewDog and Social Bite founders

Two social entrepreneurs have teamed up with one of the country’s favourite brewers to create a beer that will give 100% of its profits to charity

22nd March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity shop’s designer collection launched

The Salvation Army has teamed up with Zero Waste Scotland and two fashion designers

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Land reform: a new dawn or a cop out?

The Scottish people will soon not just have a right to roam the country but to know who owns it

17th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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New dawn for communities as £10m buy out fund opens

Communities looking to buy their own land have been given a major boost with the announcement of a new fund to help them

16th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish public needs to refocus on Syria

Organisations in Edinburgh, led by Mercy Corps, are calling on more to be done to help Syrians five years on from the outbreak of civil war

15th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Help could be at hand for Scotland’s disappearing duck

RSPB researchers investigating the puzzling case of the disappearing duck may finally have come up with a solution

11th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Video: Arctic dream is becoming a nightmare

Clever Greenpeace video uses a child's imagination to highlight impact of heavy duty fishermen

9th March 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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£17 million of criminals’ cash given to youth organisations

The next phase of Cash Back for Communities Programme funding is open for applications

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help protect kids from abuse

The NSPCC has put out an urgent call for volunteers in the North East of Scotland to help its work to keep primary school age children safe from abuse

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hundreds of Scottish children called Childline last year about online bullying

​Online bullying is biggest problem faced by this generation says the charity which runs Childline

14th 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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Kiltwalk fundraiser no longer just raising money for children’s charities

All charities, not just children's organisations, will be able to benefit from next year's Kiltwalk events

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline needs more volunteers in Glasgow to meet demand

Its base in the city carried out 33,753 counselling sessions last year

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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YMCA Scotland celebrates with inaugural awards

​New chair announced as Christian youth organisation hosts its first ever annual awards dinner

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity tells Police Scotland to get its priorities right over young people

Members of the Young Scot Police Scotland Youth Advisory Panel have secured five pledges from the force as to how it will work with children and young people

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth worker who downloaded child abuse images escapes jail term

​Former charity worker sentenced to 200 hours community service and placed on the sex offenders register

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young Scot chief is named UK’s top third sector director

Louise Macdonald has been named Not for Profit/Third Sector Director of the Year by the UK Institute of Directors

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children’s commissioner backs call for LGBT+ education in schools

Pressure mounts on the Scottish Government to commit to a new approach to tackling homophobic bullying

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish Youth Parliament hit by spate of resignations

Nine elected MSYPs have quit since September with claims morale is at an all-time low

21st 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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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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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland has been awarded the Scottish Government cash after a rise in the number of children with life-shortening conditions

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people in care to help reform system that is failing them

Charities welcome announcement by First Minister, who says the failings in the system for looked after children breaks her heart

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists win first battle over religion in schools

Permission granted for a judicial review into a Scottish Government decision denying pupils the right to opt out of religious observance

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Terrified kids are calling Childline about creepy clown phenomenon

A charity has blasted idiots dressing up as clowns to scare kids need to "take a long hard look at themselves"

14th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m charity fund now open

​Charities working with children, young people and families have until 30 September to apply

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh Mela in doubt after funding is pulled

A governance row between the festival and its funders has rocked the charity run event

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Community TV channel that promotes charities looks like it will be saved

Crowdfunder campaign for the Community TV channel has raised 95% of target with four days to go

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Complaining about how a charity raises money has been made much easier

A free-phone number and website has gone live

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Thousands of walkers show off their bras to raise cash for cancer charity

Scotland's MoonWalk saw thousands of people take to the streets of Edinburgh wearing decorated bras to raise money for Walk the Walk at the weekend

14th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Injured charity patron’s fundraiser reaches £280,000

​Stephanie Inglis suffered serious head injuries after being involved in a freak motorbike accident in Vietnam

6th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Bank of the year is a charity specialist

​Triodos scoops top award ahead of Barclays

19th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

People are more likely to give to charities when they are offered tax incentives – but these are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Revealed: the perfect storm engulfing charity finance

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Cancer race competitors inspired by brave nine-year-old’s story

Lucy Robertson told Race for Life runners she had to undergo a 7 hour operation after it was discovered she had the same cancer causing gene as her dad

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash awarded to charities supporting bereaved children

Latest Big Lottery Fund Awards total £7 million with £1m for children’s charities in Glasgow

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tampon tax cash for Scottish charities

Fund announced in Chancellor's budget is now open for applications

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots charity is after Londoners’ lunch money

Mary’s Meals launches contactless donation terminals in the capital

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Over £175,000 raised in memory of hero soldier who died during London Marathon

The money has been donated to Help for Heroes in memory of Captain David Seath who died taking part in the 2016 London Marathon

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity accidentally charges donors up to 100 times Direct Debit amounts

Concern Worldwide has apologised to 25,000 of its UK donors and promised all money and charges incurred will be refunded

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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City farm in fight for survival

A charity city farm has launched a major fundraising appeal to save it from closure

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Oxfam scraps doorstep fundraising

The income generated is no longer enough to justify it the charity says

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash available for shed movement

Volunteer groups across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for a share of a new grant fund to help support the set-up of community shed spaces

25th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

The National Trust, Help For Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among UK runners

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Edinburgh barber offering free haircuts to anyone who turns up wearing just their pants

Stag Barber Co. is raising cash and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities dismay as drugs deaths reach record high

Over 700 people suffered a drugs related death in Scotland last year – more than double the figure from a decade ago

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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If you are poor you are three times more likely to kill yourself

Number of suicides in Scotland drop for fifth year running but poorest still most likely to take their own life

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Major cash boost for disability charity

Sense Scotland awarded £618,000 from the Big Lottery Fund

9th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity in festival drugs warning

Addaction issues Belladrum warning following T in the Park deaths

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auction raises £10,000 for malaria charity

The Wimbledon champ sold his shirt to the highest bidder on the Charity Stars website

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young carers hide their responsibilities to avoid being bullied

Carers Trust Scotland reveals 40% of young carers haven't told a friend that they look after a loved one at home

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amy Winehouse Foundation opens women’s rehab home

The charity set up in the tragic singer's memory has opened a recovery house in London

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities invited to apply for funding to be part of child mentoring scheme

£1 million is available to voluntary organisations as part of the first phase of a charity led programme that will support looked after children

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

Bidding is already into the thousands for the piece of historic sporting memorabilia

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray’s new charity role as part of bid to become world number 1

Wimbledon champion says anything he learns to improve his own health from becoming digital health ambassador will only improve his performance on court

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mhairi Black calls for LGBT lessons in schools

Outspoken MP lends her support to campaign as hopes grow that Scotland could become the first country in Europe to approve teaching of LGBT+ issues

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Volunteers needed urgently for dementia trials

Those with dementia or experiencing early memory problems are urgently needed for new drug studies say scientists

19th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tributes paid to Rangers fans for charity donation

Alzheimer Scotland has received £25,000 on behalf of the Rangers Charity Foundation

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mental health problems are just a phase, teens told

Scottish Youth Parliament reveals young people with potentially serious mental health issues are often fobbed off by professionals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free holidays for unpaid carers thanks to benevolent society

Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has made one of its 18 self-catering properties in Pitlochry available for use

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Golf fans urged to wear yellow at Open tournament to show support for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity fundraiser set to turn Ayrshire course a sea of yellow during the Open tournament

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Neil Lennon says depression led him to become paranoid and not want to play football

Former Celtic player and manager reveals, in major charity campaign, that mental health problems turned him away from football

11th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures massive £1 million funding boost

Social care charity Quarriers to receive huge three year grants to support people with epilepsy, their carers and young people

8th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

The Fundraising Regulator has confirmed it has received over 150 complaints from members of the public in the first two months of its existence

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Job losses as children’s charity closes

65 staff from 4Children have been made redundant but majority of employees and services transferred to Action for Children

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity signs deal with venture capital firm

The Winning Scotland Foundation has renewed its relationship with Scottish Equity Partners

22nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities invited to be part of this year’s Giving Tuesday

​#GivingTuesday the global celebration of charities is coming back to the UK this year on 29 November

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Citizens Advice Scotland slammed in damning report

The report into the independent review into the governance of Citizens Advice Scotland has been published calling for a total overhaul of the board

9th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Lords to investigate charities and how they’re run

A House of Lords committee set up to investigate the sustainability of the third sector has put out a call for evidence

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Journalist set to be appointed as chair of charity body

Peter Kellner will take up the role at NCVO in November

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh Mela in doubt after funding is pulled

A governance row between the festival and its funders has rocked the charity run event

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National charity’s new vice-chair is only 17

Young Scot appoints new board members

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Networking event for small charities launched

​Opportunity to meet other organisations and find common ground to build new partnerships

6th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity workers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Philanthropist receives top honour while Scotland Malawi Partnership boss is one of the youngest named

13th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Biggest and best event celebrated our volunteers

The work of the people who form the bedrock of the Scottish third sector was celebrated during the most successful ever Volunteers Week

13th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charities want to remain in the EU

​Survey of third sector workers finds majority support remaining in the EU

3rd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Angela Constance: my commitment to Scotland’s third sector

New third sector minister answers TFN's questions

24th May 2016 by Alex Turnbull

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Angela Constance named minister for third sector

​Angela Constance has been named the cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, replacing Alex Neil

18th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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It’s time academics listened to charities says report

Carnegie UK Trust says the idea that all knowledge comes from universities is outdated and academics need to work with charities to improve public policy

18th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

People are more likely to give to charities when they are offered tax incentives – but these are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Revealed: the perfect storm engulfing charity finance

Demand up, income down: the state of charity finance in Scotland

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

The Humanist Society Scotland has named Dr Bob Scott as the first winner of its Gordon Ross Award

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens its first Aberdeen social enterprise café

Sandwich shop chain has expanded the number of its outlets in Scotland to five

21st September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity launches fundraiser

The Rock Trust Sleep Out will take place this year on 6 November

11th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity Awards winner scoops £500,000

2015 Scottish Charity Awards winner has been awarded half a million pounds from the Scottish Land Fund

8th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Emergency summit called on housing refugees

An emergency meeting has been held so that Scottish housing associations can agree a practical and immediate response to the refugee crisis in Europe

8th September 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charities respond to new government bills

Scottish charities respond to plans outlined in Scotland's programme for government for the next year

2nd September 2015 by Susan Smith

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Thousands more Scots seek help with housing payments

​Discretionary housing payments increasingly relied on by low income Scots

25th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Big Issue signs up for smartphone app

Homelessness charity launches app which allows you to scan a barcode to donate to it

24th August 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5m energy fund for poorest households

New scheme will fund poorest families to become energy efficient

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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New housing development already has waiting list

Innovative housing development sees older people's homes snapped up

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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New chief executive for leading housing association

​West of Scotland Housing appoints new chief executive

24th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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End violence against women say Glasgow refugees

​Refugee men make film opposing violence against women

17th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Rent control campaign gathers momentum

​Backing for rent campaign increases among public as well as MSPs

17th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Mhairi Black calls for stricter rent controls

Tighter regulation needed to reign in exorbitant private rents as well as better standard of accommodation

10th August 2015 by Robert Armour

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The most boring video ever goes viral for charity

Spanish charity hits on way to raise funds from YouTube

4th August 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic Red Road flats get set to be demolished

​GHA says remaining buildings will be gone by the end of the year

3rd August 2015 by Robert Armour

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Single people most likely to be left homeless

Research reveals single Scots least likely to get homelessness support when they need it

30th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Welfare cuts will make 1,000 vulnerable young Scots homeless

​Warnings made that an extra 1,000 young Scots will be made homeless if Tories' housing benefit cap is enforced

28th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Living rent rates call as Shelter launches new site

​Legislation should cap rents for low income families

20th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charity energy scheme will slash big six prices

​Our Power promises to cut fuel bills for an initial 200,000 low income households

16th July 2015 by Robert Armour

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Schools open in the holidays to feed hungry families

Primary schools in Glasgow are to open during the holidays in a bid to beat food poverty in deprived communities

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to transform Glasgow’s George Square this summer

An artist's impression of how Glasgow's George Square will look during this summer's Homeless World Cup has been released by the tournament's organisers

19th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Benefit changes leave families at risk of abuse

Proposed changes to social security payments will put women and children at risk of abuse, a coalition of charities has warned

18th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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The story of a Scottish charity screened in Glasgow cinema

Generation Hope tells of the work of the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals

15th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Prison bakery trying to raise enough dough to open on the outside

Social enterprise ​Freedom Bakery based inside HMP Low Moss wants to open a second bakery in Glasgow - but this time on the outisde

12th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity gets cash to help entrepreneurs

A charity that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in Scotland’s poorest communities will be expanded thanks to a £225,000 funding boost

21st March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Tory torpedoed by charity for supporting cuts

Tory leaves charity after he backed cuts

17th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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EXCLUSIVE: plug pulled on major foodbank

One of Scotland’s busiest and best known foodbanks is to close, TFN can reveal.

15th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Charity trains police to tackle hate crime

A charity is working with the police to train 60 officers in dealing with hate crime faced by the LGBTI community

14th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Holyrood candidates told: make welfare a priority

New powers should be made to create a fairer welfare system, say campaigners

14th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Prostitution in Scotland - the brutal reality: part 3

An Edinburgh prostitute has lifted the lid on the devastating impact sex work has had on her life

11th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Empowering abused women and helping them back into work

Women who have suffered violence or abuse will benefit from an investment of £190,000 to help them back into work

8th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Tesco to give unsold food to the hungry

Charities and a major supermarket chain will combine to provide an innovative approach to tackling food poverty

8th March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Uniting to fight poverty in Scotland

Scotland needs a new food justice movement led by those with direct experience of hunger

1st March 2016 by Graham Martin

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Is civil society failing refugees?

Minister claims civil society should do more for refugees - does he have a point?

29th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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Exposed: foul website promotes child sex and trafficking

A sick website is a cover for sex traffickers and a playground for perverts seeking under-age sex, TFN can reveal

26th February 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBT bullying in schools is rife

Scotland's politicians need to take action to tackle the serious problem of LGBT bullying in schools

23rd February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The brutal reality of prostitution in Scotland: part 2

An Edinburgh prostitute reveals the brutal reality of the sex industry.

22nd February 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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Half of Scots charities have lost fundraising income

Those reliant on fundraised income have been worst hit by crisis

5th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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Charity marks milestone anniversary

The Camphill movement was founded 80 years ago, and since then has been internationally recognised for providing great care and support

5th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Vital fund running out of cash

More families need emergency cash

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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Half of charities fear running out of cash within months

A new study has shown the extent to which charities face a fight for their future, with demand surging but income falling rapidly

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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One in six Scots volunteer during lockdown

New figures reveal 10 million adults in the UK have given their time to support others.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Refugee group wins volunteering award

Forth Valley Welcome is one of more than 200 groups that has received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity launches nationwide shopping service

Food Train Connects has been launched in response to thousands of older Scots needing support during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Trust unveils £500,000 Covid-19 recovery fund

Charities in Perth and Kinross are invited to apply for additional financial support.

2nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity set for new chapter in 80th year

Emma Walker has been announced as the new director of Camphill Scotland, as the organisation marks its 80th birthday

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Health charity in NHS warning

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland says third sector organisations need long-term funding to help the NHS avoid a permanent state of crisis

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 1 June

Rounding up the third sector's response #NeverMoreNeeded

1st June 2020 by Robert Armour

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Volunteers’ Week underway

This year's celebrations take place at a time when the contributions of volunteers have never been more needed

1st June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Enjoy some TFN back issues!

Enjoy some TFN back issues!

29th May 2020 by TFN

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Climate justice must be part of post-Covid recovery

Climate justice and the Covid recovery go hand in hand, says civil society

29th May 2020 by Graham Martin

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The Big Lunch goes online

The popular event will take place next weekend, with participants invited to grab a plate and give someone a call

29th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

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MS hub offers vital support

More than 450 online sessions will be offered to those stuck in isolation due to the condition

29th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19: remaking a better world and the role of civil society

Global civil society has a vital role to play in reconstructing the world, post Covid-19, says Civicus

29th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots charity offers support to footballers

Kibble is offering lockdown support to staff at St Mirren, and said it hopes to expand the service

28th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding aims to help autistic people feel connected

The Scottish Government has announced new funds for charities that are helping to support autistic people through the coronavirus pandemic

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No exceptions to furlough rules for charities

The UK government has rejected a plea to allow furloughed charity staff to continue volunteering for the organisations they work for

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
More celebs back charity’s geeky appeal

Jodie Whittaker and Brian Cox have backed CHAS' Share Your Joy campaign

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots worried about their income

Almost half of Scots are worried about their finances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

30th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emergency fund hugely over-subscribed

Charities desperate for funding

30th April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Human rights must be at the heart of recovery

Decisions made to ensure that Scotland recovers from Covid-19 must be human rights-based, a new report has recommended

29th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Save the Children “bowled over” by coronavirus response

The charity is aiming to raise £80m to support those hardest hit by the pandemic.

29th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
RNLI takes annual Mayday campaign online

Charity calls on the public to help support its lifesaving service.

28th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
More than £1m distributed by emergency fund

CAF’s Coronavirus Emergency Fund is supporting small charities around the UK.

28th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Epilepsy charity to close after 17 years

The Muir Maxwell Trust has led the drive to improve research and treatment for the condition

28th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help baby charities

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund will provide mental health support for families

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
“Wonder dog” launches new fitness challenge

Cancer Research UK unveils Race for Life at Home after Glasgow events postponed.

27th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Royal Blind leaders take on 2.6 Challenge

Senior executives are raising money to support the charity’s residential services.

27th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Star Wars legend urges sci-fi fans to come out in force for Scots charity

Ewan McGregor is encouraging members of the public to show allegiance to their favourite science-fiction, fantasy or musical hero in aid of CHAS

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Race for Life events postponed

Cancer Research UK has said it has had to postpone the major fundraising events, which were due to take place this spring and summer

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Night In raises £27m

Millions of pounds were donated to UK charities during the fundraiser, with the government set to match-fund the money raised

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity uses reserves to support other projects

Includem has used funds from its reserves to donate to other charities who are helping young people

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unpaid carers struggle on

The vast majority of unpaid carers are providing increased care for their loved ones and worry about them getting sick

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youngsters empowered to help coronavirus fight

A fund has been launched to support young people to develop creative digital submissions highlighting how the community is responding to Covid-19

23rd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Seabird centre survival “on a cliff-edge” as it launches public appeal

Chris Packham has backed a charity’s appeal for life or death funding to weather the Covid-19 storm

5th May 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Red Cross sets up mental health team to support lockdown isolation

Aid organisation re-focuses its volunteers to staff the helpline

5th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland can lead the way on sustainable development

A new report aims to bring together civil society and government to make Scotland a leader in its approach to sustainable development

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National Trust faces UK-wide crisis

Conservation group is facing an unprecedented challenge

5th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity workers feature in new Top Trump cards

Recognition for key workers included in the popular game

4th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
76,000 Scots sign up to volunteer

Recruitment for the Scotland Cares Campaign has been paused due to the volume of sign-ups in the first month

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No exceptions to furlough rules for charities

The UK government has rejected a plea to allow furloughed charity staff to continue volunteering for the organisations they work for

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Carers consider action after being sacked for raising Covid concerns

Compassion in Care claims that five carers came forward this month to say they no longer had jobs after raising Covid concerns

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
All charities can now apply for business loan scheme

Loan scheme came under fire for excluding thousands of charities

1st May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Virtual VE Day plans revealed

Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland will carry out a full programme of virtual events to mark 75 years since the end of the war

30th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Captain Tom becomes a colonel

Recognition for his outstanding fundraising efforts as he turns 100

30th April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Changes in charity’s boardroom

Quarriers has announced a new chairman and deputy chair

30th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emergency fund hugely over-subscribed

Charities desperate for funding

30th April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Baby loss charity launches vital fundraiser

Group wants individuals to take on challenge to help its cause

30th April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Human rights must be at the heart of recovery

Decisions made to ensure that Scotland recovers from Covid-19 must be human rights-based, a new report has recommended

29th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Awards watched online by 10,000

The Charity Film Awards was still a success, despite the ceremony having to go online as a result of lockdown

29th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK government rejects extra cash call for charities

£750m is not enough says Labour

29th April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Keep moving this spring

The Step Count Challenge will return next month, despite Scotland being in lockdown

28th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity groups team up to improve employability in Scotland

Two groups have joined forces to provide a platform and collective voice for voluntary sector organisations in Scotland

28th April 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Covid-19: charities need urgent financial help - or many will collapse

Charities and voluntary groups need an urgent financial support package – or many face imminent collapse

3rd April 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Mary’s Meals: our life saving work will go on

A Scotland-based aid charity has vowed that its work to feed hungry children won’t stop, despite Covid-19

2nd April 2020 by Graham Martin

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Coronavirus puts 80% of heritage sites at risk

A new £50m emergency fund has been created to support attractions across the UK

2nd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Climate summit postponed

COP26, which had been due to take place in Glasgow in November, has been postponed as a result of the Covid pandemic

2nd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Delay to Climate Change Plan “understandable”

The Scottish Government says it remains fully committed to tackling the climate emergency.

1st April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Covid-19: charities fear funding cuts as demand for services soars

The coronavirus pandemic has left charities facing a surge in demand for their services despite grave concerns about funding decreases

31st March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish SPCA struggling to feed animals

The charity has issued an urgent appeal for donations of pet food.

31st March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

News on how Scotland's voluntary sector reponds to the pandemic

31st March 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
20,000 Scots sign up to volunteer

The Scotland Cares campaign has had an incredible response in its first 24 hours

31st March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity welcomes new osprey to reserve

A ringed female has joined the resident male at the Loch of the Lowes site.

30th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Emergency funding for communities launched

More than 30 projects in Scotland have already benefited from the coronavirus resilience funding

30th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteer effort aims to beat coronavirus

A drive to get those who are healthy to support communities through the Covid-19 epidemic has been launched

30th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector can lead the way in treating workers fairly during crisis

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop and STUC general secretary Grahame Smith issued a joint statement this week outlining a shared commitment to fair work

27th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Households get set for Earth Hour

Lights will be switched off at homes and attractions throughout the world to show solidarity with our planet

27th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

Updates on third sector's response to coronavirus crisis

27th March 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Oxfam halts sale of second hand items

The charity has said it will no longer sell the items online, following the closure of its shops last week

26th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards will go ahead

The annual awards ceremony will be held as an online only event

25th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£20m coronavirus support fund launched

Charities can now apply for vital funding to help them stabilise and manage cash flows through the crisis

25th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Human rights “must be central” to virus response

Civicus said evidence is already emerging of states violating these rights.

24th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding aims to help autistic people feel connected

The Scottish Government has announced new funds for charities that are helping to support autistic people through the coronavirus pandemic

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
76,000 Scots sign up to volunteer

Recruitment for the Scotland Cares Campaign has been paused due to the volume of sign-ups in the first month

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More celebs back charity’s geeky appeal

Jodie Whittaker and Brian Cox have backed CHAS' Share Your Joy campaign

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown doesn’t mean sit down

A charity is encouraging older people to remain active throughout lockdown so they can stay fit and confident

1st May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scouts camp out at home

Unable to take part in their regular activities, thousands of scouts have been earning badges by camping at home

30th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Virtual VE Day plans revealed

Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland will carry out a full programme of virtual events to mark 75 years since the end of the war

30th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown doesn’t mean shutdown for charity’s vital work

Home-Start is responding to challenges presented by the coronavirus across Scotland

30th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Save the Children “bowled over” by coronavirus response

The charity is aiming to raise £80m to support those hardest hit by the pandemic.

29th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity groups team up to improve employability in Scotland

Two groups have joined forces to provide a platform and collective voice for voluntary sector organisations in Scotland

28th April 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Epilepsy charity to close after 17 years

The Muir Maxwell Trust has led the drive to improve research and treatment for the condition

28th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity comes to rescue of stranded student nurses

Dial-a-Journey is now ferrying nurses who were struggling to get into their work across Stirlingshire

28th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help baby charities

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund will provide mental health support for families

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity for older people names new boss

Re-engage has announced the appointment of a new head of engagement for Scotland

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Star Wars legend urges sci-fi fans to come out in force for Scots charity

Ewan McGregor is encouraging members of the public to show allegiance to their favourite science-fiction, fantasy or musical hero in aid of CHAS

27th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Night In raises £27m

Millions of pounds were donated to UK charities during the fundraiser, with the government set to match-fund the money raised

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity uses reserves to support other projects

Includem has used funds from its reserves to donate to other charities who are helping young people

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unpaid carers struggle on

The vast majority of unpaid carers are providing increased care for their loved ones and worry about them getting sick

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youngsters empowered to help coronavirus fight

A fund has been launched to support young people to develop creative digital submissions highlighting how the community is responding to Covid-19

23rd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top charity directors named

The finalists for the annual awards ceremony have been named, with a strong representation from the voluntary sector

23rd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Coronavirus: support pledge made to the sector

The Wise Group has put a series of measures in place to help support individuals and organisations through the coronavirus

17th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Coronavirus self-isolators should be given “rent holidays”

Living Rent also demanded a pause on evictions during the coronavirus outbreak.

16th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

4 Comments News
Coronavirus sector funding call

A call has been made for specific funding to be created to help the voluntary sector respond to the crisis

16th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community call as coronavirus cases rise

Scots are being asked to ensure links within their community are strengthened as the prospect of mass social isolation grows

12th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charities driving fight against cyber crime

The Third Sector Cyber Catalyst network is aiming to lead the fight against online crime and raise awareness of the dangers of cyber-crime

11th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Social letting agency unveils all-female management team

Homes for Good leases 500 properties to people on low incomes or benefits.

11th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Advice issued for charities on coronavirus outbreak

No panic if practical measures are taken

10th March 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New CEO for regeneration network

Louisa Macdonell joins Development Trusts Association Scotland.

9th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Communities secretary to step down

Aileen Campbell has announced she will step down as an MSP ahead of next year's Holyrood elections

9th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Coronavirus advice for social landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator has said social landlords must be aware of the impact the virus could have

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Major funder to revamp grants

Corra Foundation has unveiled its new 10-year strategy, which includes a commitment to unrestricted funding

5th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Supported housing developments get £6.2m investment

The projects will provide community homes for people with long-term health needs.

4th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Women ignored by housing policy, report finds

Charity calls for gender equality to be enshrined in decision-making.

4th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Contactless donations for the homeless introduced

An online donation facility, contactless giving points and a website will be created so practical items can be donated to homeless people

3rd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity takes on former record store

Refuweegee has moved into the site which Fopp has vacated in Byres Road

2nd March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community project gets £200,000 cash boost

The project aims to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Glasgow.

24th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
All set for The Gathering

Thousands of representatives from Scotland's voluntary sector will descend on the SEC this week

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Still time to apply for IoD awards

Third sector directors are being invited to apply for an awards ceremony that celebrates creative leadership

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Winter Kitchen boosts homeless support

Recovery organisations have teamed up with local businesses to ensure homeless people have the support they need during the day

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners welcome early release of prisoners

Move made to ease coronavirus threat in Scots prisons

22nd April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

News of how the sector is helping communites during the pandemic

22nd April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Hearts charity tackles child poverty

More than 2,500 people have benefitted from Big Hearts initiatives in the past year.

21st April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities urge rethink over jury-free trials

Victim support organisations warn of a backlog of cases that could take years to clear.

21st April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Guide to applying for emergency coronavirus funding

Local charities and grassroots organisations that are responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of up to £5,000

21st April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Appeal launched to help struggling single parents

One Parent Families Scotland has seen a surge in demand for its services, as single parents struggle through the coronavirus crisis

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emergency appeal launched as carers battle on

Unpaid carers have reported that they are unable to pay for petrol to visit their loved ones and can't afford basic items

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stage set for Charity Film Awards

The annual gala event will take place virtually tomorrow evening (Tuesday 21 April)

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Edinburgh food project launched

City of Edinburgh Council and voluntary sector organisations have teamed up to ensure communities can access vital food supplies

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding to help feed the vulnerable

The Scottish Government has announced emergency funding for food projects across the country

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19 human rights inquiry call

Scottish equality and human rights groups would like to see the implications the pandemic is having for communities examined

17th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hundreds contact Childline about coronavirus

Young people have raised concerns over their mental health, worry about their parents losing jobs and reported abuse to the helpline

17th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Challenge aims to raise millions for charity

Organisers of major fundraising events hope The 2.6 Challenge will fill the gap left by postponement of events such as the London Marathon

17th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sex workers forced onto streets during lockdown

Risks being taken through desperation

16th April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Crisis grants total passes £1m

Foundation Scotland has distributed over £1m to more than 260 groups since launching its new coronavirus emergency fund

15th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Harry backs Street Soccer Scotland

Former West Ham and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp took the time to speak to the players the charity supports

15th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Men’s Shed produces vital equipment

Kinross and District Men’s Shed is producing face masks to help support key workers during the coronavirus pandemic

14th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Furlough queries dominate concerns raised

Almost a third of coronavirus related enquiries made to a national advice service centre around the job retention scheme

14th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities invited to apply to £50m fund

The Wellbeing Fund aims to assist third sector organisations working with people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

14th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Providing support across Edinburgh

Edinburgh Coronavirus Support has gone from strength to strength after launching as the seriousness of Covid-19 became apparent #NeverMoreNeeded

11th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£10m boost for community groups

Further significant funding has been allocated to groups that are leading the response to Covid-19 in their communities

11th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asbestos campaigner fears victims may die before justice

​Courts service prioritising other cases

11th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Vital coronavirus fund re-opens for applications

Those who missed out on initial funding from the Wellbeing Fund are invited to apply, with more than £6 million already going to projects

8th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disabled people at breaking point with fear and anxiety

​Some respondents talked of suicidal thoughts

8th May 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
£5m digital isolation project launched

Vulnerable people will be given tablets or PCs, and gain the skills they need to use them, so they can stay connected during the coronavirus lockdown

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity works with police to curb disabled people’s anxiety

Digital image of rights curbs disabled people's anxiety during lockdown

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Concerns over those in recovery as Scots reduce NHS service use

Scots are less likely to access NHS services during lockdown, a new survey commissioned by a Scottish drug and alcohol charity has shown

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third of Scots fear losing their jobs

Mental Health Foundation research shows how many Scots are impacted by lockdown

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing association concierge helps save boy’s life

Davie Murray has been labelled a hero after his quick response to help little Arron Hepburn

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 7 May

How the sector is responding to the pandemic

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Covid-19: how a small community is rising to a massive challenge

TFN hears about the work going on in the Borders town, which faces similar problems to much of the rest of Scotland due to the Covid-19 outbreak

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record-breaking cyclist leads ‘round the world’ challenge

Around the World in One Day, led by Mark Beaumont, has already amassed more than £150,000 for NHS charities

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National bereavement support service launched

Marie Curie has started a new helpline for those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one during lockdown

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Emergency payment to be made to carers

A one-off payment of £230 is set to be made to 83,000 carers in Scotland

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poverty places intolerable pressure on carers

More than 100 voluntary organisations have called for action to support those on the frontline of the coronavirus battle

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Wednesday 6 May

How the sector is responding to the ongoing pandemic

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Youth work sector in grave funding warning

Youth work leaders have said they need support from politicians of all parties, having already seen funds drop by £20m as a result of Covid-19

6th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches walking podcast

Edith Bowman provides the voice for the new Mind to Walk podcast, created by Paths for All

5th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteer effort aims to beat coronavirus

A drive to get those who are healthy to support communities through the Covid-19 epidemic has been launched

30th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Households get set for Earth Hour

Lights will be switched off at homes and attractions throughout the world to show solidarity with our planet

27th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

Updates on third sector's response to coronavirus crisis

27th March 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity Film Awards will go ahead

The annual awards ceremony will be held as an online only event

25th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£20m coronavirus support fund launched

Charities can now apply for vital funding to help them stabilise and manage cash flows through the crisis

25th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Covid-19: your TFN carries on regardless

TFN will switch to fully digital during the coronavirus crisis

24th March 2020 by TFN

0 Comments News
LOVE Gorgie Farm calls for foodbank volunteers

The urban farm is delivering free breakfasts during the coronavirus crisis.

24th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Deadline extended as awards ceremony moved

The Scottish Charity Awards will now take place in September - with the deadline for applying extended until the end of April

24th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Celebs step up to support communities

Stars from Scotland and further afield have been helping organisations to respond to the coronavirus crisis

24th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National Trust closes gardens after busy weekend

The charity had hoped to avoid closing open spaces.

23rd March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Vital coronavirus site launched for the third sector

Important resource connects voluntary groups offering support

20th March 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
National Trust for Scotland closes properties amid coronavirus outbreak

The conservation charity is keeping parks and gardens open.

18th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk funding boost for charities

Events in Glasgow and Aberdeen may have been cancelled, but funds will be donated by The Hunter Foundation later this spring

18th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Deposit return scheme to be delayed

Challenges presented by the coronavirus mean the initiative will not be implemented until next year

17th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
BBC delays licence fee changes for older people

Charity welcomes move made in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

16th March 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New chapter for city farm

A range of new services have been unveiled at the recently reopened LOVE Gorgie Farm

16th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Older people must be supported through Covid outbreak

Age Scotland has issued advice on how to help older people as cases of coronavirus rise across the UK

13th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chance to shine on stage

Performers are being given the chance to get The MoonWalk Scotland underway this summer

13th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community call as coronavirus cases rise

Scots are being asked to ensure links within their community are strengthened as the prospect of mass social isolation grows

12th March 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Cancer referrals plummet amid coronavirus outbreak

Those with symptoms are urged not to put off contacting their GP.

20th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Appeal launched to save charity farm

The VSA Easter Anguston Farm faces closure unless vital funds are raised.

20th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Keep dogs on leads, charity urges

The Scottish SPCA is asking dog owners to act responsibly during the coronavirus crisis.

15th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Older people “must have equal access to treatment”

Charity calls for assurances after figures show 237 care home residents have died from Covid-19.

15th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Free wills campaign to raise £155,000 for Marie Curie

Glasgow legal firm Scullion Law has helped 700 people leave money to the charity.

15th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Online event to highlight diabetes support

Charity warns lockdown can be overwhelming to some with type 1 diabetes.

15th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Family determined to take part in tenth Kiltwalk

The Moirs, from Erskine, have raised over £22,000 in memory of their son Aidan.

14th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Sexual predators targeted during lockdown

Charities have welcomed a new campaign from Police Scotland.

14th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
No “quick fix” from £30m charity pledge

Legal experts warn of third sector cashflow struggles while applications are processed.

14th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Helpline to support those most at risk from Covid-19

A new national service has been launched to provide advice during the pandemic.

14th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New chair for Unicef’s Scottish board

Malcolm Robertson succeeds Lynne Cadenhead in the role.

8th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Men’s Sheds appoints Sir Harry Burns as patron

The former chief medical officer will promote the charity across Scotland.

8th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Anxiety charities face surge in demand

Anxiety UK and OCD-UK call for more support for people with mental health difficulties.

8th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities awarded £380,000 to support young people

Thousands of families will benefit from the Wellbeing Fund award.

8th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children In Need and Comic Relief unite for TV fundraiser

The Big Night In will raise money for charities and community projects around the UK.

7th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities launch post-Covid support hub

Service launched after studies suggest Covid can have long-term health impacts.

7th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New CEO takes up post with Quarriers

Dr Ron Culley pledged to support vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.

6th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities unite to provide 350 meals a week

Five organisations have joined forces to feed homeless people in Glasgow.

6th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Palliative care workers given coronavirus advice

Marie Curie has published guidance for health and social care professionals.

6th April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News