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Nicola Sturgeon on improving the role of the third sector in Scottish society

There is still a way to go in ensuring the third sector is perceived as an equal player in Scottish society but the first minister is optimistic

20th February 2019 by Susan Smith

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Charity workers’ fears for the future laid bare

Rising overheads, funding cuts and increased work loads are amongst the concerns that third sector staff have - a survey has revealed

20th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pop-up charity shops can transform struggling high streets

Most people favour putting empty shops to community or charity use to keep high streets vibrant

19th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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Come and have a cuppa on TFN at the Gathering

Team TFN is inviting readers to join them for a free cup of tea or coffee and a chat at this year’s Gathering.

19th February 2019 by TFN

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Racism and discrimination: the reality of work for BME women

A majority of black and minority ethnic women have experienced racism, discrimination and racial bias at work in Scotland

19th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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Employability programme provider in administration

The closure of Working Links presents an opportunity for greater third sector involvement in Fair Start Scotland, SCVO has claimed

19th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Far right on the rise in a desperate and divided UK

Fascists are tapping into UK political rage

18th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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New dads have to head back to work while babies in hospital

Charity Bliss has revealed two thirds of dads of premature babies are back in the office before their children are released from hospital

18th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding boost for Fife Gingerbread

The charity has received £60,000 to help it become more sustainable as efforts to save the organisation continue

15th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Third sector gets millions to improve communities

More than £2 million has been provided to allow Highlands and islands communities find new ways to improve people’s lives and services

15th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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Benefit bashing and Brexit increase extreme poverty

An international poverty expert has said that meaningful action must be taken to help those who face deprivation

15th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots council takes away rates relief for charity shops

Authority says it faces bankruptcy unless it makes desperate cuts

13th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Call for charities to make their voices heard

The Edinburgh Compact Voice Survey 2019 aims to paint a picture of the voluntary sector in the capital

12th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Huge boost as employer offers jobs to autistic jobseekers

Banking giant partners the social enterprise to offer employment opportunities to people with autism

12th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Kids Company probe on hold

A Charity Commission investigation into the scandal-hit organisation is on ice while legal proceedings take place

12th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shops raise fears over Brexit

Applying new safety kitemark could cost charity retailers dear

12th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charity in funding plea as projects face axe

Fife Gingerbread has penned an open letter to local authority bosses, highlighting its work and fears over existing partnerships

12th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Instagram to include donate function

People will soon be able to donate to charity through Instagram

11th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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MSPs praise charity’s 150 year fight for social justice

MSPs have recognised the role and importance of a third sector group which is celebrating its 150th birthday

11th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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