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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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Project aims to help older workers

Funding of £2.2 million will be used to help raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charities fight for survival after EU freezes cash

Urgent call on Scottish Government to resolve EU funding crisis

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New chief executive for major charitable trust

One of the UK’s biggest charitable trusts has a new chief executive

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk breaks more records

It the Kiltwalk now Scotland's favourite mass participation event?

3rd June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts to raise lottery cap

Cap on income means charities are losing out

30th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charity trustee who stole huge sums faces £1.5m court action

Crown is pursuing proceeds of crime legislation

28th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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Third sector partnership wins £5m contract

Cash will go to support social firms across the country

27th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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£1.9m for youth projects across Scotland

Organisations from throughout the country are set to benefit from funding gained from dormant bank accounts

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legacy giving on the up

People are more likely to leave donations to charity in their will than they were 10 years ago, a survey has revealed

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities rally round to support job seekers

Organisations have begun talks to continue services which were provided by the Shirlie Project, after the charity's sudden closure

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign to support Glad Cafe continues

More than £30,000 has been raised in just a few weeks to help carry out vital repairs to the Shawlands social enterprise

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Church criticised on climate change commitment

Members of the Church of Scotland have opted not to end investment in fossil fuels, despite recognising a climate emergency

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Race for Life 25th anniversary events underway

Sara Wilson, 25, got the Race for Life Glasgow underway as thousands of runners took to the streets for Cancer Research UK

20th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK misses out on EU poverty funds

The Home Office has failed to secure £600,000 for victims of modern slavery, and there are fears that further funding could also be lost

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise aims to create positivity

Residents in the north of Edinburgh are being invited to come up with creative ideas

15th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Mega-rich give a smaller proportion of their wealth to charity

Decline in the number of super-rich individuals donating more than one per cent of their wealth

14th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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£6 million boost for cancer research

New funding provided by Cancer Research will help more doctors go on to carry out groundbreaking research work

13th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bookmakers failing to cough up for charity

High street chains are failing to give levels of donations earmarked for charity

13th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam ignored warnings about sexual abuse in Haiti

Scathing report warns: this can't happen again anywhere in the sector

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
It’s official: Scots most generous in the UK

Extensive research proves Scottish generosity is leading the UK

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Activists board north sea oil rig

BP warns their actions endanger safety

10th June 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Re-use social enterprise aims higher to reduce waste

A new reuse business has been launched by two Glasgow based social enterprises

7th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Ypeople leaves the YMCA movement

Young people's charity decides to go it alone

7th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m in public donations but MP-backed aid charity did not deliver

Charity Commission finds only scant evidence of charitable activity

7th June 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
MP jailed for foodbank embezzlement

Natalie McGarry gets 18 months

6th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sector stalwart announces retirement

Organisation is commencing the search for a new head

6th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Samaritans mark 60 years in Scotland

Since the 1 June 1959, every single call that has been made to the Samaritans has been answered by a volunteer

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Crew can’t get on so lifeboat service is suspended

Draconian action taken as no solution could be found

6th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish charities fight for survival after EU freezes cash

Urgent call on Scottish Government to resolve EU funding crisis

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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How Scotland’s third sector shaped the poltical landscape

Impact of sector marked in unique publication

4th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief executive for major charitable trust

One of the UK’s biggest charitable trusts has a new chief executive

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Treasurer spent cash on luxury holidays

​HMRC nails fraudster after Gift Aid scam

3rd June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Kiltwalk breaks more records

It the Kiltwalk now Scotland's favourite mass participation event?

3rd June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Businesses benefit from charity donations and volunteering

Businesses which encourage staff to donate to charity and volunteer their time see a boost in employee morale

31st May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
NGO’s leadership resigns over “toxic” workplace report

Almost the entirety of Amnesty International’s leadership team have left the organisation following an investigation into its “toxic” work culture

28th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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New chief executive for leading social enterprise

One of Scotland’s leading social enterprises has a new chief executive

28th May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
U-turn over ban for charity chief executive’s father

The father of the Scottish Refugee Council's Sabir Zazai will be allowed to see his son receive recognition for his contribution to civil society

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Church criticised on climate change commitment

Members of the Church of Scotland have opted not to end investment in fossil fuels, despite recognising a climate emergency

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youngsters to hit the great outdoors

Ramblers Scotland has launched a new award scheme which aims to get people out and about in Scotland

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New chief executive for major conservation charity

One of the UK’s biggest environmental charities has appointed a new chief executive

16th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity chief executive’s father banned from UK

The father of Sabir Zazai has been blocked by the Home Office from seeing the Scottish Refugee Council boss receiving an honour

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival celebrates refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced its full programme of events for 2019

15th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Work together to protect our nature sites

More action is needed to improve the condition of Scotland’s most important nature conservation areas, according to RSPB Scotland

13th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Drinks deposit scheme introduced in Scotland

A 20p deposit will be added to cans and bottles in Scotland - which will be refunded if the items are returned after use

9th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival of Islamic culture to take place

The inaugural Glasgow Sufi Festival, a music and arts spectacular showcasing the art, culture and mysticism of Sufism will be held this summer

8th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Campaigners welcome scrapping of air tax cuts

Environmental campaigners have welcomed a reversal over plans to reduce air tax amid climate change concerns

8th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
National Trust commits millions to heritage

Body launches a strategy to improve its portfolio

7th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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Pledge to tackle human trafficking

Faith leaders are working with a newly formed charity in a bid to end human trafficking in Scotland

7th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity joins police to target bad drivers

Major awarenesss campaign launched

7th May 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scots to journey across the nation spreading community spirit

Two community minded Scots are getting their walking boots on as they aim to spread The Big Lunch message

7th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Young people worry about speaking out over mental health

A study by See Me has shown young Scots are concerned what consequences speaking about their mental health will have

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to stop people from dying too soon

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new initiative in one of Glasgow's most deprived areas

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pre-school children addicted to social media

Report reveals extent internet has on children

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Pantry aims to tackle food poverty

Cyrenians could create food stores across Edinburgh as it continues work to support those facing food poverty

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community awards to return

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gives support to prison families

Children suffer more than adults when family members go to prison

10th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Girl power on display at the MoonWalk

Walkers hit the streets of Edinburgh in the wee hours for a cancer charity's annual event

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of Scots hit by scammers

A charity is urging Scots to speak up if they fall victim to fraudsters

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters gather to celebrate creativity

More than 1000 young people involved in The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) will celebrate their achievements

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots back junk food ad ban

Almost three quarters of people believe that TV adverts for unhealthy food should not be shown until after 9pm

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to help older workers

Funding of £2.2 million will be used to help raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samaritans mark 60 years in Scotland

Since the 1 June 1959, every single call that has been made to the Samaritans has been answered by a volunteer

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Disadvantaged children need support into work

Employment remains one of the biggest hurdles facing the young

4th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Referrals to school uniform bank rocket

Referrals to a school uniform bank have doubled – showing the continuing effects austerity is having on families

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Masterplan to boost volunteering in Scotland is unveiled

A national plan which aims to boost volunteer numbers and remove barriers to volunteering has been unveiled at a community shop in Glasgow

26th April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lottery limits see charities miss out on £45m

Seven in ten applications for funding to charity lotteries have to be rejected as a result of fundraising restrictions

24th April 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Audacious affordable homes bid by island community group

Organisation would build homes based on income not status

23rd April 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity chiefs vying for prestigious leadership awards

Who's in line for third sector leadership title?

9th April 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Battlefield needs greater protection

The National Trust for Scotland has launched a community consultation as it looks to secure the future of Culloden Moor

3rd April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Regulator ends intervention at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has ended its statutory intervention at Dalmuir Park Housing Association in Clydebank

2nd April 2019 by Graham Martin

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Homelessness could vanish from Scotland’s streets

The rollout of the Housing First initiative in Scotland is set to be stepped up, with a target of helping 830 people find homes

2nd April 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Universal Credit support service launched

Citizens Advice Scotland will offer specialist support to people going through their initial application for the benefit

1st April 2019 by Gareth Jones

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American charity enters employability programme

Fedcap Employment has been named as the replacement for the now defunct firm Working Links in the Fair Start Scotland programme

26th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Project to help the marginalised be heard

New research and a documentary will be used to highlight social issues in Edinburgh, and to show the importance of early intervention

20th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Concentrated land ownership hitting rural communities

The Scottish Land Commission has revealed some rural communities are being harmed by concentrated land ownership

20th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social Bite goes global

The Scottish charity has teamed up with Malala and UNICEF to launch a global sleep out movement

13th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Govanhill Baths campaign celebrates success

Funding of more than £2 million will allow the pool to reopen, with campaigners having fought for the last 17 years to restore the facility

11th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity chief executive pay revealed

The average salary for a charity boss has increased since last year, but they are working many hours of overtime a week

11th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Landmark in Scottish community ownership

Community ownership in Scotland has celebrated an important milestone

7th March 2019 by Graham Martin

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Refugees face shocking levels of destitution

Refugees are struggling to eat, having to walk miles every day and are being stuck in exploitative relationships, a study has shown

5th March 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Landlords call for change in Scots law on immigration

Landlords are currently held responsible for checking immigration status of tenants

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

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Cheaper and better homes – co-ops can empower Scottish tenants

Scotland has just 11 housing co-ops at a time when 150,000 people are on council house waiting lists

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

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Project aims to ensure veterans are not forgotten

Unforgotten Forces, which provides advice for older veterans, has recruited a new member

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Serco begins evicting asylum seekers

Despite legal challenges, the company goes ahead with hated eviction of desperate asylum seekers

12th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pantry aims to tackle food poverty

Cyrenians could create food stores across Edinburgh as it continues work to support those facing food poverty

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community awards to return

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of Scots hit by scammers

A charity is urging Scots to speak up if they fall victim to fraudsters

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samaritans mark 60 years in Scotland

Since the 1 June 1959, every single call that has been made to the Samaritans has been answered by a volunteer

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social Security Scotland launches new benefit

Cash will help with school-related expenses

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty forces people to switch off power and heating

A majority of housing association tenants have had to disconnect power or turn off heating because they can’t afford it

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Referrals to school uniform bank rocket

Referrals to a school uniform bank have doubled – showing the continuing effects austerity is having on families

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Glasgow foodbank faces crisis

Foodbanks are suffering as demand rises and donations dry up

29th May 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Starvation threat as Edinburgh’s foodbanks run dry

Project says donations can't meet demand

29th May 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief executive for leading social enterprise

One of Scotland’s leading social enterprises has a new chief executive

28th May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Exhibition recounts impact of domestic abuse

Exhibition runs until 2 June

28th May 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Dungavel shame: vulnerable refugees detained

Home Office criticised after data reveals vulnerable refugees are being routinely detained

28th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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Stonewall marks 30 years of fighting for equality

Stonewall is marking 30 years since the organisation was founded to oppose Section 28

24th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Poorest children more likely to be road traffic victims

Children in Scotland’s poorest areas nearly three times more likely to be injured by road traffic than those in the richest

23rd May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charity’s home struck by vandals

Smalls for All had to make a move to its new premises faster than planned after the incident this week

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pre-school children addicted to social media

Report reveals extent internet has on children

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Girl power on display at the MoonWalk

Walkers hit the streets of Edinburgh in the wee hours for a cancer charity's annual event

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unpaid carers face loneliness epidemic

Being an unpaid carer isolates individuals sometimes for weeks

10th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Emergency services in dementia pledge

Fire, police and ambulance services have said they will ensure a dementia friendly-service is delivered when attending emergencies

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pair win at Social Services Awards

Shelter Scotland and CrossReach have been recognised for their commitment to supporting vulnerable people

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Minister visits Poetry Path

Clare Haughey MSP visited the Camphill Corbenic Community this week

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Helpers needed for the MoonWalk

Walk the Walk is looking for volunteers to help host its annual fundraising event this weekend

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots back junk food ad ban

Almost three quarters of people believe that TV adverts for unhealthy food should not be shown until after 9pm

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to help older workers

Funding of £2.2 million will be used to help raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Samaritans mark 60 years in Scotland

Since the 1 June 1959, every single call that has been made to the Samaritans has been answered by a volunteer

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots over 50s must cut back on drink

Most age groups are curtailing alcohol except over 50s

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty forces people to switch off power and heating

A majority of housing association tenants have had to disconnect power or turn off heating because they can’t afford it

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Breast cancer not increased by working shifts

Charity publishes new research dispelling shift work and cancer myth

30th May 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity leader is Scotland’s third sector director of the year

A Scottish charity leader has won a major award

27th May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector body gains recognition for carer support

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has been named as a Carer Positive employer

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity’s home struck by vandals

Smalls for All had to make a move to its new premises faster than planned after the incident this week

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pantry aims to tackle food poverty

Cyrenians could create food stores across Edinburgh as it continues work to support those facing food poverty

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of Scots hit by scammers

A charity is urging Scots to speak up if they fall victim to fraudsters

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Minister visits Poetry Path

Clare Haughey MSP visited the Camphill Corbenic Community this week

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots back junk food ad ban

Almost three quarters of people believe that TV adverts for unhealthy food should not be shown until after 9pm

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Businesses benefit from charity donations and volunteering

Businesses which encourage staff to donate to charity and volunteer their time see a boost in employee morale

31st May 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social prescribing to take off in Scotland

SPRING Social Prescribing was officially launched in Glasgow earlier this year

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Legacy giving on the up

People are more likely to leave donations to charity in their will than they were 10 years ago, a survey has revealed

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign to support Glad Cafe continues

More than £30,000 has been raised in just a few weeks to help carry out vital repairs to the Shawlands social enterprise

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
U-turn over ban for charity chief executive’s father

The father of the Scottish Refugee Council's Sabir Zazai will be allowed to see his son receive recognition for his contribution to civil society

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Church criticised on climate change commitment

Members of the Church of Scotland have opted not to end investment in fossil fuels, despite recognising a climate emergency

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
UK’s poverty tragedy laid bare

Callous welfare reforms have resulted in widespread poverty across the UK, with charities calling for urgent action

22nd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars come out to celebrate charity’s birthday

Nearly 400 guests joined Heather Small of M People to help Enable raise £180,000

21st May 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Shocking lack of stroke awareness

A survey by the Stroke Association has revealed many people don't know what a stroke is, and families often don't know how to help loved ones

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charity rebrands to mark 175 years

YMCA Scotland has created a new identity as it looks to bring its local organisations together

20th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Race for Life 25th anniversary events underway

Sara Wilson, 25, got the Race for Life Glasgow underway as thousands of runners took to the streets for Cancer Research UK

20th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise pub sold to private buyer

Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good social enterprise to Anna and Mike Christopherson, who run the Edinburgh Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group

15th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

1 Comment News
Dame Kelly Holmes: good causes missing out on millions

Good causes are missing out on millions under outdated current rules

4th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Funding helps youth group establish social enterprise

Tweeddale Youth Action turns two projects into a social enterprise which will fund its youth club

28th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Decisive and urgent action needed on climate change

UK Committee on Climate Change report calls for action from Scottish Government

24th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Volunteer award handed to dementia friendly walk leader

Linda Shields has won an award from Paths for All for her work with those living with dementia

21st September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
British Heart Foundation calls on people to make their mark on the Heart of Steel

An art sculpture to raise money for the British Heart Foundation has been unveiled

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Final Kiltwalk of the year is Edinburgh’s biggest ever

5,000 heroes take part in Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk for charitable causes

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Top digital tools that can help you start a charity

Sally Dyson, head of digital participation at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, looks at the digital tools for new charities

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN Guide: Research is key in taking on first employee

Lesley Winton, of animal education charity Fostering Compassion, is relaxed about taking on her first member of staff

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Foundation to support rugby star struck by MND

Doddie Weir announced he was fighting the degenerative condition earlier this summer

28th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity accountant avoids jail for embezzling £200k

Lynn Taylor was the financial manager of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

25th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Road safety charity calls for compulsory rural driving lessons

Brake has proposed changes which it says could save up to 400 lives a year

24th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sectarianism is still at heart of Scottish football

The vast majority of football supporters said they had witnessed sectarian behaviour at games

23rd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding cuts still feared, survey finds

Half of those questioned said cuts were the biggest threat to their jobs

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Thousands are looking up charity accounts, regulator claims

Members of the public showing a strong interest in charity accounts, now OSCR publishes them on its website

22nd August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brutal cockfighting cases reported in Scotland

The Scottish SPCA has said that incidents of the brutal practice are very rare

17th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia partnership agreed between charity and university

The University of the West of Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland are set to work together

15th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity fund helps nurse-led projects

The Queen's Nursing Institute has handed £32,500 to Scottish projects

14th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New app created to report whale and dolphin sightings

The technology has been created by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

6 Comments News