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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigners call for Grand National to be banned

Injury and death – the only sure bet at Aintree, say charities

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

The Scottish Government cash will be used to encourage more women and people from LGBT communities to take part in sport

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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3,000 volunteers needed for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Volunteers are needed to welcome athletes, officials, media and spectators at new elite multi-sport event

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Bigots are clowns blasts anti-sectarian charity

Nil by Mouth campaign says people need to realise there is a fine line between banter and bigotry

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled Access Day 2017 was the biggest ever

Your pictures from Disabled Access Day 2017 came flooding in to TFN this week. Paul Cardwell spoke with those behind the scenes on the biggest #AccessDay yet

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Scotland’s epic cultural projects up for awards

The shortlist for the 2017 Voluntary Arts Epic Awards have been revealed

16th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

Stirling Council will no longer privatise its sports and leisure facilities and instead will set up a charitable trust

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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English football clubs could learn from Scots teams on how to improve disability access at matches

Scottish disability campaigner Euan MacDonald issues his top tips as pressure on English clubs to improve their facilities heats up

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Cruel dog breeder handed 15 year ban for neglect

Animal welfare charity the Scottish SPCA's investigation found 36 breeding dogs and puppies being kept in "disgusting conditions"

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dogs love Bob Marley new research finds

Scottish animal welfare charity study into canine music tastes

26th January 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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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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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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Experiment could see wolves reintroduced to Scotland

Restoration of lost species can be controversial but Paul Cardwell found a Scottish charity tackling the issue head on with a unique experiment

13th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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A bunny is for life not just for Easter

Scottish SPCA issues Easter bunny warning

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps launch Malawian wine in Scotland

​The wine is made by a former voluntary services overseas worker and is part of a range of products being promoted by the Scotland Malawi Partnership

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Iconic landmarks go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour

120 Scottish landmarks took part in WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday - here are pictures from those and the 3,000 others from around the world which took part

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Alarming spike in cholera as famine grips East Africa

The Disasters Emergency Committee says it is worried by the rapid increase in the number of waterborne diseases as famine begins to grip

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Win a dream holiday to Malawi

Flights, accommodation and safari trip on offer for one lucky winner and a friend

20th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Five things you can do to help those suffering in the East Africa crisis

Up to 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia, are in people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation. Here are ways you can help.

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disasters Emergency Committee East Africa Appeal raised £12m in its first day

£7 million has been given by the UK public with the UK government donating £5 million

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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East Africa famine hits catastrophic levels as DEC launches emergency appeal

Charities class East African famine as a major international emergency as 20 million people are in imminent danger of dying from starvation

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cross party support for pro-Europe campaigning organisation

The European Movement in Scotland has announced Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale MSP has signed up to be one of its vice presidents

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish based charity expelled from Turkey

Humanitarian aid organisation Mercy Corps has been forced to shut down its operations by the Turkish government

9th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Number of animal welfare complaints on the increase

The number of children reporting animal neglect or injury has increased by 382% in the past five years

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Aid groups plead for safe passage of child refugees to UK

​Leading groups implore UK ministers to rethink ditching agreement

1st March 2017 by Robert Armour

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National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poor kids to benefit from a good play

A Scottish charity has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for theatre tickets for children from poorer backgrounds

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Record number of Scout volunteers is still not enough

Scouts Scotland has reported signing up a record number of adult volunteers but it urgently needs more as its popularity with kids soars

11th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society drops court action against Scottish Government

​The Scottish Government has issued new guidance to head teachers telling them to consider pupils' views when it comes to taking part in religious ceremonies

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Government unveils plan to meet 2020 childcare promise

The Scottish Government has revealed its 31 point plan to ensure it can fulfill its promise to provide 1140 hours of free early years childcare by 2020

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Child sex abuse reports hit record high

Charity calls for comprehensive national approach to prevention

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s best youth workers and organisations named

The 10th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards recognised the remarkable youth work being done right across Scotland

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Childline has made a smartphone app for young people

For Me has launched in the iOS app store with an android version due out soon

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social media sites blasted by charity over lack of age restriction enforcement

Childline is getting calls from children as young as 11 and 12 who have been bullied on social media sites

15th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Deadline set for First Minister mentor opportunity

Young women aged 18-23 have until 30 May to get their application in for the once in a lifetime opportunity

14th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Emotional abuse of a child to become a criminal offence

80-year old archaic law to be update to make prosecutions easier

3rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£3m up for grabs for new social enterprise startups

The Scottish Government has announced new funding as part of its social enterprise strategy, which also includes the creation of a Buy Social certificate

12th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Outlander star signs up to the Kiltwalk

Scott Kyle is backing his friends - extras from the hit show - to complete the 23-mile fundraiser

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Inheritance tax changes will hit charities hard

The threshold before people benefit from tax breaks by leaving money to charity is jumping from £325,000 to £425,000

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2m to increase involvement in sport

The Scottish Government cash will be used to encourage more women and people from LGBT communities to take part in sport

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

​Libraries which offer projects which engage the public in health matters offered £150,000 funding pot

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: New £1 coin wreaking havoc for charities

Charity collection tins are too small to accept new coin and can’t be changed until after Brexit

1st April 2017 by TFN

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Take That have a special message for Kiltwalkers

The pop trio are urging those taking part to never forget what they are walking for

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Comic Relief could be investigated by Ofcom as complaints flood in

Over 150 complaints were made to the media watchdog with viewers particularly offended over penis gag

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland has donated £3 million to DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal

There is a lack of safe drinking water and food is becoming increasingly scarce in East Africa

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash and training on offer to new social entrepreneurs

Grants of up to £10,000 and mentoring support are on offer through the School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Restaurant group donates all of its profits to charity

The Boozy Cow has donated £210,000 to be shared among eight charities

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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ScotRail partnership could be worth £150,000 to MND Scotland

MND Scotland has been selected as the charity partner of the Scotrail Alliance for the next three years

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Kiltwalk fundraisers urged to take event seriously

Glasgow Warriors stars join Miss Scotland and put on their kilts to make rallying call for charity event

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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£2 million boost for Scottish charities

​BBC Children in Need has announced the first of seven funding awards to be made this year

10th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

A new National Autistic Society campaign is educating shops about how to make their stores less stressful for people with autism

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scottish mums’ campaign for cancer drug wins victory

The Scottish Medicines Consortium agreed to license a life-extending cancer drug after bowing to the pressure from a group of mums with breastcancer

10th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities offer libraries funding opportunity

​Libraries which offer projects which engage the public in health matters offered £150,000 funding pot

4th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Gordon Aikman’s family vow to raise £1m for MND

The family of MND fundraiser and campaigner Gordon Aikman announced his campaign passed the £600,000 total on what would have been his 32nd birthday

3rd April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

Children’s and mental health charities have unanimously rounded on the Scottish Government’s new 10-year mental health strategy

31st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Frantic fans shell out at Trainspotting charity auction

The 316 lot charity auction held in Glasgow exceeded all expectations

28th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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17,000 children denied specialist help for mental health problems

The Scottish Government has promised to investigate why so many children have been denied help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

27th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: the emotional and financial suffering of student carers

Student carers are four more times likely to drop out of higher education than other students

24th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Help for Heroes cash for horse riding charity

​Latest funding award for HorseBack UK in Aberdeenshire takes total awarded to over £1 million

23rd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular light show to promote Marie Curie appeal

Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was lit by over 2,100 illuminated handcrafted daffodils to promote the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal

22nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Anti-smoking group says let child carers smoke

ASH Scotland argues that smokers should not be excluded when recruiting carers for needy children

21st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Maggie’s Centre named after charity founder

The Maggie's Forth Valley at The Nina Barough Building, is the 20th Maggie’s centre to be opened

16th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to turn away hundreds of torture victims

Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow based centre doesn’t have the resources to meet demand

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Book that explains dementia to children is world first

Social enterprise the Ally Bally Bee project is creating a website which allows people to create an illustrated personalised book for their children

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Billy McNeill’s dementia diagnosis prompts charity to launch investigation

Alzheimer Scotland is to host a summit examining the possible link between playing football and dementia

28th 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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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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MSPs investigate health and social care integration

MSPs are calling on third sector bodies and other groups to report on their level of engagement with health and social care integration authorities

13th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Movie star backs the Kiltwalk 2018

Scottish movie start Gerard Butler joined TV presenter Ross King to promote Scotland's Kiltwalk sponsored walk events

2nd February 2018 by Susan Smith

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MSPs vote to halt universal credit

MSPs join chorus of condemnation for controversial scheme

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Half of all charities don’t have digital plan

Charities offered free help to get to grips with best practice by digital experts

7th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who is going where in the voluntary sector | 6 April 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

6th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who is going where in the voluntary sector | 30 March 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up.

30th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer Research UK to move to opt in communications from July

1 July announced as cut-off date when charity will only contact people who have gave it permission to do so

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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ScotRail partnership could be worth £150,000 to MND Scotland

MND Scotland has been selected as the charity partner of the Scotrail Alliance for the next three years

17th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New jobs to boost Scotland’s heritage sector

£1.4m lottery funding is going to three major Scottish charities to address critical shortages in heritage skills

13th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New £5 million charity hub to be created

​The Robertson Trust backed facility will feature shared office accommodation and meeting space as well as a social enterprise cafe and play centre

10th March 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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Passion and commitment alone is not enough to work in a charity says regulator

Regulator says passion and commitment alone is not enough to work in a charity

24th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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TFN Live: Catch up with what happened at the Gathering 2017

TFN livestreamed some of the top events from the Gathering 2017 - catch up on what you missed or rewatch an event you loved.

23rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Goodmovers | Who has a new job in the voluntary sector | 21 February 2017

Find out who has been appointed to fill some of the biggest roles in the third sector in our latest Goodmovers round-up

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

Homes for Good opens new headquarters and appoints chairman to lead its investment arm

20th 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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Charity to appoint new chief executive ahead of massive expansion plan

Richard Hellewell is to retire from Royal Blind ahead of plans to increase staff numbers by 25% to cope with expansion to the west of Scotland

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Council scraps privatisation plan in favour of charitable trust option

Stirling Council will no longer privatise its sports and leisure facilities and instead will set up a charitable trust

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Social enterprise letting agency embarks on expansion plan

Homes for Good opens new headquarters and appoints chairman to lead its investment arm

20th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New social enterprise centre to help private renters

The Homes For Good hub in Glasgow is the first in Scotland dedicated to helping private renters

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to investigate veterans’ housing issues

​Veterans and their families are being asked to fill out a quick survey to highlight some of the major issues

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s shame: record numbers have asked for help with housing this year

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of goodwill when many of us look to help those less fortunate such as those who are homeless.

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

​Byers Road charity shop opens selling designer handbags, clothing and accessories at knockdown prices

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to rough sleepers at Social Bite Village fundraiser

Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to the likes of Sir Chris Hoy at the fundraiser taking place in Edinburgh later this month

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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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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Win lunch in Edinburgh with Leonardo DiCaprio for just £5

Donate £5 to Home the restaurant that feeds homeless people to be in with the chance of winning an exclusive meal with the Oscar winning actor

26th 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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Charity aims to help create better standards for Scotland’s 700,000 private renters

Shelter Scotland conference brings together third sector organisations with landlords, letting agents and tenants to discuss the implications of new legislation

13th September 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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New council houses are welcome but we need a lot more to solve housing crisis

Shelter Scotland reacts as North Lanarkshire Council reveals it is to build 1,000 council homes

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cuts to homeless services could be devastating

The quality of accommodation and services for homeless people is already slipping with further cuts on the horizon

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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People are scared to live in areas with empty homes

Members of the public fear anti-social behaviour such as graffiti, vandalism, fly-tipping and break-ins Scottish Empty Homes Partnership survey finds

22nd July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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700 empty homes brought back in to use to tackle housing shortage

Scheme calls for compulsory sale order law to help tackle housing shortage

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless charity marks its 25th anniversary

Rock Trust will host a conference bringing together speakers from Scotland and Canada

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Rape shame football signing sends the wrong message

Clyde FC defends decision to sign David Goodwillie despite criticism led by Rape Crisis Scotland and a Glasgow MSP

5th April 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Majority of women experience harassment at work

Zero Tolerance report shows that there is still much work to be done when it comes to supporting women in Scottish workplaces

29th March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Popular Glasgow social lender to open in Edinburgh

After a decade in Glasgow, Scotcash will soon operate in Edinburgh after being awarded a £300,000 grant

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Brexit expert tells charities to get more involved in debate

It is imperative the sector explores what the impact will be says Professor Alan Miller, former chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
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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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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Poverty the number one reason Scotland’s children’s health is among the worse in Europe

Charities reiterate call for child benefit to be topped up £5 per week by Scottish Government

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled claimant takes DWP to court over email

Claimant believes DWP is breaching disability legislation

17th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s shame: record numbers have asked for help with housing this year

Shelter Scotland has accused the Scottish government and local councils of taking their eyes off the ball when it comes to homelessness

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
How you can help a homeless person this Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time of goodwill when many of us look to help those less fortunate such as those who are homeless.

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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Shelter opens boutique shop in Glasgow featuring designer goods

​Byers Road charity shop opens selling designer handbags, clothing and accessories at knockdown prices

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

0 Comments News
Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to rough sleepers at Social Bite Village fundraiser

Nicola Sturgeon to serve breakfast to the likes of Sir Chris Hoy at the fundraiser taking place in Edinburgh later this month

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign launched to move beyond foodbanks in Scotland

​Charities awarded cash to find more dignified solution

1st December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
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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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

1 Comment News
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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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Bookmaker fined over stolen charity money failings

Paddy Power Betfair has been hit with a £2.2m fine for allowing significant amounts of stolen money to flow through its exchange

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish social finance body celebrates 300th loan

A Glasgow social enterprise grocer is the latest organisation to benefit from funding from Social Investment Scotland

17th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Top UK charities see cash grow by £500m

A new report into charity banking shows growth of cash assets and highlights which charities have the most cash and the biggest debts

17th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Applying for funding - TFN top tips

Here are a selection of TFN articles on how to start your trust and foundation funding journey

16th October 2018 by TFN

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Charity champions cancer technology

Walk the Walk has been working to ensure that cancer patients have access to treatment that could save their hair

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help 800 people into housing

The Scottish Government is set to invest £6.5m in the Housing First initiative, which prioritises finding permanent housing for the homeless quickly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£15m charity digital fund launched

The Big Lottery Fund has unveiled the new initiative to support those who want to make digital progress

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Giving scheme faces claims of funding extremism

An investigation has been launched amid claims that Amazon shoppers have been able to support groups accused of extremism

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Recreations of artefacts used for contactless donations

The National Trust for Scotland is looking to boost donations by inviting visitors to use technology to hand over their cash

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Insurance tax rises force charities to cut cover

Research from Zurich Municipal reveals charities are taking on more risk because of the rising cost of insurance premiums

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Financial firm to give £27m to charity

The Australian based group Macquarie is giving away bumper donations to organisations from across the world to mark its 50th year

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments 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
Support projects for those with long term conditions gain funding

The Alliance has allocated £650,000 in funding to groups across Scotland

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Indonesia emergency aid campaign launched

UK charities have announced they will work together to support those affected by an earthquake and a tsunami

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mum raises over £50k through Facebook and scoops award

Dedicated volunteer fundraiser Linda Campbell was honoured at the Scottish Fundraising Awards alongside professional individuals and teams

3rd October 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scots fundraisers told they can weather any storm

Recent fundraising scandals should give the profession confidence it can continue to weather any storm, a conference has heard

2nd October 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Premium Lack of data is hitting Scottish fundraising efforts

Charity fundraising is suffering in Scotland because no one knows the size and the shape of the sector

2nd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Premium Scotland leads the way in mass fundraising events

Scotland is pioneering innovative new fundraising events – and is setting down a marker for the rest of the UK

2nd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Award-winning charity to expand

Blood Bikes Scotland has secured funding from retailer Scotmid that will allow it to expand into Fife

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Crackdown on sexual predators working in international aid sector

Charities are set to be able to access a new database which allow them to carry out international criminal checks on potential employees

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Worker for Scots aid charity jailed for attempted rape

Landmine charity responded swiftly allerting statutory authorities of the incident

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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

0 Comments News
SFA and charity team up with the goal of helping children

Children 1st has teamed up with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) to harness the power of the beautiful game

11th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Closure-threatened charity condems Scottish Government’s “blatant inequality”

Male domestic abuse charity hits out as Scottish Government refuses eleventh hour plea

11th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
EVOC on the move

After 18 years at its current home, the organisation is set to move into new premises at the end of the month

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Wellbeing in the workplace campaign launched

Some of Scotland's biggest firms have joined with charities to reduce stigma around mental health at work

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fair work test for those who want government support

The Scottish Government has said organisations that want funding or public sector contracts must pay their workers fairly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pride Glasgow boss resigns after event fiasco

Alastair Smith faced calls to quit after hundreds of marchers were locked out this year's event

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Staff faced harassment at Save the Children

The charity has urged to take action after a review found almost a fifth of staff said they had experienced issues at work

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£15m charity digital fund launched

The Big Lottery Fund has unveiled the new initiative to support those who want to make digital progress

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Insurance tax rises force charities to cut cover

Research from Zurich Municipal reveals charities are taking on more risk because of the rising cost of insurance premiums

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Christians slate anti-hate campaign

Religious groups object to poster campaign

8th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity an essential part of Scottish society

Value of charity to everday society revealed

8th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Financial firm to give £27m to charity

The Australian based group Macquarie is giving away bumper donations to organisations from across the world to mark its 50th year

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
History of charity in Edinburgh to be celebrated

EVOC will use its annual event to celebrate the past and examine what can be done to create a fairer society

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity defends its Universal Credit link

A charity has defended its involvement with the controversial roll-out of Universal Credit

3rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Mum raises over £50k through Facebook and scoops award

Dedicated volunteer fundraiser Linda Campbell was honoured at the Scottish Fundraising Awards alongside professional individuals and teams

3rd October 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
New name for recently merged charities

Scotland Versus Arthritis is the organisation that has been created following the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Peta calls on SPCA to investigate sheep abuse

Footage shows workers routinely abusing the defenceless beasts

17th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Crackdown on sexual predators working in international aid sector

Charities are set to be able to access a new database which allow them to carry out international criminal checks on potential employees

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Worker for Scots aid charity jailed for attempted rape

Landmine charity responded swiftly allerting statutory authorities of the incident

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Yemen faces worst famine seen in 100 years

Saudi-led military coalition is implored to pledge for ceasefire

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Creative recyclers offered a share £1.4m

Competition launches to get businesses to use less plastics

12th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Staff faced harassment at Save the Children

The charity has urged to take action after a review found almost a fifth of staff said they had experienced issues at work

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Giving scheme faces claims of funding extremism

An investigation has been launched amid claims that Amazon shoppers have been able to support groups accused of extremism

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The planet is plunging towards environmental collapse - action is needed now

Clock is ticking towards climate catastrophe unless radical, profound and system-changing action is taken

8th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector at the heart of human rights work

The Scottish Parliament is examining how it considers and protects human rights in Scotland

5th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Doctors can now prescribe nature

GPs will now be able to prescribe nature to their patients thanks to a pioneering charity project

5th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Indonesia emergency aid campaign launched

UK charities have announced they will work together to support those affected by an earthquake and a tsunami

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities support tsunami stricken Indonesia

Sciaf has launched an emergency appeal, with more than 800 deaths confirmed in the Indonesian city of Palu

1st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Birds reared to be slaughtered “just for fun”

The majority of pheasants reared for shooting are killed “just for fun”, new research shows

28th September 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Backing for Stirling’s volunteering capital bid

The city has been presented with its candidacy certificate as it aims to be named European Volunteering Capital 2020

27th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
SCVO to consult on Brexit

The umbrella group is set to consult its members on the possibility of a people’s vote or second referendum on the UK’s EU membership

26th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish households leading the charge against climate change

The fight against climate change begins at home, a new report published by Zero Waste Scotland reveals

26th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Lottery players raise £10m for charity

One of the world’s leading environmental charities has received £10 million worth of support received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery

25th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Partnership can benefit businesses and charities

Third Force News speaks to Scottish Love in Action and restaurant Tuk Tuk to learn the secrets of a successful partnership

25th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Europe can learn from social change in Africa

International activist Aya Chebbi, who played a key role in the Tunisian Revolution, visited Scotland this week

25th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
‘Deeply flawed’ Universal Credit should be halted

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and two charities have called for the implementation of the welfare system to stop

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
25 calls to improve lives of children

Children in Scotland has joined with partners to call for action to help young people

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
SFA and charity team up with the goal of helping children

Children 1st has teamed up with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) to harness the power of the beautiful game

11th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland facing child mental health crisis

The Mental Health Foundation has launched a new campaign to mark World Mental Health Day

10th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to double the number of people it helps

Children 1st has launched a new campaign as it aims to dramatically increase the amount of families with trauma it helps

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity has the answer to boosting youth mental health

A charity programme to overcome family conflict could help tackle youth mental health problems in schools across Scotland

4th October 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity supports more families caring for seriously ill children than ever before

A charity for seriously ill children has helped more families than ever before

3rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Junk food crackdown could ban free prawn crackers

A Scottish Government consultation on plans aimed at reducing obesity has been welcomed by charities

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland in 2018: one in four kids in poverty

An independent poverty group has said reforms are needed to childcare, flexible working and benefits to help Scottish families

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Premium Cafes with a conscience: Makers Cafe, Alloa

TFN’s monthly reviews of social enterprise eateries sees Gareth Jones visit the Makers Café in Alloa, which is operated by Scottish Autism

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches ‘daily check-in’ service for elderly

Age Scotland has launched a new service which will see elderly people called every day to see how they are feeling

1st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Premium Are charities missing out on the online revolution?

Taking the plunge in creating an online presence for a charity can be a difficult decision

28th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s oldest charity shop

TFN visits the Thrift Shop in Edinburgh, which has been raising funds for Birthlink for more than 60 years

27th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community builds its own school

Proves how far parent-power can go

27th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Youngsters benefit from volunteering

Stirling's Festival of Volunteering came to a close with an event aimed at ensuring volunteering is more inclusive for young people

26th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lack of pet research fuels cruelty

The PDSA has said that potential animal owners need to do more to ensure they can properly care for a pet

26th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Amount of smokers in Scotland continues to fall

Recent legislation to curb smoking and exposure to second hand smoke has been praised by a health charity

26th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Olympians back charity campaign

Ross Murdoch and Aimee Wilmott helped to deliver one of the NSPCC's Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies

26th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Europe can learn from social change in Africa

International activist Aya Chebbi, who played a key role in the Tunisian Revolution, visited Scotland this week

25th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Homeless to receive free books

Ian Rankin and Nicola Sturgeon have backed an initiative which aims to provide some solace to those sleeping rough

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help 800 people into housing

The Scottish Government is set to invest £6.5m in the Housing First initiative, which prioritises finding permanent housing for the homeless quickly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks sleepout’s 25th year

The Rock Trust is looking for those who have taken part in Sleep Out in Edinburgh over the years to get in touch

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fuel poverty groups can apply for £2.5m fund

The Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme aims to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Survey: charity trustees tell TFN about your experience

Good charity governance is more important than ever before. TFN is exploring what it’s like to hold a trustee role and what challenges trustees face.

25th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Charities bear brunt of Scotland’s housing emergency

People seeking support from the housing charity is at record levels

21st September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lost Voice Guy backs Blackwood

Britain's Got Talent winner backs Blackwood

20th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social housing is Scotland’s best kept secret

Social housing is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, says Scotland’s membership body for housing associations and co-operatives

19th September 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Design awards for improving life for disabled

Scottish housing association Blackwood rewards the best new innovations for disabled people

7th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

Social Bite hopes to raise £12 million to fight homelessness through extending the sleepout to a further three cities

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding ultimatum for homeless charities

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking dialogue with homeless charities in Edinburgh over funding, warning there is a finite amount of money available

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding crisis sees charity shed jobs

The Shaw Trust is reducing its operations in Scotland after missing out on contracts for the new devolved employability programme

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
One in three Scots homes fall below standard

Substandard housing has become a real issue in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More Social Bite cash goes to fund projects

Projects aim to address root causes of homelessness

6th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fear for children as 38 made homeless every day

Class and a half of schoolchildren made homeless every day in Scotland

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funding cuts forces charity to build new homes in historic village

Social care charity Quarriers is building 50 homes for private sale in a bid to raise cash to plug funding gaps caused by austerity measures

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Affordable homes for the Highlands announced

Much needed boost to rural housing announced

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing enterprise wins big investment

Loan finance win for one of Scotland's leading social enterprises

16th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More empty homes brought back into use

​But more empty homes officers needed

12th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
‘Deeply flawed’ Universal Credit should be halted

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and two charities have called for the implementation of the welfare system to stop

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops aim to help people into work

A new initiative aims to help job seekers look sharp for interviews, without hitting them in the pocket

16th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universal Credit delayed further to fix flaws

Leaked documents show ministers will lengthen the roll out and inject more cash in response to criticism

16th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaign tackles “flourishing” off-street sex industry

Campaign will target organised criminals and support victims

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Universal Credit needs £2bn urgently or will fail

Designer of troubled system says it is working but needs urgent cash injection

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Scotland’s most deprived live in food deserts

More than a million people in live in “food deserts” –where poverty, poor public transport and a dearth of big supermarkets limit access to affordable nutrition

12th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Homeless to receive free books

Ian Rankin and Nicola Sturgeon have backed an initiative which aims to provide some solace to those sleeping rough

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Closure-threatened charity condems Scottish Government’s “blatant inequality”

Male domestic abuse charity hits out as Scottish Government refuses eleventh hour plea

11th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Stop for Soup campaign launches on World Homelessness Day

Bethany Christian Trust launches Stop for Soup campaign at Edinburgh soup café Union of Genius to raise funds for the homeless

10th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Fair work test for those who want government support

The Scottish Government has said organisations that want funding or public sector contracts must pay their workers fairly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help 800 people into housing

The Scottish Government is set to invest £6.5m in the Housing First initiative, which prioritises finding permanent housing for the homeless quickly

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities hit out as homeless Scots die on the streets

​Resources should urgently be allocated to probe cause of deaths

9th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Highlands come out with Pride

Huge local support for both events

8th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector supports food workers pay demands

Push comes to shove for city's fast-food workers

5th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Beyond hunger: how foodbanks can transform lives

Scotland’s foodbanks could play a pivotal role in tackling a range of social problems beyond hunger

5th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity warns of Universal Credit explosion

Foodbanks can't cope with pace of roll-out

5th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector at the heart of human rights work

The Scottish Parliament is examining how it considers and protects human rights in Scotland

5th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks sleepout’s 25th year

The Rock Trust is looking for those who have taken part in Sleep Out in Edinburgh over the years to get in touch

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity defends its Universal Credit link

A charity has defended its involvement with the controversial roll-out of Universal Credit

3rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Arthritis forcing thousands of Scots to give up work

Versus Arthritis has said more needs to be done to help the 1.5 million people in Scotland who suffer with the condition

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cosmetic surgery ad ban a victory for mental health

Mental health campaigners complained ads were promoting perfect bodies

17th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Staggering increase in winter deaths says Age Scotland

A dramatic increase in people dying of flu and pneumonia last winter has alarmed charities

17th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
RNIB looks to the future as it marks 150th anniversary

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is celebrating 150 years of work today that has transformed the lives of blind and partially sighted people

16th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Over a quarter of Scots say they would not attempt CPR to save a life

BHF Scotland urges more local authorities to teach life saving CPR in schools

15th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Scotland’s most deprived live in food deserts

More than a million people in live in “food deserts” –where poverty, poor public transport and a dearth of big supermarkets limit access to affordable nutrition

12th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Charity champions cancer technology

Walk the Walk has been working to ensure that cancer patients have access to treatment that could save their hair

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Wellbeing in the workplace campaign launched

Some of Scotland's biggest firms have joined with charities to reduce stigma around mental health at work

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Council bans charity fundraiser over square sausage

The revered square sausage does not meet nutritional standards according to council officials

10th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland facing child mental health crisis

The Mental Health Foundation has launched a new campaign to mark World Mental Health Day

10th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stores turn down lights and music to welcome autistic shoppers

A new National Autistic Society campaign is educating shops about how to make their stores less stressful for people with autism

8th October 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Charity to double the number of people it helps

Children 1st has launched a new campaign as it aims to dramatically increase the amount of families with trauma it helps

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Doctors can now prescribe nature

GPs will now be able to prescribe nature to their patients thanks to a pioneering charity project

5th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity has the answer to boosting youth mental health

A charity programme to overcome family conflict could help tackle youth mental health problems in schools across Scotland

4th October 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Support projects for those with long term conditions gain funding

The Alliance has allocated £650,000 in funding to groups across Scotland

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity supports more families caring for seriously ill children than ever before

A charity for seriously ill children has helped more families than ever before

3rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Junk food crackdown could ban free prawn crackers

A Scottish Government consultation on plans aimed at reducing obesity has been welcomed by charities

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New name for recently merged charities

Scotland Versus Arthritis is the organisation that has been created following the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Family of Sir David Frost fund lifesaving scheme

Miles Frost, son of Sir David, died aged just 31 as a result of an inherited heart condition

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bookmaker fined over stolen charity money failings

Paddy Power Betfair has been hit with a £2.2m fine for allowing significant amounts of stolen money to flow through its exchange

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops aim to help people into work

A new initiative aims to help job seekers look sharp for interviews, without hitting them in the pocket

16th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
25 calls to improve lives of children

Children in Scotland has joined with partners to call for action to help young people

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homeless to receive free books

Ian Rankin and Nicola Sturgeon have backed an initiative which aims to provide some solace to those sleeping rough

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
SFA and charity team up with the goal of helping children

Children 1st has teamed up with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) to harness the power of the beautiful game

11th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Wellbeing in the workplace campaign launched

Some of Scotland's biggest firms have joined with charities to reduce stigma around mental health at work

11th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stop for Soup campaign launches on World Homelessness Day

Bethany Christian Trust launches Stop for Soup campaign at Edinburgh soup café Union of Genius to raise funds for the homeless

10th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Pride Glasgow boss resigns after event fiasco

Alastair Smith faced calls to quit after hundreds of marchers were locked out this year's event

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Recreations of artefacts used for contactless donations

The National Trust for Scotland is looking to boost donations by inviting visitors to use technology to hand over their cash

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Arts centre set to return to its home

The CCA in Glasgow has been locked out its premises following a devastating blaze at the School of Art

5th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
History of charity in Edinburgh to be celebrated

EVOC will use its annual event to celebrate the past and examine what can be done to create a fairer society

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Family of Sir David Frost fund lifesaving scheme

Miles Frost, son of Sir David, died aged just 31 as a result of an inherited heart condition

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Premium Cafes with a conscience: Makers Cafe, Alloa

TFN’s monthly reviews of social enterprise eateries sees Gareth Jones visit the Makers Café in Alloa, which is operated by Scottish Autism

2nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Groundbreaking MND research trials to start

Funding from the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation will be used to examine whether existing drugs could be used to treat the condition

1st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bereavement network to launch in Scotland

The Scottish Compassionate Communities Network aims to provide care and support around death

1st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Birds reared to be slaughtered “just for fun”

The majority of pheasants reared for shooting are killed “just for fun”, new research shows

28th September 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Premium Are charities missing out on the online revolution?

Taking the plunge in creating an online presence for a charity can be a difficult decision

28th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Backing for Stirling’s volunteering capital bid

The city has been presented with its candidacy certificate as it aims to be named European Volunteering Capital 2020

27th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Animation aims to create better understanding of charity

A special animation has been created which aims to give a better understanding of Scotland's third sector

26th September 2018 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

0 Comments 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