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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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Children’s charity saved from closure

Direct Childcare - which supports 100 families in the Highlands - had been due to shut imminently

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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‘Stealth cut’ not missed by charity

Age Scotland has hit out at a benefit cut - announced amongst the Brexit chaos - to Pension Credit

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Public wants to donate through mobile devices

Growing numbers of people would prefer to give to charity through mobile devices than traditional methods, such as cash, cheques and standing orders

17th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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More than 100 Scottish charities get grants

A grant-giving body had its busiest ever year – awarding cash to 121 Scottish charities

17th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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Care services face recruitment crisis

More than half of care homes in Scotland are struggling to recruit staff, a national report has revealed

16th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fears of EU funding black hole as Brexit looms

Ministers have failed to consult on alternatives to EU funding with charities fearing they will lose a vital funding stream

15th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity in misconduct funding row

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) received £132 million in government aid while one of its senior officials faced investigation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trust boss to move on

Martyn Evans is set to depart the Carnegie UK Trust after 10 years to join a new philanthropic organisation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity launches emergency appeal

Edinburgh Direct Aid has said refugees in Arsal, Lebanon, require urgent support

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unbeaten and unbowed - community groups continue fight for survival

Organisations hit by funding cuts in Edinburgh are planning their next moves as they bid to continue supporting the community

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
eBay delivers £22.5m for charity

The online auction site saw its charitable activities increase in 2018

9th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Race for Life returns

Cancer Research is set to hold fundraising events across the country as it looks to continue vital work to tackle the condition

9th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity bids to buy Highland mountain

Woodland Trust Scotland is looking to raise £1.6 million to allow Ben Shieldaig to flourish

8th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Helpline to support struggling families

Scots who need financial advice have been urged to contact a free helpline

8th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Public and politicians oppose charity lottery regulation

Most people think charity lotteries should be allowed to compete fairly with the National Lottery

4th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector heroes gain recognition

A variety of third sector staff and volunteers are set for a visit to Buckingham Palace after being recognised in the New Year's Honours List

4th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Let your unsuitable gifts help a child

Your unwanted gifts could transform lives

24th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Celtic FC charity raises a record amount

Celtic FC Foundation has raised £240,000 through its 2018 Christmas appeal, making it the most successful to date

24th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish micro-lending charity collapses

Grameen Foundation Scotland has collapsed in the face of insurmountable debts

20th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Campaign group hails 10 year battle against council

Victory for campaign group which formed to fight for equal pay - and won

18th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No deal Brexit catastrophic for disabled people

Inclusion Scotland has said leaving the EU without a deal could lead to chaos and destitution for those with disabilities

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Public wants to donate through mobile devices

Growing numbers of people would prefer to give to charity through mobile devices than traditional methods, such as cash, cheques and standing orders

17th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
More than 100 Scottish charities get grants

A grant-giving body had its busiest ever year – awarding cash to 121 Scottish charities

17th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Oxfam failures laid bare

An interim review of the charity's work on safeguarding, cultural change and misconduct has highlighted shortcomings at the organisation

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trio up for humanitarian award

The founders of three international charities will vie for an award in the name of Robert Burns

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Care services face recruitment crisis

More than half of care homes in Scotland are struggling to recruit staff, a national report has revealed

16th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Review of FOI laws to be held

The Scottish Parliament is due to review Freedom of Information legislation after concerns were made by a third sector-led delegation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears of EU funding black hole as Brexit looms

Ministers have failed to consult on alternatives to EU funding with charities fearing they will lose a vital funding stream

15th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief executive for major care charity

Care provider Capability Scotland has appointed the leader of a supported living provider as its new boss

15th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Trust boss to move on

Martyn Evans is set to depart the Carnegie UK Trust after 10 years to join a new philanthropic organisation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
OSCR names interim chief executive

David Robb to leave at the end of January for new role

14th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Welfare support for veterans stepped up

Poppyscotland is recruiting new staff to help deliver a national service which will help veterans

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unbeaten and unbowed - community groups continue fight for survival

Organisations hit by funding cuts in Edinburgh are planning their next moves as they bid to continue supporting the community

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support grows for Brexit health and social care probe

More than 90 organisations have backed plans for a review of the effect Brexit will have on social care

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mystery donor gives £500k designer clothes to charity

Boost for charity which helps women get employment

9th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Oxfam bucks downturn as Xmas sales rocket

The charity is seeing huge increases in sales as other retailers struggle

9th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oxfam failures laid bare

An interim review of the charity's work on safeguarding, cultural change and misconduct has highlighted shortcomings at the organisation

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trio up for humanitarian award

The founders of three international charities will vie for an award in the name of Robert Burns

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
British charity worker killed in Kenya hotel siege

Highly regarded aid worker was dedicated to helping others

17th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Plastic free store opens its doors

The Refillery allowers environmentally conscious shoppers to cut their waste by storing goods in reusable packaging

16th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears of EU funding black hole as Brexit looms

Ministers have failed to consult on alternatives to EU funding with charities fearing they will lose a vital funding stream

15th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity in misconduct funding row

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) received £132 million in government aid while one of its senior officials faced investigation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity launches emergency appeal

Edinburgh Direct Aid has said refugees in Arsal, Lebanon, require urgent support

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support grows for Brexit health and social care probe

More than 90 organisations have backed plans for a review of the effect Brexit will have on social care

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on ultra-pilgrimage

A charity worker is setting out to run 14 ultramarathons in a bid to help rebuild war torn areas of the Middle East

9th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Oxfam bucks downturn as Xmas sales rocket

The charity is seeing huge increases in sales as other retailers struggle

9th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity bids to buy Highland mountain

Woodland Trust Scotland is looking to raise £1.6 million to allow Ben Shieldaig to flourish

8th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Puppy farm sales rocket

The amount of concerns raised by the public over illegal sales of dogs has trebled, figures have shown

7th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Low emissions zone launched

Environmental groups have said tougher action is needed after Glasgow introduced restrictions on buses

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Climate change red alert warning

Scotland's nature faces a fight to survive in the face of climate change, environmental groups have warned

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity chair to step down after comments to staff

Comments lead to charity chair stepping down

24th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish wildcats effectively extinct

One of Scotland’s most iconic species is effectively extinct, a conservation charity has said

20th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity donations fall as plastic bag sales slow

The amount Scottish retailers are passing on to the charity sector has dropped after sales of single use bags dropped by £3.8m

20th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s charity saved from closure

Direct Childcare - which supports 100 families in the Highlands - had been due to shut imminently

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grant to help people back into work

The Job Grant, proposed by the Scottish Government, consists of a one-off cash payment to help young people with costs associated with a new job

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New dads to be given mental health support

Fathers Network Scotland is set to lead a new pilot project which aims to tackle postnatal depression among men

8th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Third sector heroes gain recognition

A variety of third sector staff and volunteers are set for a visit to Buckingham Palace after being recognised in the New Year's Honours List

4th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Invisible disability campaign makes tracks

A schoolgirl is calling for signage on disabled bathrooms to be more inclusive

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots do not feel part of their communities

The Red Cross has produced a study which shows many adults have little links with their local community

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Let your unsuitable gifts help a child

Your unwanted gifts could transform lives

24th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Emergency campaign aims to salvage support service

Caring Soles provides vital footcare to the elderly, but its future is in doubt after being a victim of community funding cuts

20th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Acclaim for Leith youth centre

A Leith community centre that provides a range of counselling and mental health services for young people has won praise from academics and ministers

20th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
New parents welcome support grants

Single parents who helped co-design Scotland’s new early years benefits met First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week

19th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities face abuse claims

Barnardo's, Quarriers and Aberlour face historic claims of abuse made by hundreds of alleged victims

19th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mum crowdfunds to develop anxiety app

App will help preschool children cope with anxiety

18th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funeral charity launches Christmas campaign

Caledonia Cremation is hoping to support the 1,000 Scots who will lose a loved one over Christmas

18th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Community launches campaign against funding cuts

Community campaigners in north Edinburgh are coming together with six voluntary organisations to fight dramatic funding cuts to local health projects

18th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Transgender charity faces funding wait

The Big Lottery Fund has undertaken a review of a £500,000 grant to Mermaids after receiving a wide range of comments on the decision

18th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Increase in young people sent to adult mental health wards

The number of young people with mental health problems who were sent to unsuitable adult wards has risen by a third

13th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
MSPs visit Scotland’s “excellent” Royal Blind School

MSPs discussed specialist school education for blind and partially sighted pupils on a visit to the Royal Blind School

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief executive for major care charity

Care provider Capability Scotland has appointed the leader of a supported living provider as its new boss

15th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots struggling to pay mortgages

Research by Shelter Scotland has shown the amount of people struggling to pay for their homes has gone up in recent years

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Expect the unexpected at Shelter’s Stockbridge shop

​Designer bargains aplenty as well as some very unusual stock up for grabs

3rd January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Empty homes project praised

YMCA Glenrothes has been recognised for its work in revamping empty housing for use by those at risk of homelessness

20th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
We’ll make Scotland less lonely, government pledges

The Scottish Government has vowed to take action to tackle the growing problem of loneliness in Scottish society

18th December 2018 by Susan Smith

2 Comments News
Jobs project delivers benefits

Those fighting addiction issues or reintegrating into society are benefitting from a new project in Glasgow

17th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
True scale of hidden homelessness revealed

Official figures do not come near the reality of rough sleeping across Britain

14th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£120,000 for new Scottish social enterprise factory

A new social enterprise factory training veterans to work in printing, signage and product engineering has won Big Lottery Funding

12th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Big rise in affordable homes not enough

Rise still not enough to meet demand

12th December 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Help mould the future of the third sector

SCVO is calling on organisations to complete its State of the Sector survey to help it lobby for a better future for all Scotland's third sector

10th December 2018 by TFN

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Almost a third of children live in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said Britain must decide if it is committed to fighting poverty

4th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unveiled: the house that will transform the lives of disabled people

An innovative home is set to be the model of how Scotland will transform the lives of people with disabilities

3rd December 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Winter homeless shelter reopens

The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provided accommodation for more than 500 people last winter

3rd December 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Bleak Friday aims to highlight young at risk of homelessness

Centrepoint has highlighted that thousands of young people are at risk of spending Christmas on the streets

30th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing First will be “pivotal” to fight against homelessness

Permanent housing should be the first and not the last step a person takes as they move out of homelessness, a summit will hear

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland must take action on Universal Credit

Poverty campaigners say the Scottish Government and other bodies must take action to protect people from increased poverty due to Universal Credit

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Campaign to save community leisure services

A new campaign aims to highlight the importance of public funding for local swimming pools and cultural facilities

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Campaign group hails 10 year battle against council

Victory for campaign group which formed to fight for equal pay - and won

18th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children’s charity saved from closure

Direct Childcare - which supports 100 families in the Highlands - had been due to shut imminently

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
‘Stealth cut’ not missed by charity

Age Scotland has hit out at a benefit cut - announced amongst the Brexit chaos - to Pension Credit

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No deal Brexit catastrophic for disabled people

Inclusion Scotland has said leaving the EU without a deal could lead to chaos and destitution for those with disabilities

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grant to help people back into work

The Job Grant, proposed by the Scottish Government, consists of a one-off cash payment to help young people with costs associated with a new job

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots struggling to pay mortgages

Research by Shelter Scotland has shown the amount of people struggling to pay for their homes has gone up in recent years

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Welfare support for veterans stepped up

Poppyscotland is recruiting new staff to help deliver a national service which will help veterans

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Women’s groups fears over “dangerous” pick-up predator

Police Scotland investigate man who videos himself tryting to pick up women in Glasgow

11th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots purchased over 3,000 Christmas trees for people in need

Scots purchased over 3,000 Christmas trees for people in need

10th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Half of LGBT Scots battle depression

A study by Stonewall Scotland has revealed the poor level of mental health among LGBT people

10th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chief exec will scrutinise new Scottish social security system

A leading third sector figure will oversee vital scrutiny of Scotland’s new social security system

8th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Helpline to support struggling families

Scots who need financial advice have been urged to contact a free helpline

8th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universal Credit rollout delayed as more cracks appear

Rollout for flawed scheme stalled yet again

7th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Third sector heroes gain recognition

A variety of third sector staff and volunteers are set for a visit to Buckingham Palace after being recognised in the New Year's Honours List

4th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Invisible disability campaign makes tracks

A schoolgirl is calling for signage on disabled bathrooms to be more inclusive

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New emergency homeless places created for Christmas

Emergency beds have been created for people who are homeless in Edinburgh – just in time for Christmas

21st December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish micro-lending charity collapses

Grameen Foundation Scotland has collapsed in the face of insurmountable debts

20th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No deal Brexit catastrophic for disabled people

Inclusion Scotland has said leaving the EU without a deal could lead to chaos and destitution for those with disabilities

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Centre’s success leads to expansion

The centre hailed as a huge success in the way it engages and supports veterans

17th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Hundreds of disabled people have say on services

Alliance holds conference with input from over 250 disabled people

16th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Care services face recruitment crisis

More than half of care homes in Scotland are struggling to recruit staff, a national report has revealed

16th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief executive for major care charity

Care provider Capability Scotland has appointed the leader of a supported living provider as its new boss

15th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Show of unity needed to beat cancer

Scots are being urged to show support for everyone affected by the disease on World Cancer Day

14th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unbeaten and unbowed - community groups continue fight for survival

Organisations hit by funding cuts in Edinburgh are planning their next moves as they bid to continue supporting the community

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rudd bows to pressure and ditches two child cap

Another government climbdown as Rudd realises two child cap was unworkable

11th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Support grows for Brexit health and social care probe

More than 90 organisations have backed plans for a review of the effect Brexit will have on social care

11th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of LGBT Scots battle depression

A study by Stonewall Scotland has revealed the poor level of mental health among LGBT people

10th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity founder has hand transplant

Corinne Hutton praised for her amazing resiliance

10th January 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Race for Life returns

Cancer Research is set to hold fundraising events across the country as it looks to continue vital work to tackle the condition

9th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New dads to be given mental health support

Fathers Network Scotland is set to lead a new pilot project which aims to tackle postnatal depression among men

8th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Third sector heroes gain recognition

A variety of third sector staff and volunteers are set for a visit to Buckingham Palace after being recognised in the New Year's Honours List

4th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charities combine to combat veterans’ sight and hearing loss

Scottish charities have combined forces to raise awareness of hearing or vision problems among Scotland’s veterans

4th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Emergency campaign aims to salvage support service

Caring Soles provides vital footcare to the elderly, but its future is in doubt after being a victim of community funding cuts

20th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Acclaim for Leith youth centre

A Leith community centre that provides a range of counselling and mental health services for young people has won praise from academics and ministers

20th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Trio up for humanitarian award

The founders of three international charities will vie for an award in the name of Robert Burns

17th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Plastic free store opens its doors

The Refillery allowers environmentally conscious shoppers to cut their waste by storing goods in reusable packaging

16th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Review of FOI laws to be held

The Scottish Parliament is due to review Freedom of Information legislation after concerns were made by a third sector-led delegation

15th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots purchased over 3,000 Christmas trees for people in need

Scots purchased over 3,000 Christmas trees for people in need

10th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on ultra-pilgrimage

A charity worker is setting out to run 14 ultramarathons in a bid to help rebuild war torn areas of the Middle East

9th January 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
eBay delivers £22.5m for charity

The online auction site saw its charitable activities increase in 2018

9th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Race for Life returns

Cancer Research is set to hold fundraising events across the country as it looks to continue vital work to tackle the condition

9th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Puppy farm sales rocket

The amount of concerns raised by the public over illegal sales of dogs has trebled, figures have shown

7th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Low emissions zone launched

Environmental groups have said tougher action is needed after Glasgow introduced restrictions on buses

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Invisible disability campaign makes tracks

A schoolgirl is calling for signage on disabled bathrooms to be more inclusive

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots do not feel part of their communities

The Red Cross has produced a study which shows many adults have little links with their local community

3rd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Let your unsuitable gifts help a child

Your unwanted gifts could transform lives

24th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Celtic FC charity raises a record amount

Celtic FC Foundation has raised £240,000 through its 2018 Christmas appeal, making it the most successful to date

24th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
What we want for Christmas: less presents and more charity donations

Many of us would be willing to receive fewer Christmas presents and instead see the money go to a good cause

20th December 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New high-altitude forest will support golden eagles and mountain hares

Work will begin on the unique and important wildlife habitat in spring 2019

19th December 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Clooneys set for charity gala

George and Amal Clooney are set to attend the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala in Edinburgh

19th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charities face abuse claims

Barnardo's, Quarriers and Aberlour face historic claims of abuse made by hundreds of alleged victims

19th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funeral charity launches Christmas campaign

Caledonia Cremation is hoping to support the 1,000 Scots who will lose a loved one over Christmas

18th December 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 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