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Football act is a distraction from real solution to sectarianism, says charity

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Filmmaker and poet to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes

Each artist will receive a £7,000 grant and support to produce a piece of work to be unveiled as part of LGBT History Month in February 2017

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to begin this weekend

The transformation of George Square in Glasgow into an outdoor football venue is almost complete

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Paralympic torch visits Royal Blind School

Famous flame visits Edinburgh school ahead of Rio games

15th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup’s supermarket sweep

Deal struck between a charity and a supermarket chain to deliver 19,000 meals and 21,000 bottles of water to this summer’s Homeless World Cup

26th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

​STV strike deal to show live matches, highlights and features from the Glasgow tournament

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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It’s a scandal that we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

Charity blasts fact we know more about Jedi Knights than our armed service community

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

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

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches trusted traders service

Care and Repair says it wants to save the public from scammers

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign group wants to find the hottest vegan

PETA launches bizarre publicity stunt competition in UK and Ireland

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Burns named as charity’s Great Scot

Robert Burns has been voted the public’s Great Scot, securing more than twice the votes of his nearest rival, the National Trust for Scotland has said

3rd May 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex safe space will be stationed in the city during July’s Homeless World Cup

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Play with me! There’s plenty of life in this endangered calf

The charity which owns Edinburgh Zoo has released the cutest video you are likely to see this week showing an endangered tapir calf tormenting his dad

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

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

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

​Modern pollutants contribute to the deaths of 2,500 Scots every year

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

Conservationists say they need to raise £50,000 to reintroduce predatory big cats to Scotland

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

The Scottish Parliament can and must use its powers to completely ban fracking, environmental activists say

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

Funding is urgently needed to lower Scotland’s carbon footprint not pay for it to be increased say environmental groups

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland is UK nation most supportive of refugee children

More people in Scotland than the rest of the UK support the Westminster government decision to accept unaccompanied child refugees from Europe

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape

157 child refugees legally allowed to enter the UK are stuck in Calais thanks to red tape, says charity

20th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

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

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking video from anti-animal cruelty charity is not for the faint-hearted

League Against Cruel Sports shows the death of a man caught in an animal snare

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow in air pollution league of shame

The new Scottish Government must do more to tackle air pollution – after it was revealed that Glasgow has failed to meet World Health Organisation

13th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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150,000 call for David Cameron to help free charity worker

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been held without charge in Iran since 3 April

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National Trust in battle over electricity pylons

Conservation charity blasts plans for overhead cables to be installed near historic battlefield

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

International education charity Project Trust features in the latest episode of How Scotland Works

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular osprey displays at charity nature reserve

The nesting pair of ospreys at a Scottish Wildlife Trust nature reserve have been kept on their toes by intruding buzzards

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots aid agency reports from Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

Mercy Corp is still active in Nepal 12 months after the devastating earthquake which killed 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless

26th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Climate agreement signed: now the hard work begins

Campaigners have warned that the real work starts now – after 150 nations formally signed a deal thrashed out at last year’s Paris climate summit

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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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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10% of Glasgow City Council workers to become mentors for city’s school pupils

Glasgow City Council is encouraging its staff by committing to offering them paid leave if they become mentors for the city's care experienced pupils

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Body anxious kids as young as 11 are avoiding PE finds YMCA

​Youngsters are so worried about their body image many hide away and some are even considering surgery report finds

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Job programme has now helped 7,500 vulnerable young people find employment

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

Traditional goals like owning a house or getting a steady job are unrealistic say many teams

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Why can Police Scotland charge paedophiles over sex texts but officers in England can’t asks charity

Police still cant charge people with sending sexual communications to children in England and Wales as government hasn't set start date for new law

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Not all young people know how to use technology blasts charity

​Myth that every millennial is an IT expert has led to many from poorer backgrounds being left behind online in search for jobs and training

9th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tory minister calls for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, has given his backing to a campaign to have LGBT+ issues added to the curriculum and taught in schools

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

Ash Scotland says the new law sends out a clear message of the health risks

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to be raised to 12

​The move, welcomed by charities, brings Scotland in line with the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Call for action as the number of young women suffering domestic abuse rises

Charities launch campaign after figures show a rise 8.9% in reported incidents of domestic abuse where the victim is a woman under the age of 30

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Council cuts will create a lost generation of young people

A coalition of charities and support groups has warned that budget cuts mean children with additional support needs are missing out on the help they need

28th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC launches hotline for footballers who were sexual abused by coaches

The helpline received a staggering 50 calls in the first two hours of being open

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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11-year-old Scot steals the show at Children in Need

The annual fundraiser raised £4.6m north of the border – just under 10% of the UK wide total

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Child abuse inquiry will not be extended to those not in care

​John Swinney has moved to clarify the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will only investigate cases of abuse involving people who were within institutions

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More than 2000 people take part in final Kiltwalk of the year

Lorraine Kelly, Jackie Bird, Sean Batty and the Bay City Rollers inspire Edinburgh walkers to raise over £100,000

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

​£30,000 up for grabs at ScottishPower Foundation Awards

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More of us are leaving a donation to charity in our wills than ever before

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£750K granted to help community group save iconic pine forest

Arkaig Community Forest and Woodland Trust Scotland have been awarded the cash by People’s Postcode Lottery

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

​Charlatans frontman surprises charity by donating signed goods and then tweeting fans

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Dream Fund worth £2.5m is seeking applications from charities

​Partnerships of charities and community groups are being urged to apply for a grant of up to £1 million to finance their ultimate project

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More money than ever before donated to charity foundation

Charities Aid Foundation received over £500 million in charity donations last year

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities demand £425m Olympic cash is returned

​Money borrowed from the Big Lottery Fund for the 2012 Olympics is yet to be repaid

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children in Need makes record charity grant in Scotland

The television fundraiser has awarded Community House in Alloa over £150,000

4th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

Players at amateur side GHK Rugby Football Club are doing the full monty for a charity calendar

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

Researchers warn older people with mental health problems are becoming isolated because they are unable to depend on family

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society and Scotmid Co-operative raised way over their £250,000 target

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities convince first minister to listen to 1,000 care experienced young people

Nicola Sturgeon recently spent time speaking to those supported by Who Cares? Scotland

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Supermarket’s £150,000 donation to charity after schoolgirl with chronic bowel disease got in touch

Morrisons Foundation found out about Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s latest campaign from 13-year-old Jenny Cook. Charity says support is “remarkable".

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Investigation into availability of support for young people with additional support needs

An investigation has been launched to help map out the availability of support for young people with additional support needs in Scotland

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

​Audit Scotland report finds £667 million a year shortfall and charities already struggling to recruit skilled nursing and mental health staff

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Miracle cancer survivor’s inspirational fightback from death’s door

Laura Barr told her story as she opened the Paisley Cancer Research UK superstore which is more than five times the size of a normal store and offers members of

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

​Three month campaign aims to get young men talking about depression with data collected past on to charities

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

​The Edinburgh Crisis Centre says the volume of requests it faces for urgent mental health crisis has grown rapidly in the decade it has been open

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

British Heart Foundation and Nationwide Building Society team up to teach 35,000 people the life-saving skill

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

Some of the capital’s iconic landmarks will be lit up as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month's Glow Gold September

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

Charity looking to explore the views of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit vote

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

Friends aim to row, swim and cycle from London to Paris

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

Former Dundee Utd player Jordan Moore (22) who twice battled skin-cancer during his career says he never once wore sun screen while training outside

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

Three charity bosses in Scotland have made a list of the best social media chief executives from across the UK

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee charity had its busiest year ever in 2016 and warns 2017 will be worse

Positive Action in Housing had its busiest year ever in 2016 and says the next 12 months are not looking any rosier

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity forced to change its name as it was confused for dating app Tinder

The Tinder Foundation is having to rebrand after getting fed up of being confused for the popular hook-up app

24th 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

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Chief encounters: Angie Ferguson on why she had to start an autism support charity

When Angie Ferguson's son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome she was dismayed that there was a lack of support so set up a charity to fix that

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

Scottish charity moves “home” 200 years after it was formed

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

Milne replaces outgoing chair Dr Derek Casey who filled the role for four years

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow receives top honour

Charity boss only the 67th Livingstone Medal recipient in 115 years

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

Turning Point Scotland has appointed one of the country’s most senior police officers as its new chief executive

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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Former chair of anti-stalking charity pleads guilty to stalking his ex-wife

Peter Noreiko, the former chairman of an anti-stalking charity Action Against Stalking, has admitted stalking his ex-wife. He will be sentenced in November

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Citizens advice service gave out one million pieces of advice in Scotland last year

Citizens Advice Scotland helped recover £120 million for some of the country's poorest while supporting 310,000 people in 2015/16

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

​Winners will be announced at an event in the Scottish Parliament on 10 November

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

Social Investment Scotland has reported its customers have seen their turnover and the number of jobs they provide increase for the fifth year in a row

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

Animal welfare charity made a legal complaint after the Daily Mail published two false articles about it

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fundraising campaigns will only ever be as good as the team running them

The voluntary sector has to equally recognise the value of manager, leaders and millennials warns team development expert

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

The Charities Aid Foundation says the public has faith in charities to reunite communities

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

Unions, charities and academics have united over treatment of workers affected by dementia

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth organisations are making a bid to find the next generation of leaders

​A new collaboration between more than 20 charities aims to discover and nurture people who they consider to have great potential

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations is urging the Scottish Government to use new powers to effectively eradicate the bedroom tax

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

The UK government should reconsider its decision not to accept the public's offer of space in their homes for people fleeing Syria, a charity has said

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

Shelter Scotland is searching for the children and their families featured in iconic photographs of Scotland’s tenement slums

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

​Associations believe they can do more to challenge daily poverty they encounter

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

Find out which charity you should donate to based on your personality

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

The Rock Trust says the latest Scottish Government pledge is a step in the right direction

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

Charitable trust in Edinburgh moves to evict tenants in order to sell homes

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

Charities blast politicians after new statistics suggest more than 4,000 Scots died last winter because their homes were too cold

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Top designer goods up for grabs at charity shop

Mystery donor delivers thousands of pounds worth of designer goods to charity shop

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

Nearby residents are concerned about safety after Glasgow Housing Association failed to bring down the notorious Red Road flats

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

There is not enough hostel accomodation for homeless people who have dogs, blasts charity

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

​Report says affordable homes crisis won't be alleviated at current rate of new builds

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

Glasgow’s infamous Bridge to Nowhere has won a national award after its regeneration was recognised by an environmental group

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

Sandwich shop Social Bite has launched a new loyalty card which will see homeless people given free food rather than existing customers

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

​Concern over rise in number of children living in temporary accommodation

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, says it will be up to the sector to scrutinise the devolution of further powers once they are in place

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

Four teens have been charged following the incident at an LGBT+ youth group

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

Up to 60% more families than it was possible to accommodate registered with two Glasgow schools offering free lunches during the summer holidays

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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George Clooney’s fave sandwich shop gets £550k to train homeless

A social enterprise sandwich shop chain which hit the headlines last year when George Clooney popped into its Edinburgh branch has been awarded £550,000

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

One in four from poorer backgrounds think they won’t get a good job

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland to create its own child poverty laws

Charities back Nicola Sturgeon as she describes UK government approach as fundamentally wrong

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

North American side triumphed in both the men’s and women’s finals

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup pays tribute to 84 dead in Nice terrorist attack

Organisers “stand together” with French team competing at Gasgow tournament

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

Charity Retail Association names 58 year old charity shop manager top in poll of workers from 10,000 charity shops

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Schools in deprived communities are staying open during summer to offer pupils free meals

​Two Glasgow schools will offer lunch and activities for children and their families

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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UN to investigate poverty in Scotland

A report into poverty in Scotland and the way it blights lives has been compiled for the United Nations

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking treatment of disabled people exposed yet again

A UK disability charity has revealed a catalogue of errors surrounding personal independence payments it says has caused "truly shocking" levels of stress

8th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

The new Church of Scotland moderator and charity founder says situation is a “damning indictment” on the country

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

A new initiative offering formerly homeless people the chance to volunteer at the 2016 Homeless World Cup has scored a Big Lottery Fund grant

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow met Pope Francis in the Vatican

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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More people are turning up at homeless shelters needing a bed for the night

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled activists demand a fairer Scotland

Members of Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) came out in force to press home their demands to politicians on the eve of the Scottish Parliament elections

26th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poll shows Scots oppose TTIP

Scots are leading the way in opposition to the controversial trade deal TTIP, according to new polls

23rd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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How much did Scotland’s richest give to charity?

Giving List reveals the UK's most generous philanthropists

15th May 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Race for Life events get underway

An inspirational mum kicked off the first of Cancer Research's annual challenges in Edinburgh this weekend

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity hits back at Daily Mail article

The RNLI has said a piece which claims it is at war with its lifeboat crews is unfair and one-sided

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Dormant charity’s £475m should be split between good causes

The National Fund was set up in 1928 to pay the country’s war debts, but has sat in a bank account ever since

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Museum set to be transformed into landmark venue

The Kilmartin Museum celebrates the long and diverse history of the local area

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Third sector finances finally exceed pre-recession levels

Third sector bodies warn new UK income figures mask the challenges facing small and medium sized organisation

9th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Fund launched to help small charities prepare for Brexit

The Scottish Government has created a £150,000 fund to help organisations who are worried about leaving the EU

9th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity aims to get people out and about to beat loneliness

Carr Gomm aims to bring communities together, starting with a fundraising campaign to get people moving

8th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Arts festival to transform derelict building

Edinburgh's Hidden Door Festival is looking for funding to transform an abandoned Art Deco cinema

4th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dealing with donations after Presidents Club scandal

New guidance has been issued on the acceptance and refusal of donations in the wake of the Presidents Club scandal

4th May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Govier is new MD at People’s Postcode Lottery

Clara Govier has been promoted to managing director at the Edinburgh-based People's Postcode Lottery

4th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Fund helps the green transformation of communities

Environmental projects have benefitted from a green funding boost of more than £355,000

3rd May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community initiative to remember Jo Cox set to be expanded

The Great Get Together sees events held across the country to bring the communities together

2nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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David Duke is worth £25,000 to Street Soccer Scotland

The People's Postcode Lottery has recognised David Duke's leadership skills with a £25,000 cheque

1st May 2018 by Susan Smith

3 Comments News
Fundraising backlash could hurt those in need

Permanent harm could be done to vulnerable groups because of how charities have reacted to criticism over fundraising

1st May 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Funding boost for rural youth groups

A major funding boost will help ensure there are youth groups in every community in Scotland

1st May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Half of small charities fear for their survival

A survey of local charities has shown that only 47% are confident of financial stability five years down the line

30th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Crowdfunding tool extended to allow charity donations

GoFundMe has dropped its charges for charities, after research showed that people are more likely to donate if all their money goes to good causes

30th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cycle challenge returns for milestone event

Pedal for Scotland, in its 20th year, sees thousands of cyclists head from Glasgow to Edinburgh

30th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EVOC backs suffragist statue campaign

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is supporting a campaign to erect a statue of medical pioneer Dr Elsie Inglis

28th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Designs transform disabled people’s lives

Awards given to revolutionary designs

25th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
One to watch social entrepreneur gets advice from Richard Branson

Top entrepreneur Richard Branson surprised Scotland's Virgin Startup Business of the Year finalists at a mentoring session

25th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Michelle Obama gets set for Edinburgh dinner date

Foundation has invited former first lady as part of fundraising dinner

25th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots still trust charities says OSCR

New research from Scotland's charity regulator suggests negative media stories have not affected public trust

25th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Help lotteries raise much more, Dame Ellen MacArthur tells MSPs

Campaign is calling for the limit on how much society lotteries can raise in a year to increase from £10m to £100m

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Campaign calls for Scotland to take a stand against Brexit

Declaration: Scotland for Europe has been backed by representatives of 40 civil society groups and actor Brian Cox

23rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Multi-million pound fund open for applications

Groups can get funding to tackle one of society's biggest problems

22nd May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Staff to go at Oxfam UK

The international development charity has said it will have to lose staff at home and abroad in order to "live within our means" following sex scandal

21st May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Oxfam boss steps down amid controversy

Chief executive has faced calls to resign

18th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Recruitment plans for regulator’s board

Two new members sought

18th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity defends against tabloid’s “skewed and hurtful” attack

Leading charity attacked in tabloid story

18th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Insider fraud is biggest threat to third sector finances

Charities are seen as an easy touch by criminals

16th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity shop scores hole in one with major donation from golfing superstar

Edinburgh's Morningside branch of Shelter Scotland is now selling a range of golfing items donated by one of the sport's superstars

15th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Light at the end of tunnel for closure threatened recovery cafe

Staff and volunteers at Comas are positive about the future, as the charity looks to secure new premises for its Serenity Cafe

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How much did Scotland’s richest give to charity?

Giving List reveals the UK's most generous philanthropists

15th May 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity hits back at Daily Mail article

The RNLI has said a piece which claims it is at war with its lifeboat crews is unfair and one-sided

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dormant charity’s £475m should be split between good causes

The National Fund was set up in 1928 to pay the country’s war debts, but has sat in a bank account ever since

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Workplace stress should be health and safety issue

Mental health needs societal change to address root causes says report

14th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaign calls for Scotland to take a stand against Brexit

Declaration: Scotland for Europe has been backed by representatives of 40 civil society groups and actor Brian Cox

23rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Staff to go at Oxfam UK

The international development charity has said it will have to lose staff at home and abroad in order to "live within our means" following sex scandal

21st May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Revealed: the extent of mountain hare slaughter in Scotland

The true extent of mountain hare slaughter in Scotland has been revealed for the first time

21st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Call for cars to be banned from school gates

Living Streets has said action is needed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Whale Trail set to bring tourism boost

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust will lead a project to secure Scotland's position as a world-class whale watching destination

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity finds Scots still worried about Brexit

More than seven in 10 people said they were concerned about how leaving the European Union will affect them

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Rural Parliament destination revealed

The next session of the biennial event will take place in Stranraer later this year

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fish farming industry must clean up its act

The National Trust for Scotland has called on the country’s fish farming sector to fix its pollution problems before contemplating further expansion

15th May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Festival will celebrate refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland is back for its eighteenth year with a Scotland-wide programme of events designed to bring communities together

15th May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Reduce tax to those who make homes energy efficient

Age Scotland has said that those who embrace energy efficiency should pay less council tax

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MPs unite across parties to oppose fossil fuels

All six Edinburgh and Midlothian MPs have spoken out about the urgent need for fossil fuel divestment

11th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Marine conservation charity to expand

Surfers Against Sewage has gained £300,000 from the People's Postcode Lottery

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community ownership of Ulva secured

Residents have become the first community in Scotland to purchase an island

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Refugees get more support to come to Scotland

Fund will offer financial support before benefits are claimed

9th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Leading conservation charity recruits young trustees

The Scottish Seabird Centre had so many quality applications from young people for its board role, it appointed two new trustees

8th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Energy giant challenges fracking ban

​Company says ban is illegal

8th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity admits sex abuse on Scottish Government funded aid programme

Christian charity Tearfund says it took "swift and appropriate” action after becoming aware of allegations of sex abuse in one of its aid programmes

7th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Charity Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The top organisations and individuals in Scotland's third sector have been named, with the awards taking place next month

4th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund helps the green transformation of communities

Environmental projects have benefitted from a green funding boost of more than £355,000

3rd May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
More support needed for older workers

Age Scotland has said the government and businesses have to do more to support the increasing numbers of people work beyond state pension age

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fathers get say in shaping Scots family law

Civil servants will make meeting a focus group

29th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Seized money set to benefit deprived communities

More than £700,000 worth of CashBack funding has been allocated to 227 youth organisations

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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School uniform grants to increase

The setting of a national minimum of £100 for the grant has been welcomed by child poverty groups

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Children admit to bullying others about their looks

Changing Faces say youngsters with a disfigurement are struggling with a very hostile school environment

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
The clock is ticking for vulnerable children

Vulnerable children who don't get access to support quickly are ending up struggling with far bigger problems later in life

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Call for cars to be banned from school gates

Living Streets has said action is needed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Intergenerational pen pal project secures funding boost

A new initiative from Contact the Elderly will link primary school pupils with isolated older people

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The terrible toll stress is taking on our young people

Six out of ten Scottish young people have felt so stressed by pressure to succeed they are unable to cope

18th May 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Charity finds Scots still worried about Brexit

More than seven in 10 people said they were concerned about how leaving the European Union will affect them

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Project to prevent organised crime extended

An initiative that aims to keep children away gang culture in Glasgow is set to continue

17th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Conversation on mental health launched

A campaign to promote mental health awareness among young people has been launched

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Project aims to tackle scourge of malnutrition amongst older people

An initiative has been launched after it was revealed up to one in ten older Scots may suffer from the condition

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity to provide domestic abuse training for police

SafeLives will help Police Scotland prepare for the new domestic abuse bill, which will tackle controlling behaviour

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scouts reveal new five-year strategy

The organisation has unveiled plans to expand its early years provision, become more inclusive and grow its numbers by 5,000

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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National hate crime portal launched

Action on Prejudice will offer resources on challenging discrimination and allow young people to report crimes anonymously

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
There’s more to life than exam results says Samaritans

Samaritans warns of the dangers of too much exam stress during Mental Health Awareness Week

14th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Reduce tax to those who make homes energy efficient

Age Scotland has said that those who embrace energy efficiency should pay less council tax

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lifesaving skills project for deprived pupils extended

The BandAge community project targets areas where people are at greater risk of suffering cardiac arrest

10th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Intense child poverty affects affluent areas

Poverty groups have called for local action after a study revealed pockets of deprivation across the country

15th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Renters have been plunged into debt misery

More than 600,000 people contacted a money advice charity with debt worries last year

14th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity workers went all out to beat the Beast from the East

Staff at a homelessness charity have been thanked for going the extra mile to help people caught by the Beast from the East

8th March 2018 by Graham Martin

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Resignation calls at troubled housing association

​Wishaw and District Housing Association has failed to address systemic problems

8th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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As Scotland shivers, is Holyrood backsliding on warm homes?

The Scottish Government has been warned not to backslide on plans to make the country’s homes warm and energy efficient

6th March 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Third sector heroes battle the beast from the east

Snowfall across Scotland has not stopped staff and volunteers from protecting the vulnerable

1st March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Time for a winter break on evictions in Scotland

Housing activists want a ban on winter evictions in Scotland

1st March 2018 by Graham Martin

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Spare room project to tackle homelessness

Spare rooms could help ease Scotland's homelessness crisis

27th February 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
TFN Live: Bringing communities together

Watch Kim Leadbeater, sister of murdered MP Jo Cox, discuss how communities can work together to overcome tension and strife

23rd February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community cafe aims to become local hub

Harry’s Courtyard Café will provide healthy products in a social setting at a sports facility in Edinburgh

13th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Housing crisis: our elderly are being failed

Scotland’s housing is failing to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance

9th February 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social Bite to invest in housing first initiative

The £3 million raised through Sleep in the Park will be used to provide immediate housing for the homeless

8th February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Big Noise celebrates a big birthday

More than 3,500 children have learned to play an instrument since the project began

1st February 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2018

Entries are being sought for eight categories, with the ceremony taking place this summer in Edinburgh

31st January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Whisky fund boosts alcohol misuse projects

The Scotch Whisky Action Fund supports initiatives across the country

29th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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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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Veterans village to provide housing for young

Erskine is set to build 24 flats for former members of the armed forces in Bishopton

26th January 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Housing association to build £15m wind farm

Ambitious plans will see the community benefit from the three turbine development

24th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Homelessness rise “mark of shame” on SNP

Charities and politicians go on the attack as new housing statistics show rise in homelessness

23rd January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Universal Credit process too complex for applicants

Rejected applications are blamed on an overly complicated process

16th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity to provide domestic abuse training for police

SafeLives will help Police Scotland prepare for the new domestic abuse bill, which will tackle controlling behaviour

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Festival will celebrate refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland is back for its eighteenth year with a Scotland-wide programme of events designed to bring communities together

15th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Hollywood actor opens Edinburgh credit union

Affordable finance campaigner Michael Sheen has opened new premises for the Castle Community Bank

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Help us beat bullying say Scots with learning disabilities

Scots with learning disabilities are urging the public to get to know them in a bid to overcome widespread bullying

14th May 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
National hate crime portal launched

Action on Prejudice will offer resources on challenging discrimination and allow young people to report crimes anonymously

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots disabled are being abandoned says solicitor

He claims campaign groups are allowing the Scottish Government to continue hated PIP regime

11th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Activists can get united to create a better Scotland

A new national network has been created which will help ordinary people to create a fairer, more sustainable world

10th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Outrage as council charity sponsors arms fair

​World's fifth largest arms fair is sponsored by a council-run charity

9th May 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Fundraiser launched for stabbed refugee

​Show of support as Syrian boy fights for his life in hospital

8th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Disability campaigners join RBS branch closure fight

Campaigners say RBS plans do not consider the needs of vulnerable customers

7th May 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Sex workers join May Day marchers

Workers demand to be treated same as others paid employees

7th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Huge march for independence heralds new momentum

Organisers say march is just the start of many

7th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Are we honouring Scots’ welfare rights?

How Universal Credit is affecting people's welfare rights will be explored at a conference next month

4th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Volunteers save the homeless during a brutal winter

This winter was one of the most brutal in recent years – but more than 700 people were spared its excesses thanks to a homeless shelter

4th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scots still fear people with HIV

One in five Scots still believe they can catch HIV from kissing

4th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Artist returns to charity that supported her 14 years ago

Carla Scott Fullerton's solo exhibition is part of Glasgow International Arts Festival

4th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The top organisations and individuals in Scotland's third sector have been named, with the awards taking place next month

4th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Women’s organisations ‘missing out’ on tampon tax

The Westminster Government has been accused of being political when allocating funding

3rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Childline in volunteer appeal

The support service's Glasgow base needs a further 85 volunteers to ensure it can meet demand for advice

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cuts row as sleepovers are set to be axed

Social care bosses have said technology will keep people safe overnight, but the move has been made amid rising wage costs for carers

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Mental health waiting times a “national disgrace”

The majority of the country's health boards missed targets to provide children with specialist support - which has angered a campaign group

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Thousands of Scots face social care debt

More than 15,000 people fell into debt as they tried to pay their care costs, a GMB union investigation has revealed

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social care contributes billions to the Scottish economy

Social care is the eighth biggest employment sector - and the average wage is higher for workers than in other parts of the UK

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bield care home saved by local provider

Residents and staff at one closure threatened Bield care home are celebrating it being bought over by a local private company

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Thousands make dementia pledge

At the start of Dementia Awareness Week, Alzheimer Scotland has revealed 60,000 people have made the commitment to becoming Dementia Friends

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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SCVO to provide free sanitary products in all its buildings

The umbrella group for Scotland’s charities is to provide free sanitary products to all staff, tenants and visitors to its properties

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Criminalising emotional neglect could see disabled parents lose children

Campaigners have highlighted the importance of providing support for parents with learning disabilities before making emotional neglect a crime

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How to make Self Directed Support work

A major report into Self Directed Support (SDS) has been launched by one of Scotland’s largest disabled people’s organisations

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Lottery funding boost for health projects

More than £700,000 from the Big Lottery Fund has been shared between eight organisations

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Impact report shows how charity makes a difference

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has published its annual impact report, which measures the wider impacts of the organisation's work

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteers sought to help make event magical

Helpers are needed to help ensure this year's MoonWalk is a success, as walkers prepare for a midnight jaunt across Edinburgh

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More support needed for older workers

Age Scotland has said the government and businesses have to do more to support the increasing numbers of people work beyond state pension age

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No backtracking on warm homes law - civil society warns Scottish Government

More than 50 civil society groups and businesses have said introducing the legislation will help tackle fuel poverty and climate change

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Calman announces single Edinburgh show for charity

People hoping to see Susan Calman at this year's Edinburgh Fringe have just one chance at this year's Big Brain Cancer Benefit

29th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity aims to double the amount of people it helps

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new strategy after recognising that people are not getting the help they need

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity bridges the generation gap

Future of Volunteering project launched

28th May 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funds provided for smart asthma treatments

Asthma UK has teamed up with the Scottish Government in a bid to improve how the condition is treated

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More women diagnosed with lung cancer than men

The rise has been attributed to an increase in smoking after the Second World War

26th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities lead campaign to end domestic violence on campus

A new guide will help universities and colleges support students experiencing domestic violence following the death of Emily Drouet

25th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Theatre prepares to re-open as fundraising continues

The Leith Theatre Trust is planning a £7 million makeover of the iconic venue, which has been closed for 30 years

23rd April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hoarding to be tackled at international event

Campaigners have said that the mental health condition is misunderstood, with up to 200,000 Scots affected

23rd April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Alcohol fuels crime across Scotland

Areas which have the highest prevalence of pubs and off-licences are beset by issues with crime, a charity has claimed

19th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Commemorate the cows that died in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle

Animal rights charity PETA says Scotland's vegan-friendly capital should have a permanent memorial plaque at the site of an historic abattoir

18th April 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Football fans in epic charity road trip

Six supporters aim to visit Scotland's 42 professional clubs in just 42 hours to raise funds for good causes

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities unite to smash the cruel, illegal puppy trade

Charities have come together to fight against the illegal puppy trade in Scotland

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
NTS apologies for mental asylum escape game

Escape at Crathes would have seen teams attempt to escape from a 1950s asylum, with mental health campaigners describing the idea as ill-judged

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign to get more disabled Scots into politics

Inclusion Scotland has said that action is needed to ensure that disabled people stand for election

16th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
From village pub to community hub

More than £5.7 million has been allocated by the Big Lottery Fund to community projects around Scotland

13th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Communities can revive the high street

Retail conditions may be challenging, but present the chance for communities to take control

11th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Star Wars fans use The Force to raise charity cash

A Star Wars themed campaign has helped to raise £250,000 for children's charities

11th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Seven charities to benefit from Royal Wedding

Prince Harry and his fiance have named seven charities they'd like the public to donate to instead of sending them wedding gifts

9th April 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Glory days to return at former picture house

A community group has raised a whopping £2.9 million to create an arts hub

9th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Kiltwalk’s a slam dunk for basketball stars on Tartan Day

American basketballer and Glasgow Rocks star Earl Brown wears a kilt for the first time and scores a slam dunk for Kiltwalk in the process

6th April 2018 by Susan Smith

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Breaking Bad star backs charity campaign

Bryan Cranston features in a new advert for Alzheimer's Research UK - created by the makers of Wallace and Gromit

29th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Autistic people worried by public transport

Fears over unexpected delays and negative reactions from other passengers are driving those with autism away from public transport

27th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for anti-sectarian groups is increased

A total of £515,000 will be split between nine community projects

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Highland Wildlife Park named best day out in Scotland

Highland Wildlife Park has been voted Scotland’s best day out in a public poll.

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Women more likely to donate at work

Women are more likely to support a good cause while at work than men, new research has revealed.

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Crisis marks 50 years with exhibition of homeless artists

A programme of events celebrating the work of Edinburgh’s homeless artists is being held to mark a charity’s 50th anniversary.

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thousands demand an end to hare slaughter

A giant postcard calling for an end to mountain hare culling has been handed to the UK’s largest national park.

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community groups to decide on local funding priorities

Projects making a difference to communities in Glasgow are being invited to pitch for a share of local funding to be awarded next year.

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities welcome Scottish Government’s Brexit plan

Proposals to protect Scotland from the worst impacts of Brexit have been welcomed by charities

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Christmas comes early for pre-school cycling project

A project which teaches youngsters how to ride a bike before starting school has hit a major milestone

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children’s song inspires charity Christmas card

A Christmas card inspired by a popular song has beaten off the competition to win an art competition for looked-after children

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Nominations sought for 2017 Heart Heroes awards

Scots are being asked to nominate their Heart Heroes for a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland award

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
£16m for Scottish cancer research teams

Scientists in Scotland are set to receive a major cash boost thanks to a £16m investment from Cancer Research UK

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community arts trust expands with opening of new Capital space

A leading community arts trust in Edinburgh has expanded to allow more people to use its services

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
The wrong older people are volunteering finds study

Elderly people who would gain the most from volunteering are not doing so, while those who do already enjoy the benefits it can provide

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
One in five Scots earns less than the real living wage

Employers urged to pay their staff fairly as it emerges half a million Scots are paid less than the real living wage

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Boost to charity that lends cash to community enterprises

Grameen in the UK has secured £250,000 from Social Investment Scotland to provide micro-finance loans to community initiatives

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football clubs give elderly fans a Christmas to remember

This Christmas is set to be one to remember for almost 500 elderly football fans who have been invited to their local stadiums for a hot meal

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Humanitarian efforts suspended amid Aleppo massacre

Humanitarian efforts in Aleppo have been suspended in protest against lack of action from the international community to stop the unfolding massacre

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Domestic abuse charity encounters 17,000 new cases each year

Tens of thousands of new domestic abuse cases are encountered by a charity every year, a survey has shown

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social Bite appeals for homeless Christmas dinner donations

A social enterprise is appealing for donations to help them provide Scotland’s homeless with a Christmas dinner

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Young people contacting Childline over gender issues doubles

The number of young people contacting Childline over gender issues has more than doubled since 2012/13, the charity has revealed

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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