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£12m for community hubs in Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced over £12 million of grants to 311 Scottish groups with the majority going to community hub projects

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Food charity recruits to cope with increased demand

Pandemic has led to increased hardship as well as unemployment

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

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Asylum seekers gagged from talking about conditions

They say they've been threatened by Home Office contractor

7th July 2020 by Robert Armour

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£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Global poverty worsens after squandering a decade fighting it

Pandemic only worsens an already critically dire global scenario

6th July 2020 by Robert Armour

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Government faces pressure to close loophole

Charity calls for law to be changed

3rd July 2020 by Robert Armour

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Vulnerable people still unable to access food

The survey by Which?, found that almost half of those shielding in Scotland have been unable to access vital supplies

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Scots worried about redundancy doubles

Citizens Advice Scotland has reported a huge rise in the amount of people seeking advice around redundancy

2nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Organisations unite in DFID call

International development bodies have set out criteria they say are necessary for a new UK body to ensure aid and diplomacy standards are maintained

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of loneliness in Scotland

Age Scotland has raised its concern after a new study showed older people are struggling to cope during lockdown

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Safety fears as charity subjected to vile, hate filled attacks

An acclaimed charity has revealed the horrific levels of abuse it has received – leaving organisers and volunteers worried about their safety

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

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New advocacy service launched

The Scottish Government has launched a new service to help disabled people access the benefits they are entitled to

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Appeal looking for smart phone donations

The Great British Tech Appeal, launched by Vodafone and Barnardo’s, is looking for businesses to help disadvantaged communities access tech

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charities want support for those on Universal Credit

A coalition of organisations wants the suspension of Universal Credit sanctions to continue for a further six months

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Refugee charities slam hotel policy for asylum seekers

Charities previously warned about moving vulnerable asylum seekers

29th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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