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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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Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

Charges for services such as day care, lunch clubs, meals on wheels and monitoring alarms could be cut

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Opera star Stands up to Cancer

Monica McGhee is urging Scots to join the fight against cancer after almost losing her voice to the condition

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help homeless this winter

The Scottish Government has announced further support to help the most vulnerable through the winter months

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Light Scotland up red for Poppy Appeal

Poppyscotland is looking for landmarks across the country to take part in an event next month

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social security campaign relaunched

A campaign to fight for the right to social security in Scotland has been relaunched amid rising levels of poverty

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fundraisers in climate pledge

The Institute of Fundraising has pledged to tackle the climate emergency

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hospice funding “on a knife-edge”

80% of charity hospices are facing a financial deficit this year, with calls for an immediate increase in funding

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RNLI drops “opt-in” policy as donations fall

The charity moved to a system of only contacting people who had actively given consent two years ago, but is now facing funding challenges

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities back governance kitemark

Three quarters of Scottish charities have said they would like to see a certification for good governance created

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Revealed: Scottish Fundraising Award winners

Event was held in Glasgow

2nd October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel welcomes new code of practice

The code has been praised for improvements in accessibility and clarity.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities lack funds to meet demand

Political uncertainty and economic downturn have left charities with major fears over the ability to meet their objectives

1st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epic cycle challenge raises funds for charity

More than 900 riders took to the roads and hills of East Lothian this weekend as part of the annual Poppyscotland Sportive

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m to fight Brexit food poverty

The Scottish Government has provided emergency funding to help those most at risk of hunger in the result of a no-deal Brexit

25th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third sector steps in to improve prison support

An initiative led by the Wise Group will be extended to ensure inmates receive support as they prepare to leave prison

25th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations benefit from carers funding

The Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund gives voluntary sector organisations support to implement new legislation

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jurgen Klopp joins charity movement

Common Goal aims to raise huge sums for charity by getting high-profile footballers to commit a percentage of their salary

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
International charities consider risks

New research has shown that charities are reporting more safeguarding and political risks against a backdrop of challenging media coverage

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity co-founder

Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, died this week aged 80

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

Charges for services such as day care, lunch clubs, meals on wheels and monitoring alarms could be cut

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New national health and housing project

ACOSVO and SFHA are bringing a wide-range of partners together to examine some of the major challenges being experienced by people across the country

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Wealthy nations are giving less to charity

Global survey reveals most generous nations

15th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Quarriers’ chief executive to stand down

Move comes after seven years with the charity

14th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Extinction Rebellion on road to becoming millionaires

Crowdfunder has raised huge amount within a week

11th October 2019 by Robert Armour

2 Comments News
Charity shops should be fully exempt from business rates

New research has found that only one third of councils currently make use of powers to grant 100% business rate relief to charity shops

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
OSCR announces permanent CEO

Good news for interim CEO

10th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social security campaign relaunched

A campaign to fight for the right to social security in Scotland has been relaunched amid rising levels of poverty

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities invited to Glasgow Uni intern programme

University of Glasgow Careers Service is now accepting proposals from charities for its Find a Solution programme 2019/2020

7th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Homelessness network unveils new name

The former Glasgow Homelessness Network will now be known as Homeless Network Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Arts projects are truly Epic

Foru Scottish projects were amongst those recognised at the annual Epic Awards

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Event to discuss Brexit health and social care impact

Organisations are being invited to hear more about a bid to thoroughly examine how leaving the European Union will affect health and social care

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Profits soar at charity superstores

Survey reveals how profits are shaping charity retail

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity foundation wins international award

Award is presented every two years

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
RNLI drops “opt-in” policy as donations fall

The charity moved to a system of only contacting people who had actively given consent two years ago, but is now facing funding challenges

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
International charities consider risks

New research has shown that charities are reporting more safeguarding and political risks against a backdrop of challenging media coverage

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Greenpeace campaigners abandon north sea protest

Safety fears lead to a climb down

15th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities welcome ban on plastic cotton buds

Scotland has become the first UK country to outlaw the polluting products.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

Chains such as Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are all using suppliers who subject workers to poor conditions, Oxfam has claimed

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops should be fully exempt from business rates

New research has found that only one third of councils currently make use of powers to grant 100% business rate relief to charity shops

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
“Misleading” and “hypocritical” MSPs try to halt parking tax

Vote means councils can charge employers

10th October 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Help protect young gannets, charity urges

The birds can become stranded on shore in stormy weather.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Tenants need Brexit support

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for measures to be put in place in the event of a disorderly Brexit

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

Two charities have teamed up to stress that bigotry is not hereditary

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Event to discuss Brexit health and social care impact

Organisations are being invited to hear more about a bid to thoroughly examine how leaving the European Union will affect health and social care

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland has banned fracking says minister

No legal ban but policy effectively prohbibits any exploration for unconventional oil and gas

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Selling disposable coffee cups separately can cut waste

Trials by Zero Waste Scotland have shown that treating coffee cups like plastic bags could drastically cut waste

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Guides step up fight against plastic pollution

Girlguiding members urge people to make a #PlasticPromise to curb single-use plastics.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Oxfam hails Second Hand September campaign

More than 62,000 shoppers pledged to only buy second-hand clothes last month.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity receives boost in hunger fight

Mary’s Meals will reach 12,796 more chronically hungry children with a life-changing meal every day after a donation from People's Postcode Lottery

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters call for tougher action on climate change

A protest was held at the Scottish Parliament with young Scots saying politicians must go further if they are to take meaningful climate action

27th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Action not words needed on climate change

Environmental campaigners have said the Scottish Government needs to back-up climate change targets with wide-ranging action

26th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigning nurse recognised by NSPCC

Ruth Moss has fought for online safety since her teenage daughter took her own life.

16th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets celebrate 65th anniversary

The programme has trained 10,000 young people since 1954.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Concerns raised over human rights in prison

Campaigners have called for an urgent government response to a new report detailing serious concerns about practices in prisons and police custody

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity in Brexit flu vaccine warning

Age Scotland has urged older people to access the vaccine before the end of the month

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembrance festival returns

To Absent Friends allows Scots to celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Transition support bill launched

A new bill has been unveiled which aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term condition has a right to a transition plan

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Unhappiness rife among girls

The Girls in Scotland survey has revealed an alarming amount of girls struggle to feel happy

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

Two charities have teamed up to stress that bigotry is not hereditary

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social security campaign relaunched

A campaign to fight for the right to social security in Scotland has been relaunched amid rising levels of poverty

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Realistic images of knife crime

Two charities have teamed up to help increase support around knife crime for young people in Scotland

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
“Game-changer” policies needed to meet child poverty targets

New figures show 240,000 children are locked in poverty in Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Name change for well-known charity

Contact the Elderly, which is known for hosting tea community tea parties for older people, will be known by a new name

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland to pass historic ban on smacking

Vote today will make physical punishment of children illegal

3rd October 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New national health and housing project

ACOSVO and SFHA are bringing a wide-range of partners together to examine some of the major challenges being experienced by people across the country

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help homeless this winter

The Scottish Government has announced further support to help the most vulnerable through the winter months

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tenants need Brexit support

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for measures to be put in place in the event of a disorderly Brexit

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign highlights realities of homelessness

Rock Trust aims to change public perceptions with series of posters.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Homelessness network unveils new name

The former Glasgow Homelessness Network will now be known as Homeless Network Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Euro project visits Scots housing association

Queens Cross was praised for two initiatives supporting vulnerable young adults.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homelessness should be taught at primary school

More awareness would alleviate negative attitudes

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shelter launches legal action against Glasgow Council

The housing and homelessness charity is seeking a judicial review into alleged gatekeeping.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scottish charity marks 80 years

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has released a video to kick off its celebrations

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Awards to celebrate partnership working

Nominations are open for this year's Scottish Public Service Awards

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
£3m for community projects

Projects across Scotland have benefitted from new funding, including a Victorian spa and a seaweed factory

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Call for human rights approach to housing

Housing organisations in Scotland have called for human rights to be incorporated in domestic law to protect the rights of homeowners and renters

18th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sign of the times as foodbank for pet owners opens

Those struggling to feed themselves can't feed their pets

16th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Voter ID risks ‘Windrush scandal for democracy’

Tory plans to force voters to present ID could disenfranchise millions, campaigners warn.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners welcome bid to banish not proven

Three verdict system flawed, research reveals

11th October 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Funding to help homeless this winter

The Scottish Government has announced further support to help the most vulnerable through the winter months

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concerns raised over human rights in prison

Campaigners have called for an urgent government response to a new report detailing serious concerns about practices in prisons and police custody

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

Chains such as Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are all using suppliers who subject workers to poor conditions, Oxfam has claimed

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

Two charities have teamed up to stress that bigotry is not hereditary

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social security campaign relaunched

A campaign to fight for the right to social security in Scotland has been relaunched amid rising levels of poverty

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Veterans face negative stereotypes when applying for jobs

Almost one fifth of executives said they would be unlikely to employ a veteran.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
“Game-changer” policies needed to meet child poverty targets

New figures show 240,000 children are locked in poverty in Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

Hundreds of event will take place throughout the week as the campaign to end poverty in Scotland steps up

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record number of calls to Crimestoppers

The charity passed on almost 15,000 pieces of information to police last year.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Failings in the system fuel food poverty

A Menu for Change has produced a report which contains heart-breaking stories of poverty

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities lack funds to meet demand

Political uncertainty and economic downturn have left charities with major fears over the ability to meet their objectives

1st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Parliament to celebrate 80 years of Citizens Advice

The CAB network began helping people at the outbreak of the Second World War.

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity co-founder

Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, died this week aged 80

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

Charges for services such as day care, lunch clubs, meals on wheels and monitoring alarms could be cut

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Opera star Stands up to Cancer

Monica McGhee is urging Scots to join the fight against cancer after almost losing her voice to the condition

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New national health and housing project

ACOSVO and SFHA are bringing a wide-range of partners together to examine some of the major challenges being experienced by people across the country

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Activist named one of UK’s most influential disabled people

Dr Hazel McFarlane’s proposals for a vision support service have helped countless people adjust to sight loss.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets celebrate 65th anniversary

The programme has trained 10,000 young people since 1954.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
SNP members back decriminalisation of drugs

The Scottish Drugs Forum has welcomed the move, which it says would reduce harm.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Take part in biggest disabled access survey

Guide has become the TripAdvisor for disabled access

14th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Life-changing campaign on brink of success

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government moving towards a rollout of thrombectomy treatment

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland finally bans pavement parking

Good news for disabled people

11th October 2019 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Charity in Brexit flu vaccine warning

Age Scotland has urged older people to access the vaccine before the end of the month

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Transition support bill launched

A new bill has been unveiled which aims to ensure every disabled child with an impairment or long-term condition has a right to a transition plan

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Unhappiness rife among girls

The Girls in Scotland survey has revealed an alarming amount of girls struggle to feel happy

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots uncomfortable talking about mental health

See Me is urging employers to improve workplace culture ahead of World Mental Health Day.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding to help those battling long-term conditions

More than £1m will be made available to help those battling chronic conditions

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Whisky auction raises £370,000 for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity were “overwhelmed” by the amount raised.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TV presenter becomes charity ambassador

Laura Boyd has taken on a new role with Cancer Support Scotland, having benefited from the organisation's services in the past

8th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MSPs urged to make buses more accessible

RNIB Scotland calls for public transport to be easier for disabled people.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Hospice funding “on a knife-edge”

80% of charity hospices are facing a financial deficit this year, with calls for an immediate increase in funding

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity co-founder

Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, died this week aged 80

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Opera star Stands up to Cancer

Monica McGhee is urging Scots to join the fight against cancer after almost losing her voice to the condition

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Light Scotland up red for Poppy Appeal

Poppyscotland is looking for landmarks across the country to take part in an event next month

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembrance festival returns

To Absent Friends allows Scots to celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

Chains such as Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are all using suppliers who subject workers to poor conditions, Oxfam has claimed

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops should be fully exempt from business rates

New research has found that only one third of councils currently make use of powers to grant 100% business rate relief to charity shops

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Unhappiness rife among girls

The Girls in Scotland survey has revealed an alarming amount of girls struggle to feel happy

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

Two charities have teamed up to stress that bigotry is not hereditary

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TV presenter becomes charity ambassador

Laura Boyd has taken on a new role with Cancer Support Scotland, having benefited from the organisation's services in the past

8th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Realistic images of knife crime

Two charities have teamed up to help increase support around knife crime for young people in Scotland

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Arts projects are truly Epic

Foru Scottish projects were amongst those recognised at the annual Epic Awards

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Majority of Scots want tighter fireworks controls

A study on behalf of the Scottish Government has shown the majority of people want tighter controls around the sale and use of fireworks

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Name change for well-known charity

Contact the Elderly, which is known for hosting tea community tea parties for older people, will be known by a new name

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Selling disposable coffee cups separately can cut waste

Trials by Zero Waste Scotland have shown that treating coffee cups like plastic bags could drastically cut waste

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Writers sever ties with poetry library

Liz Lochhead, Douglas Dunn, Michael Longley and Aonghas MacNeacail have expressed concerns over governance at the Scottish Poetry Library

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epic cycle challenge raises funds for charity

More than 900 riders took to the roads and hills of East Lothian this weekend as part of the annual Poppyscotland Sportive

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Music for dementia map launches

A campaign is seeking nationwide support to help people with dementia find music related events and services in their area

26th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Campaigning nurse recognised by NSPCC

Ruth Moss has fought for online safety since her teenage daughter took her own life.

16th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Voter ID risks ‘Windrush scandal for democracy’

Tory plans to force voters to present ID could disenfranchise millions, campaigners warn.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Activist named one of UK’s most influential disabled people

Dr Hazel McFarlane’s proposals for a vision support service have helped countless people adjust to sight loss.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets celebrate 65th anniversary

The programme has trained 10,000 young people since 1954.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
SNP members back decriminalisation of drugs

The Scottish Drugs Forum has welcomed the move, which it says would reduce harm.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities welcome ban on plastic cotton buds

Scotland has become the first UK country to outlaw the polluting products.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots uncomfortable talking about mental health

See Me is urging employers to improve workplace culture ahead of World Mental Health Day.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Help protect young gannets, charity urges

The birds can become stranded on shore in stormy weather.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign highlights realities of homelessness

Rock Trust aims to change public perceptions with series of posters.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Whisky auction raises £370,000 for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity were “overwhelmed” by the amount raised.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
MSPs urged to make buses more accessible

RNIB Scotland calls for public transport to be easier for disabled people.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans face negative stereotypes when applying for jobs

Almost one fifth of executives said they would be unlikely to employ a veteran.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Homelessness network unveils new name

The former Glasgow Homelessness Network will now be known as Homeless Network Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
“Game-changer” policies needed to meet child poverty targets

New figures show 240,000 children are locked in poverty in Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record number of calls to Crimestoppers

The charity passed on almost 15,000 pieces of information to police last year.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shelter launches legal action against Glasgow Council

The housing and homelessness charity is seeking a judicial review into alleged gatekeeping.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Forth Bridge ascent raises £137,000 for charity

More than 1,800 people took part in the fundraiser.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Guides step up fight against plastic pollution

Girlguiding members urge people to make a #PlasticPromise to curb single-use plastics.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News