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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Watch: Charities are joining in the mannequin challenge video craze

The #MannequinChallenge is being carried out by millions of people around the world and now charities are getting involved

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh sees launch of world’s first social enterprise gin

​The team behind award winning Pickering's Gin have collaborated with social enterprise specialist Chris Thewlis and drinks industry guru David Moore

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 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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Scottish neo-nazi rock concert cancelled

​Extreme rock band Bound for Glory reported to have cancelled gig scheduled for this weekend after a public outcry

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity stunned after teen vandals offer to repair their own damage following drunken rampage

Beith Community Development Trust was originally left devastated when a group of 13 and 14-year-olds targeted its property

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists appeal for cash to take Scottish Government to court

The Humanist Society Scotland needs to raise £3,000 to get religious observance challenge off the ground

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Enterprise Academy hails its Rio golden girl

Popular tutor Karen Darke struck gold in the Paralympic time-trial cycling

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots sport fans are more homophobic than rest of the UK

60% of Scottish sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse and one in six would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay

21st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Ken Loach film on brutal benefits system headlines film festival

Ken Loach's latest award winning film about a 59-year-old joiner who falls ill and applies for Employment and Support Allowance is to close 12 day festival

14th September 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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Police called to charity football match as fans spark trouble

Community festival game held up as opposing fans invaded the pitch

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow gears up for Pride this weekend

​With a parade, fairground, food, drink and music, Glasgow Pride attempts to steal the festival limelight from Edinburgh this weekend

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Specialist books to fly off shelves at city charity shop

Shelter Scotland is marking the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival with sale of vintage books

12th August 2016 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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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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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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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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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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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

Unaccompanied teenage refugees from countries other than Syria and Sudan will not be allowed to enter the UK from Calais

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Planet faces mass extinction nightmare

Global mass extinctions are on the cards after it was revealed that populations of animal species will plummet by the end of the decade

27th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Pressure group says new centre aims to get vulnerable people out of the country as quickly as possible and their cases won't be heard properly

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Carve a pumpkin for Syria challenge launched

​Charity urges you to ditch the scary faces this Halloween and show solidarity with Syrian children

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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J.K. Rowling to host Facebook Live chat to promote her charity

The Harry Potter author will talk about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos on Saturday to launch its latest campaign

14th 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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Refugees and Scots to combine to create exhibition

Scottish Refugee Council will initially bring Glaswegians together over a multi-cultural meal

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened in the Highlands

There are as little as 300 of the iconic Scottish wildcat left living in the wild

26th August 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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Plea for public to be allowed to house refugees

​Charity has registered 3,500 residents willing to take someone in to their home

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th 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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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th 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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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs is to hold a Brexit debate next week

9th 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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Charity’s court battle with Scottish Government put on hold

​Humanist Society Scotland's call for a judicial review into religious observance policy in schools has been paused until 31 March

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Young people twice as likely as adults to volunteer

More than half of 11-18 year olds volunteer compared to just over a quarter of adults, new research finds

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poorest schools in Scotland receive share in £120m fund to cut attainment gap

​The government cash is to be used by headteachers in any way they see fit to reduce the attainment gap between pupils from rich and poor backgrounds

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year

The first minister is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year as part of a competition run by Young Scot

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Coaches should be banned from having sex with 16 and 17 year olds

NSPCC Scotland calls for Sexual Offences Act which bars teachers having sex with 16 and 17 year-old pupils to be extended to sports coaches and youth workers

30th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help run child abuse protection service

The charity has put out a request for more help in the Edinburgh area

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st 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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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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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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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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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches benches that allow people to donate, charge their mobile and use free wi-fi

Cancer Research UK benches offer free wi-fi, mobile charging and contactless donations

1st February 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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Charities given £4.3 million funding boost

​19 Scottish charities have been given a helping hand at the start of 2017 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fund now offers three years worth of cash to charities

​The Scottish Veterans Fund has been opened up to support charities running projects that last longer than one year

24th 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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Giving Tuesday set to be ‘biggest and best yet’

Organisers say this year’s #givingtuesday will be the “biggest and best” yet as it emerged hundreds of charities had signed up to the global day of giving

15th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

​The former Labour spin doctor is now a mental health campaigner and opened up about his brother after playing the bagpipes at a Celtic Connections event

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hits out as whisky association boasts of economic impact

Economic benefits must be balanced against the significant costs of alcohol-related harm says charity boss

25th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th 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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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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Uniform look for Edinburgh night time volunteers

​A project which helps vulnerable adults around Edinburgh's popular nightspots have been given new uniform jackets by a local hotel

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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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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Scot with cerebral palsy who designed spoon that doesn’t spill promises new products

Grant Douglas' design has gone on to revolutionise mealtimes for people with shaky hands around the world - he is now months away from launching more products

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Warning that Scots wont live long enough to get a state pension if age rises much higher

​Possibility of state pension age being raised to 68 would be a disaster for many people north of the border

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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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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Is this charity’s Christmas advert better than the John Lewis one?

Alzheimer Scotland has made its own Christmas advert this year promoting the charity and its work

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hero charity workers saved injured cop left for dead following hit and run

Marie Curie workers Angela Morris and Beverley Masson were working a nightshift visiting terminally ill patients when they came across an abandoned car

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Doctors don’t even get to spend 10 minutes with patients who are dying

Majority of GPs say patient’s appointments should be at least 20 minutes but 46% are only able to spend 10 minutes or less with them in surgeries

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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World leading tech firms coming to Glasgow to offer help to charities

Google, Skyscanner and the Technology Trust among those to offer up their secrets at The Gathering this month

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter was set up by Volunteer Glasgow following the 2014 Commonwealth Games

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Third sector hits out at May’s “bullying” Brexit speech

Charity leaders have said May's Brexit plan has ignores Scotland and groups that have depended on European funding

18th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity was forced to call in liquidator over debts of £215,000

The National Playbus Association went into liquidation because of two employment tribunals

17th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th 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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New logo launched by regulator to help organisations show their charitable status

The Office of the Scottish Regulator is inviting charities to display the registration logo on their websites and email signatures

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charity workers and volunteers named in New Year’s Honours list

The full list of Scotland's charity workers and volunteers who featured in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list

4th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society Scotland lose public affairs boss to global organisation

​Gary McLelland has been appointed as chief executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year plan launched for social enterprises in Scotland

Focus to be on stimulating social enterprises, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Voluntary sector rules supreme at public service awards

Almost half of the awards given out at the 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards were won by those linked to the third sector

8th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Media and government pressure is stopping charities from campaigning

Nine out of 10 voluntary sector workers tell researchers campaigning is under threat

7th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

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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Digital is booming and charities are starting to join the revolution

Paul Cardwell looks at which charities are making the best use of digital technology to explore how your organisation can become more connected.

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Government told to find out why charities aren’t making best use of technology

Senior executives from Google and Twitter tell House of Lords committee on charities digital technology is crucial to sector

30th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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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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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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Thousands of home renters to benefit from new law

Charities and campaigners say the Scottish Parliament has just made the biggest changes to private tenancy law in the last 25 years

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

Disabled people could lose out on up to £3,000 per year due to changes to the personal independence payments

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps people stay in their homes longer

Care and Repair Edinburgh helped 5,000 older and disabled people in the capital last year

29th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Break the cycle of early death and homelessness

For many, homelessness begins in childhood creating a cycle of ill health and diminished life chances that becomes hard to break.

25th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Celebs take to selling The Big Issue

Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch and wrestler Grado will be selling the magazine in Glasgow as part of the INSP vendor week

29th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Concern that those renting their home will miss out on election vote

Campaign launched to encourage people to register to vote ahead of Scottish Parliament election in May

26th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crisis as number of homeless children rises

Almost 5,000 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

12th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee group becomes homeless charity

A refugee support group has transformed itself into a charity that helps the homeless

12th January 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots children spent one million days homeless in 2015

​Temporary accommodation is becoming a fact of life for Scots families and children

11th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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700,000 Scots fear missing housing payments in 2016

​The new year brings new fears for thousands of rent and mortgage payers in Scotland

5th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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George Clooney launches Social Bite Christmas campaign

Clooney appears in video filmed in Edinburgh donating £5 and urging others to do so

14th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charitable trust tenants may be saved from eviction

The Port of Leith Housing Association is in discussion to buy 86 flats in Edinburgh from the Miss Agnes Hunter Trust

8th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Brand new designer jackets on sale at Shelter shops

​Windfall for charity as designer brand donates brand new jackets

7th December 2015 by Robert Armour

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Empty homes can solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Bringing empty homes back into use could go some way to solving the country's housing problems says leading charity

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Top charity chiefs on social media named

Louise Macdonald of Young Scot is joined by Edel Harris of Cornerstone as top Scottish tweeters

16th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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People to be offered more help with funeral costs

Citizens Advice Bureaux is to train advisors to help people plan for funerals including supporting them to access funeral payments

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits homeless restaurant in Edinburgh

The Oscar winner enjoyed lunch prepared by workers from homeless backgrounds at the new ‘pay it forward’ restaurant

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amnesty International adverts banned in Edinburgh and Glasgow

​Network Rail faces criticism for pulling Amnesty International adverts at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots have donated £2,500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in Glasgow

Positive Action in Housing launched a fundraising page for Able Miller who it is claimed had lit fireworks thrown at him and his car by a group of teenagers

15th 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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A third of Scots are concerned about the number of refugees living in Scotland

38% of Scots say they are “fairly or very concerned” that 20,000 refugees currently live in Scotland

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Protest planned against refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Stop Detention in Scotland intends to protest outside the next Renfrewshire Council planning meeting

27th 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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​Gay and bisexual men to be pardoned by Scottish Government

​Charities have welcomed an announcement that men convicted of same-sex sexual activity before laws against it were scrapped will receive a full pardon

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Plea for government to top up child benefit to help feed kids who are hungry and poor

Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie said children who don't get enough to eat are not able to thrive

19th 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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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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You can now pledge your support online for campaign demanding schools teach pupils about LGBT issues

Members of the public can now sign up and back the Time for Inclusive Education campaign online

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: Scotland’s lifetime of relying on charities

​97% of Scots will use a charity at some point in their life

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Report shows a way for MSPs to defy Westminster over benefits sanctions

The Scottish Government must not squander a historic chance to shelter vulnerable people against the worst excesses of the punitive sanctions regime

19th August 2016 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow foodbanks’ emergency appeal after school holidays leave shelves bare

Poverty over the school holidays has lead to more families turning to foodbanks this summer and has left foodbanks in desperate need of donations

16th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens restaurant for homeless with the backing of a Michelin-starred chef

Regular customers will be able to pay meals forward for homeless people who will also be offered training opportunities with top chef Martin Wishart

15th August 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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Charity boss admits embezzlement

Elaine Fox admitted taking£34,000 from the East Neuk Recovery Group Initiative

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bake Off sees a rise in charity fundraising

The Great British Bake Off has inspired young people to bake for a good cause according to the Charities Aid Foundation

26th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Oxfam income drops after aid sector sex scandal

Scandal-wracked Oxfam’s income from the public has fallen since the aid sector sex scandal, its annual accounts show

26th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Starving families raid rubbish to avoid using foodbanks

The Scottish Parliament has heard from charities that operate foodbanks across the country

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit puts cancer patients at risk

Macmillan Cancer Support has said welfare changes will hit more than 20,000 people fighting cancer across the UK

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community offered chance to invest in farmhouse project

Bridgend Farmhouse have brought a 19th century building back into use, and have ambitious plans for a £50,000 revamp

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity on the move

One Parents Families Scotland is moving to new, larger headquarters within Edinburgh

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Premium Banking: high street vs ethical

Got a problem that’s holding your organisation back? Aunt Tiffany knows everyone who’s anyone in the third sector – and will find the answer

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scots urged to Stand Up To Cancer this Friday

Cancer survivor Heather Duff has encouraged Scots to unite with TV stars and Stand Up To Cancer on Friday 26 October

24th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Charity the first to receive Alexa donations

A health charity has scored a UK first – by becoming the first to allow donations through Amazon Alexa

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise offers pay what you want beer

Brewgooder is offering customers the chance to support its clean water projects by paying between 1p and £100 for a six-pack

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How a charity has helped transform coalfield communities

More than 30 former mining communities across Scotland have benefited from the Coalfields Community Futures programme

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Make a will - as cheating death is only an option in fiction

Game of Thrones star, Iain Glen, backs will writing scheme for Will Aid campaign

23rd October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Edinburgh Airport seeks charity partner

The airport works with a different charity every year, and raised £65,000 for Children 1st in 2017

22nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Malala Yousafzai to visit Edinburgh to speak at Social Bite dinner

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai will be the keynote speaker at this year's Social Bite dinner

22nd October 2018 by Susan Smith

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JustGiving scraps donation charges

The online giving platform previously charged a 5% fee for use of its crowdfunding service

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bookmaker fined over stolen charity money failings

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

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish social finance body celebrates 300th loan

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

17th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Top UK charities see cash grow by £500m

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

17th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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UK government appoints new charities minister

A new UK charities minister has been appointed – after the last one fell out with the government over gambling

6th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Leading health charities announce a merger

Two leading charities will merge – in order to better fight a deadly disease

5th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Living Wage rises to £9 an hour

Thousands of low paid workers in Scotland will get a wage rise to £9 an hour

5th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Safety of mountain rescue volunteers being “disregarded”

Four of Scotland's rescue teams have said agencies are putting them in danger by failing to provide air support

5th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Shock as addiction charity closes

Comas, which runs the Serenity Cafe in Edinburgh, has called in the liquidators due to the charity's financial position

5th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New boss for social enterprise group

Social Enterprise Scotland has announced that it has appointed a new chief executive

2nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

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OSCR searches for new chair

The Scottish Charity Regulator is looking for some to take up the role from March 2019, to replace outgoing chairman Rev Dr Graham Forbes

2nd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities minister resigns over gambling row

The UK Tory government’s charities minister has quit – after a row over fixed-odds betting terminals

2nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charity boss dies suddenly

Dogs Trust chief executive Adrian Burder has died after a short illness

2nd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity strategy will help Scots MS sufferers

MS Society Scotland has made a commitment to transform support for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) with its first ever national strategy

1st November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Technology used to reduce sleepover costs

A charity has been leading the use of technology to support disabled people through the night, and reducing a local authority's costs

1st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Care charity workers knock back pay offer

Staff at Cornerstone have voted by 92% to reject a pay offer, which the organisation describes as very fair

31st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Gift Aid letters rules relaxed

Charities could save hundreds of thousands of pounds a year after a change in how often they have to contact supporters was introduced

31st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Health and social care integration is failing and radical change is needed

The leadership of key organisations charged with transforming care in Scotland has been questioned by the country’s third sector

30th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Budget 2018: plastic tax plans welcomed as latte levy ditched

Plastic tax plans welcomed as latte levy ditched

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Budget 2018: dismay as Universal Credit is “here to stay”

Poverty groups have said attempts to address issues with the maligned benefits system will not address the problems it creates

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Criticise universal credit and lose funding says Lottery

Homeless charity said it was given a gagging order by Big Lottery

29th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Rugby bosses called out over charity cash

Outrage as Scottish Rugby Union bosses won't had over any cash to charity

29th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity boss admits embezzlement

Elaine Fox admitted taking£34,000 from the East Neuk Recovery Group Initiative

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity gives endangered red squirrels a chance of survival

A Scottish charity has won £25,000 to help ensure the long-term survival of the country’s red squirrels

1st November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Church pressures oil companies

The Church of Scotland, backed by Christian Aid and Eco Congregation Scotland, has called on three global firms to act on emissions

31st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Waitrose editor mocked for “killing vegans” jibe

Comments an embarrassment to upmarket retailer

30th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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UK jumps up world giving list

Indonesia has been named as the most generous country in the world for 2018

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Budget 2018: plastic tax plans welcomed as latte levy ditched

Plastic tax plans welcomed as latte levy ditched

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Call for cameras to end horrific animal abuse

Compulsory measures should be taken to halt cruelty

30th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Shoppers think twice as Peta mounts wool industry protest in Glasgow

Protest follows video footage of widespread mistreatment of sheep on Scottish farms

26th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Oxfam income drops after aid sector sex scandal

Scandal-wracked Oxfam’s income from the public has fallen since the aid sector sex scandal, its annual accounts show

26th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Re-wilding can transform nature-depleted Scotland

Completely new approaches are needed to conservation in Scotland

25th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Peta calls on SPCA to investigate sheep abuse

Footage shows workers routinely abusing the defenceless beasts

17th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Crackdown on sexual predators working in international aid sector

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

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Worker for Scots aid charity jailed for attempted rape

Landmine charity responded swiftly allerting statutory authorities of the incident

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Yemen faces worst famine seen in 100 years

Saudi-led military coalition is implored to pledge for ceasefire

15th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Creative recyclers offered a share £1.4m

Competition launches to get businesses to use less plastics

12th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Staff faced harassment at Save the Children

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

9th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Giving scheme faces claims of funding extremism

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

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The planet is plunging towards environmental collapse - action is needed now

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

8th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Third sector at the heart of human rights work

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

5th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Doctors can now prescribe nature

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

5th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Tory MSP: poor people should stop having children

A Tory MSP has been accused of “Victorian moralising” after saying people on benefits should stop having children

25th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Royal Blind marks 225th anniversary

The charity held a parliamentary reception to celebrate the support it has provided since 1793

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity on the move

One Parents Families Scotland is moving to new, larger headquarters within Edinburgh

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Dignity fund to support care homes

The Life Changes Trust will distribute funding which aims to support new guidelines for care in Scotland

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Shocking study reveals widespread inequality

A report by a human rights body will show the extent of the gender pay gap and other inequalities which exist throughout Scottish society

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity’s attainment gap concerns

Royal Blind has launched a new campaign calling for increased support for visually impaired school pupils

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Football and fun for kinship carers

A fun day at Tynecastle Stadium attracted Scotland's largest ever gathering of kinship carers

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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“Just say no” isn’t helpful advice for kids and drugs

Addaction launches the "Have the Chat" campaign to encourage parents to start a conversation about drugs with their children

22nd October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Livestreaming presents cocktail of risks for children

The NSPCC has warned that posting live videos online puts children at risk of grooming

19th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembrance festival to return

To Absent Friends allows Scots to remember and celebrate loved ones who have been lost

19th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Experts question safety of baby boxes

An academic, backed by representatives of the Lullaby Trust, has said there is lack of information on the safety of allowing babies to sleep in boxes

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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‘Deeply flawed’ Universal Credit should be halted

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

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
25 calls to improve lives of children

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

12th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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SFA and charity team up with the goal of helping children

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

11th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scotland facing child mental health crisis

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

10th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity to double the number of people it helps

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

8th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity has the answer to boosting youth mental health

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

4th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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

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

3rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Junk food crackdown could ban free prawn crackers

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

3rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Frightened Rabbit lead Sleep in the Park line-up

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

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding ultimatum for homeless charities

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

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding crisis sees charity shed jobs

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

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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One in three Scots homes fall below standard

Substandard housing has become a real issue in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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More Social Bite cash goes to fund projects

Projects aim to address root causes of homelessness

6th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Fear for children as 38 made homeless every day

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

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Funding cuts forces charity to build new homes in historic village

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

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Affordable homes for the Highlands announced

Much needed boost to rural housing announced

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Housing enterprise wins big investment

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

16th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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More empty homes brought back into use

​But more empty homes officers needed

12th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Housing minister wanted to hose homeless out of doorways

Housing minister's view appears at odds with current role

11th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Housing bodies condemn Universal Credit rent arrears chaos

Social housing tenants that have been moved onto the new Universal Credit benefits system are twice as likely to build up rent arrears

10th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Community group to breathe life into former school building

Alford Academy moved to a new site in 2015 - but now part of the old building is set to be used to benefit the community

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Huge new investment funds affordable homes

Cash will be used to develop and improve Glasgow housing

6th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Shelter slams Glasgow for systematically breaking the law

Glasgow Council refuses to accept it is denying homeless people accommodation according to Shelter Scotland

5th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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More affordable homes for Glasgow

New development will provide mid-market rental opportunities

4th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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News in brief: what’s been going on across Scotland’s third sector 3 July 2018

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

2nd July 2018 by Alex Turnbull

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Councils tested on access to information for homeless

All 32 council websites were examined

2nd July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Armed service should be recorded by Census

Poppyscotland took its Count Them In campaign, which calls for recognition of the armed forces community in the Census, to Holyrood this week

29th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Living Wage rises to £9 an hour

Thousands of low paid workers in Scotland will get a wage rise to £9 an hour

5th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Help the homeless with a Caring Christmas Tree

Politicians gathered at Holyrood to show their support for Caring Christmas Trees

2nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

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More Scots forced to ask for emergency handouts

Emergency handouts are becoming relied upon by low-income Scots

30th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Foodbanks could be “swamped” by Universal Credit chaos

A foodbank provider is worried about its services being swamped by desperate people who have been moved onto Universal Credit

30th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Budget 2018: dismay as Universal Credit is “here to stay”

Poverty groups have said attempts to address issues with the maligned benefits system will not address the problems it creates

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Criticise universal credit and lose funding says Lottery

Homeless charity said it was given a gagging order by Big Lottery

29th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Rape crisis funding boost

The Scottish Government has allocated £1.5 million to centres across the country, with the money being used to provide support to victims quickly

29th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Starving families raid rubbish to avoid using foodbanks

The Scottish Parliament has heard from charities that operate foodbanks across the country

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universal Credit puts cancer patients at risk

Macmillan Cancer Support has said welfare changes will hit more than 20,000 people fighting cancer across the UK

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tory MSP: poor people should stop having children

A Tory MSP has been accused of “Victorian moralising” after saying people on benefits should stop having children

25th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Cantona calls for football to support the poor

Street Soccer Scotland welcomed 'King Eric' to its annual gala dinner at the Hilton in Glasgow

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social landlords warned: get your act together on Gypsy/Traveller sites

Social landlords must take immediate action to ensure their Gypsy/Traveller sites and pitches meet the minimum site standards

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Team-up will provide underwear for the homeless

New partnership to provide underwear for the homeless

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Bicycle recycle for refugee charity

A university is throwing its support behind a charity that refurbishes and distributes abandoned bicycles to refugees and asylum seekers

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Shocking study reveals widespread inequality

A report by a human rights body will show the extent of the gender pay gap and other inequalities which exist throughout Scottish society

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Malala Yousafzai to visit Edinburgh to speak at Social Bite dinner

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai will be the keynote speaker at this year's Social Bite dinner

22nd October 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Rent arrears advice demand rockets

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said changes to the welfare system have led to people facing worries around paying their rent

18th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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‘Deeply flawed’ Universal Credit should be halted

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

17th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity shops aim to help people into work

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

16th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Improving healthcare for the learning disabled diagnosed with cancer

Two of Scotland’s leading charities have launched a new resource to help improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities

30th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
U-turn over MND rugby match donation

Rugby bosses have announced that they will donate funds from the Doddie Weir Cup to the former Scotland star's MND charity

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Health and social care integration is failing and radical change is needed

The leadership of key organisations charged with transforming care in Scotland has been questioned by the country’s third sector

30th October 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Virtual care system enables disabled to live independently

Housing provider is using innovative technology to support its customers

30th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Collaboration is working in social care

Scottish third sector organisations are demonstrating the power of working together to help meet social care needs

29th October 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity moves forward after care home closures

Bield withdrew from care home provision a year ago, and said it is looking forward to a sustainable future

29th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland shows its love for carers in mass rally

Carers march to show their unwavering commitment to care for loved ones

29th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scotland must be a world leader in tackling loneliness

Charities have come together to call on Nicola Sturgeon to lead from the front and ensure Scotland becomes the world leader in tackling loneliness

26th October 2018 by Graham Martin

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Universal Credit puts cancer patients at risk

Macmillan Cancer Support has said welfare changes will hit more than 20,000 people fighting cancer across the UK

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Winter shelter gets set to save more lives

The shelter saves lives and offers support for those with chaotic lives

26th October 2018 by Robert Armour

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Outdoor learning at the heart of new school for traumatised children

Kibble's specialist education centre near Lochwinnoch will use animal-assisted and nature-based learning to help youngsters recover from early trauma

25th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Royal Blind marks 225th anniversary

The charity held a parliamentary reception to celebrate the support it has provided since 1793

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Technology to treat Parkinson’s symptoms

Parkinson's UK and Our Mobile Health have teamed up to give hope to those fighting the condition

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Premium Chief encounters: Anna Fowlie and Jackie Stone

Anna Fowlie, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, met chief executive of Edinburgh hospice St Columba’s, Jackie Stone

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Dignity fund to support care homes

The Life Changes Trust will distribute funding which aims to support new guidelines for care in Scotland

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sir Jackie Stewart launches dementia research fund

The Scottish racing supremo started his own charity after his wife Helen was diagnosed with dementia

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots urged to Stand Up To Cancer this Friday

Cancer survivor Heather Duff has encouraged Scots to unite with TV stars and Stand Up To Cancer on Friday 26 October

24th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Make a will - as cheating death is only an option in fiction

Game of Thrones star, Iain Glen, backs will writing scheme for Will Aid campaign

23rd October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Charity’s attainment gap concerns

Royal Blind has launched a new campaign calling for increased support for visually impaired school pupils

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity boss dies suddenly

Dogs Trust chief executive Adrian Burder has died after a short illness

2nd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to be founded in memory of Frightened Rabbit singer

A special concert will be held in New York to remember Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison

31st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
U-turn over MND rugby match donation

Rugby bosses have announced that they will donate funds from the Doddie Weir Cup to the former Scotland star's MND charity

30th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity boss admits embezzlement

Elaine Fox admitted taking£34,000 from the East Neuk Recovery Group Initiative

26th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bake Off sees a rise in charity fundraising

The Great British Bake Off has inspired young people to bake for a good cause according to the Charities Aid Foundation

26th October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community offered chance to invest in farmhouse project

Bridgend Farmhouse have brought a 19th century building back into use, and have ambitious plans for a £50,000 revamp

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Government backs Stirling bid as delegation flies to Brussels

Stirling is aiming to be named the European Volunteering Capital and has received support from Nicola Sturgeon

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Technology to treat Parkinson’s symptoms

Parkinson's UK and Our Mobile Health have teamed up to give hope to those fighting the condition

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Premium Chief encounters: Anna Fowlie and Jackie Stone

Anna Fowlie, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, met chief executive of Edinburgh hospice St Columba’s, Jackie Stone

25th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Nicola Sturgeon to headline Book Week Scotland 2018

Nicola Sturgeon and Maggie O'Farrell will headline an exclusive event at Stirling Castle

24th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
Sir Jackie Stewart launches dementia research fund

The Scottish racing supremo started his own charity after his wife Helen was diagnosed with dementia

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cantona calls for football to support the poor

Street Soccer Scotland welcomed 'King Eric' to its annual gala dinner at the Hilton in Glasgow

24th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bicycle recycle for refugee charity

A university is throwing its support behind a charity that refurbishes and distributes abandoned bicycles to refugees and asylum seekers

23rd October 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprise offers pay what you want beer

Brewgooder is offering customers the chance to support its clean water projects by paying between 1p and £100 for a six-pack

23rd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Make a will - as cheating death is only an option in fiction

Game of Thrones star, Iain Glen, backs will writing scheme for Will Aid campaign

23rd October 2018 by Sophie Bell

0 Comments News
High profile names on board as Stirling submits volunteering capital bid

The city is vying to bring the of European Volunteering Capital title to Scotland for the first time

22nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities round on tobacco giant

Philip Morris has been accused of "staggering hypocrisy" after producing a campaign calling for smokers to ditch cigarettes

22nd October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Livestreaming presents cocktail of risks for children

The NSPCC has warned that posting live videos online puts children at risk of grooming

19th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembrance festival to return

To Absent Friends allows Scots to remember and celebrate loved ones who have been lost

19th October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Further call for mandatory CCTV in abattoirs

Michael Gove has announced that new legislation will be introduced in England

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit could stop groups from suing the government

Fears have been highlighted over a clause in the European Union Repeal Bill

11th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reintroduction plans could see lynx return to Scotland

The Lynx UK Trust would like to see 250 of the cats brought in near Glasgow

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost a third of older people do not use a computer, study claims

The Office for National Statistics study has led to calls to ensure the elderly are not digitally excluded

9th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

4 Comments News
Increase in washed up dolphins and porpoises reported

The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme has said the amount of washed up creatures has doubled

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Donations help children enjoy big day out

Vulnerable children and families were treated to a day at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum paid for by donations to a national appeal.

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Armed forces charity heads to the Fringe

Scotland’s armed forces children’s charity is putting on a play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fury over VisitScotland’s links to mountain hare slaughter

An organisation which promotes mountain hare shooting holidays has received more than £30,000 from Scotland’s national tourism agency

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

15 Comments News
Growing support for stronger climate change policies

Growing numbers of people want the Scottish Government to take stronger action on climate change, according to campaigners

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity accountant admits embezzling hundreds of thousands

Lynn Taylor pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to embezzling £220,000

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance involved in near miss with a glider

The charity has said it is reviewing the findings of a report into the incident

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hairdressers support Samaritans’ Big Listen campaign

The Big Listen aims to highlight the support Samaritans offer around the clock to anyone feeling overwhelmed with life.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men, say charities

Changes to the rules surrounding blood donations have been welcomed by the Equality Network but it says they still discriminate against gay men

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Windy weather gives record boost to renewables

A blustery start to the year has helped boost Scotland’s wind power generation to record levels.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Top award for Girlguiding volunteer

Sue Walker, who has helped thousands of girls to grow in confidence and realise their potential, has received Girlguiding’s top honour.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Fringe play offers £1 tickets to homeless people

People who have experienced homelessness are being offered £1 tickets to an Edinburgh Fringe show

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Athletes prepare for 40th British Transplant Games

More than 750 athletes from around the UK are preparing for this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Lottery windfall for veterans’ centre

The Coming Home Centre will receive £90,000 of lottery cash to develop and expand its services

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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