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

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

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

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to begin this weekend

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

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Paralympic torch visits Royal Blind School

Famous flame visits Edinburgh school ahead of Rio games

15th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup’s supermarket sweep

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

26th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

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

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

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

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches trusted traders service

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

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

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

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign group wants to find the hottest vegan

PETA launches bizarre publicity stunt competition in UK and Ireland

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Burns named as charity’s Great Scot

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

3rd May 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

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

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

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

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

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

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

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

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

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

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

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

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland is UK nation most supportive of refugee children

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

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

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

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow in air pollution league of shame

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

13th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

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

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National Trust in battle over electricity pylons

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

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

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

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular osprey displays at charity nature reserve

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

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots aid agency reports from Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

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

26th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Climate agreement signed: now the hard work begins

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

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poverty the number one reason Scotland’s children’s health is among the worse in Europe

Charities reiterate call for child benefit to be topped up £5 per week by Scottish Government

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

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

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Not all young people know how to use technology blasts charity

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

9th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tory minister calls for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to be raised to 12

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

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Council cuts will create a lost generation of young people

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

28th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC launches hotline for footballers who were sexual abused by coaches

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

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

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

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

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

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

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

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Dream Fund worth £2.5m is seeking applications from charities

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

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More money than ever before donated to charity foundation

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

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities demand £425m Olympic cash is returned

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

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children in Need makes record charity grant in Scotland

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

4th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The US election and the possibility of war are seriously affecting our children, Childline warns

Childline says the number of calls from young people suffering from anxiety has increased rapidly over the past year

31st 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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£30 million to meet rising demand for children’s hospices

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

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

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

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

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

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

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

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

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

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

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

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

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

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

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

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

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Autumn statement blasted by sector as doing little to help the poorest people of Scotland

Measures introduced are widely welcomed by the sector but all in agreement they don't go far enough to reverse cuts already inflicted

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

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

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

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

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

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

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

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

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

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

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

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

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

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

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

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

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

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

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

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

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

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

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Top designer goods up for grabs at charity shop

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

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

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

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

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

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

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

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

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

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

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

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

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

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

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

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

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

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

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

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

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

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland to create its own child poverty laws

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

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

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

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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UN to investigate poverty in Scotland

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

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking treatment of disabled people exposed yet again

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

8th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

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

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

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

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

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

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Disabled activists demand a fairer Scotland

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

26th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Poll shows Scots oppose TTIP

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

23rd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity shops close across Scotland

A total of 35 charity shops closed in the first half of 2018 - more than any other region of the UK

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How ethical finance helps the poorest Scots

More than 1 million Scots have benefitted from social investment over the past year

8th November 2018 by Graham Martin

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Cyber crime fund launched

Charities are being urged to apply for grants which help them understand the risks of cyber crime

8th November 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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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

1 Comment News
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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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

2 Comments News
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

36 Comments News
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

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
New witness centre will support children

Charities have welcomed the initiative, which will support vulnerable witnesses who are needed to give evidence

31st October 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

1 Comment 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 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

0 Comments News
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

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
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

0 Comments News
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
Businesses should reveal disabled staff numbers

The UK Government has launched a new framework to encourage businesses to report how many of their staff have a disability or health condition

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remove barriers which stop charities using the courts

Action must be taken to remove barriers which stop campaigning charities using the courts

23rd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Turning campaign success into a national charity

One of Scotland’s most successful campaign groups is to transform itself into a national charity

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Trading up: making social enterprise self-reliant

A new funding model has been launched aimed at making social enterprises in Scotland more self-reliant

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Environment charities find strength in unity

Charities and NGOs are increasingly campaigning together to battle threats to the environment

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Zero-waste supermarket opens in Edinburgh

The Eco Larder is selling fresh and dry food and other household products that help people reduce the amount of plastic they use

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Does your organisation need to Find a Solution?

The programme can help you find motivated students to make an impact on the way you work

16th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
UK government savaged for plunging people into poverty

The United Nations rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights has said withdrawing support for those most in need is ideological

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Charity Digital Code launched

The code aims to support organisations to help embrace digital technology

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trustees must do more to understand charity finances

A study has revealed the vast majority of trustees feel their charity could have a better understanding of financial governance matters

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chief executive for conservation charity

The Scottish Seabird Centre has announced the appointment of leading wildlife conservationist Susan Davies as its new chief executive

15th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
No tears as “callous” Esther McVey quits

“Callous” Esther McVey won’t be missed as she resigned from government, say anti-poverty campaigners

15th November 2018 by Graham Martin

2 Comments News
Revealed: the most bizarre items donated to charities

Items donated by the public are getting weirder

15th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Health and social care integration slammed by public finance watchdog

The Accounts Commission has called for improved leadership and better collaboration with the third sector to ensure health and social care integration success

15th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chairman for music charity

A charity which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds learn a musical instrument has a new chairman

14th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Scotland is the kindest part of the UK

A new survey has revealed that Scotland is the kindest part of the UK

13th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of highest honour

Amnesty International has stripped its highest honour from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

12th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Governance Code aims to support trustees

Scotland’s Governance Code for the Third Sector has been launched to mark the start of Trustees' Week

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Wind power hit record levels last month

Turbines generated 98% of Scotland's energy demand during October

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland stands for Remembrance Sunday

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was amongst those who attended a service of Remembrance in Edinburgh

12th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Landmarks to glow red for Remembrance

Poppyscotland's Light Up Red campaign will involve 150 landmarks, including Edinburgh Airport and the R&A in St Andrews

9th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s top social enterprises named

The winners of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018 have been revealed

8th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish landscapes “need protected”

A survey by the National Trust for Scotland has revealed the overwhelming support for protecting the country's natural heritage

7th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rural charity’s Brexit call

Scottish Rural Action has said the voices of those in rural Scotland must be heard, after a high level of response to a Brexit consultation

7th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reviving Scotland’s “dead, burned and barren” grouse moors

Charities will unite in a radical new campaign to reform Scotland’s grouse moors

6th November 2018 by Graham Martin

6 Comments News
Charity welcomes street clutter ban

On-street signage has been banned in Edinburgh as the city aims to become more accessible

5th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Waitrose editor mocked for “killing vegans” jibe

Comments an embarrassment to upmarket retailer

30th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

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

0 Comments News
Call for cameras to end horrific animal abuse

Compulsory measures should be taken to halt cruelty

30th October 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

5 Comments News
Volunteering on the up as city bids for European title

Stirling is hoping to be named European Volunteering Capital - and research has shown an increase in volunteer numbers

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteer scoops national award

CHAS' Douglas Cameron has been recognised for his work in improving communications at the charity

28th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Ending the scandal of holiday hunger in Scotland

More and stronger action is needed to wipe out the scourge of holiday hunger in Scotland

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Walkers sought for amazing journey

The Big Lunch is looking for a team of intrepid volunteers to spread community spirit across the UK

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child benefit top-up call

Poverty groups have backed a Labour pledge to increase child benefit by £5 a week

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Financial boost for new parents

Low income families are set to receive increased pregnancy and baby grants

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity leads international partnership

Venture Trust will lead an European project which will use the outdoors to get young people into work

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poverty action needed before Christmas

A coalition of poverty groups has called upon the Scottish Government to do more to tackle the effects of welfare reform

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Turning campaign success into a national charity

One of Scotland’s most successful campaign groups is to transform itself into a national charity

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity to host pamper day for carers

A charity will mark Carers Rights Day on Friday, 30 November by hosting a drop-in wellbeing event

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
People made homeless every 18 minutes in Scotland

The shocking extent of homelessness in Scotland was revealed as it was shown that last year people lost their home every 18 minutes

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprise gym launches apprenticeship project

Projekt 42 will put two of its staff on apprenticeship programmes after joining forces with an Edinburgh university

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Box appeal will help homeless youngsters at Christmas

Quarriers has launched its Box of Hope Appeal which aims to help homeless youngsters this winter

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities merge to save Christmas for the elderly

Two charities have merged in a bid to ensure no older person spends Christmas alone

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
UK government savaged for plunging people into poverty

The United Nations rapporteur for extreme poverty and human rights has said withdrawing support for those most in need is ideological

16th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
2,000 Sleep in the Park places gifted by Scotland’s top philanthropists

Two of Scotland’s top philanthropists have dug deep and each donated £25,000 to fund places at Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park fundraiser

15th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New chairman for music charity

A charity which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds learn a musical instrument has a new chairman

14th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Time to ditch not proven verdict

Rape Crisis Scotland and a victim of a sexual assault have said the verdict is overused in rape cases

13th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young disabled people voice their vision for an inclusive Scotland

Inclusion Scotland is launching the #OurInclusiveScotland campaign

13th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Affordable homes for the Highlands announced

Much needed boost to rural housing announced

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing enterprise wins big investment

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

16th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
More empty homes brought back into use

​But more empty homes officers needed

12th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Huge new investment funds affordable homes

Cash will be used to develop and improve Glasgow housing

6th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
More affordable homes for Glasgow

New development will provide mid-market rental opportunities

4th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
Councils tested on access to information for homeless

All 32 council websites were examined

2nd July 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
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

0 Comments News
Millions pledged for people in temporary homes

​Investment shastens access to permanent accommodation

27th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sleep in the Park gets bigger for 2018

Social Bite will host charity sleepouts in four Scottish cities as it continues the fight to end homelessness in Scotland

26th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sprinklers to be fitted in new social housing

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will back plans led by a Labour politician to make sprinklers mandatory in new properties

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homelessness bombshell as figures rise

Shelter Scotland has said an increase in homeless applications for the first time in nine years should act as a wake-up call

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Civil society is under threat across the planet

Civil society is under threat and facing attacks in the majority of the world’s countries

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Festive foodbank demand set to soar

The Trussell Trust is asking for supporters to send donations in as soon as possible as it gears up for its busiest month yet

27th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

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

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

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Ending the scandal of holiday hunger in Scotland

More and stronger action is needed to wipe out the scourge of holiday hunger in Scotland

27th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland aims to consign violence against women to history

Scotland has detailed its progress in tackling violence, to mark the start of 16 days of international activism

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Businesses should reveal disabled staff numbers

The UK Government has launched a new framework to encourage businesses to report how many of their staff have a disability or health condition

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child benefit top-up call

Poverty groups have backed a Labour pledge to increase child benefit by £5 a week

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remove barriers which stop charities using the courts

Action must be taken to remove barriers which stop campaigning charities using the courts

23rd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Community project smashes funding target

Bridgend Farmhouse has raised more than £70,000 through a community shares offer

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poverty action needed before Christmas

A coalition of poverty groups has called upon the Scottish Government to do more to tackle the effects of welfare reform

23rd November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Turning campaign success into a national charity

One of Scotland’s most successful campaign groups is to transform itself into a national charity

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
People made homeless every 18 minutes in Scotland

The shocking extent of homelessness in Scotland was revealed as it was shown that last year people lost their home every 18 minutes

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Bank must think again on branch closure plans

A charity for older people has called on the Bank of Scotland (BoS) to ditch its plans to close eight branches in Scotland

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Stopping hypothermia deaths on Scotland’s streets

Charities have launched an awareness bid in order to cut hypothermia deaths among the homeless on Scotland’s streets

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Scotland must take action on Universal Credit

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

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Box appeal will help homeless youngsters at Christmas

Quarriers has launched its Box of Hope Appeal which aims to help homeless youngsters this winter

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Environment charities find strength in unity

Charities and NGOs are increasingly campaigning together to battle threats to the environment

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Calls grow for welfare fund to be increased

Pressure is mounting on the Scottish Government to increase the Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) ahead of the Scottish budget

21st November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Zero-waste supermarket opens in Edinburgh

The Eco Larder is selling fresh and dry food and other household products that help people reduce the amount of plastic they use

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Legislation could set minimum health and social care staff numbers

Politicians have backed plans in principle for safe staffing levels for providers to be set in law

26th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Revealed: the country’s most valuable charity brands

Most valuable charity brands worth £20 billion

26th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity demands a ban on street clutter

Scotland's local authorities are being urged to follow the lead of Edinburgh and ban advertising boards that are proliferating on our streets

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity to host pamper day for carers

A charity will mark Carers Rights Day on Friday, 30 November by hosting a drop-in wellbeing event

22nd November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Treatment postcode lottery, charity claims

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has said more needs to be done to help those with serious chest conditions

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprise gym launches apprenticeship project

Projekt 42 will put two of its staff on apprenticeship programmes after joining forces with an Edinburgh university

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stopping hypothermia deaths on Scotland’s streets

Charities have launched an awareness bid in order to cut hypothermia deaths among the homeless on Scotland’s streets

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Crackdown on low cost booze to continue

The minimum unit price could be increased and advertising of alcohol could also be restricted

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities merge to save Christmas for the elderly

Two charities have merged in a bid to ensure no older person spends Christmas alone

21st November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Campaign to save community leisure services

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

21st November 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Sector wants Brexit health and social care probe

Organisations from across the UK have backed calls for an independent examination of how Brexit will affect health and social care

21st November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universal Credit creating serious public health threat

Links between the new system and public health is exposed in new report

16th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Chef backs hospice memory campaign

St Columba's Hospice has launched a website which allows users to dedicate a place anywhere in the world to a lost loved one

15th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Health and social care integration slammed by public finance watchdog

The Accounts Commission has called for improved leadership and better collaboration with the third sector to ensure health and social care integration success

15th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hope for families living with Huntington’s disease

​A suite of resources means relatives will have access to all information they need

14th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Young disabled people voice their vision for an inclusive Scotland

Inclusion Scotland is launching the #OurInclusiveScotland campaign

13th November 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social enterprise steps in to offer addiction support

The Grassmarket Community Project has pledged to help those affected by the closure of Comas

13th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Consultation on health plans

Views from the third sector are being sought as health bosses aim to look at how public health can be strengthened

13th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is out now!

The TFN Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise 2018 is packed full of practical information to help you run your organisation

13th November 2018 by TFN

2 Comments News
Reduce speed limits to make roads safer for cyclists

Country's cycling network needs to be safer to encourage more to get on their bike

12th November 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Impact of food projects to be assessed

The way that charities use food to tackle poverty and social exclusion is set to be examined

9th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign toasts monumental victory as LGBTI education approved

Scotland will become the first country in the world to have inclusive education embedded in its curriculum

9th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Landmarks to glow red for Remembrance

Poppyscotland's Light Up Red campaign will involve 150 landmarks, including Edinburgh Airport and the R&A in St Andrews

9th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s top social enterprises named

The winners of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018 have been revealed

8th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
EVOC 150th birthday celebrations continue

The organisation has been hosting a yearlong calendar of events to mark its milestone anniversary

7th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish landscapes “need protected”

A survey by the National Trust for Scotland has revealed the overwhelming support for protecting the country's natural heritage

7th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rural charity’s Brexit call

Scottish Rural Action has said the voices of those in rural Scotland must be heard, after a high level of response to a Brexit consultation

7th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reviving Scotland’s “dead, burned and barren” grouse moors

Charities will unite in a radical new campaign to reform Scotland’s grouse moors

6th November 2018 by Graham Martin

6 Comments News
Vandals trash remembrance garden

An attack on Edinburgh's Garden of Remembrance has been described as disrespectful and malicious by two charities

5th November 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

1 Comment News
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

0 Comments News
More support needed for care leavers

Barnardo's hosted a creative event examining what more can be done to support young people leaving care

2nd November 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
Record number of parks win Green Flag Awards

A record number of Scottish parks have been presented with prestigious Green Flag Awards this year.

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Wind farms pose risk to tourism, say conservationists

Industrial development makes holidaymakers less likely to visit Scotland’s wild places, according to research for the John Muir Trust.

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Scottish Youth Parliament announces new trustees

New board members at the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) are well placed to represent all the nation’s young people, the body has said

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Adventurers enter electric car in 10,000 mile rally

An Aberdeenshire couple are set to make history as the first people to enter an electric car in the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally.

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans not given enough housing advice, survey finds

Servicemen and woman are not being given enough advice about housing, a survey has revealed.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Treaty banning nuclear weapons welcomed by campaigners

The Nuclear Ban Treaty, seen as a “significant step” towards global disarmament, was endorsed by 122 nations at the UN on Friday.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Calming creativity: the charity helping children cope with hospital

Art therapists helping children cope with hospital

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Women more likely to donate at work

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

3rd July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Crisis marks 50 years with exhibition of homeless artists

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

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thousands demand an end to hare slaughter

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

30th June 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community groups to decide on local funding priorities

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

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities welcome Scottish Government’s Brexit plan

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

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children’s song inspires charity Christmas card

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

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Nominations sought for 2017 Heart Heroes awards

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

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
£16m for Scottish cancer research teams

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

20th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
The wrong older people are volunteering finds study

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

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News