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Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed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

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

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

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

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

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

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

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

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

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

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

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

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

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

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

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

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

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

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

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

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

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

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

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

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

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

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

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

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

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

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

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

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

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

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

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

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

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Top designer goods up for grabs at charity shop

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

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

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

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

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

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

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

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

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

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

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

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

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

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

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

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

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

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

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

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

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

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland to create its own child poverty laws

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

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

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

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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UN to investigate poverty in Scotland

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

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Shocking treatment of disabled people exposed yet again

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

8th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homelessness in Scotland is obscene blasts church and charity leader

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

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup volunteering drive launched

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

16th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

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

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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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Opera star Stands up to Cancer

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help homeless this winter

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Light Scotland up red for Poppy Appeal

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social security campaign relaunched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fundraisers in climate pledge

The Institute of Fundraising has pledged to tackle the climate emergency

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Hospice funding “on a knife-edge”

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities back governance kitemark

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

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Revealed: Scottish Fundraising Award winners

Event was held in Glasgow

2nd October 2019 by Robert Armour

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

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

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities lack funds to meet demand

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

1st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epic cycle challenge raises funds for charity

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

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£1m to fight Brexit food poverty

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

25th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third sector steps in to improve prison support

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

25th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisations benefit from carers funding

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

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jurgen Klopp joins charity movement

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

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie raises more than £1m for charity

This year's Oor Wullie Bucket Trail was the biggest yet, with one of the statues going for more than £25,000

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
International charities consider risks

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

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity co-founder

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

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

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

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New national health and housing project

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Wealthy nations are giving less to charity

Global survey reveals most generous nations

15th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Quarriers’ chief executive to stand down

Move comes after seven years with the charity

14th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Extinction Rebellion on road to becoming millionaires

Crowdfunder has raised huge amount within a week

11th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
OSCR announces permanent CEO

Good news for interim CEO

10th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social security campaign relaunched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities invited to Glasgow Uni intern programme

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

7th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Homelessness network unveils new name

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

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Arts projects are truly Epic

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Profits soar at charity superstores

Survey reveals how profits are shaping charity retail

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity foundation wins international award

Award is presented every two years

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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

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

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity receives boost in hunger fight

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

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters call for tougher action on climate change

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

27th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Action not words needed on climate change

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

26th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2019 announces full programme

The film festival is celebrating its fifth birthday in style

26th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Social enterprise boss steps down after a decade

Karen Lynch will leave Belu Water next spring, having turned around the organisation's prospects

25th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chair appointed for Animal Welfare Commission

Professor Cathy Dwyer will head up the new body.

24th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thousands strike for climate action

Events took place across Scotland as part of the global Fridays for Future movement

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jurgen Klopp joins charity movement

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

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Awards to celebrate partnership working

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

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Screening highlights exploitation in fishing industry

Ghost Fleet is being shown in Glasgow and Edinburgh with input from anti-slavery campaigners.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Greens demand citizens’ assembly on climate change

The party said an independent panel would give Scots direct input on efforts to tackle global warming.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Scotland strikes for climate change

Environmental campaigners and other voluntary sector groups have joined school pupils in hitting the streets to call for action

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Poorest must not be hit in drive to achieve climate targets

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it is important inequality is not increased as politicians aim to achieve net zero carbon emissions targets

20th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland to strike for climate action

Events will take place throughout Scotland with thousands of people, young and old, set to take part

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Human rights group faces strike action over redundancies

Workers at Amnesty International are being balloted on strike action

16th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity hits back after tabloid attack on international donations

The RNLI has highlighted it only spends 2% of its income on overseas projects, following several critical reports in the tabloid press

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity boss on the move

Janet Haugh will join Ypeople at the turn of the year from Mary's Meals International

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow streets filled with love

Hundreds of care experienced Scots took part in a march to call for those in the system to be shown more compassion

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care experienced Scots hold rally for love

Hundreds of campaigners will hit the streets of Glasgow this weekend to highlight love is all too often absent from care

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Teenage volunteer wins award from Prime Minister

Maddie Hayes has been a befriending volunteer for three years at the Leonard Cheshire care service in Inverness.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigning nurse recognised by NSPCC

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

16th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

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

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets celebrate 65th anniversary

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

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Concerns raised over human rights in prison

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity in Brexit flu vaccine warning

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembrance festival returns

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Transition support bill launched

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Unhappiness rife among girls

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social security campaign relaunched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Realistic images of knife crime

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shining a light on New Lanark

A light and sound show depicting the history of New Lanark on its own buildings makes its return to the town next month

3rd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youngsters challenged to help end homelessness

The event is now open to under 18s and will see the youth programme taken to schools all across the country to educate young people on homelessness

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Val McDermid backs Shelter Scotland campaign

The crime writer wants to enshrine the right to a home into Scots Law.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding to help thousands of Scots get online

19 organisations from across the country are set to benefit from the latest round of the Digital Participation Charter Fund

27th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Still time to apply for community regeneration awards

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

20th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity says it will take Glasgow to court

​Council has persistently failed to house homeless people despite 47 dying last year on its streets

19th August 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Gurkha charity praised

The work of charity that helps Gurkhas who have settled in Scotland has been recognised

16th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing association warns tenants not to sublet homes

They are at risk of being evicted

15th August 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Black Bull set to be Scotland’s first community pub

Locals hope to raise £55,000 to buy the hotel in Gartmore from its current owners.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding to help revamp historic building

The Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust have gained more than £300,000 to help repair the landmark Stirling building

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity furniture depot hit by flooding

The Edinburgh Furniture Initiative is seeking urgent donations after stock was damaged during flooding last week

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities sought to help fight hunger in Edinburgh

A revamp of the FareShare depot in Edinburgh is set to help feed 2,000 more vulnerable people

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
CAS outlines steps to improve housing affordability

Charity recommends three proposals to help tenants find and keep homes.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity hopes to create new community

Tiphereth, a Camphill community on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is hoping to create a new facility that will help those with disabilities feel valued

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for groups challenging inequality

The Corra Foundation has teamed up with Comic Relief to offer grants to small and medium sized charities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Regulator explains why housing association was struck off

Serious organisational and financial failings led to Kincardine Housing Co-operative's stock being passed on to another association.

31st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding to help homeless this winter

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concerns raised over human rights in prison

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social security campaign relaunched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Veterans face negative stereotypes when applying for jobs

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

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Challenge Poverty Week gets underway

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record number of calls to Crimestoppers

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

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Failings in the system fuel food poverty

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

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities lack funds to meet demand

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

1st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Parliament to celebrate 80 years of Citizens Advice

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

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Asylum seekers granted temporary reprieve

Charity welcomes move to protect residents housed by Serco.

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity receives boost in hunger fight

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

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish charity marks 80 years

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

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Action not words needed on climate change

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

26th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2019 announces full programme

The film festival is celebrating its fifth birthday in style

26th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scotland tightens domestic abuse laws

Move will compliment "gold standard" of legislation

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Teenage volunteer wins award from Prime Minister

Maddie Hayes has been a befriending volunteer for three years at the Leonard Cheshire care service in Inverness.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity co-founder

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

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pledge to scrap non-residential care charges

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

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Opera star Stands up to Cancer

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New national health and housing project

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
SNP members back decriminalisation of drugs

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

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Take part in biggest disabled access survey

Guide has become the TripAdvisor for disabled access

14th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Life-changing campaign on brink of success

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland finally bans pavement parking

Good news for disabled people

11th October 2019 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Charity in Brexit flu vaccine warning

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Transition support bill launched

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Unhappiness rife among girls

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots uncomfortable talking about mental health

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

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TV presenter becomes charity ambassador

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

8th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Opera star Stands up to Cancer

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

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Light Scotland up red for Poppy Appeal

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

11th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remembrance festival returns

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Unhappiness rife among girls

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

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New anti-bigotry campaign launched

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

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TV presenter becomes charity ambassador

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

8th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Realistic images of knife crime

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Arts projects are truly Epic

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

7th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Majority of Scots want tighter fireworks controls

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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

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

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Name change for well-known charity

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

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Selling disposable coffee cups separately can cut waste

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

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Writers sever ties with poetry library

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

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Epic cycle challenge raises funds for charity

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

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Music for dementia map launches

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

26th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Action not words needed on climate change

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

26th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Record number of calls to Crimestoppers

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

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shelter launches legal action against Glasgow Council

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

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Guides step up fight against plastic pollution

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

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Oxfam hails Second Hand September campaign

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

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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

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

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Young adults ‘benefit from time with elderly’

Age Scotland survey released on International Day of the Older Persons.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Parliament to celebrate 80 years of Citizens Advice

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

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Asylum seekers granted temporary reprieve

Charity welcomes move to protect residents housed by Serco.

30th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thomas Cook collapse leads to uncertainty for children’s charity

Regulators have contacted trustees of the charity following the travel group's collapse.

25th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Grandmother with Parkinson’s completes North Coast 500 cycle

Janet Kerr fought constant pain to tackle the route as part of a year of challenges.

24th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Chair appointed for Animal Welfare Commission

Professor Cathy Dwyer will head up the new body.

24th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Older Scots being let down by bank closures

Charity hits out as survey reveals almost 400 branches have shut since 2015.

24th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Screening highlights exploitation in fishing industry

Ghost Fleet is being shown in Glasgow and Edinburgh with input from anti-slavery campaigners.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scottish stock exchange to focus on global impacts

Project Heather will channel money into projects supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New fundraising code set to come into effect

Charities urged to ensure practices meet updated standards.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Greens demand citizens’ assembly on climate change

The party said an independent panel would give Scots direct input on efforts to tackle global warming.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity calls for crackdown on “horrible bosses”

Citizens Advice Scotland backs new body to uphold workers' rights.

23rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Oxfam to open first-ever superstore

The charity has transformed a 14,500ft2 industrial unit into a “destination shopping experience”.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News