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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Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed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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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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Edinburgh barber offering free haircuts to anyone who turns up wearing just their pants

Stag Barber Co. is raising cash and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK

18th 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

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

Glasgow and Edinburgh charities report surge in demand

28th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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Anti-poverty charities get £4 million

Projects around Scotland which support action to tackle poverty and social exclusion will share £4 million of funding

25th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Future of three care homes secured

Bield has announced that three of its care homes have been transferred to a new provider - however the battle to save a further eight has ended

24th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities struck off following £1.6m fraud case

Two charities ran by a couple convicted of using migrants to falsely claim benefits have been removed from the charity register

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding available to third sector employers

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund aims to support organisations having to pay the new Apprenticeship Levy

19th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding boost for fight against hunger

A Scottish charity is celebrating a £425,000 grant from the People's Postcode Lottery

19th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Housing enterprise wins big investment

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

16th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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£1 million each for three charity projects

Do you have a £1 million dream? Now's your chance to turn it into a reality with People's Postcode Lottery Dream Fund

16th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Irvine Welsh exposes the naked truth about Prostate Cancer

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh is support a new McEwan's and Prostate Cancer UK partnership

12th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Opinions sought on new charity governance code

People involved in running third sector organisations are being asked to give their thoughts on a new Scottish governance code

11th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Celebrity fundraiser along Fife coastal path

The group of celebrities will walk 117 miles along the Fife coast to raise money for Theirworld charity

10th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Online platforms could be banned from Gift Aid

Online platforms are profiteering from Gift Aid

9th July 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Survey: help TFN investigate what a modern charity is?

Perceptions of charities have changed over the 15 years since the Scottish Charity Act came into existence. TFN is exploring what a charity is and should be now

6th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Innovation fund to support communities

Charities and social enterprises are being invited to apply to new fund which aims to help create a fairer Scotland

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Shared banking hubs could support communities

Age Scotland has said that banks working together could help elderly people and others who are worst affected by branch closures

4th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Millions of businesses claim to have social purpose

A study by an ethical bank has revealed the extent of businesses which aim to benefit society

3rd July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Supermarket raises £5m for charity partner

Charity can expect to see £10m raised by 2020

3rd 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 TFN Staff

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Charity lotteries get green light to raise ten times more

The UK government has announced plans to increase the ticket sales limit on charity lotteries from £10m to £100m

29th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity supports hospital work

The RVS has gifted £250,000 towards dementia initiatives and has celebrated the service of its volunteers

28th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Money-raking awards ceremony ditched by women’s groups

Scottish Women's Awards created to make profit

10th August 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Unison appeals sleepover backpay decision

The Court of Appeal ruled last month that social care providers would not have to issue backdated pay to staff, but an appeal could be heard

10th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dormant asset cash used to relaunch Big Society

Despite lack of support for the sector, Conservative ministers want charities more involved in public services

9th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Study reveals number of charity shops in the UK

First study of its kind

8th August 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity app launched to report modern slavery

​By developing the app a charity says people can report modern slavery in confidence

7th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Join TFN’s free Brilliant Blogging Masterclass

To celebrate the launch of the new TFN magazine, the TFN team is re-running its popular Brilliant Blogging Masterclass

6th August 2018 by TFN Staff

1 Comment News
Online donation to rehoming charity triggers terrorist alert

£2 donation gets rejected by PayPal

6th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Group aims to end hearing frustrations

The Hearing Access Protocol aims to ensure event hosts take into account the needs of people with hearing issues

2nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asylum seeker charity runs out of cash

Small charity giving out crisis cash has run out of money

2nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
First minister says digital skills work must go on

Nicola Sturgeon was speaking as a new service to tackle digital exclusion was launched, with the beneficiaries of a £220,000 fund also revealed

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New look for merged health charity

Two leading cancer charities have revealed their new brand after merging in January

1st August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
OSCR considers charging charities to fund revenue shortfall

Regulator says it could soon struggle to meet increasing costs with static income

31st July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Founding chief executive decides to stand down

Hugely respected third sector leader decides it is time to retire

31st July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Aid organisations “complicit” on abuse

Charities must get to grips in dealing with sexual misconduct, MPs have warned in a damning report

31st July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Controversial awards ditched as entire board quits

Backlash leads to event being cancelled and board standing down

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity did not mislead donors

FSB ruling raises concerns about how charities communicate to donors

27th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New chief exec for consumer charity

Consumer rights charity Which? has appointed a former Save the Children director as its next chief executive

25th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Anti-poverty charities get £4 million

Projects around Scotland which support action to tackle poverty and social exclusion will share £4 million of funding

25th July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
TED international summit heads for Edinburgh

Scotland is set to host some of the world's greatest thinkers next year, as part of the Global TEDSummit

25th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding boost for fight against hunger

A Scottish charity is celebrating a £425,000 grant from the People's Postcode Lottery

19th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mother Teresa charity faces claims of selling children

The Missionaries of Charity is set to be investigated by the Indian Government

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dog and seagull poo pollutes popular beaches

Keep Scotland Beautiful is urging the public to help make bathing water cleaner across Scotland's most popular beaches

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charities are some of Scotland’s greenest businesses

Remade in Edinburgh and the Royal Zoological Society Scotland have been nominated for the Scottish Environment Business Awards

17th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Great hope: Scottish born Amur leopard cub to be reintroduced to the wild

The Highland Wildlife Park has announced the birth of an endangered Amur leopard it hopes will be the first to be reintroduced to the wild in Russia

11th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Celebrity fundraiser along Fife coastal path

The group of celebrities will walk 117 miles along the Fife coast to raise money for Theirworld charity

10th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scottish Government grants fracking extension despite promise of ban

The Scottish Government has extended energy giant Ineos' license to frack in central Scotland by a year, despite claiming it plans to ban the practise

9th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Join Scottish protests against US President Donald Trump

Protests will be held in Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire on Friday 13 July and Saturday 14 July

9th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Refugees left homeless by Home Office IT failure

The Home Office is still failing to provide support to destitute refugees within legal timeframes a year after Refugee Action flagged up the problem

9th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Surge in complaints about charity misconduct after Oxfam scandal

The Charity Commission has investigated more complaints in the past four months than it did in the whole of the previous year

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bid to make Brexit fears of disabled Scots heard

The Independent Living in Scotland project has created a series of principles which it says spell out concerns of the disabled community

3rd July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

2nd July 2018 by TFN Staff

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Sunshine brings a surge of energy to Scotland

Homes with solar panels enjoyed an energy boost in June as the sun shone across Scotland

2nd July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Axed workers’ new charity rises from the ashes

Three former employees of a charity which closed abruptly have formed their own organisation in a bid to continue to help job seekers

2nd July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New fuel poverty target lacks ambition

New strategy fails to ignite praise from the third sector

27th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fully accessible boat launched on loch

Everyone encouraged to enjoy the lochs around the Assynt estate

26th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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SNP slammed over Heathrow vote

Heathrow vote proves divisive

26th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Medical charity rocked by sex claims

Medecins Sans Frontieres has become the latest aid organisation to become involved in sexual abuse allegations

22nd June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Exhibition shares stories of the Rohingya

A Scottish photographer has joined forces with SCIAF and the Justice and Peace Commission to create a stunning display

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chip portions on the rise as nation battles obesity

A health charity has criticised the size of portions being served up at Glasgow takeaways

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Link between football and domestic violence is a myth

Academics have said football is often used as an excuse for unacceptable behaviour, with abuse often ongoing in nature

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Landmark care siblings ruling welcomed

The Court of Session has ruled that a teenager should be able to apply to participate fully in his brother's children's hearing

6th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity questions cost of baby boxes

The Lullaby Trust has said there is still little evidence to suggest that the boxes decrease infant mortality rates

3rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Free personal care challenges lie ahead

Age Scotland has said that Scotland arguably has the best social care system in the UK, but highlighted concerns about the future

2nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Aspiring LGBT+ journalists set to cover Glasgow 2018

Mojo on the Green will see a group of LGBT+ activists highlight that sport is for all at the European athletics championships

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to hold first minister to account

Young people have been placed at the heart of policymaking by two charities, and have devised a political debate

30th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity victory over Love Island plastic surgery ads

Campaign groups have welcomed a decision to review the showing of plastic surgery ads during the popular Love Island series

27th July 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charities warn: football must keep children safer

​Inquiry tells of arbitrary procedures and poor governance which is putting children at risk of abuse

27th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Young people pledge to be more body confident

Campaign encourages young people to be more confident about their image

25th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Families worse off now than 15 years ago

Relative poverty is increasing on practically every level

25th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Eight Scouts sent home after drugs find

Scout leaders acted immediately resulting in eight being expelled from the event

25th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Specialist care has had an amazing affect on our daughter

Rachel Ferguson was struggling to cope with epilepsy, but care at a specialist centre resulted in her life changing

24th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity service marks milestone anniversary

One Parent Families Scotland has been supporting people in Falkirk for 30 years, with guests invited to a special party this week

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Hundreds of kids left home alone in summer

Parents risk prosecution for leaving their children as young as five home alone during the summer holidays

18th July 2018 by Susan Smith

2 Comments News
Exhibition of art by people who have suffered abuse

Future Pathways is looking for those who have experienced neglect to take part in an art project for a new display

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to inspire creativity amongst care experienced

Impact Arts is set to help those at a young offenders institute to improve their confidence through art

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mother Teresa charity faces claims of selling children

The Missionaries of Charity is set to be investigated by the Indian Government

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity apologises for telling young people to avoid negative news

​Instagram post was a mistake says organisation

18th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Recovery cafe finds new home

The Serenity Cafe has been saved after charity Comas secured a new base in Edinburgh

22nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social Bite homeless village opens its doors

The project in Granton is set to support 20 homeless people at a time and remain in place for four years

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community ownership of Ulva secured

Residents have become the first community in Scotland to purchase an island

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Disabled people speak of housing horrors

A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed the amount of disabled people who face issues with their homes

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Smart technology predicts falls in sheltered housing

A housing association has become the first social landlord in Scotland to adopt new wearable technology that predicts the risk of falling

11th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Housing First properties to be created in Glasgow

Social Bite and Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership are planning 50 homes for the vulnerable in Glasgow

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Arts festival to transform derelict building

Edinburgh's Hidden Door Festival is looking for funding to transform an abandoned Art Deco cinema

4th May 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The top organisations and individuals in Scotland's third sector have been named, with the awards taking place next month

4th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities hail bid to beat fuel poverty

The Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland will help cut fuel poverty, however organisations have highlighted further improvements that can be made

2nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social Bite homeless village plans approved

City of Edinburgh Council has given proposals for creating a community at Granton the go-ahead

2nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Football themed homeless complex could save lives

The Change Centre would see those struggling with homelessness work and live in a new social enterprise setting

23rd April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding for social housing initiative

A Falkirk-based social enterprise is one of six innovative schemes selected for a Nesta ShareLab grant

17th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Troubled housing association in merger talks

Merger could be the only way out for troubled housing association

16th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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The Big Lunch returns this summer

Entry is now open for those who want to take part in the project to bring communities together

12th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Communities can revive the high street

Retail conditions may be challenging, but present the chance for communities to take control

11th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Shelter Scotland’s 50th is no cause to celebrate

Fifty years on, Shelter Scotland says the issues still remain

11th April 2018 by Robert Armour

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Support for growing social enterprises

The Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up programme is open for new applications from Scotland

3rd April 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
First minister says digital skills work must go on

Nicola Sturgeon was speaking as a new service to tackle digital exclusion was launched, with the beneficiaries of a £220,000 fund also revealed

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asylum seeker evictions could be unlawful

Social law firm to support asylum seekers threatened with eviction

1st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Welfare cuts forcing more to ask for handouts

Fund has become a lifeline to those on the receiving end of welfare cuts

1st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities can’t cope with mass asylum seeker eviction

Pressure mounts on Serco to halt evictions

31st July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Controversial awards ditched as entire board quits

Backlash leads to event being cancelled and board standing down

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Outrage as 300 city asylum seekers face eviction

Asylum seekers will struggle to find any form of accommodation

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social Bite rebrands flagship restaurant

Edinburgh eatery Vesta will continue to provide funding and training opportunities for homeless people

30th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third sector fears Westminster funding power grab

Concern has been expressed over plans for Westminster to manage the replacement for the European Structural Funds

27th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Anti-poverty charities get £4 million

Projects around Scotland which support action to tackle poverty and social exclusion will share £4 million of funding

25th July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Families worse off now than 15 years ago

Relative poverty is increasing on practically every level

25th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Tory attempts to whitewash disability legacy condemned

The UK government has been accused of hypocrisy for hosting a global summit for disabled people

24th July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity gives capital’s homeless a mobile lifeline

Charity gives capital's homeless a mobile lifeline

24th July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Record demand for Shetland foodbank

Islanders turn to foodbank as local economy plummets

24th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scotland’s social security system must address women’s rights

The Scottish Human Rights Commission wants women's rights to be addressed through new social security legislation

23rd July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Photography used to address stigma of addiction and homelessness

A charity and a social enterprise teamed up to dispel the negative labels surrounding those who are homeless or struggling with addiction

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity service marks milestone anniversary

One Parent Families Scotland has been supporting people in Falkirk for 30 years, with guests invited to a special party this week

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mental health and women’s issues in the spotlight at Edinburgh Fringe

A quarter of all shows at this year's Fringe festival have a social impact finds a new festival award programme

18th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
DWP’s “indifference” cost disabled £340m in benefits

​Shocking lack of care exposed in MPs' report after disabled ESA claimants under paid between £5,000 and £20,000

18th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Project aims to inspire creativity amongst care experienced

Impact Arts is set to help those at a young offenders institute to improve their confidence through art

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fringe partnership hits funding milestone

Waverley Care and the Pleasance have been working together for more than 25 years

22nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
International volunteer numbers fall in face of Brexit

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and Volunteer Scotland have called for an urgent meeting with the Home Secretary

21st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scots failing to save for care homes

A study of 2,000 Scots aged 55 and over has found most people have no plans to save for future care costs

20th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Blind man highlights hidden hazards of Scottish streets

Charity RNIB has been campaigning against shared space developments in Scotland

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Baby boxes benefit families across Scotland

More than 50,000 of the packs were distributed to new parents in the first year of the scheme

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Music fans enjoy accessible gig

A charity hosted a showcase of musical talent to prove that more accessible concerts should be hosted in Scotland

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Lego therapy helps autistic youngsters

The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity has funded a series of Lego Clubs at schools in the capital

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Watch: Wrestling superstar backs Scottish charity

Supporters of Finding Your Feet were taken aback by a surprise video message from the Hollywood actor

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity in musical instrument appeal

St Vincent's Hospice is planning on creating a music therapy project for the people it supports

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity welcomes swift care home action

The Care Inspectorate is moving residents out of an Aberdeenshire home which was found to be operating under poor conditions

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Unison appeals sleepover backpay decision

The Court of Appeal ruled last month that social care providers would not have to issue backdated pay to staff, but an appeal could be heard

10th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hey Girls makes a Big Issue out of period poverty

A period poverty-busting social enterprise has hit the big time as it secured a major supermarket deal

9th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Suicide prevention strategy welcomed

The Scottish Government aims to cut deaths by suicide by a fifth over the next four years

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Bus survey for partially sighted passengers launched

RNIB Scotland is working with bus companies to improve public transport for the partially sighted

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chip portions on the rise as nation battles obesity

A health charity has criticised the size of portions being served up at Glasgow takeaways

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tech giant joins charity in bid to create life-saving map

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has joined forces with Microsoft and the NHS to collate details of the UK's defibrillators

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
MND drug trials described as historic

Charity MND Scotland has said the first clinical trials in more than 20 years represent a milestone in the fight to cure the condition

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears over rising tranquiliser deaths in Scotland

Prescription drugs are being bought on the internet to fuel addictions

7th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity questions cost of baby boxes

The Lullaby Trust has said there is still little evidence to suggest that the boxes decrease infant mortality rates

3rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Photography used to address stigma of addiction and homelessness

A charity and a social enterprise teamed up to dispel the negative labels surrounding those who are homeless or struggling with addiction

20th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Far right thugs attack charity project

A community facility in the Gorbals was covered in far right graffiti, with thousands of pounds worth of tools taken

19th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Exhibition of art by people who have suffered abuse

Future Pathways is looking for those who have experienced neglect to take part in an art project for a new display

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Arts body boss steps down

Janet Archer has left Creative Scotland after the group was criticised for the way it allocated funding

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mental health and women’s issues in the spotlight at Edinburgh Fringe

A quarter of all shows at this year's Fringe festival have a social impact finds a new festival award programme

18th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Dog and seagull poo pollutes popular beaches

Keep Scotland Beautiful is urging the public to help make bathing water cleaner across Scotland's most popular beaches

17th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Ageism at work is holding back over 50s

Age Scotland has said companies need to do more to get the best out of their workers, after a report showed employees aged 50 and over face ageism

17th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Google join fight to improve digital skills in Scotland

The tech giants have teamed up with organisations such as SCVO and Business Gateway to bring a successful initiative to Scotland

16th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Castle proves playful hit for families

Sizzling summer gives rise to outdoor fun at NTS property

13th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Disabled music fans are fed up being discriminated against at gigs

Young music fans are staging their own Glasgow gig in a bid to highlight how music venues can provide them with a better service

13th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Free Fringe tickets for disabled reviewers

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Euan's Guide have teamed up to offer free tickets to Fringe events in exchange for accessibility reviews of venues

12th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Great hope: Scottish born Amur leopard cub to be reintroduced to the wild

The Highland Wildlife Park has announced the birth of an endangered Amur leopard it hopes will be the first to be reintroduced to the wild in Russia

11th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity line up announced for Edinburgh Festival

Huge fundraiser announced by the children's charity

10th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
All mod cons as Nevis hostel reopens

Stunning refurb for picturesque hostel

9th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish Rugby backs Edinburgh’s Killtwalk

​Edinburgh Kiltwalk kicks-off in September

6th July 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Alcohol advertising regulation ‘lacks scrutiny’

Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK have said now is the time for changes to be made to advertising regulation

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scottish campaigners gets award from Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May gave Scottish LGBT+ campaigner Stuart Duffy an award at 10 Downing Street in recognition of his volunteering

5th July 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Music superstar hosts special backstage event for charity

Young people who are supported by Helensburgh Heroes were inspired by a meeting with Nile Rodgers at the weekend

3rd July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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 TFN Staff

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
One in five Scots earns less than the real living wage

Employers urged to pay their staff fairly as it emerges half a million Scots are paid less than the real living wage

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Boost to charity that lends cash to community enterprises

Grameen in the UK has secured £250,000 from Social Investment Scotland to provide micro-finance loans to community initiatives

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football clubs give elderly fans a Christmas to remember

This Christmas is set to be one to remember for almost 500 elderly football fans who have been invited to their local stadiums for a hot meal

19th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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