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

Campaigner group Nil by Mouth says the act has been a "distraction" as Labour MSP calls for it to be repealed

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Mexico wins Homeless World Cup tournaments

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

18th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Comedian tells jokes to raise money for homeless people

Damian Kingsley has raised over £16,000

15th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Meet the country’s best charity shop worker

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

14th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

13th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup to begin this weekend

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

7th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Paralympic torch visits Royal Blind School

Famous flame visits Edinburgh school ahead of Rio games

15th June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless World Cup’s supermarket sweep

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

26th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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Homeless World Cup to be shown live on TV

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

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaigner recognised for his crucial role in humanist society

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

16th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches trusted traders service

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

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

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

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Campaign group wants to find the hottest vegan

PETA launches bizarre publicity stunt competition in UK and Ireland

4th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Burns named as charity’s Great Scot

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

3rd May 2016 by Graham Martin

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LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

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

2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Andy Murray auctioning off Wimbledon final shirt for charity

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

20th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pollution kills thousands of people every year blasts charity

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

5th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Cash needed for lynx reintroduction project

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

16th June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Parliament can and must ban fracking says charity

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

2nd June 2016 by Graham Martin

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Government can’t afford to cut air tax blasts charities

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

2nd June 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland is UK nation most supportive of refugee children

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

23rd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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How tax breaks are skewed in favour of the wealthy

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

17th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

17th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow in air pollution league of shame

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

13th May 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

12th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pope blesses Scottish charity that feeds world’s poorest children

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

11th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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National Trust in battle over electricity pylons

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

9th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Remote island charity stars in BBC documentary

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

6th May 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Spectacular osprey displays at charity nature reserve

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

28th April 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots aid agency reports from Nepal one year after devastating earthquake

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

26th April 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Climate agreement signed: now the hard work begins

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

22nd April 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities asked to put forward young volunteers for award

Nominations now open for Young Scot Awards 2017 Volunteering award

16th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

Community Jobs Scotland celebrates landmark moment

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in five young Scots feel powerless to change their lives

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

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Not all young people know how to use technology blasts charity

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

9th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tory minister calls for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Smoking in cars with children present is now illegal

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

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to be raised to 12

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

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Council cuts will create a lost generation of young people

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

28th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC launches hotline for footballers who were sexual abused by coaches

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

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

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

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

21st November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities compete for foundation’s cash

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

14th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New fundraising regulator receives over 150 complaints in first two months

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

Charitable legacies estimated to be worth around £2.5 billion

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Tim Burgess shocks Edinburgh charity shop with donation

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

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Dream Fund worth £2.5m is seeking applications from charities

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

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More money than ever before donated to charity foundation

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

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities demand £425m Olympic cash is returned

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

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Children in Need makes record charity grant in Scotland

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

4th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th July 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glaswegian rugby players get their kits off for cancer charities

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

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Pensioners with mental health problems abandoned by their families

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

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Year-long fundraising partnership smashes its target

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Social work charities facing uncertain future over funding black hole

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

22nd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

15th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities join forces with TheLADbible for mental health campaign

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

13th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The demand for mental health crisis help in Edinburgh has quadrupled

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

12th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Heart charity is banking on new partnership to teach public CPR

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

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh to turn gold for charity

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

1st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Last chance to take part in EU referendum survey

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

31st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow duo set for gruelling charity challenge

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

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young footballer quits the game and warns others of cancer risk

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

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland’s top social media charity bosses named

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

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

25th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity moves its headquarters from London to Edinburgh in historic move

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

23rd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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​Youth Scotland appoints Dona Milne as its new chair

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

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Top cop to head major charity

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

15th November 2016 by Graham Martin

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

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

31st October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

27th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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The Social Enterprise Awards Scotland finalists have been announced

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

24th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social funder boosts jobs and turnovers for fifth consecutive year

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

18th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity secures Daily Mail apology over false stories

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

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

6th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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More people are volunteering post Brexit

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

3rd October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unions and charities unite over treatment of workers affected by dementia

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

30th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

20th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Use new powers to axe bedroom tax

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

12th November 2015 by Graham Martin

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Mhairi Black calls for better quality homes for young people

Young Scots tenants need more support and better quality housing

11th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts on charity to halt 200 tenants’ eviction

​MSP step in as charity comes under fire over evictions

10th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Public should be able to take refugees into their homes

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

30th October 2015 by Graham Martin

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Charity wants you to spot yourself in 45 year old photographs

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

27th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Housing groups unite to challenge poverty

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

23rd October 2015 by Robert Armour

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QUIZ: Which charity should you donate to?

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

22nd October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Affordable homes cash welcomed by homelessness charity

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

21st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity set to evict 200 tenants

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

21st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Number of Scots dying in winter is indefensible, blast charities

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

20th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

19th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing group tackles hate crime

​Glasgow social landlord backs hate crime awareness week

16th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Housing association says sorry for botched demolition of flats

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

13th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Homeless people with dogs forced to remain on the street

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

13th October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Double amount of affordable homes needed

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

5th October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Glasgow’s Bridge to Nowhere is going places

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

1st October 2015 by Robert Armour

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Loyalty card launched to benefit homeless people

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

1st October 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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“Tragedy” of children forced into temporary accommodation

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

29th September 2015 by Robert Armour

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Charities are critical to the success of the Scotland bill

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

25th September 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Teenagers charged for carrying out homophobic hate crime

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

10th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Free school meals summer scheme overwhelmed by demand

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

3rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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

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

2nd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people lack optimism about their future report finds

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

1st August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

1 Comment News
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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Hitting the road for dementia research

Folk supergroup The Walnuts will play a concert in Edinburgh this weekend to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Comic Relief founder says it will ditch “white saviours”

Comic Relief's Curtis has said it will no longer use “white saviour” celebrities in its fundraising campaigns

12th June 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Girl power on display at the MoonWalk

Walkers hit the streets of Edinburgh in the wee hours for a cancer charity's annual event

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Half of Scots hit by scammers

A charity is urging Scots to speak up if they fall victim to fraudsters

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Helpers needed for the MoonWalk

Walk the Walk is looking for volunteers to help host its annual fundraising event this weekend

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Project aims to help older workers

Funding of £2.2 million will be used to help raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charities fight for survival after EU freezes cash

Urgent call on Scottish Government to resolve EU funding crisis

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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New chief executive for major charitable trust

One of the UK’s biggest charitable trusts has a new chief executive

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Kiltwalk breaks more records

It the Kiltwalk now Scotland's favourite mass participation event?

3rd June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Pressure mounts to raise lottery cap

Cap on income means charities are losing out

30th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charity trustee who stole huge sums faces £1.5m court action

Crown is pursuing proceeds of crime legislation

28th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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Third sector partnership wins £5m contract

Cash will go to support social firms across the country

27th May 2019 by Robert Armour

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£1.9m for youth projects across Scotland

Organisations from throughout the country are set to benefit from funding gained from dormant bank accounts

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legacy giving on the up

People are more likely to leave donations to charity in their will than they were 10 years ago, a survey has revealed

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities rally round to support job seekers

Organisations have begun talks to continue services which were provided by the Shirlie Project, after the charity's sudden closure

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign to support Glad Cafe continues

More than £30,000 has been raised in just a few weeks to help carry out vital repairs to the Shawlands social enterprise

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Church criticised on climate change commitment

Members of the Church of Scotland have opted not to end investment in fossil fuels, despite recognising a climate emergency

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Race for Life 25th anniversary events underway

Sara Wilson, 25, got the Race for Life Glasgow underway as thousands of runners took to the streets for Cancer Research UK

20th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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GDPR putting women and children at risk, say charities

Police are unwilling to share information about perpetrators of domestic abuse, due to fears over data protection

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legacy giving on the up in Scotland

Charities are benefitting from almost £72 million a year through legacy gifts - with income in Scotland growing faster than other parts of the UK

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Oxfam denies new cover up

Whistleblower says chief executive allowed staff member to resign

18th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Law firms smash fundraising targets

Three Scottish companies have posted amongst the best in the UK for raising funds during Will Aid

18th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Luke Mitchell’s mum blasts charity for lack of support

Charity says they were providing office space and admin support - not mounting a legal challenge

18th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Social enterprises to make impact in Africa

Entrepreneurs in Scotland are being given the chance to expand into African markets

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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NCVO names new chief executive

Sir Stuart Etherington steps down after 25 years

13th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Incubator delivers new social enterprises

The latest graduates from the Good Ideas Incubator Programme have been revealed

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Comic Relief founder says it will ditch “white saviours”

Comic Relief's Curtis has said it will no longer use “white saviour” celebrities in its fundraising campaigns

12th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Drastic action needed to tackle plastic pollution

Campaigners have travelled to Holyrood to highlight the importance of reducing the use of plastics in Scotland

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Oxfam ignored warnings about sexual abuse in Haiti

Scathing report warns: this can't happen again anywhere in the sector

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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It’s official: Scots most generous in the UK

Extensive research proves Scottish generosity is leading the UK

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Activists board north sea oil rig

BP warns their actions endanger safety

10th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Re-use social enterprise aims higher to reduce waste

A new reuse business has been launched by two Glasgow based social enterprises

7th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Ypeople leaves the YMCA movement

Young people's charity decides to go it alone

7th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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MSP defamation case set to proceed

A case over comments Andy Wightman MSP made about Wildcat Haven Enterprises is set to go to court later this year

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners protest outside parliament to make 20mph mandatory

No reason the speed limit can't be extended they say

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s seas need more protection

Environment Link has welcomed the launch of a public consultation on proposals to create more marine protected areas (MPAs) in Scottish seas

7th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Re-use social enterprise aims higher to reduce waste

A new reuse business has been launched by two Glasgow based social enterprises

7th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish charities fight for survival after EU freezes cash

Urgent call on Scottish Government to resolve EU funding crisis

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Extinction Rebellion strikes at Scottish Parliament

They demand radically more ambitious targets to halt climate change

5th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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NGO’s leadership resigns over “toxic” workplace report

Almost the entirety of Amnesty International’s leadership team have left the organisation following an investigation into its “toxic” work culture

28th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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New chief executive for leading social enterprise

One of Scotland’s leading social enterprises has a new chief executive

28th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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U-turn over ban for charity chief executive’s father

The father of the Scottish Refugee Council's Sabir Zazai will be allowed to see his son receive recognition for his contribution to civil society

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Church criticised on climate change commitment

Members of the Church of Scotland have opted not to end investment in fossil fuels, despite recognising a climate emergency

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters to hit the great outdoors

Ramblers Scotland has launched a new award scheme which aims to get people out and about in Scotland

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Epidemic of stress among charity workers

A confidential survey by a major union has revealed the majority of staff in the third sector have experienced stress in the workplace

21st May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities report more than 300 serious incidents to regulator

Figures released on incidents reported by charities have sparked a debate about whether organisations should be required by law to report concerns

17th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New chief executive for major conservation charity

One of the UK’s biggest environmental charities has appointed a new chief executive

16th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charity chief executive’s father banned from UK

The father of Sabir Zazai has been blocked by the Home Office from seeing the Scottish Refugee Council boss receiving an honour

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Festival celebrates refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland has announced its full programme of events for 2019

15th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Work together to protect our nature sites

More action is needed to improve the condition of Scotland’s most important nature conservation areas, according to RSPB Scotland

13th May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Families across Edinburgh benefit from surplus food

Almost a million meals have been made from food that was set for the bin thanks to a charity initiative

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Youngsters creating change through philanthropy

The annual YPI Scotland took place in Perth this week, with pupils from across Scotland in attendance

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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App can give stroke survivors their voice back

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has helped to develop new technology that can dramatically improve the lives of those living with aphasia

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Public transport should be more affordable

The cost of transport is putting significant pressures on those on lower incomes, and poor services can leave people isolated

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fight against knife crime continues

Knife crime has dropped dramatically since No Knives Better Lives was introduced 10 years ago

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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GDPR putting women and children at risk, say charities

Police are unwilling to share information about perpetrators of domestic abuse, due to fears over data protection

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls for secrecy over sectarianism in football to end

Nil by Mouth has called for a report which details the extent of incidents which have taken place at football matches to be made public

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity emails leaked online

Mermaids has said some service users could be identified by the emails in question, but denied intimate details were leaked

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Making sure older veterans have a voice

A special event was held for former members of the Armed Forces to ensure they are supported within the community

14th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Incubator delivers new social enterprises

The latest graduates from the Good Ideas Incubator Programme have been revealed

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Fathers speak emotionally as charity launches appeal

CHAS is asking for donations to help provide support to parents who face losing a child

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people worry about speaking out over mental health

A study by See Me has shown young Scots are concerned what consequences speaking about their mental health will have

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Project aims to stop people from dying too soon

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new initiative in one of Glasgow's most deprived areas

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pre-school children addicted to social media

Report reveals extent internet has on children

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Pantry aims to tackle food poverty

Cyrenians could create food stores across Edinburgh as it continues work to support those facing food poverty

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Landlords call for change in Scots law on immigration

Landlords are currently held responsible for checking immigration status of tenants

4th March 2019 by Robert Armour

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Cheaper and better homes – co-ops can empower Scottish tenants

Scotland has just 11 housing co-ops at a time when 150,000 people are on council house waiting lists

1st March 2019 by Susan Smith

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Project aims to ensure veterans are not forgotten

Unforgotten Forces, which provides advice for older veterans, has recruited a new member

28th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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A See Me campaign is needed to transform perceptions of homelessness

Homelessness in Scotland needs the equivalent of the See Me campaign – which has been successful in tackling public perception of mental health issues

28th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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Homeless charity in donations plea

Homeless Street Team Glasgow urgently needs food and clothing items for those who are sleeping rough

25th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Homeless charity launches urgent appeal

The Bethany Christian Trust is looking to raise £10,000 to support its winter shelter in Edinburgh

20th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity workers’ fears for the future laid bare

Rising overheads, funding cuts and increased work loads are amongst the concerns that third sector staff have - a survey has revealed

20th February 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Affordable homes bonanza in Glasgow

Cash from investment firm will allow housing association create 600 homes in total

12th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Nominations open for the Scottish Charity Awards 2019

Charities and individuals across Scotland are being urged to apply for Scotland's prestigious charity awards

11th February 2019 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow develops ambitious plans to end homelessness

City has a five year plan

5th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Prince Charles could ditch Scottish eco village

Development of site near Cumnock has stalled

4th February 2019 by Robert Armour

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Can a basic income revolutionise social security?

A new report explores ways Scotland can learn from international pilot programmes exploring how to provide a basic income for all citizens

31st January 2019 by Susan Smith

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Third sector-backed energy company folds

Some 70 employees are now facing the axe

28th January 2019 by Robert Armour

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7,000 affordable homes shortfall in Scotland

Despite extra funding from the Scottish Government, the crisis shows no sign of abating

25th January 2019 by Robert Armour

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Homeless in Glasgow dying at alarming rate

Charity shelter says drugs and alcohol are leading to one death a month

22nd January 2019 by Robert Armour

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Housing provider boosts economy by £2bn

Report reveals how stock transfer of council homes has boosted Scottish economy by billions

21st January 2019 by Robert Armour

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Third sector nominees sought for national awards

The Director of the Year Awards are set to celebrate inspiring leadership across Scotland

18th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New chief executive for major care charity

Care provider Capability Scotland has appointed the leader of a supported living provider as its new boss

15th January 2019 by Graham Martin

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The Gathering returns for 2019

The largest free third sector event in the UK is back at the SEC in Glasgow on 20 and 21 February with a new look

14th January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Public transport should be more affordable

The cost of transport is putting significant pressures on those on lower incomes, and poor services can leave people isolated

20th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fight against knife crime continues

Knife crime has dropped dramatically since No Knives Better Lives was introduced 10 years ago

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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GDPR putting women and children at risk, say charities

Police are unwilling to share information about perpetrators of domestic abuse, due to fears over data protection

19th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises to make impact in Africa

Entrepreneurs in Scotland are being given the chance to expand into African markets

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaign launched to save city’s adult entertainment venues

Petition is in reaction to Scottish Government

17th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charity calls for secrecy over sectarianism in football to end

Nil by Mouth has called for a report which details the extent of incidents which have taken place at football matches to be made public

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity emails leaked online

Mermaids has said some service users could be identified by the emails in question, but denied intimate details were leaked

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Incubator delivers new social enterprises

The latest graduates from the Good Ideas Incubator Programme have been revealed

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to stop people from dying too soon

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new initiative in one of Glasgow's most deprived areas

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Serco begins evicting asylum seekers

Despite legal challenges, the company goes ahead with hated eviction of desperate asylum seekers

12th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pantry aims to tackle food poverty

Cyrenians could create food stores across Edinburgh as it continues work to support those facing food poverty

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Community awards to return

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

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Half of Scots hit by scammers

A charity is urging Scots to speak up if they fall victim to fraudsters

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Samaritans mark 60 years in Scotland

Since the 1 June 1959, every single call that has been made to the Samaritans has been answered by a volunteer

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Making sure older veterans have a voice

A special event was held for former members of the Armed Forces to ensure they are supported within the community

14th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Incubator delivers new social enterprises

The latest graduates from the Good Ideas Incubator Programme have been revealed

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fathers speak emotionally as charity launches appeal

CHAS is asking for donations to help provide support to parents who face losing a child

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people worry about speaking out over mental health

A study by See Me has shown young Scots are concerned what consequences speaking about their mental health will have

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to stop people from dying too soon

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new initiative in one of Glasgow's most deprived areas

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Hitting the road for dementia research

Folk supergroup The Walnuts will play a concert in Edinburgh this weekend to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity’s home struck by vandals

Smalls for All had to make a move to its new premises faster than planned after the incident this week

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Bullying taking place “in plain sight” within charity sector

A report has revealed the severe impacts bullying can have on charity sector workers

11th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pre-school children addicted to social media

Report reveals extent internet has on children

11th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Girl power on display at the MoonWalk

Walkers hit the streets of Edinburgh in the wee hours for a cancer charity's annual event

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Unpaid carers face loneliness epidemic

Being an unpaid carer isolates individuals sometimes for weeks

10th June 2019 by Robert Armour

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Emergency services in dementia pledge

Fire, police and ambulance services have said they will ensure a dementia friendly-service is delivered when attending emergencies

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pair win at Social Services Awards

Shelter Scotland and CrossReach have been recognised for their commitment to supporting vulnerable people

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Minister visits Poetry Path

Clare Haughey MSP visited the Camphill Corbenic Community this week

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Helpers needed for the MoonWalk

Walk the Walk is looking for volunteers to help host its annual fundraising event this weekend

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots back junk food ad ban

Almost three quarters of people believe that TV adverts for unhealthy food should not be shown until after 9pm

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Project aims to help older workers

Funding of £2.2 million will be used to help raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls for secrecy over sectarianism in football to end

Nil by Mouth has called for a report which details the extent of incidents which have taken place at football matches to be made public

17th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish Charity Awards 2019 winners revealed

Drake Music Scotland is named Charity of the Year, with a record amount of votes polled for the People's Choice Award

15th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Making sure older veterans have a voice

A special event was held for former members of the Armed Forces to ensure they are supported within the community

14th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities failing to embrace digital

The pace of digital change within the charity sector is slow, an annual report on digital skills has shown

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to stop people from dying too soon

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new initiative in one of Glasgow's most deprived areas

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hitting the road for dementia research

Folk supergroup The Walnuts will play a concert in Edinburgh this weekend to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre

13th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Comic Relief founder says it will ditch “white saviours”

Comic Relief's Curtis has said it will no longer use “white saviour” celebrities in its fundraising campaigns

12th June 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Honours for Scottish third sector heroes

The Queen's Birthday Honours List has been revealed, with several third sector representatives recognised

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity’s home struck by vandals

Smalls for All had to make a move to its new premises faster than planned after the incident this week

12th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pantry aims to tackle food poverty

Cyrenians could create food stores across Edinburgh as it continues work to support those facing food poverty

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Half of Scots hit by scammers

A charity is urging Scots to speak up if they fall victim to fraudsters

10th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Minister visits Poetry Path

Clare Haughey MSP visited the Camphill Corbenic Community this week

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New volunteer training initiative announced

Volunteer Scotland and the Open University have teamed up to give volunteers the chance to expand their skills

7th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots back junk food ad ban

Almost three quarters of people believe that TV adverts for unhealthy food should not be shown until after 9pm

6th June 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s charities celebrate volunteers

Thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland are holding events celebrating volunteering

4th June 2019 by Graham Martin

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Businesses benefit from charity donations and volunteering

Businesses which encourage staff to donate to charity and volunteer their time see a boost in employee morale

31st May 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social prescribing to take off in Scotland

SPRING Social Prescribing was officially launched in Glasgow earlier this year

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legacy giving on the up

People are more likely to leave donations to charity in their will than they were 10 years ago, a survey has revealed

24th May 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign to support Glad Cafe continues

More than £30,000 has been raised in just a few weeks to help carry out vital repairs to the Shawlands social enterprise

23rd May 2019 by Gareth Jones

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‘Won’t pay’ charities are arrogant say fundraising chair

Over 200 organisations still not paid fee - and refuse to do so

22nd January 2019 by Robert Armour

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Hundreds of kids will be warmer this winter thanks to Kiltwalk

Coats for Kids was set-up by Erskine-based Louise Chittick and David Ellison

22nd January 2019 by Graham Martin

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Equality T-shirts made by “35p workers”

Charity tops promoted by the Spice Girls which aim to raise equality funds for Comic Relief were made in a factory with poor working conditions

22nd January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities savage Tory two-child benefits cap

Charities say benefits cap creates a morally unacceptable two-tier system

21st January 2019 by Graham Martin

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Virgin Giving waives fee as BT MyDonate announces closure

Online platform closes with last day donations can be made set as 30 June

21st January 2019 by Robert Armour

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Housing provider boosts economy by £2bn

Report reveals how stock transfer of council homes has boosted Scottish economy by billions

21st January 2019 by Robert Armour

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Period poverty project expanded

The Scottish Government has made more funding available for free sanitary products

21st January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Get the kettle on for Brew Monday

Samaritans is aiming to get people talking over a cuppa to mark Blue Monday

21st January 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprise pub sold to private buyer

Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good social enterprise to Anna and Mike Christopherson, who run the Edinburgh Boda Swedish Bars and Restaurant Group

15th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

1 Comment News
Dame Kelly Holmes: good causes missing out on millions

Good causes are missing out on millions under outdated current rules

4th October 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Funding helps youth group establish social enterprise

Tweeddale Youth Action turns two projects into a social enterprise which will fund its youth club

28th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Decisive and urgent action needed on climate change

UK Committee on Climate Change report calls for action from Scottish Government

24th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Volunteer award handed to dementia friendly walk leader

Linda Shields has won an award from Paths for All for her work with those living with dementia

21st September 2018 by Sophie Bell

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British Heart Foundation calls on people to make their mark on the Heart of Steel

An art sculpture to raise money for the British Heart Foundation has been unveiled

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Final Kiltwalk of the year is Edinburgh’s biggest ever

5,000 heroes take part in Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk for charitable causes

17th September 2018 by Sophie Bell

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Top digital tools that can help you start a charity

Sally Dyson, head of digital participation at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, looks at the digital tools for new charities

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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TFN Guide: Research is key in taking on first employee

Lesley Winton, of animal education charity Fostering Compassion, is relaxed about taking on her first member of staff

22nd September 2017 by Gareth Jones

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