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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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£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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Humanitarian efforts suspended amid Aleppo massacre

Humanitarian efforts in Aleppo have been suspended in protest against lack of action from the international community to stop the unfolding massacre

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Domestic abuse charity encounters 17,000 new cases each year

Tens of thousands of new domestic abuse cases are encountered by a charity every year, a survey has shown

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Social Bite appeals for homeless Christmas dinner donations

A social enterprise is appealing for donations to help them provide Scotland’s homeless with a Christmas dinner

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Young people contacting Childline over gender issues doubles

The number of young people contacting Childline over gender issues has more than doubled since 2012/13, the charity has revealed

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Government’s climate change plans ‘must be more ambitious’

Scottish Government plans to transition towards a low-carbon economy are not ambitions enough, according to a coalition of charities and unions.

13th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Charities get just 10% from some Christmas card sales

Research for Lovemoney found that most retailers gave less than a quarter of sales to good causes

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Alcohol abuse charities announce merger plans

Alcohol Research UK (ARUK) and Alcohol Concern will consolidate by April 2017.

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Four Scots named as Clore Social Leadership Fellows for 2017

Four Scots will become social leaders in the cultural and creative sector after being named as 2017 Fellows by the Clore Social Leadership programme

12th December 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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