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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Watch: Charities are joining in the mannequin challenge video craze

The #MannequinChallenge is being carried out by millions of people around the world and now charities are getting involved

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Edinburgh sees launch of world’s first social enterprise gin

​The team behind award winning Pickering's Gin have collaborated with social enterprise specialist Chris Thewlis and drinks industry guru David Moore

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th 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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Scottish neo-nazi rock concert cancelled

​Extreme rock band Bound for Glory reported to have cancelled gig scheduled for this weekend after a public outcry

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity stunned after teen vandals offer to repair their own damage following drunken rampage

Beith Community Development Trust was originally left devastated when a group of 13 and 14-year-olds targeted its property

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanists appeal for cash to take Scottish Government to court

The Humanist Society Scotland needs to raise £3,000 to get religious observance challenge off the ground

28th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Enterprise Academy hails its Rio golden girl

Popular tutor Karen Darke struck gold in the Paralympic time-trial cycling

23rd September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots sport fans are more homophobic than rest of the UK

60% of Scottish sports fans have witnessed homophobic abuse and one in six would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay

21st September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Ken Loach film on brutal benefits system headlines film festival

Ken Loach's latest award winning film about a 59-year-old joiner who falls ill and applies for Employment and Support Allowance is to close 12 day festival

14th September 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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Police called to charity football match as fans spark trouble

Community festival game held up as opposing fans invaded the pitch

23rd August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Glasgow gears up for Pride this weekend

​With a parade, fairground, food, drink and music, Glasgow Pride attempts to steal the festival limelight from Edinburgh this weekend

19th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Specialist books to fly off shelves at city charity shop

Shelter Scotland is marking the start of the Edinburgh International Book Festival with sale of vintage books

12th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Unicef defends David Beckham

Charity says the global icon has generously given his money, time, energy and support

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scotland tells Trump: no division, no hatred, no racism

After the success of the demonstrations, Scots are now being urged to converge on Edinburgh for a mass demo on 11 February

31st January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New record for Scots wind power

Wind turbines creating enough energy to power all of Scotland for four straight days

9th January 2017 by Robert Armour

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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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Half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

Survey says half of us would be happy if family donated to charity instead of buying Christmas gifts

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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Charities criticise Home Office for UK ban on teenage refugees

Unaccompanied teenage refugees from countries other than Syria and Sudan will not be allowed to enter the UK from Calais

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Planet faces mass extinction nightmare

Global mass extinctions are on the cards after it was revealed that populations of animal species will plummet by the end of the decade

27th October 2016 by Graham Martin

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Campaign to block new refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Pressure group says new centre aims to get vulnerable people out of the country as quickly as possible and their cases won't be heard properly

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Carve a pumpkin for Syria challenge launched

​Charity urges you to ditch the scary faces this Halloween and show solidarity with Syrian children

13th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity awarded £450,000 to get people cycling again

Cycling UK is running its Big Bike Revival project in Scotland for the first time after being awarded government cash

19th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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J.K. Rowling to host Facebook Live chat to promote her charity

The Harry Potter author will talk about her children’s non-profit organisation Lumos on Saturday to launch its latest campaign

14th 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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Refugees and Scots to combine to create exhibition

Scottish Refugee Council will initially bring Glaswegians together over a multi-cultural meal

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened in the Highlands

There are as little as 300 of the iconic Scottish wildcat left living in the wild

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Guidance issued to landlords on how they should treat refugees

The Scottish Refugee Council has launched a guide for housing professionals to ensure that all refugees and asylum seekers are treated with dignity and fairness

25th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Plea for public to be allowed to house refugees

​Charity has registered 3,500 residents willing to take someone in to their home

5th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Youth Parliament bidding to exert more influence over senior politicians

​Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament met with the full Scottish cabinet to "raise the issues that matter the most to young people in Scotland"

2nd March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scouts to reward MSPs with badges for raising issues

​MSPs will need to carry out at least four tasks and raise issues related to young people within the Scottish Parliament to earn the reward

27th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots volunteer more than rest of the UK

More than half of young Scots carry out volunteering work - higher than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

21st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Girls turn to Youtube because sex education is failing them

Major research by the YWCA Scotland uncovers serious failings in school sex education that is putting the wellbeing of young women at risk

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Dementia befriending projects set up in Fife and the Borders

Comedian Craig Hill was on hand to celebrate as Alzheimer Scotland received £150,000 from the Postcode Lottery to create two new volunteer networks

14th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

Someone gets in touch with the NSPCC every hour over adults using drugs in front of children

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Tickets on sale for Federer versus Murray charity match in Glasgow

The second Andy Murray Live event will feature Roger Federer in Glasgow's SSE Hydro

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity to examine the impact of Brexit on farming

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs is to hold a Brexit debate next week

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie than meets the eye

Football, fast cars and parties there is more to Iain MacRitchie, founder of MCR Pathways, than meets the eye

9th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s court battle with Scottish Government put on hold

​Humanist Society Scotland's call for a judicial review into religious observance policy in schools has been paused until 31 March

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities plea for £170m to be spent on kids with additional support needs

Coalition says the number of pupils with an additional support need has increased from 118,034 to 170,329 in just four years

7th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Young people twice as likely as adults to volunteer

More than half of 11-18 year olds volunteer compared to just over a quarter of adults, new research finds

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Poorest schools in Scotland receive share in £120m fund to cut attainment gap

​The government cash is to be used by headteachers in any way they see fit to reduce the attainment gap between pupils from rich and poor backgrounds

3rd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Nicola Sturgeon is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year

The first minister is offering to mentor one lucky young woman for a year as part of a competition run by Young Scot

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Coaches should be banned from having sex with 16 and 17 year olds

NSPCC Scotland calls for Sexual Offences Act which bars teachers having sex with 16 and 17 year-old pupils to be extended to sports coaches and youth workers

30th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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NSPCC’s urgent call for volunteers to help run child abuse protection service

The charity has put out a request for more help in the Edinburgh area

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lottery cash to help growing child refugee crisis in Serbia

Save the Children awarded £500,000 to support work with child refugees in Serbia

26th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria to visit Edinburgh for charity gala

Place2Be Scotland named as the local charity set to benefit from city's first Global Gift Gala

1st March 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Lotto cash boost for culture and sport groups

103 community arts and sports groups to share £750,000

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities lose hundreds of millions through missing will donations

Charities and solicitors urged to work together as only 3.8% of Scots leave a good cause something in their will despite 40% claiming they are open to it

28th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Abuse charities to be given three year funding

Charities working with survivors of rape and abuse have welcomed a Scottish Government pledge that they are to be allocated three year funding

17th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New help network for Scottish unpaid dementia carers given £1.4m

​Unpaid carers will be offered help to meet other carers to share their experiences and learn how to influence policy

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity launches benches that allow people to donate, charge their mobile and use free wi-fi

Cancer Research UK benches offer free wi-fi, mobile charging and contactless donations

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Two Scottish charities reveal their links to new Trainspotting film

The Junction has already raised over £3,000 from an auction of tickets to the film's premiere and Calton Athletic Recovery Group supplied seven actors

20th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities given £4.3 million funding boost

​19 Scottish charities have been given a helping hand at the start of 2017 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland

12th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Fund now offers three years worth of cash to charities

​The Scottish Veterans Fund has been opened up to support charities running projects that last longer than one year

24th 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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Giving Tuesday set to be ‘biggest and best yet’

Organisers say this year’s #givingtuesday will be the “biggest and best” yet as it emerged hundreds of charities had signed up to the global day of giving

15th November 2016 by Gavin Stuart

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Football body blasted for banning poppy as “political symbol”

Poppyscotland has hit out a decision by football body Fifa to refuse Scottish and English footballers permission to wear poppies on 11 November

2nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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£1.2 million granted to save 110-year-old Glasgow boatshed

​Charity attempting to restore Katherine Grainger's former rowing home awarded Heritage Lottery Fund cash

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hailed for helping new mums suffering from depression and anxiety

Aberlour calls for its befriending programme for new mums to be rolled out nationwide

6th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Cancer support now available at city libraries

Innovative scheme reaches out to people who have been affected by cancer via city libraries

3rd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Wheelchair that can climb stairs wins Scottish design award

The MEBot can do things that no other chair can do

2nd February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity hits out as whisky association boasts of economic impact

Economic benefits must be balanced against the significant costs of alcohol-related harm says charity boss

25th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Competition reveals stunning shortlist of devices to aid people with disabilities

Scottish competition the Blackwood Design Awards shortlist has been announced. Last year's winner the S'up Spoon has become a global success

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Autistic comedians make their debut at Scottish Parliament

The National Autistic Society Scotland marked its 20th anniversary in Scotland with a one off special gig

14th 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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Uniform look for Edinburgh night time volunteers

​A project which helps vulnerable adults around Edinburgh's popular nightspots have been given new uniform jackets by a local hotel

1st December 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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Scot with cerebral palsy who designed spoon that doesn’t spill promises new products

Grant Douglas' design has gone on to revolutionise mealtimes for people with shaky hands around the world - he is now months away from launching more products

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A single released in aid of a charity could be Christmas No. 1

Wings by The King Lot feat. The Jollyboys released in aid of the MS Society Scotland has already reached No.1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers List

22nd November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Warning that Scots wont live long enough to get a state pension if age rises much higher

​Possibility of state pension age being raised to 68 would be a disaster for many people north of the border

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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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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Is this charity’s Christmas advert better than the John Lewis one?

Alzheimer Scotland has made its own Christmas advert this year promoting the charity and its work

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Hero charity workers saved injured cop left for dead following hit and run

Marie Curie workers Angela Morris and Beverley Masson were working a nightshift visiting terminally ill patients when they came across an abandoned car

14th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Doctors don’t even get to spend 10 minutes with patients who are dying

Majority of GPs say patient’s appointments should be at least 20 minutes but 46% are only able to spend 10 minutes or less with them in surgeries

2nd November 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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JustGiving defends itself from Daily Mail attack

Online fundraising platform says it raises more than cheaper or free alternatives

8th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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World leading tech firms coming to Glasgow to offer help to charities

Google, Skyscanner and the Technology Trust among those to offer up their secrets at The Gathering this month

1st February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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First charities to be awarded volunteer charter mark announced

Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter was set up by Volunteer Glasgow following the 2014 Commonwealth Games

27th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Third sector hits out at May’s “bullying” Brexit speech

Charity leaders have said May's Brexit plan has ignores Scotland and groups that have depended on European funding

18th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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EXCLUSIVE: Charity was forced to call in liquidator over debts of £215,000

The National Playbus Association went into liquidation because of two employment tribunals

17th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity’s fury over Aldi advert ruling

Save Our Seals Fund has hit out after its complaint against supermarket advert is dismissed Advertising Standards Authority

13th 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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New logo launched by regulator to help organisations show their charitable status

The Office of the Scottish Regulator is inviting charities to display the registration logo on their websites and email signatures

11th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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New Oxfam app aims to help rebuild public trust in charities

​Users will be able to track how much they have donated and learn more about the work of the charity

10th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Scottish charity workers and volunteers named in New Year’s Honours list

The full list of Scotland's charity workers and volunteers who featured in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list

4th January 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Humanist Society Scotland lose public affairs boss to global organisation

​Gary McLelland has been appointed as chief executive of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU)

16th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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10-year plan launched for social enterprises in Scotland

Focus to be on stimulating social enterprises, developing stronger organisations and realising market opportunities

14th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Voluntary sector rules supreme at public service awards

Almost half of the awards given out at the 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards were won by those linked to the third sector

8th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Media and government pressure is stopping charities from campaigning

Nine out of 10 voluntary sector workers tell researchers campaigning is under threat

7th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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One in four workers annoyed by their employer’s charity work

Research unveils employees feel misrepresented and dismissed by their employers around corporate donations but would do more if they had a say

6th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities combine to put pressure on governments to be more open

A project made up of third sector organisations in each of the UK’s four nations has been awarded cash to empower citizens to question government decisions

5th December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Digital is booming and charities are starting to join the revolution

Paul Cardwell looks at which charities are making the best use of digital technology to explore how your organisation can become more connected.

2nd December 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Government told to find out why charities aren’t making best use of technology

Senior executives from Google and Twitter tell House of Lords committee on charities digital technology is crucial to sector

30th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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European Fundraising Association appoints new president

Gosse Bosma takes the helm vowing to develop its European wide fundraising certification programme

29th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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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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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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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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Thousands of home renters to benefit from new law

Charities and campaigners say the Scottish Parliament has just made the biggest changes to private tenancy law in the last 25 years

18th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Poverty groups in Scotland slam chancellor’s budget

Disabled people could lose out on up to £3,000 per year due to changes to the personal independence payments

16th March 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Charity helps people stay in their homes longer

Care and Repair Edinburgh helped 5,000 older and disabled people in the capital last year

29th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Break the cycle of early death and homelessness

For many, homelessness begins in childhood creating a cycle of ill health and diminished life chances that becomes hard to break.

25th February 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Celebs take to selling The Big Issue

Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch and wrestler Grado will be selling the magazine in Glasgow as part of the INSP vendor week

29th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Concern that those renting their home will miss out on election vote

Campaign launched to encourage people to register to vote ahead of Scottish Parliament election in May

26th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Crisis as number of homeless children rises

Almost 5,000 children in Scotland living in temporary accommodation

12th January 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Refugee group becomes homeless charity

A refugee support group has transformed itself into a charity that helps the homeless

12th January 2016 by Graham Martin

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Scots children spent one million days homeless in 2015

​Temporary accommodation is becoming a fact of life for Scots families and children

11th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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700,000 Scots fear missing housing payments in 2016

​The new year brings new fears for thousands of rent and mortgage payers in Scotland

5th January 2016 by Robert Armour

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George Clooney launches Social Bite Christmas campaign

Clooney appears in video filmed in Edinburgh donating £5 and urging others to do so

14th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Charitable trust tenants may be saved from eviction

The Port of Leith Housing Association is in discussion to buy 86 flats in Edinburgh from the Miss Agnes Hunter Trust

8th December 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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Brand new designer jackets on sale at Shelter shops

​Windfall for charity as designer brand donates brand new jackets

7th December 2015 by Robert Armour

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Empty homes can solve Scotland’s housing crisis

Bringing empty homes back into use could go some way to solving the country's housing problems says leading charity

17th November 2015 by Robert Armour

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Top charity chiefs on social media named

Louise Macdonald of Young Scot is joined by Edel Harris of Cornerstone as top Scottish tweeters

16th November 2015 by Paul Cardwell

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People to be offered more help with funeral costs

Citizens Advice Bureaux is to train advisors to help people plan for funerals including supporting them to access funeral payments

18th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Leonardo DiCaprio visits homeless restaurant in Edinburgh

The Oscar winner enjoyed lunch prepared by workers from homeless backgrounds at the new ‘pay it forward’ restaurant

17th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Amnesty International adverts banned in Edinburgh and Glasgow

​Network Rail faces criticism for pulling Amnesty International adverts at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations

16th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Scots have donated £2,500 to a disabled refugee allegedly attacked in Glasgow

Positive Action in Housing launched a fundraising page for Able Miller who it is claimed had lit fireworks thrown at him and his car by a group of teenagers

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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There are as many empty homes in Scotland as there are homeless people

Scotland has over 34,000 empty homes - the same amount of people presented themselves to local authorities as homeless in the last year

15th November 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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A third of Scots are concerned about the number of refugees living in Scotland

38% of Scots say they are “fairly or very concerned” that 20,000 refugees currently live in Scotland

28th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Protest planned against refugee detention centre in Paisley

​Stop Detention in Scotland intends to protest outside the next Renfrewshire Council planning meeting

27th 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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​Gay and bisexual men to be pardoned by Scottish Government

​Charities have welcomed an announcement that men convicted of same-sex sexual activity before laws against it were scrapped will receive a full pardon

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Olympic cycling star Callum Skinner launches this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal

One in eight veterans have a fundamental unmet need for support, and more than half suffer from a long-term illness or disability

25th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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New bank promises to invest in community not shareholders

The not-for-profit Castle Community Bank is offering residents attractive savings and borrowing rates as well as ethical practice

20th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Plea for government to top up child benefit to help feed kids who are hungry and poor

Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Tam Baillie said children who don't get enough to eat are not able to thrive

19th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Nearly half of us live in homes not fit for purpose

Research by Shelter has painted a harrowing picture of the shocking conditions in which people live across the UK today

17th October 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Have you ever worked in a pub? You could be eligible for a charity grant

The Scottish Licensed Trade Benevolent Society has launched a new campaign to promote its fund which offers former and current workers one-off sums of money

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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You can now pledge your support online for campaign demanding schools teach pupils about LGBT issues

Members of the public can now sign up and back the Time for Inclusive Education campaign online

29th September 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Revealed: Scotland’s lifetime of relying on charities

​97% of Scots will use a charity at some point in their life

26th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Report shows a way for MSPs to defy Westminster over benefits sanctions

The Scottish Government must not squander a historic chance to shelter vulnerable people against the worst excesses of the punitive sanctions regime

19th August 2016 by Graham Martin

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Glasgow foodbanks’ emergency appeal after school holidays leave shelves bare

Poverty over the school holidays has lead to more families turning to foodbanks this summer and has left foodbanks in desperate need of donations

16th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Social Bite opens restaurant for homeless with the backing of a Michelin-starred chef

Regular customers will be able to pay meals forward for homeless people who will also be offered training opportunities with top chef Martin Wishart

15th August 2016 by Paul Cardwell

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Extent of empty homes in Scotland revealed

One home has lain empty since 1993

29th January 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity fears donations will be hit by GDPR

The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has said the new legislation means it could lose up to two thirds of its supporters

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Horse riding project clears funding barriers

Eat, Sleep, Ride - which helps people overcome personal issues - is set for a makeover

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Seized money set to benefit deprived communities

More than £700,000 worth of CashBack funding has been allocated to 227 youth organisations

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Help lotteries raise much more, Dame Ellen MacArthur tells MSPs

Campaign is calling for the limit on how much society lotteries can raise in a year to increase from £10m to £100m

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity marks 50th year with funding call to arms

Cyrenians is looking to raise £500,000 from the business community to boost support for the homeless in Edinburgh

23rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities snubbed in £475m fund plea

The Attorney General has rejected calls for a dormant charity's funds to be handed to good causes

22nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Multi-million pound fund open for applications

Groups can get funding to tackle one of society's biggest problems

22nd May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Intergenerational pen pal project secures funding boost

A new initiative from Contact the Elderly will link primary school pupils with isolated older people

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Sun shines for Glasgow Race for Life

More than 7,000 people took part in the annual Cancer Research UK event at Glasgow Green

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Harry and Meghan reveal preferred charity gift list

Instead of presents, guests at the Royal Wedding were asked to donate to a list of seven good causes

21st May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Funding initiative returns for fifth outing

Five organisations are set to vie for funding at the latest Stirling Soup

16th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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New mental health fund launched

The Bank of Scotland Foundation has made £320,000 available to organisations across the country

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shop scores hole in one with major donation from golfing superstar

Edinburgh's Morningside branch of Shelter Scotland is now selling a range of golfing items donated by one of the sport's superstars

15th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Hollywood actor opens Edinburgh credit union

Affordable finance campaigner Michael Sheen has opened new premises for the Castle Community Bank

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Light at the end of tunnel for closure threatened recovery cafe

Staff and volunteers at Comas are positive about the future, as the charity looks to secure new premises for its Serenity Cafe

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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How much did Scotland’s richest give to charity?

Giving List reveals the UK's most generous philanthropists

15th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Race for Life events get underway

An inspirational mum kicked off the first of Cancer Research's annual challenges in Edinburgh this weekend

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity hits back at Daily Mail article

The RNLI has said a piece which claims it is at war with its lifeboat crews is unfair and one-sided

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Dormant charity’s £475m should be split between good causes

The National Fund was set up in 1928 to pay the country’s war debts, but has sat in a bank account ever since

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Major charity role for former Labour minister

A former Scottish MP has been appointed to a senior role at Unicef UK

5th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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UK lobbying law has silenced charities

Charities across the UK are less able to speak out about their missions because of a law that limits independent campaigning around election times

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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New name for social tech grant giver

It’s all change at one of the UK’s largest social tech charities

4th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Bield care home saved by local provider

Residents and staff at one closure threatened Bield care home are celebrating it being bought over by a local private company

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity to invest £60m in Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland has launched an ambitious plan to protect its lands and buildings

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Little acts can create a big impact

Shelter Scotland has launched a micro-volunteering initiative to mark Volunteers' Week

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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CHAS awarded for investing in 800 volunteers

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is celebrating achieving Investors in Volunteering for the fifth time as Volunteers Week 2018 kicks off

1st June 2018 by Susan Smith

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SCVO to provide free sanitary products in all its buildings

The umbrella group for Scotland’s charities is to provide free sanitary products to all staff, tenants and visitors to its properties

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Aid agencies can fix culture of abuse from within

New abuse revelations are horrific, but aid agencies are making changes and can be trusted to improve says Scotland’s International Development Alliance

31st May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Impact report shows how charity makes a difference

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has published its annual impact report, which measures the wider impacts of the organisation's work

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Volunteers sought to help make event magical

Helpers are needed to help ensure this year's MoonWalk is a success, as walkers prepare for a midnight jaunt across Edinburgh

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity denies cover up of refugee camp food-for-sex culture

Save the Children and UNHCR 2001 report highlighted major concerns about sexual abuse of children in west African refugee camps

29th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity fears donations will be hit by GDPR

The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has said the new legislation means it could lose up to two thirds of its supporters

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Veterans employment project hailed as revolutionary

An employment project for Scottish veterans has been hailed as a revolutionary step in helping the country’s ex-forces into work

29th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Charity aims to double the amount of people it helps

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has launched a new strategy after recognising that people are not getting the help they need

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Regulator opens board meetings to the public

Members of the public will be allowed to attend board meetings of Scotland’s charity regulator

29th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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EVOC backs suffragist statue campaign

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) is supporting a campaign to erect a statue of medical pioneer Dr Elsie Inglis

28th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Designs transform disabled people’s lives

Awards given to revolutionary designs

25th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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One to watch social entrepreneur gets advice from Richard Branson

Top entrepreneur Richard Branson surprised Scotland's Virgin Startup Business of the Year finalists at a mentoring session

25th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Scots singers join charity fun run

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh were amongst those who took part in the SCIAF Family Fun Run

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: Scotland’s best beaches

Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced that Scotland has increased the number of beaches which now boast Scottish Beach Awards status

1st June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Group calls for disposable barbecues to be banned

A community group is calling for the ban of sales of disposable barbecues after continued problems with mess

1st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Aid agencies can fix culture of abuse from within

New abuse revelations are horrific, but aid agencies are making changes and can be trusted to improve says Scotland’s International Development Alliance

31st May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charities’ joy as controversial golf plans sunk

Plans for an environment-wrecking golf development have been bunkered

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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School pupils get on their bikes

The Sustrans Big Pedal saw children cycle to school over a 10-day period

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Government building coffee cups ban

The Scottish Government said it wants to lead the way in tackling waste being unnecessarily sent to landfill

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity denies cover up of refugee camp food-for-sex culture

Save the Children and UNHCR 2001 report highlighted major concerns about sexual abuse of children in west African refugee camps

29th May 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Revealed: the extent of raven slaughter in Scotland

The slaughter of ravens is routine across Scotland, with Scottish Natural Heritage allowing the destruction of thousands of birds

29th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Scotland’s climate change plans are disappointingly weak

A zero emissions target would secure Scotland's place as a world leader in cutting emissions, environmental groups have said

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Conservation call as corncrake numbers fall

RSPB Scotland is worried about the future of corncrakes in Scotland following a dip in numbers

29th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Pollution explosion hits Scotland

Sunny weather comes at a cost as higher air pollution is registered

28th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Scotland becomes first to ban circus animals

Landmark legislation to ban animals in circuses

25th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Church fails climate activists

The Church of Scotland has voted against plans to divest its £443m portfolio from oil and gas companies

25th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Campaign calls for Scotland to take a stand against Brexit

Declaration: Scotland for Europe has been backed by representatives of 40 civil society groups and actor Brian Cox

23rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Staff to go at Oxfam UK

The international development charity has said it will have to lose staff at home and abroad in order to "live within our means" following sex scandal

21st May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Revealed: the extent of mountain hare slaughter in Scotland

The true extent of mountain hare slaughter in Scotland has been revealed for the first time

21st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Call for cars to be banned from school gates

Living Streets has said action is needed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Whale Trail set to bring tourism boost

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust will lead a project to secure Scotland's position as a world-class whale watching destination

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Win the chance to have dinner with Michelle Obama

Youngsters can win a table at a dinner with the former First Lady, which is being organised by The Hunter Foundation

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity to hold day out for 1000 children

Quarriers' Summer Appeal - which aims to give special experiences to vulnerable children - is returning for a fifth outing

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Childline in volunteer appeal

The support service's Glasgow base needs a further 85 volunteers to ensure it can meet demand for advice

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health waiting times a “national disgrace”

The majority of the country's health boards missed targets to provide children with specialist support - which has angered a campaign group

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit hits single parents

One Parent Families Scotland has called for a re-think after seeing a surge in calls about benefits

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Popstar to headline Scottish youth gathering

Famous singer will thanks youngsters involved in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative for all the work they have done for charity in the last year

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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CHAS awarded for investing in 800 volunteers

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is celebrating achieving Investors in Volunteering for the fifth time as Volunteers Week 2018 kicks off

1st June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Criminalising emotional neglect could see disabled parents lose children

Campaigners have highlighted the importance of providing support for parents with learning disabilities before making emotional neglect a crime

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Adults should have the right to be adopted

An event will be held at Holyrood highlighting a campaign calling for adults to be allowed to be legally adopted

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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School pupils get on their bikes

The Sustrans Big Pedal saw children cycle to school over a 10-day period

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Age restrictions needed to prevent online grooming

Barnardo's wants social media giants to take action to prevent young people being taken advantage of online

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Guide aims to help organisations create inspiring play areas

Three charities have joined forces to create Free to Play - which aims to help groups create vital spaces for children

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More support needed for older workers

Age Scotland has said the government and businesses have to do more to support the increasing numbers of people work beyond state pension age

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fathers get say in shaping Scots family law

Civil servants will make meeting a focus group

29th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Seized money set to benefit deprived communities

More than £700,000 worth of CashBack funding has been allocated to 227 youth organisations

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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School uniform grants to increase

The setting of a national minimum of £100 for the grant has been welcomed by child poverty groups

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Children admit to bullying others about their looks

Changing Faces say youngsters with a disfigurement are struggling with a very hostile school environment

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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The clock is ticking for vulnerable children

Vulnerable children who don't get access to support quickly are ending up struggling with far bigger problems later in life

23rd May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Call for cars to be banned from school gates

Living Streets has said action is needed to encourage more youngsters to walk to school

21st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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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

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Glasgow homeless wait too long to be housed

​Regulator publishes findings on how well Glasgow deals with homelessness

29th March 2018 by Robert Armour

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Farmhouse restored to its former glory

Bridgend Inspiring Growth has celebrated the opening of its new community hub

28th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Funding boost for digital skills initiative

The Digital Participation Charter Fund is set to provide further support to organisations which tackle inequality

28th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Foodbanks provide more than just meals

Researchers have found the wide range of services that are provided at foodbanks, and warned they cannot be easily replaced

26th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Aberfeldy social enterprise wins major funding

The Workshop is set to double its production capacity following a cash injection from a range of social investors

23rd March 2018 by Susan Smith

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Almost a fifth of Scots living in poverty

Poverty groups have said that drastic action is needed to tackle child poverty and to ensure housing is more affordable

22nd March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Intense child poverty affects affluent areas

Poverty groups have called for local action after a study revealed pockets of deprivation across the country

15th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Renters have been plunged into debt misery

More than 600,000 people contacted a money advice charity with debt worries last year

14th March 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More than 10,000 households live in temporary accommodation

The amount of people living in hostel accomodation has risen since 2010, research has revealed

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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SCVO to provide free sanitary products in all its buildings

The umbrella group for Scotland’s charities is to provide free sanitary products to all staff, tenants and visitors to its properties

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Crackdown on high-interest lending

Charities have welcomed plans to curb prices charged by rent-to-own companies, but want to see banks face overdraft fee limits

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Free sanitary products project extended

Charity FareShare has been granted funding to distribute products to more than 18,000 people living in low-income households

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Move to transform use of temporary accommodation

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group has made a series of recommendations to tackle homeless in the first place

30th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Research probes Scots male suicide risk

Too many men are taking their own lives

29th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Veterans employment project hailed as revolutionary

An employment project for Scottish veterans has been hailed as a revolutionary step in helping the country’s ex-forces into work

29th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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School uniform grants to increase

The setting of a national minimum of £100 for the grant has been welcomed by child poverty groups

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity marks 50th year with funding call to arms

Cyrenians is looking to raise £500,000 from the business community to boost support for the homeless in Edinburgh

23rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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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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Westminster means testing plan could see disabled lose jobs

A key employment subsidy is to be axed – putting more than 600 disabled workers in Scotland out of work

22nd May 2018 by Graham Martin

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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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Project to prevent organised crime extended

An initiative that aims to keep children away gang culture in Glasgow is set to continue

17th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Universal Credit process too complex for applicants

Rejected applications are blamed on an overly complicated process

16th May 2018 by Robert Armour

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Charity to provide domestic abuse training for police

SafeLives will help Police Scotland prepare for the new domestic abuse bill, which will tackle controlling behaviour

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Festival will celebrate refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland is back for its eighteenth year with a Scotland-wide programme of events designed to bring communities together

15th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Hollywood actor opens Edinburgh credit union

Affordable finance campaigner Michael Sheen has opened new premises for the Castle Community Bank

15th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Help us beat bullying say Scots with learning disabilities

Scots with learning disabilities are urging the public to get to know them in a bid to overcome widespread bullying

14th May 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
National hate crime portal launched

Action on Prejudice will offer resources on challenging discrimination and allow young people to report crimes anonymously

14th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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The UK in 2018: a submerged nation of the poor made destitute by design

A toxic brew of benefit cuts, sanctions and high rental costs has pushed masses of people into destitution

8th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Leading Scottish HIV charity faces fight for survival

HIV Scotland is locked in talks with the Scottish Government, having seen its initial bid for annual funding knocked back

8th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Efforts of Scottish volunteers celebrated

Organisations took the time to recognise their helpers during Volunteers' Week

8th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Healthcare charity hails amazing appeal success

The generosity of the public was hailed as a Scottish charity celebrated the success of a fundraising appeal

7th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Education bosses must do more to encourage disabled students

The One in Five campaign met with education bosses for talks this week, having highlighted a gap in disability admissions

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Families should help out more with social care, say Edinburgh health bosses

Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) will consult on plans which aim to see people receive greater support from their families

7th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland’s first dementia friendly park created

Kings Park in Stirling has been given a makeover to ensure it is more accessible

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity to hold day out for 1000 children

Quarriers' Summer Appeal - which aims to give special experiences to vulnerable children - is returning for a fifth outing

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity opens new press after a century at previous base

Royal Blind has said the new braille press will help those with sight difficulties, and has also allowed it to expand its workforce

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Childline in volunteer appeal

The support service's Glasgow base needs a further 85 volunteers to ensure it can meet demand for advice

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Cuts row as sleepovers are set to be axed

Social care bosses have said technology will keep people safe overnight, but the move has been made amid rising wage costs for carers

6th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health waiting times a “national disgrace”

The majority of the country's health boards missed targets to provide children with specialist support - which has angered a campaign group

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

3 Comments News
Thousands of Scots face social care debt

More than 15,000 people fell into debt as they tried to pay their care costs, a GMB union investigation has revealed

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Social care contributes billions to the Scottish economy

Social care is the eighth biggest employment sector - and the average wage is higher for workers than in other parts of the UK

5th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bield care home saved by local provider

Residents and staff at one closure threatened Bield care home are celebrating it being bought over by a local private company

4th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Thousands make dementia pledge

At the start of Dementia Awareness Week, Alzheimer Scotland has revealed 60,000 people have made the commitment to becoming Dementia Friends

4th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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SCVO to provide free sanitary products in all its buildings

The umbrella group for Scotland’s charities is to provide free sanitary products to all staff, tenants and visitors to its properties

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Criminalising emotional neglect could see disabled parents lose children

Campaigners have highlighted the importance of providing support for parents with learning disabilities before making emotional neglect a crime

31st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
How to make Self Directed Support work

A major report into Self Directed Support (SDS) has been launched by one of Scotland’s largest disabled people’s organisations

31st May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Street clutter ban welcomed by charity

A ban on street advertising boards in Edinburgh has been praised by RNIB Scotland

18th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shop scores hole in one with major donation from golfing superstar

Edinburgh's Morningside branch of Shelter Scotland is now selling a range of golfing items donated by one of the sport's superstars

15th May 2018 by Susan Smith

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Festival will celebrate refugees in Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland is back for its eighteenth year with a Scotland-wide programme of events designed to bring communities together

15th May 2018 by Graham Martin

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Help us beat bullying say Scots with learning disabilities

Scots with learning disabilities are urging the public to get to know them in a bid to overcome widespread bullying

14th May 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Museum set to be transformed into landmark venue

The Kilmartin Museum celebrates the long and diverse history of the local area

11th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Time to end the Wild West Web to protect children

The NSPCC wants to see a new law created to ensure that social media companies crack down on grooming

9th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity aims to get people out and about to beat loneliness

Carr Gomm aims to bring communities together, starting with a fundraising campaign to get people moving

8th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Disability campaigners join RBS branch closure fight

Campaigners say RBS plans do not consider the needs of vulnerable customers

7th May 2018 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
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

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Artist returns to charity that supported her 14 years ago

Carla Scott Fullerton's solo exhibition is part of Glasgow International Arts Festival

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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Fight is on to save addiction service from closure

A campaign has been launched to save the Serenity Cafe, which offers a space for those in recovery to relax and socialise

3rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Line of Duty star backs Memory Walk

Martin Compston has urged Scots to get their trainers on to raise money for dementia research

3rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community initiative to remember Jo Cox set to be expanded

The Great Get Together sees events held across the country to bring the communities together

2nd May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Bullying is still commonplace at work for LGBT Scots

Research by Stonewall Scotland has shown that many workers face negative comments and discrimination

1st May 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow Kiltwalk set to raise £2 million

More than 10,000 people took on walking challenges at the weekend to raise funds for more than 600 charities

30th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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More women diagnosed with lung cancer than men

The rise has been attributed to an increase in smoking after the Second World War

26th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charities lead campaign to end domestic violence on campus

A new guide will help universities and colleges support students experiencing domestic violence following the death of Emily Drouet

25th April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Theatre prepares to re-open as fundraising continues

The Leith Theatre Trust is planning a £7 million makeover of the iconic venue, which has been closed for 30 years

23rd April 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Armed forces charity heads to the Fringe

Scotland’s armed forces children’s charity is putting on a play at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Fury over VisitScotland’s links to mountain hare slaughter

An organisation which promotes mountain hare shooting holidays has received more than £30,000 from Scotland’s national tourism agency

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Growing support for stronger climate change policies

Growing numbers of people want the Scottish Government to take stronger action on climate change, according to campaigners

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity accountant admits embezzling hundreds of thousands

Lynn Taylor pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to embezzling £220,000

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance involved in near miss with a glider

The charity has said it is reviewing the findings of a report into the incident

27th July 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hairdressers support Samaritans’ Big Listen campaign

The Big Listen aims to highlight the support Samaritans offer around the clock to anyone feeling overwhelmed with life.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Blood donor rules still discriminate against gay men, say charities

Changes to the rules surrounding blood donations have been welcomed by the Equality Network but it says they still discriminate against gay men

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Windy weather gives record boost to renewables

A blustery start to the year has helped boost Scotland’s wind power generation to record levels.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Top award for Girlguiding volunteer

Sue Walker, who has helped thousands of girls to grow in confidence and realise their potential, has received Girlguiding’s top honour.

24th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Fringe play offers £1 tickets to homeless people

People who have experienced homelessness are being offered £1 tickets to an Edinburgh Fringe show

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Athletes prepare for 40th British Transplant Games

More than 750 athletes from around the UK are preparing for this year’s Westfield Health British Transplant Games

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Lottery windfall for veterans’ centre

The Coming Home Centre will receive £90,000 of lottery cash to develop and expand its services

21st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Record number of parks win Green Flag Awards

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

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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Wind farms pose risk to tourism, say conservationists

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

17th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Scottish Youth Parliament announces new trustees

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

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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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

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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

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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

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Calming creativity: the charity helping children cope with hospital

Art therapists helping children cope with hospital

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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