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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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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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Scottish charities launch emergency Malawi famine appeals

Crisis in Malawi: What can you do

28th July 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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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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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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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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Sport and literature team up for fundraiser

The Eric Liddell Centre has pulled in Scottish Rugby's Chris Paterson and author Alexander McCall Smith for its inaugural fundraiser

27th November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Funding boost for welfare impact projects

More than £280,000 has been allocated to help third sector organisations tackle the effects of the cuts

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Community gets cash to buy pub

Locals get cash to revitalise local community

23rd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Fund launched to help organisations expand

​Cash is available to groups which can demonstrate sound development plans

22nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Community says: who needs the Lottery - we’ll build centre ourselves!

Keep your cash says community group as it issues a DIY SOS for local support

22nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
UK charity regulators issue guidance on stricter auditing

Guidance aims to prevent a repeat of Kids Company

22nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

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Lottery funding for charities drops

A fall in ticket sales has led to a decrease in National Lottery funds for good causes

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£170,000 for Scottish social entrepreneurs

Firstport has announced £170,000 worth of seed funding for Scotland's newest social entrepreneurs

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charities to lose nearly £250m after Brexit

Research has put a figure on how much charities will suffer from funding cuts following Brexit, but researchers admit true amount could be much more

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Revealed: record breaking total for Children in Need

Annual fundraiser goes from strength to strength

21st November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fundraising in Scotland suffering from lack of research

Scotland needs its own fundraising research

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Revealed: the weirdest charity shop donations

A stuffed bison and a live hand grenade are among the weird and wacky objects donated to charity shops

17th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Bereaved mum welcomes cot death cash boost

A mother who lost her son in the most tragic of circumstances has welcomed a National Lottery cash boost for the Scottish Cot Death Trust

17th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Celtic raise £2m in six days

​Incredible fundraising effort commemorating the Lisbon Lions

16th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Raise £1,918 for WW1 centenary

Actors playing WW1 soldiers are helping to promoting PoppyScotland's new Poppy Pledge for next year's WW1 centenary

14th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Bus firm backs charity sleepout

The Stagecoach Group will be providing free travel to Sleep in the Park

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for charitable groups

The ScottishPower Foundation has shared £30,000 between seven charities

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funds to be raised in run-up to war centenary

We Remember Them will raise funds for Scottish charity Horseback UK

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Councils invest £1.8 billion in fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth Scotland has revealed the extent to which local authorities invest in oil, coal and gas firms

9th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Wise Group announces new chief executive

One of Scotland's biggest social enterprises has a new man at the helm with a background in private industry

24th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Slim pickings for third sector campaigners in UK Budget

Budget 2017: chancellor condemned by anti-poverty campaigners and environmentalists

22nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
£7m charity will fraudster jailed

Family member forged deceased cousin's signature on will

22nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
UK charity regulators issue guidance on stricter auditing

Guidance aims to prevent a repeat of Kids Company

22nd November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Start a fire with our public services - festival calls for new ideas

Third sector organisations are being encouraged to get involved in next year's Fire Starter festival

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Veterans charity caught in SNP vs Tory row

Poppyscotland has stressed it is apolitical following a row between the Conservatives and the SNP

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£170,000 for Scottish social entrepreneurs

Firstport has announced £170,000 worth of seed funding for Scotland's newest social entrepreneurs

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Venture Scotland celebrates success

The charity which uses outdoor pursuits in the Highlands to help young people develop employment skills is celebrating a series of successes

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charities to lose nearly £250m after Brexit

Research has put a figure on how much charities will suffer from funding cuts following Brexit, but researchers admit true amount could be much more

21st November 2017 by Susan Smith

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Green bank huge opportunity for equality and environment

Groups urge Scottish Government to grasp opportunity for fairer Scotland

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Dugdale changes charity pledge as she appears on I’m A Celebrity

Previously Dugdale pledged to donate all outside earnings to charity

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Rebrand and new name for Scottish charity

A charity has rebranded in order to further its goal of achieving achieving full access and inclusion for disabled people in Scotland

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Farage backtracks on anti-racism charity slur

An anti-racism group has won a “big victory” over former Ukip chief Nigel Farage

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Too old, too male: charity boards need diversity

Charities must do more to promote diversity on their boards, a report finds

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Housing association cuts ties with English landlord

A Scottish social landlord has severed ties with a larger English counterpart

14th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Family sues NTS after claims they were “bullied” off island

Social experiment has gone wrong says family

13th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity set to cash in on Moz the Monster

Chosen partner delighted to be selected by retail giant

13th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Helpline set up to help charities prepare for GDPR

The new data protection legislation is set to be introduced in May

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Calls for action on Equal Pay Day

Campaign groups have said that it could take up to 100 years to address inequalities between men and women

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Awards search for humanitarian heroes

The Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards aims to recognise those who have improved the lives of others

23rd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bring an end to the brutal fur trade

An array of stars have joined a campaign to end the fur trade

23rd November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Help change the lives of the world’s poorest this Christmas

A charity boss is urging Scots to remember millions across the world living on a knife edge this Christmas because of poverty, hunger and war

20th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Green bank huge opportunity for equality and environment

Groups urge Scottish Government to grasp opportunity for fairer Scotland

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Campaigners launch spoof Coke Christmas advert

Humourous video has a serious message

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Giant finches invade Scotland

An unusually high number of giant finches look likely to arrive in Scotland this winter

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
First minister’s climate pledge welcomed by campaigners

Green campaigners have welcomed what they say is Nicola Sturgeon’s “renewed commitment” to climate change action

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Curling stars urge Scots to love their freezers

Curling stars tackle food waste

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Uni becomes latest to divest from fossil fuels

​Campaigners hail the move as more universities turn away from unethical investments

15th November 2017 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Event to celebrate multicultural women

Dundee International Women’s Centre is hosting its annual Bite and Blether event

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funds to be raised in run-up to war centenary

We Remember Them will raise funds for Scottish charity Horseback UK

10th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Councils invest £1.8 billion in fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth Scotland has revealed the extent to which local authorities invest in oil, coal and gas firms

9th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Mary’s Meals launches bold new funding drive

​Charity has enjoyed remarkable success, underpinned by generous Scots

9th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Rare birds could disappear from Scotland

RSPB Scotland has said that corncrake numbers have dropped sharply

9th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tips to avoid animal exploitation whilst on holiday

The RSPCA has highlighted the dangers of activities such as pictures with big cats

9th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity’s lengthy legal battle comes to an end

The Supreme Court will not hear the RSPB's case against windfarm development in the firths of Forth and Tay

8th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Communities wanted to share in £400k funding

​Central belt organisations can apply

8th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Marine centre plans suffer setback

East Lothian Council has rejected plans to transform the Scottish Seabird Centre

8th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vote for Theodor – Scotland’s 92 year-old refugee

Poignant film of Serbian-Scots refugee is up for major award

8th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Dads Rock gets Scottish Government lifeline

A £50,000 grant from the Scottish Government has temporarily saved the threatened Edinburgh charity from closure

1st December 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Glasgow to be the best place in Europe for LGBTI+ people

A new agreement between Glasgow LGBTI third sector organisations and the city council aims to ensure Glasgow is an equality trailblazer

1st December 2017 by Susan Smith

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Schools could face equality inspections

Youngsters have set out a series of recommendations to help make Scotland a more inclusive place

30th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Further delay for Named Person plans

Politicians have stressed the need for clear guidance to be provided to professionals who will be affected by the legislation

30th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Family charity in closure threat

Dads Rock has launched an urgent appeal for support - with its funding due to dry up before Christmas

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brave Leva looks forward to a special birthday

Nominations are open for the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards, which recognises little fighters who have overcome the illness

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign targets shocking levels of domestic abuse in Polish communities

Two thirds of women who seek refuge in Edinburgh because of domestic abuse are from a Polish background

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Group vows to continue Named Person fight

Campaigners have said they will launch a second legal fight if the bill is voted in

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity lottery raises £1m in first year

The Scottish Children's Lottery has supported more than 50 projects since it started

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
BB members raise funds for project

Youngsters have been working to secure funds to support environmental efforts in Bangladesh

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to end gender based violence

The Edinburgh chapter of 16 Days of Activism will be launched this weekend

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Charity celebrates two decades of youth work

A reception was held to recognise the efforts of Friends of the Award

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

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Comedian aims to help single parent families this Christmas

One Parent Families Scotland has launched its Twelve Weans of Christmas Appeal

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Work of carers is not being recognised

New research released to mark Carers Rights Day has shown that nearly half of the population do not know a carer

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Police called in over Youth Parliament sexual harassment claims

The Scottish Youth Parliament contacted police after complaints were raised about sexual harassment

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disabled children fear for their future

Childline has revealed that thousands of disabled youngsters are getting in touch, with many worried about how their disabilities will affect them

23rd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scouts call for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

Scouts Scotland has backed the Time for Inclusive Education campaign

22nd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Signed copy of Harry Potter features in charity auction

The Scottish Book Trust has some exclusive works up for grabs

22nd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Actor looks forward to cancer Christmas concert

Taggart and River City actor Colin McCredie has launched this year's Cancer Research UK Christmas concert

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project sees schoolchildren tackle homelessness

Project wants to highlight the issue to next generation

6th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scots Welfare Fund shows true cost of Tory cuts

Fund being used to mitigate against UK government cuts

31st October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social Bite founder wants roadmap to fight homelessness

​Housing crisis will persist without collaborative effort

31st October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Young Scots hit by housing benefit cap

​Scottish Government says thousands of young Scots will lose out

25th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Private rental market focus of major conference

​New legislation will come into force in December

24th October 2017 by Robert Armour

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Private landlords urged to know responsibilities

​New guidance comes into place later this year

23rd October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charities warn: deadliest winter is coming for homeless

​Agencies unite to voice stark warning to politicians

23rd October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Housing association gets governance in order

​Regulator will cease intervention in Glasgow housing association

20th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Specialist volunteers needed to help homeless this Christmas

Crisis is looking for volunteers for its Advice at Christmas service

18th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homelessness campaigner slams vital service cuts

David Duke says the move will further stigmatise the already vulnerable

17th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Community victory as Celtic pledges to show film on match day

​Previous attempts by campaigners failed to engage the east end club

17th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Village receives windfall from Nazi soldier

70 years after its citizens showed kindness to a young Nazi prisoner of war, the village of Cultybraggan is working out how to spend a generous legacy

17th October 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Disability not a blight says rugby captain

​Inspirational speech by Scots wheelchair rugby captain

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Tax rebate call for those who make homes energy efficient

The Consumer Futures Unit want incentives for those who take part in a new initiative

16th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fears for city homeless as service gets cut

Homeless services being wound down by council

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
World first as homeless teen moves into micro-home

Young Kieran's housing issues solved by innovative new concept

16th October 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
TFN Readers Survey 2017

Tell us what you think of TFN, help us make it better and get the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

9th October 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Charity launches national bus survey

Citizens Advice Scotland is looking for a wide response on services across the country

9th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises confused by new work initiative

An opportunity to bin the 'old-fashioned approach' to getting people into work has been missed

6th October 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Schools could face equality inspections

Youngsters have set out a series of recommendations to help make Scotland a more inclusive place

30th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Help provide a lifeline for refugees in Scotland this winter

Scottish Refugee Council is running a winter appeal to help people rebuild their lives in Scotland

30th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Urgent action to tackle Scotland’s rough sleeping crisis

Key third sector recommendations will be put in place to further tackle rough sleeping this winter

28th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social Bite Village appoints manager

Kathy Hoyle will lead the team of support staff working at the Social Bite Village

28th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Family charity in closure threat

Dads Rock has launched an urgent appeal for support - with its funding due to dry up before Christmas

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More gay and bisexual men able to donate blood

New rules - which have been introduced across the UK - have been welcomed by the Equality Network

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots are wasting hundreds a year on unwanted subscriptions

Citizens Advice Scotland has said that people are spending over £50 per month on unwanted subscriptions like gym memberships

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for welfare impact projects

More than £280,000 has been allocated to help third sector organisations tackle the effects of the cuts

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Advice service sees huge spike in Universal Credit concerns

Queries about welfare reforms have almost tripled, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Awards search for humanitarian heroes

The Robert Burns Humanitarian Awards aims to recognise those who have improved the lives of others

23rd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Football clubs show homophobia the red card

More clubs in Scotland have pledged to make the game more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans

23rd November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scouts call for LGBT issues to be taught in schools

Scouts Scotland has backed the Time for Inclusive Education campaign

22nd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners demand UK government ends “cruel” benefits’ freeze

Groups and MSPs demand changes to welfare system punishing most vulnerable

21st November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cafe gives free dinner to homeless on Christmas day

Staff will work tirelessly on Christmas day to make sure everyone is fed

21st November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
60,000 won’t get benefits before Christmas

Delays in paying universal credit means thousands will be penniless for the festive season

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Buster the boxer turns his back on John Lewis

Buster the boxer dog, the star of last year's John Lewis Christmas ad, is backing campaigners Stop Funding Hate in response to the retailer's advertising policy

20th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Leading Scots figures push for gender equality

Host of sector figures drive new gender equality body

20th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sanctioned woman goes for a year without money

She has been left reliant on handouts from friends and family

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Labour contenders back LGBT lessons in schools

Campaign to teach LGBT issues in schools continues to gather momentum

17th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Personalisation is just not working, third sector tells MSPs

Third sector bodies said the failure of Self Directed Support is infringing people's human rights

30th November 2017 by Susan Smith

1 Comment News
Day of rage against Universal Credit

People will take to the streets this weekend in a national series of actions against the Tories’ controversial roll-out of Universal Credit

30th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
MND fundraising plan is on track

ScotRail has raised more than £50,000 in the first seven months of a charity partnership with Motor Neuron Disease Scotland

30th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Care manager left two disabled people without food or water

Alison Johnston, a team leader at Capability Scotland, admitted her fitness to practise was impaired

29th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Award for epilepsy centre

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre has been praised for its innovative approach to care

29th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Outlander star gets his kilt on for charity

Richard Rankin has urged Scots to Turn Up in Tartan for Macmillan Cancer Support

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Community cafe service extended

LinkLiving has launched a second social cafe - which aims to address isolation in the community

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Polluting vehicles must be banned from city centres

Environmental and health groups have called for low emission zones to be introduced as quickly as possible across Scotland

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fighting stigma is central to cutting HIV infections

A new action plan has been launched to help Scotland reach zero new HIV infections by fighting the stigma of disease

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More gay and bisexual men able to donate blood

New rules - which have been introduced across the UK - have been welcomed by the Equality Network

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brave Leva looks forward to a special birthday

Nominations are open for the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards, which recognises little fighters who have overcome the illness

28th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sport and literature team up for fundraiser

The Eric Liddell Centre has pulled in Scottish Rugby's Chris Paterson and author Alexander McCall Smith for its inaugural fundraiser

27th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Group vows to continue Named Person fight

Campaigners have said they will launch a second legal fight if the bill is voted in

27th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Age of uncertainty: less people support charities providing public services

There has been a drop in the number of people enthusiastic about seeing charities providing public services

24th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Work of carers is not being recognised

New research released to mark Carers Rights Day has shown that nearly half of the population do not know a carer

24th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disabled children fear for their future

Childline has revealed that thousands of disabled youngsters are getting in touch, with many worried about how their disabilities will affect them

23rd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New campaign opens up about mental health

​Campaign says the more we talk, the less stigma around mental health

23rd November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Families fight back over Bield care home closures

The Scottish Government should intervene to stop 167 vulnerable elderly people being moved from closure threatened care homes, say relatives

23rd November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
New project aims to mPower elderly patients

The new cross-border initiative will allow older people to access technology to aid their treatment

23rd November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Actor looks forward to cancer Christmas concert

Taggart and River City actor Colin McCredie has launched this year's Cancer Research UK Christmas concert

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Theatre to close for £19.4 million revamp

The Citizens Theatre will move out of its historic home while work takes place

21st November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Reindeer Run set to return

Sense Scotland is looking for runners to don Christmas costumes for the annual event

20th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Help change the lives of the world’s poorest this Christmas

A charity boss is urging Scots to remember millions across the world living on a knife edge this Christmas because of poverty, hunger and war

20th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Buster the boxer turns his back on John Lewis

Buster the boxer dog, the star of last year's John Lewis Christmas ad, is backing campaigners Stop Funding Hate in response to the retailer's advertising policy

20th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Revealed: the weirdest charity shop donations

A stuffed bison and a live hand grenade are among the weird and wacky objects donated to charity shops

17th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Celtic raise £2m in six days

​Incredible fundraising effort commemorating the Lisbon Lions

16th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Curling stars urge Scots to love their freezers

Curling stars tackle food waste

16th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Raise £1,918 for WW1 centenary

Actors playing WW1 soldiers are helping to promoting PoppyScotland's new Poppy Pledge for next year's WW1 centenary

14th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Do a good deed and celebrate Scotland

The public are being asked to do a good deed on St Andrew’s Day to celebrate Scotland’s history, culture and the nation’s shared values

14th November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Family sues NTS after claims they were “bullied” off island

Social experiment has gone wrong says family

13th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Ireland bans circuses - Scotland is next

Campaigners call for animals to be banned from circuses is succeeding

13th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity holds lifesaving hackathon at Facebook HQ

Winning project will be used to save lives at sea

9th November 2017 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
“Water off a duck’s back”: Oliver faces down his critics

Neil Oliver has said he was not worried about calls for him to stand down from the conservation charity

7th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Apology to Scottish gay men welcomed

Stonewall Scotland has said that the government's apology is an important moment for those criminalised

7th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National Museums Scotland attracts kids to science

National Museums Scotland and the ScottishPower Foundation are leading a new project

6th November 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Parks and green spaces in decline across Scotland

Half of people living in more deprived areas of Scotland say their local parks and green spaces are more run down than five years ago

6th November 2017 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Mad, bad and invisible? Play spotlights health and social care integration

Play spotlights health and social care integration

3rd November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Outrage at Etsy’s sale of endangered species products

Online crafts retailer Etsy has been condemned for allowing the sale of jewellery made from endangered seahorses

2nd November 2017 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

15 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

1 Comment News
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

0 Comments News
Adventurers enter electric car in 10,000 mile rally

An Aberdeenshire couple are set to make history as the first people to enter an electric car in the 10,000 mile Mongol Rally.

14th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans not given enough housing advice, survey finds

Servicemen and woman are not being given enough advice about housing, a survey has revealed.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Treaty banning nuclear weapons welcomed by campaigners

The Nuclear Ban Treaty, seen as a “significant step” towards global disarmament, was endorsed by 122 nations at the UN on Friday.

10th July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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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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