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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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Fringe partnership hits funding milestone

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

22nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity left huge amount in will

Charity stunned by surprise bequest

21st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
DEC raises £28m to help Rohingya

More than £28 million has been raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal to help Rohingya people fleeing violence in Myanmar

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Cash will provide greater protection for marine environment

The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s marine conservation work has received a major boost thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Young people decide how to improve their community

Young people are to decide how a £10,000 community fund will be spent

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots failing to save for care homes

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

20th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Funding ultimatum for homeless charities

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking dialogue with homeless charities in Edinburgh over funding, warning there is a finite amount of money available

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding crisis sees charity shed jobs

The Shaw Trust is reducing its operations in Scotland after missing out on contracts for the new devolved employability programme

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Income drops from mass fundraisers - but Scottish events buck the trend

Charity income from the biggest mass participation events has fallen

16th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Children’s charity cuts workforce after crippling funding cuts

Action for Children has reduced its fulltime staff as a result of losing millions of pounds in local authority funding

16th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fund doubles grant sizes

A popular cultural and arts fund is more than doubled the size of its grants

9th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Rape Crisis group faces funding threat

Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis is understood to have lost funding over concerns it does not do enough for men

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Judy Murray to tackle Kiltwalk

The mum of tennis stars Andy and Jamie is urging others to take part in the Edinburgh event next month

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top comedians get ready for charity Fringe show

The winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent will appear alongside some of television’s favourite comedians to help raise funds for Barnardo's

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises gain funding

The Scottish Government has invested almost £5 million in ethical businesses over the financial year

6th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Grants of £60,000 available for Scottish charities

Organisations urged to apply

2nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Asylum seeker charity runs out of cash

Small charity giving out crisis cash has run out of money

2nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Orchard microfunder set to grow

​You can pick the sweetest fruit in the concrete jungle

27th July 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Third sector fears Westminster funding power grab

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

27th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
City economy would be boosted by Living Wage

​By paying employees the Living Wage entire economy would benefit

3rd September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity offers staff full time, paid leave when a pet dies

A campaigning charity has become one of the first employers in the UK to offer staff bereavement leave when a pet dies

31st August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
A big thank you to the capital’s charities

Voluntary groups are set to receive a special thank you – on International Day of Charity

27th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scope rebrand so it can focus on equality for disabled people

Disability charity Scope has rebranded in a bid to be clearer about its mission

27th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Serco halts asylum seeker lock change as pressure mounts

Legal action forces company to rethink

24th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity scandals have put off new recruits

The sector is not rated as such an ethical place to work

24th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Aid programmes “will be protected” from no-deal Brexit

Humanitarian aid programmes funded by the European Union (EU) will not be axed in the event of a no-deal Brexit

24th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Corbyn: charity status could transform the UK’s media

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out bold plans to turn media groups into charities

23rd August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Vital suicide support charity facing closure

Urgent plea goes out to save the organisation

23rd August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Regulator warns charity over six figure payoff

Governance review results in commission criticising trustees

22nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity left huge amount in will

Charity stunned by surprise bequest

21st August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
International volunteer numbers fall in face of Brexit

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

21st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Case against charity job applicant pest Gerry Freedman dropped

Police drop investigation into serial job applicant who caused a meltdown in the third sector

20th August 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Premium Public should donate more to aid groups - not boycott them

The public should double donations to charities in the wake of the abuse scandal that has engulfed aid organisations – instead of pulling support

17th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Funding crisis sees charity shed jobs

The Shaw Trust is reducing its operations in Scotland after missing out on contracts for the new devolved employability programme

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Income drops from mass fundraisers - but Scottish events buck the trend

Charity income from the biggest mass participation events has fallen

16th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland embraces Open Government

The project has seen Scotland engage with international partners as it aims to make government more transparent and accessible

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
SCVO names new board members

Three new members have been added to the organisation's board of trustees as a strategic review continues

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity ditches ambassador after “bad taste” burka tweet

Offensive tweet left charity with no option other than to terminate ambassador's role

13th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
DEC raises £28m to help Rohingya

More than £28 million has been raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal to help Rohingya people fleeing violence in Myanmar

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish charity helps thousands devastated by floods

A Scottish charity has sent £30,000 to help thousands of people left homeless and devastated by the huge floods in Kerala, India

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Cash will provide greater protection for marine environment

The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s marine conservation work has received a major boost thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Premium Public should donate more to aid groups - not boycott them

The public should double donations to charities in the wake of the abuse scandal that has engulfed aid organisations – instead of pulling support

17th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Topography of slaughter: raptor persecution map published

The scale of bird of prey slaughter across the UK has come into focus with the publication of a new persecution map

16th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Blind man highlights hidden hazards of Scottish streets

Charity RNIB has been campaigning against shared space developments in Scotland

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£11m Scots aid package for Malawi

Boost for projects working in the African country

14th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Mountain hare numbers crash on grouse moors

The numbers of mountain hares living on grouse estates has crashed dramatically, say scientists

14th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities demand action in face of hothouse Earth disaster

Humanity may have pushed the environment to the threshold of a disastrous “hothouse Earth” scenario say scientists

7th August 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Welfare issues in salmon farms exposed

Scottish salmon farms breaching welfare standards

7th August 2018 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
Grants of £60,000 available for Scottish charities

Organisations urged to apply

2nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Coul Links granted reprieve - for now

A precious, developer threatened habitat has been granted a stay of execution

31st July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scotland’s heritage and environment under threat

Scotland’s planning system must be radically overhauled in order to safeguard the country’s heritage and environment

31st July 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Aid organisations “complicit” on abuse

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

31st July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Controversial raven cull is suspended

A controversial licence which would have allowed the slaughter of ravens has been suspended

30th July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Orchard microfunder set to grow

​You can pick the sweetest fruit in the concrete jungle

27th July 2018 by TFN

0 Comments News
Third sector fears Westminster funding power grab

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

27th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Public backs a ban on game bird shooting

Most people in the UK think the shooting of birds for ‘sport’ should be banned

26th July 2018 by Graham Martin

10 Comments News
Climate change brings catastrophe across the world

Global climate change is responsible for simultaneous disasters happening across the world, campaigners claim

24th July 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Charity wants online grooming clampdown

One in 17 Scots children have been sent or shown a naked picture, a survey by the NSPCC has revealed

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youth groups to share £18m in funding

The Young Start fund offers grants of up to £100,000 for those who support children and young people

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youngsters put at heart of mental health reform

MSYPs and other young people have been involved in ensuring support for adolescents is improved

29th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
HIV misconceptions show need for sex education

New research by HIV Scotland has shown the lack of knowledge Scottish school pupils have around the condition

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Girls lack confidence to succeed in their careers

Girlguiding Scotland held a four day initiative with inspiring women in a bid to help youngsters feel more confident about their job prospects

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hey Girls “delighted” to be major provider in Scottish sanitary product scheme

Hey Girls has been chosen to deliver the Scottish Government’s initiative to provide free sanitary products to school pupils and students

24th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Social Bite launches sleep out for youngsters

The homeless charity has created a version of Sleep in the Park for those aged between eight and 16

21st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young people decide how to improve their community

Young people are to decide how a £10,000 community fund will be spent

20th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Call to increase minimum wage as family poverty soars

Families are struggling to survive on minimum wage rates as living costs soar

20th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Partnership saves summer for charity

Summer was saved for a Glasgow charity thanks to the loan of a minibus from Young Enterprise Scotland

16th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Pressure mounts on Scottish Government to ditch P1 tests

​Charities, unions and parents challenge the tests

16th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Children’s charity cuts workforce after crippling funding cuts

Action for Children has reduced its fulltime staff as a result of losing millions of pounds in local authority funding

16th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£40k to get Glasgow kids reading

A programme that partners older and younger pupils to encourage reading for pleasure has been awarded £40,000 to run in Glasgow primary schools

15th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Baby boxes benefit families across Scotland

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

15th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to send politicians to prison

Families Outside is hosting prison tours for MSPs as it aims to show the challenges that families face

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Schools need trauma support

A survey by Barnardo's has revealed education workers feel they need greater training in helping children deal with trauma

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lego therapy helps autistic youngsters

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

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rape Crisis group in funding boost

The Scottish Government has given emergency funding to a support group which faced an uncertain future

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Suicide prevention strategy welcomed

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

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
More affordable homes for Glasgow

New development will provide mid-market rental opportunities

4th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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

A selection of stories from communities and voluntary organisations across Scotland

2nd July 2018 by TFN Staff

0 Comments News
Councils tested on access to information for homeless

All 32 council websites were examined

2nd July 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Armed service should be recorded by Census

Poppyscotland took its Count Them In campaign, which calls for recognition of the armed forces community in the Census, to Holyrood this week

29th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Millions pledged for people in temporary homes

​Investment shastens access to permanent accommodation

27th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sleep in the Park gets bigger for 2018

Social Bite will host charity sleepouts in four Scottish cities as it continues the fight to end homelessness in Scotland

26th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sprinklers to be fitted in new social housing

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will back plans led by a Labour politician to make sprinklers mandatory in new properties

22nd June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Homelessness bombshell as figures rise

Shelter Scotland has said an increase in homeless applications for the first time in nine years should act as a wake-up call

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Windfarm operator wins Scottish Charity Award

The UK's biggest community windfarm operator is generating £800,000 a year for community projects in the Western Isles

14th June 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Affordable homes for Highland

Tenants to benefit from new development

14th June 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fund aims to provide homes for 800 homeless people

A new £3 million Housing First project - funded by last year's Social Bite charity sleepout - has been unveiled

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Homelessness could end within a decade

Crisis has set out an ambitious plan which it says could stop people from having to sleep on the streets

11th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
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

1 Comment News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
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

0 Comments News
No backtracking on warm homes law - civil society warns Scottish Government

More than 50 civil society groups and businesses have said introducing the legislation will help tackle fuel poverty and climate change

29th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Project aims to identify community legal rights

Democracy Matters aims to get local people talking on how they can have an influence on important decisions

28th May 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Starbucks pressed over straws plan

A Scottish campaign group is leading a bid to get the coffee giant to develop a new straw that will satisfy the disabled

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tories spend £200m to deny sick and disabled benefits

Tory ministers have “misused and wasted” £200 million of public cash in trying to stop the vulnerable getting sickness and disability benefits

22nd August 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Corbyn to meet asylum seekers in Glasgow

​Labour leader makes a rare foray north

22nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social Bite launches sleep out for youngsters

The homeless charity has created a version of Sleep in the Park for those aged between eight and 16

21st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
International volunteer numbers fall in face of Brexit

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

21st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Call to increase minimum wage as family poverty soars

Families are struggling to survive on minimum wage rates as living costs soar

20th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Funding ultimatum for homeless charities

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking dialogue with homeless charities in Edinburgh over funding, warning there is a finite amount of money available

17th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Michelle Mone blasted for sending daughter on “poverty safari”

Reality TV show will see Mone's daughter visit Glasgow's east end

15th August 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Charity to send politicians to prison

Families Outside is hosting prison tours for MSPs as it aims to show the challenges that families face

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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

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

9th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Rape Crisis group in funding boost

The Scottish Government has given emergency funding to a support group which faced an uncertain future

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for charities supporting Glasgow asylum seekers

Cash will help those under the threat of eviction

9th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Rape Crisis group faces funding threat

Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis is understood to have lost funding over concerns it does not do enough for men

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Link between football and domestic violence is a myth

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

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Serco halts evictions as housing associations offer support

Legal bid halts evictions as third sector housing providers join to offer tenancy agreements

6th August 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Host families wanted to give 300 asylum seekers a room

Charity asks householders to consider giving a spare room to asylum seekers threatened with eviction

3rd August 2018 by Robert Armour

3 Comments News
2018 will be the busiest summer for foodbanks ever

The poorest Scots are getting no respite from austerity as it was revealed that this summer is likely to be the busiest ever for foodbanks

3rd August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Asylum seeker charity runs out of cash

Small charity giving out crisis cash has run out of money

2nd August 2018 by Robert Armour

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

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

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pudding should be off the menu in schools

Schools going way over calorie counts

5th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
220,000 Scots children cannot afford to eat healthily

A study by an independent think tank has shown that many families have no choice but to eat unhealthy meals

5th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Learning disabled urged to apply to top business school

More people with learning disabilities should be accessing further education

4th September 2018 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Councils have closed a quarter of public toilets

South Lanarkshire Council has closed all 19 public toilets it operated in 2010 while other councils have also made dramatic reductions

4th September 2018 by Susan Smith

0 Comments News
Memorial to remember thousands who die from addiction or suicide

A poignant ceremony is set to be held in Glasgow this week to call for action

4th September 2018 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Tougher sentences needed for criminals who target elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland said a change in law is needed to reduce the amount of older people who are abused every year

3rd September 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Partnership aims to stop unnecessary deaths

Diabetes UK and Kidney Research UK have teamed up as they aim to decipher why the two conditions are linked

31st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Call for ‘life-changing’ stroke procedure to be reintroduced

A charity and stroke patients have called for a potentially life-saving procedure to return to Scottish hospitals

30th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youngsters put at heart of mental health reform

MSYPs and other young people have been involved in ensuring support for adolescents is improved

29th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New carers allowance will be paid next month

Much-needed boost for the country's hard-pressed carers

28th August 2018 by Robert Armour

5 Comments News
Mum who lost son takes on charity bungee jump

Donna Nelson is set to take on the daring challenge for a children's hospital, despite being terrified of heights

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scope rebrand so it can focus on equality for disabled people

Disability charity Scope has rebranded in a bid to be clearer about its mission

27th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
HIV misconceptions show need for sex education

New research by HIV Scotland has shown the lack of knowledge Scottish school pupils have around the condition

27th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hey Girls “delighted” to be major provider in Scottish sanitary product scheme

Hey Girls has been chosen to deliver the Scottish Government’s initiative to provide free sanitary products to school pupils and students

24th August 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Disabled people snubbed in no-deal Brexit advice

Inclusion Scotland has said government advice in the event of no agreement being reached with the European Union has not heard views of the disabled

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Dementia art project unveiled

Cloudgate was created by a renowned artist who worked alongside those with dementia

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Starbucks pressed over straws plan

A Scottish campaign group is leading a bid to get the coffee giant to develop a new straw that will satisfy the disabled

23rd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fringe partnership hits funding milestone

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

22nd August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
International volunteer numbers fall in face of Brexit

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

21st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Music fans enjoy accessible gig

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

14th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Watch: Wrestling superstar backs Scottish charity

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

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity in musical instrument appeal

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

13th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bus survey for partially sighted passengers launched

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

9th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Judy Murray to tackle Kiltwalk

The mum of tennis stars Andy and Jamie is urging others to take part in the Edinburgh event next month

8th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top comedians get ready for charity Fringe show

The winner of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent will appear alongside some of television’s favourite comedians to help raise funds for Barnardo's

7th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises gain funding

The Scottish Government has invested almost £5 million in ethical businesses over the financial year

6th August 2018 by Gareth Jones

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

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

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Aspiring LGBT+ journalists set to cover Glasgow 2018

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

1st August 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s heritage and environment under threat

Scotland’s planning system must be radically overhauled in order to safeguard the country’s heritage and environment

31st July 2018 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Social enterprise gym fights off homelessness threat

Projekt 42 has succeeded in securing temporary premises as it creates a new purpose built facility in Leith

31st July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Controversial awards ditched as entire board quits

Backlash leads to event being cancelled and board standing down

30th July 2018 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Social Bite rebrands flagship restaurant

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

30th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity victory over Love Island plastic surgery ads

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

27th July 2018 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Public backs a ban on game bird shooting

Most people in the UK think the shooting of birds for ‘sport’ should be banned

26th July 2018 by Graham Martin

10 Comments News
Social enterprise gym faces losing its home in ten days

Projekt 42 is urgently searching for temporary premises for its community gym in Leith

26th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TED international summit heads for Edinburgh

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

25th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Death on the Fringe returns

The charity run initiative aims to get people thinking about death in both serious and light hearted ways

25th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Arts venue could face months of closure

The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow may have to cancel shows for the next eight months after a fire at the nearby School of Art

24th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Increase in washed up dolphins and porpoises reported

The Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme has said the amount of washed up creatures has doubled

7th August 2017 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Donations help children enjoy big day out

Vulnerable children and families were treated to a day at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum paid for by donations to a national appeal.

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart

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