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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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Alastair Campbell praises “brilliant” See Me

​The former Labour spin doctor is now a mental health campaigner and opened up about his brother after playing the bagpipes at a Celtic Connections event

8th 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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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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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

1 Comment News
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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Scots families face lockdown financial struggles

Many households have seen a drop in income and some fear being able to pay the rent, new research has shown

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Stars rally for seabird centre fundraiser

TV stars have got behind a crowdfunding campaign to save a Scottish wildlife charity

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Tuesday 30 June

News from the sector on the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

30th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity offers free face mask exempt badges

Euan's Guide has created the badges as many disabled people are unable to wear face coverings

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

5 Comments News
Social enterprises and charities face battle to survive

The Third Sector Interface Scotland Network has polled more than 1,000 organisations of all sizes across the country #NeverMoreNeeded

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising should not stop during Covid-19

Funding experts Rogare have undertaken a study responding to objections that fundraising is ‘inappropriate’ during the coronavirus crisis

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Gerard Butler stars in charity film

The 300 actor has featured in a new half-hour video which shows the vital work being carried out by Mary's Meals

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Leading charity reveals catastrophic fall in income

Latest in a raft of organisations to announce income warning

25th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector, Wednesday 24 June

How the third sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities call for foodbank reliance to come to an end

Organisations are struggling to respond to hunger in the community, and have called for the Scottish Government to step in

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Health charities face struggle to survive

A coalition of 30 organisations has called for a Third Sector Recovery and Renewal Fund to be created, to allow vital work to continue

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector has an urgent role to play in Covid-19 recovery

Organisations may not survive without further support and investment, economic experts have warned

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity farm gets set for post-lockdown re-opening

Charity farm getting set to welcome visitors again

19th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fundraising conference postponed due to Covid

This year's IoF conference postponed

19th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

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Cash strapped families in lockdown struggle

More than half of families who are in receipt of benefits have had to borrow money during lockdown, new charity research has revealed

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free school meals to continue over summer break

The Scottish Government has confirmed that extra funding has been allocated to help feed families over the summer

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
eBike scheme to be extended

Up to £900,000 is being made available to help increase the use of the sustainable method of transport

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£600k fund for creative projects announced

Inspiring Scotland has revealed a new programme that aims to support and empower individuals and communities to develop cultural activities

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding boost for arts groups

A banker has left £19m to the arts in Scotland, with distribution of the funding to start this summer

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Brave Scot stars in urgent charity appeal advert

Heather Duff is urging people to support Cancer Research UK as the charity faces up to losses as a result of the coronavirus

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots families face lockdown financial struggles

Many households have seen a drop in income and some fear being able to pay the rent, new research has shown

1st July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots concerned about rising energy bills

Half of Scots haven't made an energy payment since lockdown, despite being concerned that their usage has increased

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars rally for seabird centre fundraiser

TV stars have got behind a crowdfunding campaign to save a Scottish wildlife charity

30th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity shops to reopen

Sense Scotland is looking forward to its retail operations restarting, having lost out on £1m as a result of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises and charities face battle to survive

The Third Sector Interface Scotland Network has polled more than 1,000 organisations of all sizes across the country #NeverMoreNeeded

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising should not stop during Covid-19

Funding experts Rogare have undertaken a study responding to objections that fundraising is ‘inappropriate’ during the coronavirus crisis

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Gift Aid increase would give much-needed boost to charities

A coalition of leading voices from the sector has called on the UK Government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
AFC Community Trust awarded £85,000 from government fund

The cash will be used to distribute food to vulnerable people in the north-east.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Leeds announces £42,000 of charity funding

The building society’s foundation is supporting 44 UK charities in its latest funding round.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity prepares to reopen gardens across Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland is set to reopen many of its gardens from 6 July

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities call for foodbank reliance to come to an end

Organisations are struggling to respond to hunger in the community, and have called for the Scottish Government to step in

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Health charities face struggle to survive

A coalition of 30 organisations has called for a Third Sector Recovery and Renewal Fund to be created, to allow vital work to continue

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector has an urgent role to play in Covid-19 recovery

Organisations may not survive without further support and investment, economic experts have warned

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops to reopen

Sense Scotland is looking forward to its retail operations restarting, having lost out on £1m as a result of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises and charities face battle to survive

The Third Sector Interface Scotland Network has polled more than 1,000 organisations of all sizes across the country #NeverMoreNeeded

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding up to £50,000 for struggling charities

Fund will help bolster organisations suffering income falls after "complete failure of government" to support them

26th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Fundraising should not stop during Covid-19

Funding experts Rogare have undertaken a study responding to objections that fundraising is ‘inappropriate’ during the coronavirus crisis

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Leading charity reveals catastrophic fall in income

Latest in a raft of organisations to announce income warning

25th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Gift Aid increase would give much-needed boost to charities

A coalition of leading voices from the sector has called on the UK Government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities call for foodbank reliance to come to an end

Organisations are struggling to respond to hunger in the community, and have called for the Scottish Government to step in

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Health charities face struggle to survive

A coalition of 30 organisations has called for a Third Sector Recovery and Renewal Fund to be created, to allow vital work to continue

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector has an urgent role to play in Covid-19 recovery

Organisations may not survive without further support and investment, economic experts have warned

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity farm gets set for post-lockdown re-opening

Charity farm getting set to welcome visitors again

19th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Fundraising conference postponed due to Covid

This year's IoF conference postponed

19th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Sector in crisis as charities face unprecedented £12.4bn loss

Analysis outlines the size of challenge facing UK sector #NeverMoreNeeded

19th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

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World’s poorest will suffer as Tories axe aid department

DfID decision a "disaster" for the world's poor - and the fight against Covid

17th June 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Immigration care changes review call

Organisations are being invited to back calls for a review into how new UK immigration legislation will affect health and social care

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
CAF appoints new boss

Neil Heslop will take over from Sir John Low later this year

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
100,000 back Brexit delay petition

Campaigners want a two-year extension to the transition period as Britain struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities “must have frank conversations” with landlords

Organisations must be honest with landlords and stay in touch, so that they avoid unexpected costs when offices reopen

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Empathy training for animal offenders to be explored

Animal welfare charity OneKind has welcomed the announcement of new research.

17th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
World’s poorest will suffer as Tories axe aid department

DfID decision a "disaster" for the world's poor - and the fight against Covid

17th June 2020 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Urgent change needed as Scotland misses climate target

Figures show greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.5% between 2017 and 2018.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Immigration care changes review call

Organisations are being invited to back calls for a review into how new UK immigration legislation will affect health and social care

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
100,000 back Brexit delay petition

Campaigners want a two-year extension to the transition period as Britain struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cat and dog home reopens

Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home has started to rehome animals from this week as it adapts to life after lockdown

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Zoo charity faces fight for survival

RZSS, which operates Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Animal Park, has made a plea for it to be allowed to reopen before the middle of next month

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fight still on to save UK aid department

Charities and MPs say DfID must be saved - but Tory threat remains

10th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish SPCA appeals for face masks

More than 170 staff members remain working at the charity’s rescue centres

10th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
National Trust sets out re-opening plan

The heritage body aims to welcome the public back to some properties within weeks.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Survey reveals support for circular economy

Campaigners call for sweeping changes to promote sustainability.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Half of charities fear running out of cash within months

A new study has shown the extent to which charities face a fight for their future, with demand surging but income falling rapidly

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fresh approach needed after 87 beavers killed

Beaver Trust calls for landowners to view culls as a last resort.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Refugee group wins volunteering award

Forth Valley Welcome is one of more than 200 groups that has received a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown baby boom

But it's of the furry kind

2nd June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Public support for moves to tackle “throwaway culture”

Campaigners call for Circular Economy Bill to be reinstated as soon as possible.

1st June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pressure mounts on Scottish Gov for greener post-covid Scotland

Campigners want new normal to be greener and fairer

1st June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity offers free face mask exempt badges

Euan's Guide has created the badges as many disabled people are unable to wear face coverings

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

5 Comments News
Gerard Butler stars in charity film

The 300 actor has featured in a new half-hour video which shows the vital work being carried out by Mary's Meals

25th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity prepares to reopen gardens across Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland is set to reopen many of its gardens from 6 July

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector, Wednesday 24 June

How the third sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities call for foodbank reliance to come to an end

Organisations are struggling to respond to hunger in the community, and have called for the Scottish Government to step in

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Partnership delivers special online weekend

A group of remarkable teenagers who cope with complex health conditions have taken part in a weekend of specially organised bake-offs and escape rooms

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disability transitions bill hope

Plans which aim to secure better outcomes for young disabled people are moving forward

22nd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Schoolchildren secure £200,000 for local charities

The Wood Foundation will make 50 awards of £4,000 to help tackle the impacts of Covid-19.

22nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity farm gets set for post-lockdown re-opening

Charity farm getting set to welcome visitors again

19th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Enjoy some TFN back issues!

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19th June 2020 by TFN

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Cash strapped families in lockdown struggle

More than half of families who are in receipt of benefits have had to borrow money during lockdown, new charity research has revealed

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Human rights concern over Covid-19 care home response

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has said the rights of older people may have been breached in the response to the pandemic

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free school meals to continue over summer break

The Scottish Government has confirmed that extra funding has been allocated to help feed families over the summer

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scouts call for extra support during lockdown

The organisation is facing its most serious challenge in over a century, leaders have warned.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Jo’s battle with MND

A young woman has detailed her struggle with the degenerative condition to help publicise MND Action Week

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cat and dog home reopens

Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home has started to rehome animals from this week as it adapts to life after lockdown

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third of Britons targeted by scammers

Citizens Advice has reported a rise in people getting in contact about scams since coronavirus lockdown

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Zoo charity faces fight for survival

RZSS, which operates Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Animal Park, has made a plea for it to be allowed to reopen before the middle of next month

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Disabled people abused over physical distancing

The overwhelming majority of disabled Scots say they have faced difficulties with physical distancing

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
400 asylum seekers forced into shared accommodation despite lockdown

Charity demands answers from Home Office and Mears Group after death of Syrian refugee.

12th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
TFN magazine May edition - read it here!

New TFN magazine out now - read it here!

12th May 2020 by Graham Martin

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More than 500 charities gain emergency funding

The Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund gives small grants to vital projects supporting the community response to Covid-19

12th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Vital coronavirus fund re-opens for applications

Those who missed out on initial funding from the Wellbeing Fund are invited to apply, with more than £6 million already going to projects

8th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£5m digital isolation project launched

Vulnerable people will be given tablets or PCs, and gain the skills they need to use them, so they can stay connected during the coronavirus lockdown

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Housing association concierge helps save boy’s life

Davie Murray has been labelled a hero after his quick response to help little Arron Hepburn

7th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 7 May

How the sector is responding to the pandemic

7th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Wednesday 6 May

How the sector is responding to the ongoing pandemic

6th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Veterans charity in funding plea

The Homeless Veterans Project says it will run out of money within months

4th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Night In raises £27m

Millions of pounds were donated to UK charities during the fundraiser, with the government set to match-fund the money raised

24th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Top charity directors named

The finalists for the annual awards ceremony have been named, with a strong representation from the voluntary sector

23rd April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Homelessness charity secures use of iconic hotel

Edinburgh’s Old Waverley Hotel will be used as emergency accommodation during the coronavirus outbreak.

22nd April 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector

News of how the sector is helping communites during the pandemic

22nd April 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Guide to applying for emergency coronavirus funding

Local charities and grassroots organisations that are responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic can apply for grants of up to £5,000

21st April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Stage set for Charity Film Awards

The annual gala event will take place virtually tomorrow evening (Tuesday 21 April)

20th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Challenge aims to raise millions for charity

Organisers of major fundraising events hope The 2.6 Challenge will fill the gap left by postponement of events such as the London Marathon

17th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Crisis grants total passes £1m

Foundation Scotland has distributed over £1m to more than 260 groups since launching its new coronavirus emergency fund

15th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities invited to apply to £50m fund

The Wellbeing Fund aims to assist third sector organisations working with people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

14th April 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Your TFN magazine is available to read here!

Your new TFN magazine is out now – and you can read it here!

9th April 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Refugee charities slam hotel policy for asylum seekers

Charities previously warned about moving vulnerable asylum seekers

29th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
AFC Community Trust awarded £85,000 from government fund

The cash will be used to distribute food to vulnerable people in the north-east.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities call for foodbank reliance to come to an end

Organisations are struggling to respond to hunger in the community, and have called for the Scottish Government to step in

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Health charities face struggle to survive

A coalition of 30 organisations has called for a Third Sector Recovery and Renewal Fund to be created, to allow vital work to continue

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Voluntary sector has an urgent role to play in Covid-19 recovery

Organisations may not survive without further support and investment, economic experts have warned

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners call for “fair and green” recovery

Protest held as advisory group publishes 25 recommendations for Scottish economy.

22nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Vendors get support through pandemic

Cash goes to sellers who have lost their work due to pandemic

22nd June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Gap in prosperity haunts former coalfield areas

Mining towns suffer more than most

19th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
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19th June 2020 by TFN

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Far right thugs attack refugee protest

A demonstration calling for better housing for asylum seekers was hit by a counter protest by fascists claiming to "protect statues"

18th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poppyscotland campaign secures census victory

Next year’s census will include a question about respondents’ veteran status.

17th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cash strapped families in lockdown struggle

More than half of families who are in receipt of benefits have had to borrow money during lockdown, new charity research has revealed

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Human rights concern over Covid-19 care home response

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has said the rights of older people may have been breached in the response to the pandemic

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Free school meals to continue over summer break

The Scottish Government has confirmed that extra funding has been allocated to help feed families over the summer

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Supermodel backing for BAME development programme

Eunice Olumide has given her support to a new initiative from AAI EmployAbility.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
100,000 back Brexit delay petition

Campaigners want a two-year extension to the transition period as Britain struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Third of Britons targeted by scammers

Citizens Advice has reported a rise in people getting in contact about scams since coronavirus lockdown

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New advocacy service launched

The Scottish Government has launched a new service to help disabled people access the benefits they are entitled to

30th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity shops to reopen

Sense Scotland is looking forward to its retail operations restarting, having lost out on £1m as a result of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity marks 25th anniversary

Food Train has been providing vital support to older people in Scotland, and has increased its work in light of Covid-19

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 700 organisations share £3m

Charities across the country have used funding from the National Emergencies Trust to respond to the coronavirus pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

29th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity offers free face mask exempt badges

Euan's Guide has created the badges as many disabled people are unable to wear face coverings

26th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

5 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector, Wednesday 24 June

How the third sector is responding to the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

24th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cancer Research UK faces annual cuts of £150m

The medical charity has seen fundraising plummet during the Covid-19 crisis.

24th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Partnership delivers special online weekend

A group of remarkable teenagers who cope with complex health conditions have taken part in a weekend of specially organised bake-offs and escape rooms

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Health charities face struggle to survive

A coalition of 30 organisations has called for a Third Sector Recovery and Renewal Fund to be created, to allow vital work to continue

23rd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Moonwalk charity announces grants for frontline cancer services

Walk the Walk will donate £20,000 every month to organisations across the UK.

23rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Disability transitions bill hope

Plans which aim to secure better outcomes for young disabled people are moving forward

22nd June 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Enjoy some TFN back issues!

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19th June 2020 by TFN

0 Comments News
Human rights concern over Covid-19 care home response

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has said the rights of older people may have been breached in the response to the pandemic

17th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lottery cash boost for RNIB

The sight loss charity has seen a surge in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Couple celebrate their special day

Elaine Hawes, who is battling MND, and Fred Aspinall were not going to let coronavirus stop their wedding

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Immigration care changes review call

Organisations are being invited to back calls for a review into how new UK immigration legislation will affect health and social care

16th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jo’s battle with MND

A young woman has detailed her struggle with the degenerative condition to help publicise MND Action Week

15th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Urgent appeal to save LGBT+ charity

Four Pillars faces an uncertain future after its premises were threatened with closure.

15th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity launches postal donations service

The BHF is allowing supporters to donate via post to ensure shops are fully stocked for reopening

12th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Junk food restrictions paused

The Scottish Government has delayed plans to clamp down on multi-buy promotions

11th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Football clubs to step up community support

Vital funding will not only help SPFL clubs to survive, but will also help expand the community support they are providing

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity reveals plans for reopening shops

DEBRA is getting ready for shops reopening, with England allowing stores to open next week and hope Scotland will follow suit soon

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Wombles return to promote legacy giving

The children's TV favourites are inviting organisations to get involved in this year's Remember A Charity Week

10th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
National Trust sets out re-opening plan

The heritage body aims to welcome the public back to some properties within weeks.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Scottish charities benefit from England 1966 win

Scottish organisations are benefiting from the game that strikes despair for many Scots

8th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN magazine June edition is out now - read it here!

TFN June edition is out now - read it here!

8th June 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
All Race for Life events cancelled

Cancer Research UK has taken the extremely difficult decision to call off the popular fundraisers for 2020

4th June 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Thursday 4 June

Daily news briefing on the crisis

4th June 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
The Big Lunch goes online

The popular event will take place next weekend, with participants invited to grab a plate and give someone a call

29th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots charity offers support to footballers

Kibble is offering lockdown support to staff at St Mirren, and said it hopes to expand the service

28th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
RNLI in beach warning

The charity has said the coronavirus presents a serious of challenges for it to help people remain safe on beaches

27th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity welcomes £20m cycling boost

A further £20m has been made available to boost cycling and walking opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic

27th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Gerard Butler lends support to Chas quiz night

The Hollywood star is backing the charity’s Big Girly Quiz.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity reveals best mp3 players for people with dementia

Playlist for Life is encouraging families to send music players to their loved ones.

26th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity stays on the ball to raise funds for Africa

A fundraising football team is set to stay fit during lockdown while raising vital funds to fight the coronavirus in Africa

26th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots most likely to take more walks during lockdown

Six in ten of us are walking more than we did before the coronavirus pandemic.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Street Soccer Scotland takes gala dinner online

The charity has lined up a host of special guests for the fundraising event.

25th May 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Monday 25 May

How the sector is responding to the crisis

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Lottery cash boost for RNIB

The sight loss charity has seen a surge in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Urgent change needed as Scotland misses climate target

Figures show greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.5% between 2017 and 2018.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Scouts call for extra support during lockdown

The organisation is facing its most serious challenge in over a century, leaders have warned.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Supermodel backing for BAME development programme

Eunice Olumide has given her support to a new initiative from AAI EmployAbility.

16th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Urgent appeal to save LGBT+ charity

Four Pillars faces an uncertain future after its premises were threatened with closure.

15th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
OSCR: One in five charities faces collapse

A new survey has revealed the impact of coronavirus on the third sector

15th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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UK charities face £10 billion funding gap

Survey reveals impact of coronavirus on third sector organisations.

10th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Scottish SPCA appeals for face masks

More than 170 staff members remain working at the charity’s rescue centres

10th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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National Trust sets out re-opening plan

The heritage body aims to welcome the public back to some properties within weeks.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Survey reveals support for circular economy

Campaigners call for sweeping changes to promote sustainability.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Children’s charities help those hit hardest

Barnardo’s Scotland and Action for Children have delivered £500k of support during lockdown.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Beatson adapts to “new normal”

The charity has expanded its befriending service to support cancer patients during lockdown.

9th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Shared Parenting Scotland sees 81% spike in enquiries during lockdown

The charity urged governments to clearly set out guidelines for families whose parents live apart.

8th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Social enterprises face “hammer blow” if tax scheme scrapped

Campaigners call for extension to UK Government’s Social Investment Tax Relief.

8th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Vulnerable people struggling to access food

Charities call for urgent action to ensure no-one goes without essential supplies.

4th June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Fresh approach needed after 87 beavers killed

Beaver Trust calls for landowners to view culls as a last resort.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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One in six Scots volunteer during lockdown

New figures reveal 10 million adults in the UK have given their time to support others.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Social enterprise delivers 3,600 period products during lockdown

Hey Girls has adapted its model to help more people through the coronavirus crisis.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Lotto boost for project empowering young people

Leonard Cheshire’s Can Do programme has been awarded £55,000 from the Young Start Fund.

3rd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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