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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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SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tributes paid to charity cyclist

Colin Anderson, 57, died after falling unwell during the Pedal for Scotland

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: the charities benefiting from legacy giving

Highest number of charities on record benefit from legacy donations

9th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social enterprises play a dynamic role in Scottish life

Scotland boasts a vibrant social enterprise sector that contributes £2.3 billion annually to our economy

6th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Probe into fake fundraising drive set up in dead PC’s name

Police are investigating after a fundraising drive claimed to be raising money for the funeral of PC Roy Buggins

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Chance for social enterprises to win a rebrand

Five organisations are being given the chance to undergo a makeover

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Oxfam to open first-ever superstore

The charity has transformed a 14,500ft2 industrial unit into a “destination shopping experience”.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity calls on Johnson to continue funding for study programme

YouthLink Scotland has called for funding to be committed to Erasmus+ as a summit on digital youth work begins in Glasgow

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotmid raise £325k for animal welfare charity

Staggering funds have been raised as part of the retailer’s charity partnership with Scottish SPCA

2nd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Major job losses announced at leading charity

Organisation reports an income drop against rising demand for services

10th September 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: the charities benefiting from legacy giving

Highest number of charities on record benefit from legacy donations

9th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social enterprises play a dynamic role in Scottish life

Scotland boasts a vibrant social enterprise sector that contributes £2.3 billion annually to our economy

6th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Chance for social enterprises to win a rebrand

Five organisations are being given the chance to undergo a makeover

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish women invited to take the step into politics

A day-long gathering at the Scottish Parliament is inviting women to explore their paths to elected office

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Cash call as vital services face axe

Campaigning charity in last gasp plea for funding

2nd September 2019 by Robert Armour

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Shock as charity closes after 197 years

The liquidators have been called in at Deaf Connections due to falling revenues and funding reductions

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

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RNLI sees dip in income after “challenging” year

Lifeboat charity says it will look to save money without cutting services

30th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Grave no-deal Brexit concerns raised

A letter from 85 organisations from across the UK to Boris Johnson says civil society is not prepared for leaving the European Union without a deal

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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MPs must be allowed to represent disabled people in Brexit debate

Inclusion Scotland has said the proroguing of parliament will only cement fears disabled people have about Brexit

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youth charities’ silence over Prince Andrew’s links to Epstein

​Prince Andrew is patron of some 200 charitable organisations

28th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Recipients of multi-million pound donations revealed

The Macquarie Group is handing out fifty million Australian dollars (£27m) to mark its 50th year

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Recruitment begins for Scotland’s Citizens’ Assembly

More than 100 people will be chosen at random to form the Assembly.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity calls on Johnson to continue funding for study programme

YouthLink Scotland has called for funding to be committed to Erasmus+ as a summit on digital youth work begins in Glasgow

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh to host conference on UN global goals

EUConsult’s Autumn Congress will discuss the role of non-profits in meeting international development targets.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Urgent action needed to create zero-emission railway

Transform Scotland is calling for a £2,5bn decarbonisation programme to begin immediately.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Deposit return scheme backed by three-quarters of Scots

The scheme is expected to lead to 90% of bottles and cans being returned for recycling.

2nd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Clothes fuelling climate change

Fast fashion is creating as many tonnes of carbon emissions per minute as a car being driven for 162,000 miles

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£1m fund for grassroots organisations

The Scottish Government has announced new funding for social enterprises, and the creation of a new hub in Campbeltown

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Grave no-deal Brexit concerns raised

A letter from 85 organisations from across the UK to Boris Johnson says civil society is not prepared for leaving the European Union without a deal

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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MPs must be allowed to represent disabled people in Brexit debate

Inclusion Scotland has said the proroguing of parliament will only cement fears disabled people have about Brexit

29th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Humanitarian crisis unfolding in Glasgow

Hundreds of asylum seekers could be forced onto streets

29th August 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Imposter syndrome rife in voluntary sector

A survey has found that charity workers often feel inadequate at work

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Recipients of multi-million pound donations revealed

The Macquarie Group is handing out fifty million Australian dollars (£27m) to mark its 50th year

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities call for crackdown on cigarette litter

ASH Scotland and the MCS want filters to be reclassified as single-use plastics.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Award to celebrate partnership working

Examples of collaboration between the voluntary and public sectors are being sought for the Scottish Public Service Awards

26th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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The steps the Scottish Government must take to tackle climate crisis

Climate crisis: the steps that must be taken

26th August 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Mountain hare numbers fall by a “catastrophic” 90%

RSPB Scotland is calling for an immediate ban on culling in the wake of a new report.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Wee Box appeal raises almost £1m

Scots have helped to raise vital funds for communities around the globe who have been struck by disaster

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity offers Brexit support to EU nationals

Citizens Advice Scotland has said it will continue to offer support to those looking to remain in the country after Brexit

23rd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Glass recycling scheme welcomed

The majority of Scots are in favour of a levy being introduced on glass bottles to encourage recycling

22nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New chair for leading third sector arts group

One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups has appointed a senior third sector figure as its new chair

10th September 2019 by Graham Martin

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Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New system aims to combat funeral poverty

The Scottish Government has unveiled a new new Funeral Support Payment, which will support low income families who lose a loved one

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign to support parents with learning disabilities

A campaign to support parents with learning disabilities, which has received support from leading Scottish charities, has been launched

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Drive to make Scotland dementia friendly

Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friends tour is aiming to help make the country a better place for those with the condition

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Moves to support care experienced people welcomed

The Programme for Government, unveiled this week by the Scottish Government, included a series of measures aimed at helping those who have experienced the care

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Still time to apply for community regeneration awards

The SURF Awards highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of community projects

20th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity says it will take Glasgow to court

​Council has persistently failed to house homeless people despite 47 dying last year on its streets

19th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Gurkha charity praised

The work of charity that helps Gurkhas who have settled in Scotland has been recognised

16th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Housing association warns tenants not to sublet homes

They are at risk of being evicted

15th August 2019 by Robert Armour

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Black Bull set to be Scotland’s first community pub

Locals hope to raise £55,000 to buy the hotel in Gartmore from its current owners.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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OSCR hunts for new chief executive

The Scottish Charity Regulator is advertising for a new permanent chief executive

14th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to help revamp historic building

The Patrons of Cowane’s Hospital Trust have gained more than £300,000 to help repair the landmark Stirling building

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity furniture depot hit by flooding

The Edinburgh Furniture Initiative is seeking urgent donations after stock was damaged during flooding last week

13th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charities sought to help fight hunger in Edinburgh

A revamp of the FareShare depot in Edinburgh is set to help feed 2,000 more vulnerable people

7th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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CAS outlines steps to improve housing affordability

Charity recommends three proposals to help tenants find and keep homes.

6th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity hopes to create new community

Tiphereth, a Camphill community on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is hoping to create a new facility that will help those with disabilities feel valued

2nd August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding for groups challenging inequality

The Corra Foundation has teamed up with Comic Relief to offer grants to small and medium sized charities

1st August 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Regulator explains why housing association was struck off

Serious organisational and financial failings led to Kincardine Housing Co-operative's stock being passed on to another association.

31st July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Owners should bring empty homes into use

Leaving homes empty should be outlawed

31st July 2019 by Robert Armour

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Goodmovers 30th July 2019

Find out who's on the move in Scotland's third sector

30th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity aims to distribute a million meals

Cyrenians has set an ambitious target as it looks to build on its work to tackle food poverty

29th July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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More Scots being made homeless

Most applications for homelessness support were in Glasgow

26th July 2019 by Robert Armour

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Housing provider appoints interim chief executive

Charlie Dickson will take on the role at Bield until a full-time successor is found.

8th July 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity voucher scheme to expand

itison us is being launched in Edinburgh - after more than 1,000 people benefitted in its initial rollout

1st July 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity worker embarks on 340 mile pilgrimage

Mark Calder is raising funds to rebuild communities in the Middle East

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Use of B&Bs for housing the homeless to be restricted

The Scottish Government has announced it will no longer house homeless people in B&Bs for a period of more than seven days

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
No deal Brexit could have a dire impact on the elderly

A charity has made dire warnings about the effects of a no deal Brexit on older people

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity gets half a million to tackle period poverty

More people from low-income households will soon be able to access free period products

5th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scots warned about bogus callers

A charity is offering dedicated consumer advice about how to spot services which are not legitimate

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lone parents facing “drastic” income shortfalls

New report finds even those working full time on average pay cannot achieve a decent living standard.

4th September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Mixed response to Scottish Government climate pledges

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the Programme for Government this afternoon, with climate change at the top of the agenda

3rd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Tampon Tax fund announces £3.5m for women’s charities

Grants of up to £100,000 available for groups across the UK.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Universal Credit forcing claimants into debt and stress

Citizens Advice Scotland is calling for a raft of reforms to the benefit.

3rd September 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Scotmid raise £325k for animal welfare charity

Staggering funds have been raised as part of the retailer’s charity partnership with Scottish SPCA

2nd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
Charity makes high-profile board appointments

Former politicians Kezia Dugdale and Andrew Wilson have joined the board of Sistema Scotland

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners call for an end to physical punishment of children

A bill which will end the "justifiable assault" of children in Scotland is reaching its final stages

2nd September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shock as charity closes after 197 years

The liquidators have been called in at Deaf Connections due to falling revenues and funding reductions

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chorus of condemnation at Johnson’s attack on democracy

Boris Johnson’s controversial suspension of parliament is an assault on democracy and civil society, say charities

30th August 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
£1m fund for grassroots organisations

The Scottish Government has announced new funding for social enterprises, and the creation of a new hub in Campbeltown

30th August 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cinemas failing deaf children

Seven in 10 cinemas failed to show subtitled versions of the top films for kids this summer

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Golf tournament leads the way

The Solheim Cup has embraced volunteers and accessibility, with calls for other sporting events to follow suit

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
JK Rowling makes huge charitable donation

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will benefit from £15m to boost its groundbreaking research

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Motability Scheme’s One Big Day to arrive in Edinburgh

Motability Scheme is holiding a day-long event

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scots with health conditions facing challenges to stay active

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has said those with long-term conditions face a range of barriers

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities over-reliant on funding from single source

Around one in 10 organisations would collapse if they lost their main source of funding, a survey of charity leaders has shown

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Work revealed as a lead factor in suicide

Revelation comes on World Suicide Day

10th September 2019 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity cyclist

Colin Anderson, 57, died after falling unwell during the Pedal for Scotland

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Getting Pretty Muddy to help fight cancer

A brave schoolboy diagnosed with cancer as a newborn took centre stage at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Glasgow

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign to support parents with learning disabilities

A campaign to support parents with learning disabilities, which has received support from leading Scottish charities, has been launched

6th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising fashion show for care charity

A Bruntsfield-based clothes shop will be previewing its latest collection in support of the Eric Liddell Centre

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Action to tackle exploitation of children expanded

Barnardo's is expanding its work with Police Scotland to tackle child sex exploitation after an initial project proved successful

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Golf tournament leads the way

The Solheim Cup has embraced volunteers and accessibility, with calls for other sporting events to follow suit

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
JK Rowling makes huge charitable donation

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will benefit from £15m to boost its groundbreaking research

12th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Oor Wullie bucket trail auctions to take place

Three children's hospital charities will be hosting auctions in their regions

11th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

1 Comment News
SFA urged to offer discount tickets to older fans

Failing to offer discounted tickets is a missed opportunity to fill the stands says charity

10th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Scots with health conditions facing challenges to stay active

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has said those with long-term conditions face a range of barriers

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New chair for leading third sector arts group

One of Scotland’s leading community arts groups has appointed a senior third sector figure as its new chair

10th September 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charities sought to help revamp landmark former factory

The old H Morris & Company factory is set to become a hub for grassroots sports, after a charity took control of the imposing structure

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pedal for Scotland ends after 20 years

The Glasgow to Edinburgh cycling challenge has raised millions of pounds for charity since starting in 1999

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to charity cyclist

Colin Anderson, 57, died after falling unwell during the Pedal for Scotland

10th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Big Issue to go cashless in Scotland

After a successful trial period, The Big Issue is now rolling out contactless payments across the UK

9th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Stirling’s volunteering heroes celebrated

The city's Festival of Volunteering kicked off in style with an awards ceremony

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaign aims to heal Brexit divisions

Charities are set to work with faith leaders and businesses to build a new grassroots campaign

9th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Drug deaths taskforce set to meet

Campaigners have said the new group must take swift action to reduce the amount of people dying in Scotland

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Remember a Charity Week returns

Strictly Come Dancing star Len Goodman is urging charity supporters to consider leaving a donation in their wills

6th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fundraising fashion show for care charity

A Bruntsfield-based clothes shop will be previewing its latest collection in support of the Eric Liddell Centre

5th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Drive to make Scotland dementia friendly

Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Friends tour is aiming to help make the country a better place for those with the condition

5th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Festival of Islamic culture could return

The Sufi Festival took place in Glasgow earlier this summer with around 2,500 people attending

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for action on crimes against the elderly

Action on Elder Abuse Scotland has called for the Scottish Government to introduce specific sentencing guidelines for crimes against older people

4th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shining a light on New Lanark

A light and sound show depicting the history of New Lanark on its own buildings makes its return to the town next month

3rd September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

0 Comments News
Funding boost for ethical nappies start-up

Bampoo has been awarded £5000 from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
First aid charity volunteer saves dog’s life

Norman Milne used his training after family dog Goldie was rescued from a burn in Banff.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of workers struggle to make ends meet

Citizens' Advice said more people are being impacted by wage freezes and rising living costs.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mountain hare numbers fall by a “catastrophic” 90%

RSPB Scotland is calling for an immediate ban on culling in the wake of a new report.

26th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

3 Comments News
Teachers launch foodbank amid child poverty crisis

Education committee hears of tired, hungry children in Edinburgh's schools.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
One in four girls “don’t feel safe playing outside”

Campaigner warns of "gender play gap" after publication of Girlguiding study.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Awards to celebrate active lifestyle volunteers

Walking charity Paths for All will host the event at the Scottish parliament in September.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Nuclear reactor restart “not worth the risk”

Permission has been granted to resume power generation at the Hunterston B nuclear plant.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

2 Comments News
Lotto boost for charity which reunites siblings

Siblings Reunited provides supervised contact for children who have been separated in the care system.

21st August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Shortage of signups causes cancellation of charity walk

St. Vincent’s Hospice has launched a new challenge after its Step Up walk was called off.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fundraiser hits £25,000 following policeman’s death

PC Andrew Harper, who was killed last week, had planned to undertake a gruelling challenge for charity.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Council hits back over charity’s threat of legal action

Glasgow City Council has strongly denied Shelter Scotland's accusations that it denies homeless people vital support.

20th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity given new flat for families of children with cancer

Calum’s Cabin will be able to support more families thanks to a donation from the STV Children's Appeal.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Amazon helps sellers donate items to charities

Online giant has launched a new scheme in partnership with third-sector organisations.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigners seek to save 19th century house

Westburn House in Aberdeen is likely to fall into ruin without urgent repairs.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
National Trust blasts “unacceptable” fish farm plans

Proposals would destroy Canna's natural heritage, according to the Trust.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Dundee Kiltwalkers raise £850,000 for charities

Around 3000 participants took part in the event on Sunday.

19th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Aging population sparks call for care investment

New figures show 19% of Scots are aged 65 or over.

14th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News