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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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Event to examine collective leadership

An event later this month will examine the benefits of adopting more collective leadership approaches

3rd September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sector welcomes Programme for Government

There was a generally positive response from organisations to the plans, which focus on how Scotland will recover from Covid-19

2nd September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£25m sector recovery fund announced

Funding to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced as part of the Programme for Government

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

4 Comments News
Social enterprises face financial threat

New research has laid bare the challenges organisations face as they struggle with the fallout of Covid-19 #NeverMoreNeeded

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cancer centre hit by sick vandals

Maggie's Highland was attacked by vandals the day before it was due to open for the first time since lockdown

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Man Utd star leads poverty fight

Marcus Rashford has called for urgent action to tackle food poverty across the UK

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Internet sensations ready to take the lead for charity

Paws for Sense Scotland will see dogs and their owners challenged to walk 3.5km later this month

31st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Online revolution: Covid crisis drives huge growth in digital campaigning

The Covid crisis has driven a huge expansion in digital campaigning by civil society groups throughout the world

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Youth unemployment could hit 100,000 in Scotland

More action is needed to help the many thousands of young people who will be looking for work by the end of the year

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing association launches tech fund

Tenants at Wellhouse Housing Association are being supported to access digital technology

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Job losses at Scouts Scotland

Half of staff at the century-old charity have been placed at risk of redundancy as the Scouts grapple with a £2.3m loss

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Campaigners in child poverty plea

Families need help urgently and cannot wait till February for further support, two campaigners have warned

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concerns over face masks in schools

A charity for deaf children has called for clear face coverings to be used to aid those with hearing impairments

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Students secure £600,000 for community charities

Wood Foundation initiative empowers young people to advocate for causes they care about

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fight for survival as charity gets funding cut

Organisation faces fight for funding after Scottish Government cuts

24th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity to hold Big Wheesht

The sponsored silence will urge people to switch off their phones, stay away from social media, hold a silent disco or simply sit in silence

24th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Families need urgent cash boost

Poverty groups have said immediate action is needed to help struggling families

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19 has “supercharged” inequalities

Glasgow Disability Alliance has said many disabled people were left feeling abandoned during lockdown

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sector welcomes Programme for Government

There was a generally positive response from organisations to the plans, which focus on how Scotland will recover from Covid-19

2nd September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hospice urges supporters to step up this September

Appeal aims to raise vital funds for St Vincent’s

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
£25m sector recovery fund announced

Funding to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced as part of the Programme for Government

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

4 Comments News
Social enterprises face financial threat

New research has laid bare the challenges organisations face as they struggle with the fallout of Covid-19 #NeverMoreNeeded

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Internet sensations ready to take the lead for charity

Paws for Sense Scotland will see dogs and their owners challenged to walk 3.5km later this month

31st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity walkers call mountain rescue

Four men who were on a fundraising challenge had to call Braemar Mountain Rescue team in the early hours of Sunday

31st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
CAF gives £700m to charities

Despite uncertainty created by Brexit and the coronavirus, donations to charities continued to rise

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Housing association launches tech fund

Tenants at Wellhouse Housing Association are being supported to access digital technology

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Job losses at Scouts Scotland

Half of staff at the century-old charity have been placed at risk of redundancy as the Scouts grapple with a £2.3m loss

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Eight charities to share in multi-year funding

Bank of Scotland Foundation announces awards totalling more than £850,000

26th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Students secure £600,000 for community charities

Wood Foundation initiative empowers young people to advocate for causes they care about

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Social housing green funding boost

Funding to deploy low carbon heating systems in social housing is being fast-tracked

25th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support service marks 10 years

The Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) has helped a total of 15,900 people since 2010

24th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity to hold Big Wheesht

The sponsored silence will urge people to switch off their phones, stay away from social media, hold a silent disco or simply sit in silence

24th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Families need urgent cash boost

Poverty groups have said immediate action is needed to help struggling families

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
The Waverley returns to the Clyde

The historic paddle steamer is back in action after a £2m fundraising appeal proved successful

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hillwalker raises record for animal charity

He scaled Ben Nevis and captured the public's heart

20th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Social media likes “drive charity donations”

Almost half of people questioned in a poll said posting on social media was a factor in them choosing to donate to charity

20th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Coronavirus roundup 4 September 2020

Update on what's happening in the third sector #NeverMoreNeeded

4th September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Glasgow Council confirms third sector’s worst fears

​Vital services will now be de-funded

4th September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Chief executive to move on after 23 years

Yvonne MacDermid OBE was one of the founding members of Money Advice Scotland

4th September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding hope for Glasgow’s under-threat groups

Council will decide today the fate of the city's third sector as funding cuts are announced

3rd September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Event to examine collective leadership

An event later this month will examine the benefits of adopting more collective leadership approaches

3rd September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Regulator finds charity broke fundraising code

Charity continued to contact the individual despite repeated requests to desist

3rd September 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Stay Up instead of Sleep Out

Innovative new fundraiser from Rock Trust

2nd September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
New board members for disability charity

Into Work has been supporting people in Edinburgh and the Lothians since 1993

2nd September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Another vital Glasgow service faces closure

Cuts are hitting vital services

1st September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Glasgow’s third sector faces avalanche of cuts

Voluntary groups face start of what could be a raft of cuts coming their way

1st September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Closing advice centres will cost city millions

Petition launched in bid to halt closures

1st September 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
MCR Pathways announces new CEO

Graeme McEwan will helm the mentoring charity

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Advice centres dealt devastating blow

Council funding cuts could lead to closures

31st August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
CAF gives £700m to charities

Despite uncertainty created by Brexit and the coronavirus, donations to charities continued to rise

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New third sector legal representative sought

The Law Society of Scotland’s Council is looking for a solicitor to represent the third sector

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Former BBC correspondent took charity cash

Judge said sentence could have been more severe

27th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Job losses at Scouts Scotland

Half of staff at the century-old charity have been placed at risk of redundancy as the Scouts grapple with a £2.3m loss

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Fight for survival as charity gets funding cut

Organisation faces fight for funding after Scottish Government cuts

24th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2020 finalists revealed

More than 45 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country have been nominated for the awards on 25 September

14th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Doctors should prescribe cycling says charity

Health of the nation as well as health of the enviroment would result

13th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Land ownership helped by new rules

Should make it easier for communities

13th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Golden eagles return to rewilding estate

A new chick has been reared on Dundreggan for the first time in 40 years

13th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
RSPCA to cut 269 jobs

The jobs are set to go at sites in the south of England as the charity faces up to a £47m financial black hole

12th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
End driven grouse shooting, says charity

OneKind calls for ban on the "cruel sport" as shooting season gets under way

12th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

2 Comments News
Emergency appeal launched after Beirut explosion

The Red Cross has launched a Beirut Emergency Appeal to support the relief effort there following this week’s devastating explosion

7th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Sustainable development can lead the recovery

Leaders from all parts of Scottish society can drive the sustainable development agenda forward, a new report has asserted

30th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Organisation ditches office working

Zero Waste Scotland has said it will actively encourage, and support, staff to work from home permanently

30th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tree planting project awarded £125,000

The money will be used to return “wee trees” to Glen Affric

30th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Trump documentary released despite legal threats

The US president threatened to sue any cinema showing You’ve Been Trumped Too

29th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pandemic could lead to thousands of abandoned dogs, charity warns

Dogs Trust estimates up to 40,000 animals could be given up by families in the UK.

27th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Public urged to help end beaver slaughter

A coalition is calling or public support to help Scotland’s beaver population to thrive – and to prevent them from being shot

24th July 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Mountain hares face “blood bath” despite shooting ban

Legal protections are still not in place less than two weeks from the start of open season.

21st July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

7 Comments News
Celebrities back War Child appeal

Campaign offers supporters the chance to bid on unique rewards.

21st July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

2 Comments News
120 Scots organisations urge PM to save international development

​Organisations want UK government pledge

14th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Report sets out eight-point plan for green recovery

The proposals from Cerg would see Scotland move towards a net-zero economy.

13th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Take your rubbish home plea

Environmental groups have called for Scots to act responsibly if they plan on visiting rural beauty spots

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Digital hub launched to support young jobseekers

Charities partnered with YouthLink Scotland for the project

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Three-year-old Archie launches Cancer Research campaign

Archie Galloway has been undergoing chemotherapy since March

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
MCR Pathways announces new CEO

Graeme McEwan will helm the mentoring charity

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New £1.2m wellbeing hub launched

Action for Children is working with local partners to help boost outcomes for young people in Inverclyde

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Youth unemployment could hit 100,000 in Scotland

More action is needed to help the many thousands of young people who will be looking for work by the end of the year

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity launches suicide support guide

PAPYRUS has said saving young lives should be a national priority

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Job losses at Scouts Scotland

Half of staff at the century-old charity have been placed at risk of redundancy as the Scouts grapple with a £2.3m loss

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Campaigners in child poverty plea

Families need help urgently and cannot wait till February for further support, two campaigners have warned

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Concerns over face masks in schools

A charity for deaf children has called for clear face coverings to be used to aid those with hearing impairments

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rehabilitation key to cutting youth offending rates

Includem calls for sentencing reforms to break the cycle of offending

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Students secure £600,000 for community charities

Wood Foundation initiative empowers young people to advocate for causes they care about

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Runner targets world record in charity fundraiser

Kyle Greig aims to raise £5,000 for Chas and The Gathimba Edwards Foundation

24th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Families need urgent cash boost

Poverty groups have said immediate action is needed to help struggling families

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hen charity sees surge in demand

The amount of households wanting to rehome chickens surged during lockdown

20th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Social media likes “drive charity donations”

Almost half of people questioned in a poll said posting on social media was a factor in them choosing to donate to charity

20th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stars come out for Big Sporty Quiz fundraiser

Famous faces from the world of sport are backing the event for Chas

19th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Initiative to boost access to digital devices

Reboot is an interactive platform with a step-by-step guide to help community organisations and schools provide digital access to vulnerable groups

19th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lockdown leaves children feeling vulnerable

Many parents believe their children could benefit from professional help to deal with the effects of lockdown

19th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Regulator reports rise in homeless applications

Pandemic has worsened plight for many homeless people

22nd July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Governance meltdown at housing association

Organisation faces big challenges as another board member resigns

14th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£12m for community hubs in Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced over £12 million of grants to 311 Scottish groups with the majority going to community hub projects

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Wheatley continues to deliver support

Vital food packages help most needy

8th July 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
£10m charity survival fund revealed

Grants of up to £250,000 will be handed out to small and medium sized charities to help them survive Covid-19

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Landlord intervenes with vital support

Worried tenants call helpline

2nd July 2020 by Robert Armour

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
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
Enjoy some TFN back issues!

Enjoy some TFN back issues!

19th June 2020 by TFN

0 Comments News
New housing strategy can rebuild Scots economy

Report calls for £3.4bn investment in housing

9th June 2020 by Robert Armour

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
Mortgage holidays only delay hardship, charity warns

Citizens Advice Scotland calls on lenders to do more to support homeowners.

2nd June 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Older people reveal housing fears

Suitable housing is a growing problem for elderly Scots

1st June 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment 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
Homeless solutions must continue after lockdown

Organisations argue homelessness can be solved if enough resources are committed

25th May 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Extra £5m must be used to support struggling tenants

Local authorities must use cash to help those in most need

22nd May 2020 by Robert Armour

1 Comment News
Community drive £2.3m of investment in housing improvements

Housing Rights in Practice, a four-year project, aimed to identify the housing issues that most affected the community in Leith

20th May 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Man Utd star leads poverty fight

Marcus Rashford has called for urgent action to tackle food poverty across the UK

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Councils failing to allocate welfare fund cash

Despite extreme hardship, welfare fund cash goes begging

31st August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Call for radical social care system upheaval

Pandemic has exposed fundamental flaws in the system

31st August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Youth unemployment could hit 100,000 in Scotland

More action is needed to help the many thousands of young people who will be looking for work by the end of the year

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Job losses at Scouts Scotland

Half of staff at the century-old charity have been placed at risk of redundancy as the Scouts grapple with a £2.3m loss

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Campaigners in child poverty plea

Families need help urgently and cannot wait till February for further support, two campaigners have warned

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rehabilitation key to cutting youth offending rates

Includem calls for sentencing reforms to break the cycle of offending

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Invest in retraining to protect workers, government told

Reform Scotland is calling for a major upscale of current programmes

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Support service marks 10 years

The Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) has helped a total of 15,900 people since 2010

24th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Families need urgent cash boost

Poverty groups have said immediate action is needed to help struggling families

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19 has “supercharged” inequalities

Glasgow Disability Alliance has said many disabled people were left feeling abandoned during lockdown

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Initiative to boost access to digital devices

Reboot is an interactive platform with a step-by-step guide to help community organisations and schools provide digital access to vulnerable groups

19th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Lived experience can support the community

People with experience of mental health recovery can help support the community as it bounces back from Covid-19

19th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners call for “world-leading” disability assistance

A fundamental review of the current system is needed, say experts

19th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
£15m to help families get online

The second phase of Connecting Scotland will support 23,000 low income households to utilise the internet and gain key digital skills

18th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Food charities to merge

Scran Academy and Prep Table Scotland have announced a formal partnership having been at the forefront of the Covid-19 community response

17th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
TFN’s August edition is out now - read it here!

Enjoy the August edition of TFN magazine on our e-reader #NeverMoreNeeded

14th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scottish Charity Awards 2020 finalists revealed

More than 45 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country have been nominated for the awards on 25 September

14th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Jobs to go at cancer charity

CLIC Sargeant has become the latest health charity to propose redundancies as a result of Covid-19 funding reductions

4th September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sector welcomes Programme for Government

There was a generally positive response from organisations to the plans, which focus on how Scotland will recover from Covid-19

2nd September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hospice urges supporters to step up this September

Appeal aims to raise vital funds for St Vincent’s

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
£25m sector recovery fund announced

Funding to help the voluntary sector thrive post-coronavirus has been announced as part of the Programme for Government

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

4 Comments News
Pass the parcel to end mental health stigma

New campaign aims to start conversations about mental health

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity warns of stroke care crisis

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has seen demand for its services double during the lockdown

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Cancer centre hit by sick vandals

Maggie's Highland was attacked by vandals the day before it was due to open for the first time since lockdown

1st September 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Three-year-old Archie launches Cancer Research campaign

Archie Galloway has been undergoing chemotherapy since March

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Internet sensations ready to take the lead for charity

Paws for Sense Scotland will see dogs and their owners challenged to walk 3.5km later this month

31st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots Government grants £1m for new mums’ mental health

Fund will help vital services tackle mental health issues among parents

31st August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Never more needed: 7m will seek charity help due to Covid

The Covid crisis will see seven million people will seek the help of voluntary groups over the next year

28th August 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
New £1.2m wellbeing hub launched

Action for Children is working with local partners to help boost outcomes for young people in Inverclyde

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity launches suicide support guide

PAPYRUS has said saving young lives should be a national priority

27th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Dementia activists to help GPs with new resource

Life Changes Trust awards group £5,000 to improve services

26th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Concerns over face masks in schools

A charity for deaf children has called for clear face coverings to be used to aid those with hearing impairments

26th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Masterchef star announces charity cook-along

Amar Latif is returning to the kitchen for disability charity Leonard Cheshire

24th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fight for survival as charity gets funding cut

Organisation faces fight for funding after Scottish Government cuts

24th August 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Charity to hold Big Wheesht

The sponsored silence will urge people to switch off their phones, stay away from social media, hold a silent disco or simply sit in silence

24th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Covid-19 has “supercharged” inequalities

Glasgow Disability Alliance has said many disabled people were left feeling abandoned during lockdown

21st August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Poem celebrates community in Scotland

Tuesday's session of the Scottish Parliament began with a poignant piece which draws on life in a community for people with disabilities

14th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
£4m Covid-19 museums fund

The vital funding will help Scotland's top attractions battle through the pandemic

13th August 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities share in £1.2m funding pot

The ScottishPower Federation has awarded grants to 21 good causes across the UK

12th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Aberdeen charity offers free bike repairs

Adventure Aberdeen hopes to get more people in the city cycling

11th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
National Trust jobs at risk

The heritage body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is set to lose £200m this year

30th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trump documentary released despite legal threats

The US president threatened to sue any cinema showing You’ve Been Trumped Too

29th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Museums set to reopen

Three of Scotland's most popular attractions will reopen next month

29th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
More than 100 organisations hit by cyber attack

The National Trust and Sue Ryder are amongst those who have been affected by a cyber attack, alongside universities and other firms

29th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Inspirational DJ promotes disability skills campaign

Colin McCooey hopes his story can help other disabled people achieve their dreams.

28th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Museums welcome £4m funding announcement

The money will be used to support the reopening of venues.

27th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pandemic could lead to thousands of abandoned dogs, charity warns

Dogs Trust estimates up to 40,000 animals could be given up by families in the UK.

27th July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Health fears as quarter of Scots drink more during lockdown

Charity survey reveals people are turning to alcohol in a bid to relieve stress.

23rd July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Young Scot achieves gender balanced board

The youth charity has announced three new appointments.

22nd July 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Fund to celebrate lost lives

Organisations and individuals are being invited to take part in the To Absent Friends festival

22nd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Outdoor recreation centres face fight for survival

Politicians and voluntary groups have called for emergency funding to ensure outdoor centres survive through Covid-19

9th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Virtual Kiltwalk raises £600k

The money raised from the Dundee event has now been doubled by Sir Tom Hunter

8th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charities join forces to speak out about social media abuse

A group of 38 organisations has come together to call on social media firms to do more to support organisations and the people they help

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Vital arts funding announced

Funding commitments from the Scottish and UK Government will remove the imminent threat of closure venues across the country were facing

6th July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Glasgow museums charity faces uncertain future

Glasgow Life has said it has lost out on millions during lockdown, and faces challenges in reopening the city's much-loved attractions

3rd July 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland set to incorporate UN children’s rights convention

NSPCC Scotland called the announcement a “monumental day for Scotland”

2nd September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
New board members for disability charity

Into Work has been supporting people in Edinburgh and the Lothians since 1993

2nd September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Community hub celebrates tenth anniversary

Cornerstone House Centre in Cumbernauld has been serving the community since 2010

2nd September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Hospice urges supporters to step up this September

Appeal aims to raise vital funds for St Vincent’s

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pass the parcel to end mental health stigma

New campaign aims to start conversations about mental health

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Charity warns of stroke care crisis

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland has seen demand for its services double during the lockdown

1st September 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Digital hub launched to support young jobseekers

Charities partnered with YouthLink Scotland for the project

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Poll reveals support for more green spaces

Seven in ten Scots spent more time in parks, gardens and the countryside during lockdown

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Three-year-old Archie launches Cancer Research campaign

Archie Galloway has been undergoing chemotherapy since March

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
MCR Pathways announces new CEO

Graeme McEwan will helm the mentoring charity

31st August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Outrage after “shocking” delay to Low Emissions Zone plans

Campaigners say 18-month delay poses risk to public health

26th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Dementia activists to help GPs with new resource

Life Changes Trust awards group £5,000 to improve services

26th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Eight charities to share in multi-year funding

Bank of Scotland Foundation announces awards totalling more than £850,000

26th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Rehabilitation key to cutting youth offending rates

Includem calls for sentencing reforms to break the cycle of offending

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Students secure £600,000 for community charities

Wood Foundation initiative empowers young people to advocate for causes they care about

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Invest in retraining to protect workers, government told

Reform Scotland is calling for a major upscale of current programmes

25th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Greens call for Glasgow Life bailout

The charity which runs Glasgow’s libraries and leisure centres has a £38m funding shortfall

24th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Runner targets world record in charity fundraiser

Kyle Greig aims to raise £5,000 for Chas and The Gathimba Edwards Foundation

24th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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Masterchef star announces charity cook-along

Amar Latif is returning to the kitchen for disability charity Leonard Cheshire

24th August 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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