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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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Organisations vie for sector’s answer to the Oscars

Scottish charities are part of a group of 400 looking to be nominated for the Charity Film Awards

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New Poppy emoji launched

A new emoji has been launched to help supporters publicise one of Britain’s oldest fundraising campaigns

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding to mark lottery milestone

Community groups will share £1.2 million as part of the National Lottery’s 25th birthday

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh hosts Poppy Day

The seventh annual Edinburgh Poppy Day will feature more than five fun-packed hours of live music and entertainment

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Number of Scots needing emergency support on the rise

Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget as rising numbers of people are accessing emergency cash to help buy food

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Lottery players have raised £1.3 billion for Scotland’s charities

Scotland’s charities are celebrating the help they have received from the lottery – as the competition marks its 25th birthday

29th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Youth crime prevention project to be extended

An investment of £4.6m in lottery funding will allow a successful project to be rolled out across the UK

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Supporters feature on new lifeboat

A new lifeboat will proudly carry the names of 10,000 loved ones when it launches next year

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Gifts in wills to double

Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Government in care funding pledge

£12 million will be spent over the next year to improve the attainment of care experienced young people

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Souter makes massive charity donation

Stagecoach boss Brian Souter has made a massive donation – to a charitable foundation he set up

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Celebs launch Poppy Appeal

James Cosmo, Nick Nairn and Eilidh Doyle have come out in force for the annual appeal

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shoppers want plastic bag funds to go to charity

The majority of consumers want funds raised from charging for plastic bags to go to charity

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Social enterprise funding boost

An array of organisations will share £175,000 from Firstport

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Drive to restore The Waverley hits milestone

£2 million has been raised in the bid to get the iconic ship back on the water for next year

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Latte levy set to be introduced

A charge of 20p per cup is set to be introduced by new Scottish Government legislation

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social media stooshie over charity leaders list

An online discussion broke out after Scotland's influential leaders were snubbed from a UK list highlighting the sector's talent

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Swinney: named person has not been scrapped

Named person scheme has not been scrapped – but instead will continue as an approach, within existing legislation, says Swinney

31st October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Lottery players have raised £1.3 billion for Scotland’s charities

Scotland’s charities are celebrating the help they have received from the lottery – as the competition marks its 25th birthday

29th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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New boss for children’s charity

Rami Okasha has been appointed as the new chief executive of CHAS

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Gifts in wills to double

Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Souter makes massive charity donation

Stagecoach boss Brian Souter has made a massive donation – to a charitable foundation he set up

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Getting creative in the community

A special event which aims to get community-minded people together from all sectors of the community working together will take place next month

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Partnership to improve wellbeing

A charity has strengthened its links with a local authority as it looks to improve mental health in Renfrewshire

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Environment charity chief steps down

Chief executive leaves Scottish environmental charity

22nd October 2019 by Graham Martin

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New job for Cornerstone chief executive

Edel Harris is leaving the Scottish social care charity after 11 years to take over as the new boss of Mencap

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity boss on the move

Janet Haugh will join Ypeople at the turn of the year from Mary's Meals International

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Latte levy set to be introduced

A charge of 20p per cup is set to be introduced by new Scottish Government legislation

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Red squirrels reintroduced to Highlands woods

Trees for Life and Woodland Trust Scotland join forces to secure the species' long-term future.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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International charities consider risks

New research has shown that charities are reporting more safeguarding and political risks against a backdrop of challenging media coverage

16th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Greenpeace campaigners abandon north sea protest

Safety fears lead to a climb down

15th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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Charities welcome ban on plastic cotton buds

Scotland has become the first UK country to outlaw the polluting products.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Charity alleges supermarket supply chain abuse

Chains such as Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons are all using suppliers who subject workers to poor conditions, Oxfam has claimed

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity shops should be fully exempt from business rates

New research has found that only one third of councils currently make use of powers to grant 100% business rate relief to charity shops

10th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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“Misleading” and “hypocritical” MSPs try to halt parking tax

Vote means councils can charge employers

10th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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Help protect young gannets, charity urges

The birds can become stranded on shore in stormy weather.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Tenants need Brexit support

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for measures to be put in place in the event of a disorderly Brexit

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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New anti-bigotry campaign launched

Two charities have teamed up to stress that bigotry is not hereditary

9th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Event to discuss Brexit health and social care impact

Organisations are being invited to hear more about a bid to thoroughly examine how leaving the European Union will affect health and social care

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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UK Government in refugee funding u-turn

A charity has hit out after being informed that funding to help refugees settle in the UK will cease in the event of a no-deal Brexit

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scotland has banned fracking says minister

No legal ban but policy effectively prohbibits any exploration for unconventional oil and gas

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Selling disposable coffee cups separately can cut waste

Trials by Zero Waste Scotland have shown that treating coffee cups like plastic bags could drastically cut waste

2nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Guides step up fight against plastic pollution

Girlguiding members urge people to make a #PlasticPromise to curb single-use plastics.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Oxfam hails Second Hand September campaign

More than 62,000 shoppers pledged to only buy second-hand clothes last month.

1st October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Hundreds of children restrained and isolated at school

Enable Scotland said children are being put at risk of physical and psychological harm.

4th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Shock and sadness as much loved charity closes

Sadness as a much loved Edinburgh charity is put into liquidation

1st November 2019 by Graham Martin

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Organisations vie for sector’s answer to the Oscars

Scottish charities are part of a group of 400 looking to be nominated for the Charity Film Awards

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Politicians praise role of voluntary sector

Legislation achieved by the sector working with Holyrood has been celebrated at an event at the Scottish Parliament

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Social media stooshie over charity leaders list

An online discussion broke out after Scotland's influential leaders were snubbed from a UK list highlighting the sector's talent

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Swinney: named person has not been scrapped

Named person scheme has not been scrapped – but instead will continue as an approach, within existing legislation, says Swinney

31st October 2019 by Graham Martin

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20 years of community theatre

The Citizens Theatre is marking two decades of supporting the community to create shows

30th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Number of Scots needing emergency support on the rise

Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget as rising numbers of people are accessing emergency cash to help buy food

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youth crime prevention project to be extended

An investment of £4.6m in lottery funding will allow a successful project to be rolled out across the UK

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New boss for children’s charity

Rami Okasha has been appointed as the new chief executive of CHAS

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Government in care funding pledge

£12 million will be spent over the next year to improve the attainment of care experienced young people

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Calls to step up support to stop sexual offending

Stop It Now!, a child sexual abuse helpline, has seen an increase in referrals it is receiving from men looking for help with sexual thoughts

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Child sex offences hit record high

The NSPCC has called for urgent action to help the thousands of child victims in Scotland

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Partnership to improve wellbeing

A charity has strengthened its links with a local authority as it looks to improve mental health in Renfrewshire

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Universities “oblivious” to racism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has detailed the high rate of racism in Scottish universities

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Hub aims to become centre of social enterprise in Scotland

Four organisations have teamed up to create a new initiative which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for social enterprises

4th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Homelessness should be taught at primary school

More awareness would alleviate negative attitudes

4th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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No-deal Brexit could plunge 130,000 Scots into poverty

The Scottish Government has called for urgent action to help those likely to be hit by a no-deal Brexit

3rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Shelter launches legal action against Glasgow Council

The housing and homelessness charity is seeking a judicial review into alleged gatekeeping.

2nd October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Scottish charity marks 80 years

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has released a video to kick off its celebrations

30th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Awards to celebrate partnership working

Nominations are open for this year's Scottish Public Service Awards

24th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity Film Awards open for entries

The Charity Film Awards 2020 is inviting charities to enter

19th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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£3m for community projects

Projects across Scotland have benefitted from new funding, including a Victorian spa and a seaweed factory

19th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Take One Action returns for twelfth year

The annual festival has released its programme for this year

18th September 2019 by Yasmin Hackett

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Call for human rights approach to housing

Housing organisations in Scotland have called for human rights to be incorporated in domestic law to protect the rights of homeowners and renters

18th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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$50m target for global sleep out

Hollywood actors and other celebrities are leading the charge against homelessness, with fundraising events taking place across the globe

17th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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£2.4m boost for social enterprise

Homes for Good is set to expand across the UK following an initial successful spell in Scotland

16th September 2019 by Gareth Jones

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No-deal Brexit could lead to bleak winter for charities in Scotland

Social care suppliers could collapse within months of departure from the EU, with food prices and drug shortages hitting vulnerable communities

13th 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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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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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

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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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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

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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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Number of Scots needing emergency support on the rise

Campaigners are calling for an increase to the Scottish Welfare Fund budget as rising numbers of people are accessing emergency cash to help buy food

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Scots racking up millions in council tax debt

Many of those who are behind with their payments owe more than the average bill, Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Child sex offences hit record high

The NSPCC has called for urgent action to help the thousands of child victims in Scotland

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Cash to change the world: £1.8m funds for social enterprise

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and put social enterprise products on the high street are to benefit from £1.8 million funding

23rd October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s population is getting older - and we must prepare for this

Scotland must do more to prepare for a quarter of a million more older people, charities have warned

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Christmas shoppers can buy a bed for the homeless

Festive shoppers are being offered the chance to buy a bed for the homeless at Christmas

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Support to deliver social security

A £500,000 fund is being opened for organisations which help people accessing new benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Award for Scottish philanthropist

Sir Ian Wood urged others to spread charity across the globe at a ceremony in New York this week

17th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Scotland tightens domestic abuse laws

Move will compliment "gold standard" of legislation

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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Sign of the times as foodbank for pet owners opens

Those struggling to feed themselves can't feed their pets

16th October 2019 by Robert Armour

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Voter ID risks ‘Windrush scandal for democracy’

Tory plans to force voters to present ID could disenfranchise millions, campaigners warn.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Pardon for gay men convicted of abolished offences

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity are now able to have their convictions wiped

15th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Swinney: named person has not been scrapped

Named person scheme has not been scrapped – but instead will continue as an approach, within existing legislation, says Swinney

31st October 2019 by Graham Martin

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Veterans in medical discharge call

Former members of the armed forces have called for improvements in the way armed forces veterans are medically discharged into civilian life

31st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rise in Scots living with effects of stroke

A charity has called on the the Scottish Government to be bold in prioritising stroke rehabilitation

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New boss for children’s charity

Rami Okasha has been appointed as the new chief executive of CHAS

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Gifts in wills to double

Legacy and in-memory donations to UK charities will be worth twice as much in real terms in 25 years’ time

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Traumatised benefit claimants made to feel they are begging

People are not claiming vital benefits because the system is too traumatising, with claimants made to feel they are begging, a charity reports

25th October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Edinburgh health and social care initiative extended

The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has approved plans to accelerate approaches to care for people at home

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Half of Parkinson’s drug doses “administered late”

Parkinson's UK has highlighted the shocking failures in hospital treatment for those in Scotland with the condition

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Partnership to improve wellbeing

A charity has strengthened its links with a local authority as it looks to improve mental health in Renfrewshire

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New job for Cornerstone chief executive

Edel Harris is leaving the Scottish social care charity after 11 years to take over as the new boss of Mencap

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Day out for unsung heroes

Big Hearts hosted a special fun day for kinship carers and their families

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chatty Chairs aim to beat isolation

A Glasgow shopping centre has introduced a new initiative which aims to get the community talking

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Asbestos fears prompt action at troubled housing association

The Scottish Housing Regulator has increased its role at Thistle Housing Association after inaccurate information was provided about asbestos

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland’s population is getting older - and we must prepare for this

Scotland must do more to prepare for a quarter of a million more older people, charities have warned

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

1 Comment News
Glasgow streets filled with love

Hundreds of care experienced Scots took part in a march to call for those in the system to be shown more compassion

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Charity partnership to embrace Artificial Intelligence

Parkinson’s UK, the Stroke Association, Muscular Dystrophy UK and the MS Society have joined forces with social enterprise Reason Digital

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Care experienced Scots hold rally for love

Hundreds of campaigners will hit the streets of Glasgow this weekend to highlight love is all too often absent from care

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding pressures fueling stress within voluntary sector

Half of charity leaders admit stress amongst staff is more of an issue now than it was three years ago

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity warns against winter deaths complacency

Root cause of deaths need to be addressed

17th October 2019 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Guide Dogs in firework warning

The charity has issued advice for dog owners to help their pets get through Bonfire Night

1st November 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Veterans in medical discharge call

Former members of the armed forces have called for improvements in the way armed forces veterans are medically discharged into civilian life

31st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fireworks restrictions welcomed

A charity has welcomed new plans to restrict the sale of fireworks in Scotland

31st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
20 years of community theatre

The Citizens Theatre is marking two decades of supporting the community to create shows

30th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Youth crime prevention project to be extended

An investment of £4.6m in lottery funding will allow a successful project to be rolled out across the UK

29th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Supporters feature on new lifeboat

A new lifeboat will proudly carry the names of 10,000 loved ones when it launches next year

28th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Citizens’ Assembly heralds new era for democracy

The first meeting of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland takes place this weekend

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Celebs launch Poppy Appeal

James Cosmo, Nick Nairn and Eilidh Doyle have come out in force for the annual appeal

25th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Shoppers want plastic bag funds to go to charity

The majority of consumers want funds raised from charging for plastic bags to go to charity

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
LGBT charity hits out at split reports

Stonewall has said that reports of a major split are inaccurate

24th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Getting creative in the community

A special event which aims to get community-minded people together from all sectors of the community working together will take place next month

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Universities “oblivious” to racism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has detailed the high rate of racism in Scottish universities

23rd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Day out for unsung heroes

Big Hearts hosted a special fun day for kinship carers and their families

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Chatty Chairs aim to beat isolation

A Glasgow shopping centre has introduced a new initiative which aims to get the community talking

22nd October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Christmas shoppers can buy a bed for the homeless

Festive shoppers are being offered the chance to buy a bed for the homeless at Christmas

21st October 2019 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Scouts join fight to create a better world

A Million Hands will see the organisation work with other charities to tackle six of Scotland's biggest issues

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Drive to restore The Waverley hits milestone

£2 million has been raised in the bid to get the iconic ship back on the water for next year

21st October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Latte levy set to be introduced

A charge of 20p per cup is set to be introduced by new Scottish Government legislation

18th October 2019 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hundreds of children restrained and isolated at school

Enable Scotland said children are being put at risk of physical and psychological harm.

4th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Young eagles disappear in “highly suspicious” circumstances

The birds were last tracked over grouse moors in Inverness-shire and Aberdeenshire.

4th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Thousands with sight loss unaware of flagship care policy

Charities call on the Scottish Government to raise awareness of Self-directed Support.

4th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Red squirrels reintroduced to Highlands woods

Trees for Life and Woodland Trust Scotland join forces to secure the species' long-term future.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Teenage volunteer wins award from Prime Minister

Maddie Hayes has been a befriending volunteer for three years at the Leonard Cheshire care service in Inverness.

17th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaigning nurse recognised by NSPCC

Ruth Moss has fought for online safety since her teenage daughter took her own life.

16th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Voter ID risks ‘Windrush scandal for democracy’

Tory plans to force voters to present ID could disenfranchise millions, campaigners warn.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Deacon Blue star backs homelessness campaign

Nightstop offers young people a safe place to spend the night in times of crisis.

15th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Activist named one of UK’s most influential disabled people

Dr Hazel McFarlane’s proposals for a vision support service have helped countless people adjust to sight loss.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
St Andrew’s First Aid Cadets celebrate 65th anniversary

The programme has trained 10,000 young people since 1954.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
SNP members back decriminalisation of drugs

The Scottish Drugs Forum has welcomed the move, which it says would reduce harm.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charities welcome ban on plastic cotton buds

Scotland has become the first UK country to outlaw the polluting products.

14th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Quarter of Scots uncomfortable talking about mental health

See Me is urging employers to improve workplace culture ahead of World Mental Health Day.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Help protect young gannets, charity urges

The birds can become stranded on shore in stormy weather.

9th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign highlights realities of homelessness

Rock Trust aims to change public perceptions with series of posters.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Whisky auction raises £370,000 for cancer charity

Beatson Cancer Charity were “overwhelmed” by the amount raised.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
MSPs urged to make buses more accessible

RNIB Scotland calls for public transport to be easier for disabled people.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Veterans face negative stereotypes when applying for jobs

Almost one fifth of executives said they would be unlikely to employ a veteran.

8th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Homelessness network unveils new name

The former Glasgow Homelessness Network will now be known as Homeless Network Scotland.

7th October 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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