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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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Tom Gilzean’s family to collect MBE

The charity champion was bestowed with the honour but was unable to collect it before his death last year

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Doubts over Glasgow hosting COP26 continue

Westminster officials have been holding talks with a major London venue about taking over the international summit

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots struggling to pay energy bills

Savvy Scots are switching providers more as they look to bring down the costs of heating their homes

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Kevin Bridges in Kiltwalk call

The comedian has called for Scots to get out and raise funds for charity

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity centre hit by vandals

The Ecology Centre in Fife is looking for donations after an incident at the weekend

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Final push to build Mandela statue in Glasgow

Just £30,000 is needed to ensure the community project to create the statue is a success

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Green energy delivers £20m community funding boost

Community projects across Scotland benefited from a record amount as a result of expansion of green energy

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Restoration boost for historic buildings

Historic Environment Scotland has announced more than £800,000 of funding to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteers sought to bring LOVE back to city farm

LOVE Learning is looking for help to get the former Gorgie City Farm up and running again

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Hedgehogs to hideaway in their own pubs

A charity has teamed up with a craft beer company to create unique shelters for hedgehogs

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity rewards scheme set to grow

itison us provides respite for the people charities support and their volunteers

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
In-work poverty on the rise, study finds

Rates of poverty in the UK are lower than Scotland than elsewhere, but the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said action must be taken

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Governance and funding on the agenda

A legal expert has said the voluntary sector faces some significant challenges in 2020

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity partnership aims to end MND

The ScotRail Alliance has announced it is extending its charity partnership with MND Scotland for a further two years

6th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Extra funding needed for pupils with additional needs

Four charities have called for enhanced investment in education to be made by the Scottish Government

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rates relief reform rejected

MSPs have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to give councils the power to set business rates

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Funding for vital cancer research

A Scottish charity is leading the way in funding groundbreaking projects across the world

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Airport staff to raise money for stroke charity in 2020

This year’s Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity is Stroke Association Scotland.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Misconduct claims at LGBT charity

OSCR has taken action against the Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Community Project Limited after identifying a number of concerns

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
New notes lead to huge charity windfall

Over £112,000 goes to chosen charity partner

14th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to leading light of volunteering

Liz Burns spent three decades at Volunteer Scotland and helped shape modern volunteering in Scotland and across the world

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Charity workers hold strike ballot over holiday row

Charity workers are being balloted on industrial action over removal of holidays

13th February 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Doubts over Glasgow hosting COP26 continue

Westminster officials have been holding talks with a major London venue about taking over the international summit

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Stats show impact retail has on giving

Benefit to charity is clear

12th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Winter Kitchen boosts homeless support

Recovery organisations have teamed up with local businesses to ensure homeless people have the support they need during the day

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity praised for breastfeeding support

Forth Valley Sensory Centre has become the first organisation in the area to sign up to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Regulator warns shooting charity

Governance fell short in a number of areas

11th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Abuse summit to take place in Scotland

Experts from across the globe will head to Dundee to discuss the impact and prevalence of ritual abuse

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mackay resignation sparks grooming debate

Politicians called for the former finance secretary to be removed as an MSP, after it was revealed he had sent repeated messages to a 16-year-old boy

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Governance and funding on the agenda

A legal expert has said the voluntary sector faces some significant challenges in 2020

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Radical revamp of care in Scotland required

Lives are being lost to a system that is fractured and bureaucratic, an independent review of care in Scotland has found

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Rates relief reform rejected

MSPs have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to give councils the power to set business rates

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Praise for plastic-free shop

The Refillery has been named one of the best businesses in the UK for its contribution to economic, environmental and social vibrancy

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Trustees sought for research project

Research into the role of culture and values in governance in Scottish charities is being carried out

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Credit card ban for charity lotteries

Charities fear the ban will affect fundraising

3rd February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Cancer charities announce merger plans

Merger brings together two organisations, managed by two women, each of whom have their own personal story and connection to cancer

30th January 2020 by Graham Martin

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Scots struggling to pay energy bills

Savvy Scots are switching providers more as they look to bring down the costs of heating their homes

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Zoo welcomes baby chimp

The new arrival is only the second chimpanzee to be born in Scotland in 20 years

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kevin Bridges in Kiltwalk call

The comedian has called for Scots to get out and raise funds for charity

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity centre hit by vandals

The Ecology Centre in Fife is looking for donations after an incident at the weekend

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Green energy delivers £20m community funding boost

Community projects across Scotland benefited from a record amount as a result of expansion of green energy

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Restoration boost for historic buildings

Historic Environment Scotland has announced more than £800,000 of funding to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteers sought to bring LOVE back to city farm

LOVE Learning is looking for help to get the former Gorgie City Farm up and running again

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Chris Packham takes on charity role

The Springwatch presenter has said he will fight against the persecution of animals in Scotland

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hedgehogs to hideaway in their own pubs

A charity has teamed up with a craft beer company to create unique shelters for hedgehogs

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Praise for plastic-free shop

The Refillery has been named one of the best businesses in the UK for its contribution to economic, environmental and social vibrancy

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity calls for transport policy transformation

Friends of the Earth Scotland urges ministers to cut spending on roads.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Coffee drinkers asked to #TakeItBack

New initiative sees 65 coffee shops offering recycling facilities for single-use cups.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity secures site of former Gorgie City Farm

LOVE Learning has been announced as the successful bidder for the community farm, which closed abruptly in November

31st January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigners welcome gas plant rejection

Fife Council turned down an application for the facility in Hillend.

28th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

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School praised for sustainability work

Roseanna Cunningham MSP visited Ochil School in Perthshire to hear about the environmental work of pupils

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Mossmorran chosen as site of climate camp

Climate Camp Scotland will host the event over five days this summer.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Brits urged to donate Brexit 50ps to refugees

The hashtag #fiftypeesforrefugees has called on social media users to donate the new coins to charity

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit to hit the most vulnerable

The loss of legal rights, employment protections, funding opportunities, and supply and access to food, fuel and medicines are among the warnings made

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots struggling to pay energy bills

Savvy Scots are switching providers more as they look to bring down the costs of heating their homes

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Winter Kitchen boosts homeless support

Recovery organisations have teamed up with local businesses to ensure homeless people have the support they need during the day

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots urged to check on elderly neighbours

Age Scotland has highlighted older people may be at more risk as snow is forecast across the country

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kevin Bridges in Kiltwalk call

The comedian has called for Scots to get out and raise funds for charity

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity praised for breastfeeding support

Forth Valley Sensory Centre has become the first organisation in the area to sign up to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity centre hit by vandals

The Ecology Centre in Fife is looking for donations after an incident at the weekend

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children hit by “literary poverty”

Just a third of young children are being read to for over an hour a week, a charity has found

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteers sought to bring LOVE back to city farm

LOVE Learning is looking for help to get the former Gorgie City Farm up and running again

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Abuse summit to take place in Scotland

Experts from across the globe will head to Dundee to discuss the impact and prevalence of ritual abuse

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity rewards scheme set to grow

itison us provides respite for the people charities support and their volunteers

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
In-work poverty on the rise, study finds

Rates of poverty in the UK are lower than Scotland than elsewhere, but the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said action must be taken

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mackay resignation sparks grooming debate

Politicians called for the former finance secretary to be removed as an MSP, after it was revealed he had sent repeated messages to a 16-year-old boy

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
Encryption puts children at risk, Facebook told

Global coalition urges Mark Zuckerberg to halt privacy plans.

6th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Extra funding needed for pupils with additional needs

Four charities have called for enhanced investment in education to be made by the Scottish Government

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Pioneering programme helps turn lives around

Young people are being offered support by LinkLiving’s Steps to Resilience initiative.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Radical revamp of care in Scotland required

Lives are being lost to a system that is fractured and bureaucratic, an independent review of care in Scotland has found

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Fight against sepsis goes on

Two charities have helped fund new equipment which can help children battling the life-threatening condition

4th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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Mental health service unveils £100k refurbishment

Young people were actively involved in the redesign, which has a seaside theme.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity gym plans expansion

Projekt 42 is hoping to take on the former Leith Links Pavilion, but needs local authority backing before Christmas

12th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Legislation will make housing adaptations easier

Disabled people will now have more freedom to make changes to areas around their homes

10th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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More support needed for former mining communities

Coalfield towns are still beset by poverty and inequality, a charity has said.

9th December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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60,000 join World’s Big Sleep Out

Events calling for an end to homelessness took place in 52 cities across the world, with Scots amongst those taking part

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Community regeneration in Scotland celebrated

The winners of the 2019 SURF Awards have been revealed

9th December 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Probe into Glasgow homeless services

City's homeless services fall short of statutory standards

6th December 2019 by Robert Armour

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Scots child homelessness is “badge of shame”

Figures show country is failing children

3rd December 2019 by Robert Armour

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Amazon shoppers urged to help homeless people

Charity’s Amazon wishlist makes it easy to buy sleeping bags and clothes for those sleeping rough.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
SFHA calls on politicians to fix benefits and fight climate change

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has released “three key asks” ahead of election day.

2nd December 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Sustainability award for Fife housing association

Kingdom Housing Association has won a coveted Green Apple Award.

27th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Paws for Thought, urges homelessness charity

Simon Community Scotland issues guidance around pets for housing providers.

27th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
SFHA joins domestic abuse campaign

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations pledges to support residents and staff.

25th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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Sector staff excel in use of social media

Several members of staff from Scottish voluntary organisations have been recognised at the Social CEOs

22nd November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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General election 2019: third sector news, views and analysis

General election 2019: TFN campaign round up

21st November 2019 by TFN

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Homeless shelter will not open early

Charities called for winter shelter to open doors following death of rough sleeper in Glasgow.

19th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

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TFN Guide to running a charity or social enterprise is out now!

Don't miss it - TFN Guide 2019 is out now!

15th November 2019 by TFN

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New ethical travel accommodation provider launched

Fairbnb aims to invest money back into local communities and ensure that properties are not snapped up by big landlords

14th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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Serco lock-change policy lawful, court rules

Campaigners hit out after ruling finds in favour of controversial housing provider.

13th November 2019 by Gavin Stuart

1 Comment News
Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2019 winners revealed

A host of top social enterprises were recognised at the annual awards gala

13th November 2019 by Gareth Jones

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In-work poverty on the rise, study finds

Rates of poverty in the UK are lower than Scotland than elsewhere, but the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said action must be taken

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Mackay resignation sparks grooming debate

Politicians called for the former finance secretary to be removed as an MSP, after it was revealed he had sent repeated messages to a 16-year-old boy

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New strategy aims to target homophobia in football

Football v Homophobia Scotland; The Strategy has been created in partnership between Football v Homophobia Scotland, LEAP Sports and the Scottish FA

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Almost 200 homeless people die in Scotland

Nearly four people living rough or in temporary accommodation die every week in Scotland

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Radical revamp of care in Scotland required

Lives are being lost to a system that is fractured and bureaucratic, an independent review of care in Scotland has found

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Young immigrant carers can now claim allowance

​Carers allowance extended

4th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Universal Credit pushed back to 2024

More delays to the full roll-out of the controversial scheme

4th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Jamie Oliver surprises community cooks

The celebrity chef has backed the the Tesco Community Cookery School programme, developed by charity FareShare

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Praise for extra funeral support

Amount rises from 1 April

3rd February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Budget call as crisis grant applications soar

Finance minister Derek Mackay has been urged to boost funding for the Scottish Welfare Fund.

30th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Campaign launched to prevent child neglect

NSPCC Scotland has partnered with Edinburgh City Council for the initiative.

29th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity Film Awards finalists named

Scottish organisations featured on the list include Scottish Environment LINK, the John Muir Trust and Maryhill Integration Network

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

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New £4.5m fund available to tackle homelessness

The fund is part of the Scottish Government’s Ending Homelessness Together action plan.

27th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Homeless can take dogs to shelter

Glasgow shelter reaches out to dog owners

27th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Brits urged to donate Brexit 50ps to refugees

The hashtag #fiftypeesforrefugees has called on social media users to donate the new coins to charity

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Brexit to hit the most vulnerable

The loss of legal rights, employment protections, funding opportunities, and supply and access to food, fuel and medicines are among the warnings made

27th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Campaigners demand end to five week benefits wait

Families being forced into destitution

27th January 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Sector can help Scotland walk to health

Paths for All is hoping the voluntary sector can lead the way in helping workplaces become more active

19th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

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All set for The Gathering

Thousands of representatives from Scotland's voluntary sector will descend on the SEC this week

18th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Breakthrough for charity-funded cancer researchers

Study finds evidence to suggest statins could lower risk of ovarian cancer.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Photo exhibition marks launch of new charity

Portraits for Men Matter Scotland show the realities faced by many locals.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Barnardo’s: Teachers need better mental health support

The charity is calling for supervision to be put in place in Scotland’s schools.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Gail Porter mucks in at LOVE Gorgie

The TV presenter visited the city farm ahead of its big reopening at the end of the month

17th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Sight loss patients failed by NHS

Communication remains inadequate

17th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Still time to apply for IoD awards

Third sector directors are being invited to apply for an awards ceremony that celebrates creative leadership

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tributes paid to leading light of volunteering

Liz Burns spent three decades at Volunteer Scotland and helped shape modern volunteering in Scotland and across the world

14th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Coronavirus outbreak: how to maintain mental health

A charity has issued guidance on how to stay mentally well during the coronavirus outbreak

13th February 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Charity workers hold strike ballot over holiday row

Charity workers are being balloted on industrial action over removal of holidays

13th February 2020 by Graham Martin

0 Comments News
Bucket Trail hits Sci-Fi Con

An unique collection of Oor Wullie statues will be on show at this weekend's fundraising event for CHAS

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tom Gilzean’s family to collect MBE

The charity champion was bestowed with the honour but was unable to collect it before his death last year

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Winter Kitchen boosts homeless support

Recovery organisations have teamed up with local businesses to ensure homeless people have the support they need during the day

12th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scots urged to check on elderly neighbours

Age Scotland has highlighted older people may be at more risk as snow is forecast across the country

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity praised for breastfeeding support

Forth Valley Sensory Centre has become the first organisation in the area to sign up to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity gets justice for disabled woman sacked after losing an eye

Zara Sutherland lost her job at a Fife beauty salon after being the victim of an assault

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Blackwood to build 160 pioneering homes

Housing group gets £12m loan to build new homes

11th February 2020 by Robert Armour

0 Comments News
Mixed response to budget plans

Voluntary sector organisations are split over the Scottish Government's draft budget

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Bucket Trail hits Sci-Fi Con

An unique collection of Oor Wullie statues will be on show at this weekend's fundraising event for CHAS

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Tom Gilzean’s family to collect MBE

The charity champion was bestowed with the honour but was unable to collect it before his death last year

13th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Zoo welcomes baby chimp

The new arrival is only the second chimpanzee to be born in Scotland in 20 years

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Kevin Bridges in Kiltwalk call

The comedian has called for Scots to get out and raise funds for charity

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Final push to build Mandela statue in Glasgow

Just £30,000 is needed to ensure the community project to create the statue is a success

11th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Restoration boost for historic buildings

Historic Environment Scotland has announced more than £800,000 of funding to support conservation repair projects to historic buildings

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Children hit by “literary poverty”

Just a third of young children are being read to for over an hour a week, a charity has found

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Volunteers sought to bring LOVE back to city farm

LOVE Learning is looking for help to get the former Gorgie City Farm up and running again

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

1 Comment News
Chris Packham takes on charity role

The Springwatch presenter has said he will fight against the persecution of animals in Scotland

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Hedgehogs to hideaway in their own pubs

A charity has teamed up with a craft beer company to create unique shelters for hedgehogs

10th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity rewards scheme set to grow

itison us provides respite for the people charities support and their volunteers

7th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

2 Comments News
New strategy aims to target homophobia in football

Football v Homophobia Scotland; The Strategy has been created in partnership between Football v Homophobia Scotland, LEAP Sports and the Scottish FA

5th February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Coffee drinkers asked to #TakeItBack

New initiative sees 65 coffee shops offering recycling facilities for single-use cups.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Jamie Oliver surprises community cooks

The celebrity chef has backed the the Tesco Community Cookery School programme, developed by charity FareShare

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Farmers criticise give up meat call

The NFU has spoken out against two cancer charities for hosting meat free months to raise funds

3rd February 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Scotland to light up for Parkinson’s

Attractions across the country will be lit in blue later this year

31st January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity secures site of former Gorgie City Farm

LOVE Learning has been announced as the successful bidder for the community farm, which closed abruptly in November

31st January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Game of Thrones star leads charity event line-up

Ian Beattie will make a special appearance at Edinburgh’s Capital Sci-Fi Con, which raises funds for CHAS

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Doddie’s support for MND continues

More than 1,000 people affected by motor neurone disease (MND) have been directly helped by grants funded by the foundation set up by the rugby legend

30th January 2020 by Gareth Jones

0 Comments News
Charity sets date for bike collection drive

Soul Riders and Fore Partnership issue call for spare bikes.

19th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Care system faces “irreparable damage” from new immigration rules

Scottish Care hits out over UK Government’s new points-based system.

19th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Funding boost to protect environment around Fairy Pools

A new footpath at the attraction on Skye is being funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery.

19th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Breakthrough for charity-funded cancer researchers

Study finds evidence to suggest statins could lower risk of ovarian cancer.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Photo exhibition marks launch of new charity

Portraits for Men Matter Scotland show the realities faced by many locals.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Syrian refugees face “worst winter yet”

Edinburgh Direct Aid is appealing for donations to help victims of the conflict.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Barnardo’s: Teachers need better mental health support

The charity is calling for supervision to be put in place in Scotland’s schools.

17th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Encryption puts children at risk, Facebook told

Global coalition urges Mark Zuckerberg to halt privacy plans.

6th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Third of Scots would avoid talking about mental health

Survey to mark Time To Talk Day reveals stigma still widespread.

6th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Paralympic gold medallist calls on Scots to swim for charity

Bethany Firth is backing this year’s Swimathon to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Pioneering programme helps turn lives around

Young people are being offered support by LinkLiving’s Steps to Resilience initiative.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Charity calls for transport policy transformation

Friends of the Earth Scotland urges ministers to cut spending on roads.

5th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Mental health service unveils £100k refurbishment

Young people were actively involved in the redesign, which has a seaside theme.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Coffee drinkers asked to #TakeItBack

New initiative sees 65 coffee shops offering recycling facilities for single-use cups.

4th February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Children 1st offers families a helping hand

The charity is promoting its free Parentline service through a new campaign.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Airport staff to raise money for stroke charity in 2020

This year’s Glasgow Airport Chaplain’s Charity is Stroke Association Scotland.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Gran chosen to launch World Cancer Day in Scotland

Retired teacher Margaret Duffy has overcome both ovarian and breast cancer.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Portraits inspire politicians to promote walking

Nicola Sturgeon is among the MSPs to back walking charity Paths for All.

3rd February 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News
Budget call as crisis grant applications soar

Finance minister Derek Mackay has been urged to boost funding for the Scottish Welfare Fund.

30th January 2020 by Gavin Stuart

0 Comments News