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A new £500,000 fund is being opened for organisations which help people accessing the benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund will support charities and third sector organisations in their work to address barriers whi…
Council leader Adam McVey said: “We are working with the insolvency practitioner to make every effort to secure a future for the farm in Gorgie which has provided a valuable experience for adults and children across the city for many years. "The insolvency practitioner must now b…
Reduced and short-term funding, the committee heard, has led to job insecurity, loss of talent, and essential services either being reduced or stopped altogether, directly affecting the communities and vulnerable people who rely on them. The committee welcomed the Scottish Govern…
Three months into the Wee Grants for Wee Groups pilot the Robertson Trust are and thrilled with the response so far. Over £114,000 has been awarded to 71 organisations across Scotland, with awards ranging from £500 to £2,000 for anything from data literacy worksho…
According to Unison’s recent report Youth Services at Breaking Point, youth service spending in Scotland has been cut by over £11 million in the last three years alone. This report shows the continued trend of youth work cuts across Scotland’s local authorities. In Unison’s 2016…
The programme provides key funding to help drive economic growth and promote wellbeing and cohesion in communities across Scotland. “Scotland must have a full say in the development of a replacement for this vital funding, which is benefitting communities across the country,” Min…
Son Douglas, 68, told BBC Scotland his father still wanted to raise money for charity in his last days. He said: "My father lived his life to collect for his charities so when he found himself bed bound after a fall I think he just gave up. "We are so immensely proud of him. He w…
Last year, more than £7.8m was raised in online donations in the UK on the day. A poll by YouGov found 1.5 million people said they were more likely to do some for charity as a result of Giving Tuesday. Charities taking part in the 2019 campaign include Macmillan Cancer Support,…
Meanwhile, improved medical and care services mean people are living much longer with and after cancer. According to the charity, every day in Glasgow nine people will be diagnosed with a form of cancer – around 3,440 every year. Laura Foreman, Macmillan’s Glasgow senior fundrais…
Supporters are also encouraged to set up a Build your own Kidsmas Snowman online fundraising page. Through the platform, fundraisers can ask people to donate by throwing a ‘donation snowball’. The more donation snowballs are thrown, the bigger the snowman gets. This is the first…

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