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This year, The National Lottery Awards are looking for individuals and small groups of people who have made an outstanding impact in their community. They are especially interested in those who have adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nominations are open to tho…

RRR Fund Reopens

3rd August 2020

The Community Response, Recovery and Resilience fund has reopened for applications. This next round of funding is focused on the Recovery phase with grants between £1,000 and £5,000 available to constituted community groups and registered charities with an…
Hugh Arnott, a consultant who advises organisations on how to make the most of their income, said the public react most generously when adversity strikes. “We see it time and again when appeals go out, even ones unrelated to this country. People empathise closely with good causes…
With an annual requirement to raise over £1milllon, and with little statutory support, fundraising activities are essential to the survival of the charity. Deborah Roe, fundraising director at SBH Scotland said: “This year has been difficult for so many charities. The cancellatio…
Helen Wray, programme manager at Foundation Scotland, said: “We have so far supported over 770 groups, collectively supporting over 890,000 people across the country. We have worked hard to get support to where it is needed most through this challenging time. “Through our continu…

BHF could cut 300 jobs

31st July 2020

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, the BHF’s chief executive, said: “The coronavirus crisis is the single biggest challenge we’ve faced in our 60-year history and, despite the tireless commitment of our BHF team and supporters, threatens our life-saving work for the coming years. “In additi…
Dame Ellen MacArthur, charity founder and former round the world yachtswoman, said the change would make a real difference  to organisations supported by lottery money. She said: “I have seen first-hand the real difference funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery ca…
The move, which would see around 300,000 in Scotland losing out, has been condemned and contested by Age Scotland, as well as sister charities Age UK, Age Cymru and Age Northern Ireland. The latest figures from the Department of Work and Pensions show that 44% of older people in…
The National Trust said that data about its volunteering and fundraising communities had been involved, but not that of its wider 5.6 million members. "We are currently in the process of identifying and informing those affected," Jon Townsend, the trust's chief information office…
Sanah Zubairi, senior research manager at Mark Diffley Consultancy and Research, said: “This is a seminal study into public attitudes to new technologies in Scotland. The methodology was a cumulative process, with each stage building on the other as respondents to the nationally…

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