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Furloughed workers are allowed to volunteer but not for their own organisations. Last week, a group of charity leaders called on the government to grant voluntary sector staff an exemption to the rule because many charities face having to furlough staff at a time when demand for…
Scotland's communities respond to the pandemic
Thousands of supporters around the country have a CHAS shirt in the cupboard from a past or postponed event. CHAS asks them to wear it with pride for the day and share it with the hashtag #MayThe4thBeWithCHAS In order to help support the ongoing physical and new virtual hospice s…
Following a review of their programmes, Corra Foundation has launched a new ten-year strategy to tackle long term change on issues like equality, social action, wellbeing and rights. Developed with input from charities, the strategy centres on strengthening and amplifying…
CAS said the concerns around income show the extent of financial uncertainty people continue to feel amid the outbreak. The charity’s financial health spokesperson Myles Fitt said: “All across Scotland the coronavirus outbreak has fundamentally changed the way of life for people.…
Nearly all applications it had received were from registered charities. CAF said that it had paid out grants totalling about £1m to 256 UK charities. It hopes to be able to attract further investment and reopen the fund to applications at a later date. Monica Brown, head of chari…
The report compares Scotland’s performance on three key measures required to ensure that budgets respect, protect and fulfil people’s rights. The findings show that Scotland performs reasonably well on budget scrutiny but falls short of recommended international standards on fisc…
Scotland's communities respond to the pandemic
Donations include 6,400 games and plasticine kits worth £87,000 from Hasbro and 8,000 Lego and Duplo sets from Lego, providing children with vital play materials while schools and nurseries are closed. Unilever has partnered with the UK Government’s Department for International D…

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28th February 2020

Wow! Thank you to everyone who came along to Funders’ Question Time at The Gathering 2020. It was a packed session and we hope those who attended found it insightful. A special thank you goes out to our wonderful speakers who took the time to talk about their fund…

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