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This is one of a range of measures that will be implemented in response to the findings of an expert panel set up to advise on how Scotland can tackle the number of single-use cups used in the country – which is estimated based on current usage to reach 310 million a year by 2025…
The challenging financial situation facing the voluntary sector is the main contributor to stress with charities citing increasing demands on staff (78%), lack of resources (7 5%) and reduced funding (74%) as the main drivers of the problem. Vicarious trauma was also seen as a ma…
This includes tackling perceived stigma and supporting people through the application process. Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said: “We believe social security is an investment in the people of Scotland and it should help tackle poverty. “This new fund will hel…
The Wood Foundation funds and manages a range of programmes in the UK focusing on education, child poverty and economic development. Wood highlighted that although charity begins at home, it does not end there. In Rwanda and Tanzania, The Wood Foundation has transformed the livel…
She said: “The principle behind free personal care and free health care is the same - if you need help you should get it. Despite that principle many people – of all ages – still have to pay for non-residential social care services. “I know from my own constituency experience tha…
Crowdfunder are in Scotland helping to make great ideas happen through a combination of expert crowdfunding coaching, events and grants. Crowdfund Scotland is for everyone in Scotland with an idea that can transform their community. Expert coaches are on the groun…

Opera star Stands up to Cancer

15th October 2019

Monica’s parents Maureen and Philip McGhee drove her home to Scotland to recover. Rock solid support from her sisters, Claire, 33, and Laura, 28, also helped Monica slowly build back her strength. No further treatment was needed and it was an emotional moment on August 22 2017 wh…
The National Lottery Community Fund is making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25 th birthday. The fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since…

Get your Cash for Culture guide

23rd September 2019

Cash for Culture from Voluntary Arts Scotland was created to help voluntary-led cultural groups navigate the funding landscape. The publication has been updated for 2019. Download a free copy at voluntaryarts.org/cash-for-culture or email info@vascotland.org.uk to request…
The money, from the Ending Homelessness Together Fund, will support: flexible emergency funding so frontline workers can provide immediate help to people at risk of rough sleeping in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen; additional emergency beds for the Bethany night shelter in Edinb…

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