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Dina Devalia, of administrators PKF Geoffrey Martin & Co, said: “All of Mercat’s savers will have their balance returned by the FSCS. They don’t need to do anything to get their money back; savers should look out for a letter in the post from the FSCS in the next few days.” Chief…
Almost three quarters (74%) of consumers said they would be more likely to shop at a business that is supporting a charity this Christmas. Yet whilst intentions are good, 59% of consumers say it’s difficult to donate because they haven’t got enough money to give, whilst almost 5%…
“But what they all have in common is the drive to care for others and take action. They are people who see something and do something. We are changing the way the world gives! Every day we see more people taking an active role in making a difference, and our community continues t…
Sadly, the charity is being forced to close in the wake of local government funding cuts, with the £48,000 required to keep the charity going set to end in March 2020. Three members of staff will be made redundant, a team that has already been hit with redundancies following simi…

Impact of new grant celebrated

11th December 2019

Since its launch in December 2018, families with children up to six months old have received a total of £7.7 million in grants. OPFS has worked closely in collaboration with the Scottish Government to ensure single parent have been able to access the Best Start Grant Scheme which…
"We would very much welcome Unison’s support in pressing the Scottish Government, Cosla and individual local authorities to release adequate funding to all social care providers, so that they can successfully implement this critically important policy.” A Scottish Government spok…
“Match funding has proved to be an incredibly powerful incentive to give, enabling the public to maximise their impact on good causes. We’re deeply thankful to our funding champions for their crucial role in this campaign and inspiring the nation to give.” Matched funding of over…
Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said: “Over the years, we’ve seen a marked change in the way that advisers are approaching gifts in Wills with clients. Legacy giving is becoming more common across the client base, and there’s much less reticence when it comes to raising…
The committee called for at least 1% of the Scottish Government’s budget to be spent on the arts. Committee convener Joan McAlpine said: "The overall aim of this report was to put the focus of the arts funding system on the artists themselves. The committee heard compelling evide…
Sir John Low, CAF chief executive, said: “We all know that charities need to be prudent with the money they receive and in uncertain times they must keep some in reserve some for the future. “Charities are rightly looking for the best return on their rainy-day funds and we are pl…

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