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Unpaid carers struggle on

24th April 2020

A survey by Carers Scotland of 890 unpaid carers in Scotland showed that, on average, carers are picking up an additional 10 hours of unpaid care per week, helping loved ones with personal care, practical tasks and emotional support. Reduced care and support services, and paid ca…
Scotland's communities respond to the pandemic

Big shoes to fill

27th January 2020

Today marks the start of my fourth week with SCVO. Now that I know my way around the building and I’ve started to feel at home, I thought it a good time to introduce myself. As part of the Information Team at SCVO, I’ll be keeping the information that you see on Funding S…
Entries will be judged by a panel. Up to 50 winning teams will secure £4,000 for the charity they have represented. Jonathan Christie, deputy UK director of The Wood Foundation, said: “While there is so much uncertainty and challenge in the world, the need to engage and empower o…
How the sector is responding to the pandemic
To celebrate their 20 th Anniversary, Social & Community Captial are offering seven £20,000 grants to help organisations develop a project that creates a positive impact for communities in need. One grant will be awarded in each of the following regions ar…
Less than two years ago, Chris couldn’t walk the length of his hospital room. Douglas struggled to walk and was so fatigued from his stroke he had to crawl on his hands and knees to get to bed. But they didn’t let that stop them. Through perseverance and determination, both men g…
A support organisation for charities is set to furlough some of its staff. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has announced up about a third of its workforce will be furloughed, on a rotating basis. It said the largest proportion of furloughed employees would…
Call for national day of grieving Britain needs a national day of remembrance for the victims of coronavirus to help process a “tsunami of loss” that risks damaging lives for decades to come, the terminal illness charity Marie Curie has said. The charity is proposing a “a day of…
The Aviva Community Fund has relaunched and is calling on small charities and community interest groups with an annual turnover under £1 million to submit their community projects on Crowdfunder for the chance to gain up to £50,000 in funding. . Projects must fall…

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