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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

​Lianne Noy explains how a 6-year-old boy's love of animals proves empowered young people can act as catalysts for change

Nearly 250 young people with previous convictions have been employed by charities across Scotland, through Community Jobs Scotland

A charity has launched itself into the virtual world of Minecraft

Rev Kelvin Holdsworth has given his backing to Time for Inclusive Education’s (TIE) campaign for teachers to be trained on how to discuss LGBT+ issues


ChildLine names Nick Brain its volunteer of the year for driving the 100 mile round trip from Arbroath to Aberdeen every week to make his shift

70% of LGB young people and 77% of transgender young people still experience bullying in school

A survey of UK food charities has found they struggle to meet demand during peak times and don't have the resources to distribute fresh produce

Martin Johnstone explains why he is calling on the Scottish Government to increase benefits and give food poor Scots their dignity back

​Susan O'Brien QC says she cannot reassure the public that Scotland's national child abuse inquiry will be conducted independently of government