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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.

 
Last year the Citizens Advice network in Scotland helped 171,000 people and unlocked £147million for them.

 
CAF estimates that the £10.7 billion was given across the UK during 2021, a substantial decrease from the £11.3billion given in 2020. 

 
Under current Scottish Government plans, the proposed National Care Service would remain “ownership neutral”, embedding a role for the private sector in social care.

 
Reports claim that The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund accepted around €3million from the former Prime Minister of Qatar between 2011 and 2015. 

 
One third of respondents have increased their charitable donations following the pandemic.

 
This week estimates suggested the energy price cap could increase by a further £1,000 in October, taking annual bills to close to £3,000.

 
The report, Racism in the aid sector, said the very structure of international aid still reflects the power relationships of colonialism.

 
The Poverty Alliance has now written to the Chancellor, calling on him to scrap the cap, or at least raise it in line with living costs.

 
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic combined with rising living costs has left many third sector workers struggling to keep their heads above water.

 
On Tuesday Health Secretary Humza Yousaf presented the National Care Service Bill on a visit to Aberdeen, promising to end the “postcode lottery” of care.