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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.

Ministers don't understand the third sector, argues Debra Allcock Tyler in response to George Osborne's fifth budget

Smaller charities are signing up to FRSB but larger ones remain elusive

John Low from the Charities Aid Foundation says there were positives for charities in the budget, but the government needs to provide more detail

Give More was not doomed to failure but it didn't engage either the public or the third sector

Charities that continue to use cheques need to safeguard against fraud

Nick Sladden of Baker Tilly expects to see more measures to prevent charities being used for tax avoidance in Wednesday's budget

Investigation launched into rising public complaints about fundraising

​Over £200,000 in funding has been awarded to veterans' charities and a project to commemorate the first world war

Europe's first ethical finance hub is set to be opened in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced £2.5m funding for charities working to tackle child poverty