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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.

Latest Opinion
Susan Smith believes the third sector has more interesting things to say in the referendum debate than politicians

Karen Birch, chair of Glasgow Women’s Library, is calling on the Big Lottery Fund to invest in the development of community-owned and run initiatives

Calum Irving explains why volunteering bodies across Scotland are rejecting the government's Community Work Placem

Gerry Conlon: he fought the law and injustice but bore the scars

Christine Duncan believes a new training method can give family members a way to help loved ones battling substance misuse

Duncan Dunlop explains why a decline in young people classed as Neet is good news for some but not for those with additional support needs

Pat Armstrong believes the Big Lottery Fund should be looking for ways to support third sector leaders in its new programmes

Alison Todd from Children 1st on the lessons we can learn from the Rolf Harris case

Sanne Velthuis believes the truth about real poverty is hidden beneath the latest government statistics and much more must be done to tackle the issue

Malcolm Streatfield explains why Scottish charities need to plan well ahead of their auto-enrolment date