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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.


The manifesto claims that local economic development should be focused on creating high quality, secure jobs.

Mag looks at foodbanks and the cost of living crisis and the brilliant work of Community Jobs Scotland over the past decade

Young people will be given the skills to take control of their own lives

The average financial value of these gains is over £4,400, including direct cash in people’s pockets and benefits in kind, like free school uniforms. 

The manifesto has been published ahead of local elections on May 5, and has been set out by End Child Poverty members. 

Research for Shelter Scotland has found 48% of people surveyed said that they had struggled to meet their housing payments. 

More than 8 in 10 people in Scotland are worried about the impact of rising bills.

Impact of this on families can be devastating