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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.

A campaign to tackle the stigma of poverty has launched a new phase with a spoof blog that highlights the difficulties of life in poverty


Adverse attention – whether from the cabinet or the security services – means legitimate charities are doing their job

UK government accused of covering up true extent of "pernicious" sanction regime

We list the so-called reforms that have had the biggest impact on the poor, the sick and the disabled

​Moves to halt benefits for failed asylum seekers condemned

Campaigners demand safer streets in Scotland's largest multi-cultural community

​Welfare fund continues to support thousands of Scots families, new figures reveal

​Aid charity's annual appeal breaks all previous records

Tina Perret's dad died while being arrested by police. After years of battling for justice, she now supports other families in similar situations