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Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) have launched The Keystone Fund which aims to enable locally and regionally-focused charities working towards social equity to become more agile in their support for their communities. The Fund will provide a programme of unrestricted grants, networking and access to advice webinars and toolkits.  Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are … Continue reading “Unrestricted grants for social justice charities”

CAS also reported a huge increase of people taking longer to clear their debts.

The public event from 10am-3.30pm will feature powerful testimonies from people who are worst affected by a catastrophic increase in basic living costs.

“The Scottish Government must use the opportunity of its forthcoming Energy Strategy to chart a clear path away from fossil fuels."


"The sector is in crisis with staff leaving in droves in search of employment with better pay and working conditions."

Some concerns were raised that the crisis will pose more significant challenges for organisations, service providers and individuals than even those faced during the pandemic.  

There is widespread concern amongst disabled people about being able to afford the energy required to power and charge essential assistive technologies

The Scottish Power Foundation has funded £10m-worth of support to charities and community groups