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Biggins to host Leuchie’s Big Ascot Bash in Edinburgh

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Actor and TV personality Christopher Biggins has been revealed as the host for a major charity event in Edinburgh this summer to raise funds for national respite centre Leuchie House. Biggins, who has been a...

Vince fishing for charity cash

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Vince Manning has a special date in June to raise more cash for Army veterans following the success of his charity fishing day in aid of Help the Heroes.Around 30 anglers took part in...

Racecourse staff under starter’s orders for charity cycle ride

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Staff at Musselburgh Racecourse are saddling up – for a 500 mile charity bike challenge. The racing five are taking part in the Cycle for Smart Works sponsored cycle and hope to raise a minimum...

Superhero abseil brings Christmas cheer to Sick Kids

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In a Marvel-lous Christmas surprise, a team of costume-clad superheroes payed a visit to the residents of the Edinburgh Children's Hospital. In a troop made up of Batman, Thanos, Spiderman and the Joker - the superheroes...

RMF Health lights up Christmas for NHS Lothian patients and staff

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RMF Health is working with charity, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation to spread joy to NHS patients and staff who will be spending this Christmas in hospital. In a bid to make hospital feel more...

Edinburgh-based charity establishes operating rooms in Zambia

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The charity KidsOR, which has its headquarters in Edinburgh has successfully installed six state-of-the-art operating rooms in Zambia - the biggest install in one single country and one that will benefit tens of thousands...

Smart Works Edinburgh holding evening fundraiser

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Charity Smart Works Edinburgh is holding a fundraising event on 21 October 2021 at the Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian. The charity will use the funds to help unemployed women all over Scotland who are...

The Big Lunch – save the big date in June

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This June the organisers of the Big Lunch, a community event inspired by the Eden Project, say it is going ahead. The idea is a simple one - that one day each year people...

‘Empty Kitchens’ celebrates the kindness of Scotland with the COOK Kindness Survey

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According to a report released today (17th Feb.), most Britons - 65% - believe we have become kinder as a nation over the last 12 months and 92% say they’ve done an act of...

Empty Kitchens provides more meals for vulnerable people with M&S scheme

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·        As the countdown to Christmas continues, Edinburgh-based charity, Empty Kitchens Full Hearts, has ramped up the number of meals it is providing to those in need thanks to M&S’s food redistribution programme. ·        A...

Social Bite and Just Eat launch Christmas Meal Appeal

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Dame Helen Mirren has joined some other well-known faces including Rob Brydon and Sir Chris Hoy in posting videos in support of the new Christmas Meal Appeal launched by Just Eat in partnership with...

Heriot’s invite applications for bursaries

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Governed by George Heriot's Trust, a Scottish charity, George Heriot's school encourages applications to the Heriot’s Foundation, which provides full fee remission to the children of widows and widowers living in Edinburgh and the Lothians,...

Lasswade’s ‘Dobbies’ takes part in Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

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Dobbies Garden Centres is raising vital funds for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning this week, by hosting its own ‘Raise a Cup’ event in the Lasswade store. ‘Raise a Cup’ will run from now to Sunday 27...

Crowdfunder appeal launched by Capital Theatres in urgent plea for support

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A Crowdfunder campaign has been launched by Capital Theatres, Scotland’s largest theatre charity, in an urgent appeal for support in order to prevent the closure of the King’s Theatre and to continue bringing the...

ELREC launch fundraising appeal to help with food poverty

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Foysol Choudhury MBE, the Chair of Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council ELREC) has told us of the appeal which the charity has just launched. They have set up a Go Fund Me appeal...

Stories along the Union Canal

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People Know How and Polwarth Parish Church have been working together during the last year, bringing their project All Aboard to life. Together, the Scottish charity and the church will run a boat from...

Ecclesiastical begins the 2020 Movement for Good Awards

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Ecclesiastical has announced that they are now accepting entries for their 2020 Movement for Good Awards. Last year over 98,000 people supported the awards and voted for 7,000 charities. Out of those 500 were...

Stepping in to give hope to Edinburgh homeless

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A charity which is feeding the homeless in Edinburgh has come forward to fill a gap caused by other providers forced to close because of Covid-19. Steps To Hope (STH) provides three course meals and...

Families project boosted by whisky action fund

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Bright Light, a charity which provides relationship counselling across Edinburgh and the Lothians, has been awarded over £22,000 from the Scotch Whisky Action Fund (SWAF) to support its Families in Recovery project. The charity identified...

Intercultural festival for young people takes place this weekend

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The talents of Scotland’s intercultural young people will be on show at a one day festival in the capital this weekend.  Held at popular food and drink market, The Pitt on Saturday 26 October 2019,...

Cyrenians break target of delivering one million meals

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The Cyrenians Fareshare depot has surpassed its target of delivering over 1 million meals to charities and community groups across Central and South East Scotland in their 20th year.  Established 50 years ago, Cyrenians aims...

Bield appoints interim Chief Executive

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One of the country’s largest providers of housing and support services has appointed an interimChief Executive as it continues the recruitment process for the full-time position. Bield has promoted Charlie Dickson to take over the...

Housing Association’s £10,000 Fund to Support Causes in Edinburgh – apply now

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LOCAL charities, clubs and good causes across Edinburgh are invited to apply for their share of a £10,000 funding pot launched by Cairn Housing Association. The Cairn Community Fund aims to provide support for a...

Cyrenians introduce new pantry service to Edinburgh

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Cyrenians have introduced a new pantry service, offering quality food at low prices in their bid to tackle food poverty here in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh-based charity deliver sustainable solutions for the causes and consequences of...

Old Town coffee serves up double shot of ethics

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AN EDINBURGH café is inviting the city to come and try what could be the city’s most ethical cup of coffee. Café 1505 has partnered with Equal Exchange – a cooperative promoting Fair Trade and organic...

Capturing a love of everyday walking

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An exhibition that captures the faces and stories of people who champion the joy of everyday walking in Scotland is launching this weekend. The Humans of the Walk portrait photography exhibition celebrates the many ways...

Small charity? Get advice on fundraising here

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Fundraising & sponsorship training for community groups hosted by Edinburgh Shoreline project Thursday, 28 March 2019 from 10.30am to 4.30pmAt Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Place, EH3 5NZ Are you a small...

City hotel adapts facilities for those with cancer

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EDINBURGH’S largest independent hotel is adapting its facilities to accommodate guests who have been affected by cancer. Ten Hill Place is making alterations to all disabled toilets in its 129-bedroom Old Town building to make...

Children and parents play together to raise cash for disability sport in Edinburgh

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Children as young as five and their parents took to the court in a touchtennis fundraiser to raise £250 for Advantage, an Edinburgh based project which uses tennis as a catalyst to support those...

Charity claims they will lose money over tourist tax

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Surgeons' Quarter claims that The City of Edinburgh Council’s plans for a new tourist tax are set to rob tens of thousands of pounds from charity each year. The organisation is calling on the council...

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