Inspiring Scotland’s first fund, the 14:19 Fund, is investing in 22 charitable ventures which are all working with 14 to 19 year olds who are struggling to make a successful transition from school to the next stage of their lives. Investors in this fund include Scottish Government, individuals, trusts and foundations and businesses are also involved.
Go Play is a two year programme to support the development of the play sector in Scotland and invests in 27 ventures. The focus is on ‘free play’ in 5-13 year olds. ‘Free play’ is the type of play led by children without an aim, structure or set of rules being imposed on it. Go Play programme stems from the Equally Well report that recognised the importance of play in contributing to healthy outcomes for children and reducing health inequalities across Scotland. The Scottish Government is the single investor in Go Play and this programme is therefore slightly different to the 14:19 Fund.