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We believe in collaborating, in developing and in innovating. We challenge established thinking and rigorously evaluate tested methods. We are constantly learning and we share what we learn because we want the charity sector to continuously improve the crucial work it does, helping disadvantaged people and communities across Scotland.

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Loose Parts Play!

Find out how to create imaginative, creative and fun play with crates, pebbles and bits of string with our Loose Parts Play toolkit.

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Funders of Play 2016

This guide contains eligibility, priority and contact details of organisations funding not-for-profit and charitable organisations working in play in Scotland.

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Guide to the SDS assessment process for children with additional support needs

A short video from the Self-direct Support Forum in East Renfrewshire explaining the SDS assessment process specifically for children and the terminology parents may encounter.

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How Pro Bono works

Pro Bono Executive Elaine Crichton explains our Pro Bono programme and how it can help Scotland’s charities develop and be a fulfilling experience for professional volunteers.

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How to approach Cost Benefit Analysis

Social care charities are particularly adept at spotting gaps in services for the most vulnerable in our communities, and as such are able to respond with early intervention programmes that can save both local authorities and health services a large amount of money. But, as a charity, how can you evidence that, or even start

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Loose Parts Play

Loose parts are about real world learning for all children and young people. The process both of introducing them and of playing with them involves collaboration, sharing thinking, problem-solving and decision-making where the outcome is evident – better play experiences. The impact of facilitating quality loose parts play is improved health and well-being and so

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Organisational transformation – Murton Trust video

Having worked with Inspiring Scotland as part of the 14:19 Fund since 2009, Murton Trust in Angus has transformed from an under-used outdoor education facility to a a thriving, SQA-accredited vocational training centre.

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Play Ranger Toolkit

This Play Ranger Toolkit has been developed by, and using the experience and learning of, the Play Ranger charities supported by Go2Play – focused on growing play opportunities for children and harnessing the expertise of the sector. The toolkit is designed to promote this model of helping children to access free play, but more importantly

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Raising attainment through Active Play

A successful educational system is fundamental to a successful future; for our children, for our communities and for Scotland. We want to help educators achieve their ambitions, and those of Scottish Government, to close the attainment gap and get it right for every child. That’s why we have developed the Active Play programme, a programme

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Realising the potential in our communities: A synthesis of three years of learning from Link Up

For decades, and despite millions of pounds of investment, Governments and public agencies have struggled to change the experience of many people living in Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities. Problems of low life expectancy, low levels of employment and educational attainment persist. Link Up set-out to prove that creating the right conditions for change and the

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