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Extension to current Support in the Right Direction funding
24.08.2017

Extension to current Support in the Right Direction funding

Audit Scotland today published a review of Self-directed Support. As part of their response to the review Scottish Government have announced a six month extension to current funding to 31 September 2018. The extension is very welcome and will give Scottish Government time to take account of the findings of the current review of Independent

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Minister for Childcare and Early Years launches #AwayandPlay to help Scotland’s kids get the best start in life
01.08.2017

Minister for Childcare and Early Years launches #AwayandPlay to help Scotland’s kids get the best start in life

Iconic Beano comic character, Dennis the Menace, joined Mark McDonald MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Childcare and Early Years, to launch a new campaign highlighting the benefits to children of free and creative play. The year-long campaign, “Away and Play”, is powered by Inspiring Scotland.  It will highlight the benefits of free and unstructured play

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UK Recognition as Best Family Friendly Third Sector Employer
18.07.2017

UK Recognition as Best Family Friendly Third Sector Employer

Inspiring Scotland has received further recognition for its Family Friendly practices picking up the award for the Best UK Family Friendly Third Sector Employer. The judges of the UK wide Family Friendly Working Award were impressed by Inspiring Scotland’s flexible culture and the way it uses flexibility of time to attract and retain high calibre

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Youth employment fund delivers record year.
05.06.2017

Youth employment fund delivers record year.

Last year the 14:19 Fund helped over 5,000 young people into a positive destination of employment, education or training.  This is more young people than previous years and brings the total young people who have secured a positive destination to 26,000. These results have been delivered by the portfolio of 20 Scottish charities who have

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Raising Attainment in Schools
19.03.2017

Raising Attainment in Schools

The latest evidence shows that Inspiring Scotland’s Active Play Programme is helping to raise attainment in primary schools in Glasgow. Commissioned by Glasgow City Council Attainment Challenge, the ten-week programme trains teachers and works with children in both structured and unstructured play. Already the changes noted by teachers include increased communication, physical fitness, creativity, teamwork,

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Inspiring Scotland named Family Friendly Employer
10.03.2017

Inspiring Scotland named Family Friendly Employer

Inspiring Scotland was announced as joint winners of Scotland’s most Family Friendly Third Sector Employer Award with Routes to Work South, in front of a 150 strong audience of leaders from all sectors at the Working Families Awards on 9th March. Commenting on winning the award, Celia Tennant, Inspiring Scotland Chief Executive said:Being a family friendly

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