Celia is passionate about building a better Scotland. She has been with Inspiring Scotland since its launch in 2008, as Head of Funds before taking on the role of Chief Executive in 2013, and has been instrumental in shaping its values and vision.
Celia brings 20 years of management experience from the private sector and is passionate about the potential of people and communities to create lasting positive change. She is a champion of collaborative working to tackle deep-rooted social problems.
Celia leads from the front with commitment and dedication, both with Inspiring Scotland and as a member of several community and advisory groups. She sits on the Building Safer Communities Board, Chairs the Community sub group of the Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland and is an Advisor to Common Purpose Scotland.
Celia is also an enthusiastic advocate of the power of sport to break down barriers and inspire people. She is a British Cycling coach in track, road and time-trial and founded the Clydesdale Colts youth cycling group in Lanarkshire, which she now Chairs. She is a Trustee of the Winning Scotland Foundation which uses sport to encourage young Scots to be their best.
Following a successful tender, Inspiring Scotland has been engaged as Scottish Governmentâ€™s delivery partner for the Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD 2021) programme. As fund managers, Inspiring Scotland will support 30 projects across Scotland to deliver independent support to people and carers accessing social care. SiRD 2021-funded projects are locally based throughout Scotland.Read More
Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Thrive Outdoors team has begun work with eight local authorities to encourage and support greater use of outdoor play and learning in the early years. Inspiring Scotland was awarded funding from Scottish Government earlier in 2018 to increase the delivery of outdoor play and learning opportunities as part of the expansion of theRead More
Link Up, Inspiring Scotland’s pioneering community project led by local people, has been awarded funding from Big Lottery Fund Scotlandâ€™s Supporting Great Ideas Fund to help combat long-term poverty and disadvantage. The ÂŁ296,452 award will support Link Up in the Whitfield area of Dundee and Saltcoats in North Ayrshire to support more local people toRead More