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What we do

For a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage

We transform vital charities. We empower visionary leaders. We shape public policies. We believe in opportunity for everyone. Since 2008, Inspiring Scotland has worked towards a Scotland where everyone, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, or the circumstances they are born into, has the chance to enjoy a happy, healthy life free from poverty or disadvantage. We do not accept the status quo and we are committed for as long as it takes, whatever it takes, to build a better Scotland.

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Our Model

Philanthropic funding is added to Scottish Government and Trust and Foundation money

Philanthropic funding is added to Scottish Government and Trust and Foundation money

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£0m invested in Scotland’s third sector.

We commit to long-term, flexible funding for a portfolio of charities

We commit to long-term, flexible funding for a portfolio of charities

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0 years of funding possible.

We provide tailored business development support and rigorously evaluate, to drive charities' ambition and long-term development goals

We provide tailored business development support and rigorously evaluate, to drive charities' ambition and long-term development goals

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0 professional volunteers able to support charities alongside our dedicated staff.

Portfolio charities become stronger, more efficient, more accountacble and better governed

Portfolio charities become stronger, more efficient, more accountacble and better governed

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£0m in additional funding raised by our charities.

The portfolio approach creates a collaborative network for sharing knowledge and experience

The portfolio approach creates a collaborative network for sharing knowledge and experience

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0 charities collaborating across 10 funds.

Charities raise more funding, increase their scale, and reach more and more young people for longer

Charities raise more funding, increase their scale, and reach more and more young people for longer

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0+ people supported across Scotland.

Delivering Impact

For a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage

Introducing Working Together, the 2019 Annual Review of our work. Read about the impact of our work across Scotland throughout the past year and our plans for 2019-2020, including our way of working, our model and our 10 social impact funds.

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What we do

We design rigorous and innovative social solutions.

We identify and solve problems on a national scale, working together to get results.

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Thematic funds

We build networks of people, charities and organisations, and fund, design and implement pioneering solutions address Scotland’s deep-rooted social problems.

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Specialist Volunteer Network

Our network of professional volunteers lends vital expert assistance to Scotland’s charities, helping them to build capacity and overcome problems.

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Collaborative working

We solve problems. With our experience, we can help identify social issues, improve practice and maximise impact for charities and organisations.

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Every one can benefit from using nature to support mental health
14.05.2021

Every one can benefit from using nature to support mental health

  Inspiring Scotland works with some of the most innovative charities in Scotland today. This Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on the power of nature ‚Äď so we‚Äôre sharing our key learnings from the projects we work with on how to use nature to improve mental health and wellbeing of new parents, children, young people,

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Consultation on funding for independent support sector
07.05.2021

Consultation on funding for independent support sector

Following the success of the Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) funding programme, which empowers people to be equal partners in their social care and support decisions, Inspiring Scotland is opening a consultation for the independent support sector and other key partners. This consultation aims to gather views on the priorities for funding within the

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2021/22 Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Now Open!
08.04.2021

2021/22 Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Now Open!

  Inspiring Scotland is now seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. ¬†Funded by the Scottish Government, it aims to support charities who provide organised outdoor play opportunities for children and families in Scotland‚Äôs most deprived communities. In 2020-21, the fund distributed ¬£380,000 across 23 play charities, reaching more than 5,000 children in

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We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors. Get in touch if you want to help us build a better Scotland.

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