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.Learn More
Philanthropic funding is added to Scottish Government and Trust and Foundation moneyFind out more
We commit to long-term, flexible funding for a portfolio of charitiesFind out more
We provide tailored business development support and rigorously evaluate, to drive charities' ambition and long-term development goalsFind out more
Portfolio charities become stronger, more efficient, more accountacble and better governedFind out more
The portfolio approach creates a collaborative network for sharing knowledge and experienceFind out more
Charities raise more funding, increase their scale, and reach more and more young people for longerFind out more
IntroducingÂ Working Together,Â 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.Learn More
We identify and solve problems on a national scale, working together to get results.
We build networks of people, charities and organisations, and fund, design and implement pioneering solutions address Scotlandâ€™s deep-rooted social problems.Read More
Our network of professional volunteers lends vital expert assistance to Scotlandâ€™s charities, helping them to build capacity and overcome problems.Read More
We solve problems. With our experience, we can help identify social issues, improve practice and maximise impact for charities and organisations.Read More
The Third Sectorâ€™s response to COVID-19 has been incredible. However, the strain being put on the leaders and staff of Scottish charities cannot be underestimated. At Inspiring Scotland we are committed to doing all we can to support the sector through this time of unprecedented challenge. To help ensure the Third Sector’s continued resilience, weRead More
We are living in uncertain and unprecedented times and we appreciate this will be a very challenging time for us all. We are acutely aware of the impact COVID-19 may have on people and communities across Scotland. At times like this the role of charities and community groups is more vital than ever. I wouldRead More
The first outdoor nursery directly supported by the Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland through its Thrive Outdoors programme has opened at Abriachan Forest near Inverness. Joining local children and parents at the nurseryâ€™s first day was Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd, who cut a bespoke ceremonial ribbon made from greenery. Also thereRead More
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