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Our vision

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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Delivering Impact

Together, we are Inspiring Scotland.

We collaborate to identify and solve social problems on a national scale. We develop new ideas and are fearless in pursuit of our aims. Together, we are building a better Scotland.

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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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Pro Bono 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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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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Delighted tenants  thank advocate David  Cobb for pro bono help
23.02.2017

Delighted tenants thank advocate David Cobb for pro bono help

Inspiring Scotland Pro Bono supporter David Cobb provided vital legal advice for the Lorne Community Association in their fight against eviction. Celebrating residents have been quick to acknowledge the help of a volunteer advocate in a successful 18-month fight to avoid losing their homes. The tenants of 92 flats in Lorne Street, Leith, Edinburgh, had feared

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Raising Attainment in Schools
07.02.2017

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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Contact Us

We work together and get results.

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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