People living on Scottish islands will benefit from community-led wellness initiatives designed to support them to live healthier lifestyles as funding has now been allocated for the Scottish Governmentâ€™s Healthy Islands Fund.Read more
The Creative Communities programme was due to launch just as the pandemic struck. Erica, head of the Creative Communities team takes a look at just what this meant for third sector organisations and Inspiring Scotland as a funder, and shares key learnings from the experience.Read our blog
This ground-breaking course, titled â€˜Our Future Leaders,â€™ is now in its third cohort. It was developed by Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) to create a unique leadership course for people with learning disabilities, the only course of its kind in the whole of the UK.Read more
We recently commissioned Research Scotland to complete an independent evaluation of the first year of the Creative Communities Programme.Read the report
The second year of the Scottish Governmentâ€™s Creative Communities programme has now launched, seeing a total of Â£2 million invested in creative projects across Scotland. Since the programme began in 2020, it has supported 46 community-based charities working with communities where social or geographical circumstances make engaging with culture more challenging.Read more
We transform vital charities. We empower visionary leaders. We shape public policies. We believe in opportunity for everyone. Since 2008Â Inspiring Scotland has worked towards a Scotland where everyone, no matter where they live, or the circumstances they are born into, is given 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 believe in long-term, flexible fundingFind 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
Read about the impact of our work across Scotland throughoutÂ 2020/2021Â in our latest annual reportLearn 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
This month for the fifthÂ instalmentÂ of our Botanics Blog series weÂ hear from Caroline Walsh an Early Years Outdoor Learning Officer at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Caroline shares her experience of the project so far and the key learnings along the way! I came into this exciting research project full of ideas. I had a visionRead More
People living on Scottish islands will benefit from community-led wellness initiatives designed to support them to live healthier lifestyles as funding has now been allocated for the Scottish Government’s Healthy Islands Fund. The Healthy Islands Fund will help to deliver these initiatives with just over Â£1.3 million of Scottish Government funding from the wider Â£30Read More
This month for the fourthÂ instalmentÂ of our Botanics Blog weÂ spoke withÂ SelvaraniÂ Selvaraja,Â a medical doctor from Malaysia, currently pursuing MSc Education (Early Childhood and Froebel) at The University of Edinburgh. Selvarani has been involved in this project as part of the research team, led byÂ Dr.Â Lynn McNair,Â Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Lecturer inRead More
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