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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

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£0m invested in Scotland’s third sector.

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

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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

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ÂŁ0m in additional funding raised by our charities.

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

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0+ people supported across Scotland.

Delivering Impact

Transforming the lives of young people

Read the final interim report of the 14:19 Fund. This report offers a snapshot of the progress of the fund in its final year and we are pleased to report it is on track to deliver its ambitious targets.

 

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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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Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications
03.06.2019

Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications

Thanks to a generous donation from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, we have established a new Fund to offer seed-corn investment to develop innovative approaches for the creation of a new generation of outdoor early learning and childcare (ELC) settings. Funding will be available for 12 to 18 months to support the establishment

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Community Play Fund open for applications
21.05.2019

Community Play Fund open for applications

The Community Play Fund, aimed at supporting childhood health and wellbeing through play, is now open for applications. Outdoor play improves childhood health and wellbeing, helps to raise attainment and aspiration, thereby addressing inequality and improving the life chances of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. The Community Play Fund will provide financial

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Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland launch Understanding Autism campaign
02.04.2019

Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland launch Understanding Autism campaign

Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government will be working together on a new national programme to raise understanding of autism in Scotland. This announcement was made by Ms Claire Haughey, Minister for Mental Health, at the Scottish Strategy for Autism Seventh Annual Conference in Glasgow on the 26th March 2019. We welcome the Scottish Government’s focus on

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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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