We use a venture philanthropy model to bring together people, communities, organisations and government to drive social change and transform lives.Learn more
Read about our work in out latest overview reportFind out more
Celebration marks 10 years of our 14:19 Fund and young people's ambitions fulfilledFind out more
Read about Scotland's national position statement on outdoor play and learningFind out more
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
Read the final interim report of the 14:19 Fund.Â 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.
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 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 Scotlandâ€™s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families. The Community Play Fund will provide financialRead More
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 26thÂ March 2019. We welcome the Scottish Governmentâ€™s focus onRead More
Scottish wildlife filmmaker and television presenter Gordon Buchanan â€“ best known for his close encounter with a curious polar bear on BBCâ€™s The Polar Bear Family and Me – has added his name to a growing list of people and organisations committed to getting kids out to play. The raft of pledges will be announcedRead More
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