We use a venture philanthropy model to bring together people, communities, organisations and government to drive social change and transform lives.Learn more
For people to thrive, three things really matter: supportive relationships, confidence and self-esteem. Read our report into our Link Up fund.Find out more
Read about Inspiring Scotland's work throughout 2019Read our Annual Report
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
At Inspiring Scotland, we firmly believe that the health, happiness and wellbeing of children and young people is paramount. It is a shared responsibility of civil society â€“ people and organisations across the public, private and third sectors â€“ to protect children and young people. To support them to grow up with the meansRead More
Thousands of children will be out playing in their communities across Scotland this summer after local charities received funding to run Play Rangers in their neighbourhood. 15 charities have received money to increase outdoor play opportunities through Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Thrive Outdoors community play programme, which is funded by Scottish Government. Thrive Outdoors supports Scotlandâ€™s childrenRead More
This fund is now closed for applications. Applicants will be contacted in due course. Inspiring Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, are delighted to announce the launch of a fund to help improve the understanding of autism in Scotland amongst non-autistic individuals. This fund aims to address the real lack of understanding across Scottish societyRead More
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.Speak to us.