Consultation on fund priorities launched for third sector organisations and local groups supporting the mental health of parents, carers, and infants. Applications open in May 2021.Find out more
New ¬£7 million fund announced to improve equality and human rights in Scotland. Open for applications until 14 May, it will cover projects up to 2024.Find out more
On March 24th a number of changes to the Delivering Equally Safe fund were announced. Organisations tackling violence against women and girls can now apply for a share of ¬£18 million in the first year of the fund. The application deadline has been altered to midday on Friday 28th May 2021.Find out more
Link Up's 2020 annual report shows how lives are being improved through positive relationships, shared purpose, and kindness.Find 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
Introducing¬†Working Together,¬†the 2019 Annual Review of our work. Read about the impact of our work across Scotland throughout the past year and our plans for 2019-2020, including our way of working, our model and our 10 social impact funds.Learn 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 Scotland‚Äôs deep-rooted social problems.Read More
Our network of professional volunteers lends vital expert assistance to Scotland‚Äôs 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
Inspiring Scotland is now seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund. ¬†Funded by the Scottish Government, it aims to support charities who provide organised outdoor play opportunities for children and families in Scotland‚Äôs most deprived communities. In 2020-21, the fund distributed ¬£380,000 across 23 play charities, reaching more than 5,000 children inRead More
IMPORTANT UPDATE On the 24th March 2021, the Scottish Government and COSLA issued a joint statement on the Delivering Equally Safe fund. The statement outlines a number of important changes to the fund which have come in with immediate effect. We understand that those who are intending to apply may have questions and we areRead More
This March to mark International Women’s Day, a group of Inspiring Scotland¬† staff reflected on their own career experiences to prompt discussion, share stories and connect on all our individual experiences.¬† We #ChooseToChallenge by sharing these reflections today. We posed these questions and prompts below: ‚ÄĘ How would you choose to challenge genderRead More
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