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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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£0m 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

For a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage

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.

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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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Inspiring Scotland announced as delivery partner for islands recovery programme
14.09.2020

Inspiring Scotland announced as delivery partner for islands recovery programme

  Island communities will benefit from a ¬£2 million programme of locally-led green projects designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Islands Green Recovery Programme, announced in the Programme for Government and now open for applications, is split into four strands and managed by four partners, delivering investment in

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Inspiring Scotland-backed Get On Board programme wins national award
26.08.2020

Inspiring Scotland-backed Get On Board programme wins national award

  An Inspiring Scotland-backed project has been named a winner of a prestigious national award recognising and celebrating the role of teamwork in higher education. Get On Board, a Edinburgh Napier University initiative designed to help students get on to the boards of third sector organisations was one of 15 projects from across the UK

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SiRD projects secure £2.9m in extended funding for social care
10.08.2020

SiRD projects secure £2.9m in extended funding for social care

  Funding for 31 third sector projects in social care has been extended to March 2022 with the announcement of an additional ¬£2.9 million in Scottish Government backing. Inspiring Scotland‚Äôs ‚ÄėSupport in the Right Direction‚Äô programme was initially funded until March 2021 with the organisations receiving funding providing information, advice and advocacy for people accessing

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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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