I come from the Gallatown in Kirkcaldy. Poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and lack of opportunities have had a massively detrimental impact in the Gallatown and it has been in serious decline for years. I spent most of my life thinking this is how life is – but why should it be? We are not statistics;Read More
Connect 2 is a partnership of the Glasgow based 14:19 Fund charitiesÂ including: FARE, Impact Arts, Move On, Tomorrowâ€™s People and Venture Trust. It provides a clear pathway to securing a positive destination for young people who are hardest to reach and who have significant challenges to overcome. This case study was written by Siobhan, oneRead More
The story of Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s first 10 years is a story about people. A lot of people, thousands from all around Scotland, their relationships with one another and the impact we have been able to create together. To tell our story is to tell the story of the people we were set up toRead More
For many charities, negotiating complex property leases or dealing with difficult HR issues can have a serious effect on their day-to-day work simply because they lack the financial resources and capacity to deal with them. Thanks to our pro bono network, several charities have been able to access free expert legal advice with lawRead More
In 2009 Murton Trust for Education and the Environmentâ€™s journey changed when they secured 10 years support from Inspiring Scotland. At the time of investment the organisation had two staff running a 200 acre site. It was home to a 180 acre nature reserve and a 20 acre site that the staff and trustees hadRead More
Hugh (not his real name) is in his forties and has been attending one of Link Upâ€™s menâ€™s groups since March 2014. He had a drug addiction until he managed to get off them approximately ten years ago. â€œGetting off the drugs isnâ€™t just about stopping taking them, itâ€™s about changing everything. I had toRead More
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