Having struggled with substance misuse for most of her adult life, Tammie has used her volunteering experience through Link Up to turn her life around. Because of Tammieâ€™s circumstances, her daughter went into her grandmotherâ€™s care in 2016. Wanting to be a positive role model for her daughter and to regain custody of her, asRead More
Kathryn Welsh, Operations Director at the Macrobert Arts Centre We approached Inspiring Scotland in the hope of finding some pro bono support to help our senior team to navigate a challenging time in our organisational development. Following a funding cut in the new year, weâ€™d been reflecting on our priorities for the year ahead andRead 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 Specialist Volunteer 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€śGetting off the drugs isnâ€™t just about stopping taking them, itâ€™s about changing everything. I had toRead More
Keiran shows that with determination and the right support, everyone can achieve their goals and make a fresh start. Keiran has a difficult relationship with his father due to his fatherâ€™s alcohol misuse, and lives with foster parents for part of the week. He has dyslexia, and struggled to read and write, but despite theseRead More
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