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Smart Play Network

Smart Play Network

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund.

Smart Play Network (SPN) are the national organisation supporting and delivering play opportunities for the benefit, health and wellbeing of children and families across Scotland.

They provide a range of support and practical tools to 394 members, from starting up a new service, through policy development and delivery to planning for sustainability.

SPN believe in the child’s right to play for their overall development, health and wellbeing. They extend this belief to adults who can not only benefit from being playful themselves, but through supporting the child’s right to play, can build and strengthen their local places, spaces and community by coming together for a collective, focussed and common goal.

SPN deliver Play Rangers services, Community Spaces Co-Production projects, outdoor play in schools projects, a toy library and a national roadshow to support positive parent/child engagement through play.

Investment secured to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland
19.07.2021

Investment secured to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland

Inspiring Scotland has secured social investment funding to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland. Inspiring Scotland’s newly launched not for profit trading subsidiary – Willow Den  – will offer Early Learning and Childcare in exclusively outdoor settings for children in Scotland aged 3 to 5 years old. The funding package includes ÂŁ225,000 loan funding from Social

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Scottish play charities receive funding to help local communities get outside to play
12.07.2021

Scottish play charities receive funding to help local communities get outside to play

  25 Charities across Scotland will share ÂŁ500,000 of funding to develop and deliver more free outdoor play opportunities in local communities, aimed at improving children’s health and wellbeing. Creative outdoor play sessions, an outdoor playgroup for children and their dads, nature play spaces for local communities and gardening sessions are just some of the

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Free support to improve your charity’s digital outreach
21.06.2021

Free support to improve your charity’s digital outreach

Has your charity started using digital in new and different ways over the past year? Or perhaps you’re keen to better connect with your target audience through digital, but aren’t sure where to start? You’re not alone – over the past year a number of charities have taken on new digital approaches and one question

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