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We are committed for as long as it takes, whatever it takes.

Together, we are effective.

We record and measure our effectiveness and rigorously evaluate the work we do. We crunch the numbers and track our progress to continuously improve because it is critical that we maximise our impact. But we know that the real story of our impact lies behind the numbers in the stories of the people and communities we work with.


young people into employment, education or training.


children accessed free play opportunities.


local people building better communities.


of lives transformed.

We change lives for the better.

We want a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage. That means tackling long-term, entrenched social problems faced by Scotland’s people and communities. We work with experts from all sectors to design, and continuously develop, solutions to these problems. We take a long-term view and we are committed for as long as it takes. We look at policies and challenge thinking. We research and evaluate and learn.

Together, we succeed when the people and communities we work with can live happy and healthy lives free from poverty and disadvantage.


of funds managed.


active funds tackling deep social issues.


charities supported.


professionals volunteering for a better Scotland.

"I'm very happy with how far I have come."

With the help of Connect2, a Glasgow-based network of 14:19 Fund charities, Siobhan was able to gain confidence and qualifications to help her realise her full potential.

Read Siobhan's story

"For me, Link Up has been life-changing."

"People matter and people care. They just need somebody to care about what they care about!" Read Tessa's story about Link Up is changing lives in Kirkcaldy's Gallatown area.

Read Tessa's story

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We study, research, evaluate, learn and share our knowledge.

Read the latest reports, evaluations and publications from Inspiring Scotland’s funds.

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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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