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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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New fund opens to support island communities
17.06.2021

New fund opens to support island communities

  Businesses and community groups located across Scotland’s inhabited islands are now able to apply for grants of up to ÂŁ150,000 through the new Island Communities Fund (ICF) for projects focussed on supporting sustainable island economies and the journey towards net zero. The fund is backed by ÂŁ2 million of Scottish Government funding, which comes

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Specialist Volunteers support Interfaith Glasgow’s virtual governance training
15.06.2021

Specialist Volunteers support Interfaith Glasgow’s virtual governance training

To mark small charities week 2021, we’re speaking with Philip Mendelsohn, Chair at Interfaith Glasgow about how Inspiring Scotland’s Specialist Volunteer Network has provided support. “Having engaged with Inspiring Scotland through their management of a grant programme, we noted in the very detailed introduction pack that they offered support through the network that seemed to

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Mentoring can build confidence and offer hope for a bright future
03.06.2021

Mentoring can build confidence and offer hope for a bright future

As part of the Volunteers’ Week 2021 celebrations, we interviewed intandem mentor Angela Jamieson to find out about her mentoring journey and the impact being a mentor has had on her life so far. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m currently a performance advisor supporting 29 charities who provide services to Survivors

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The impact of specialist support on small charities
03.06.2021

The impact of specialist support on small charities

“We were drawn to the Specialist Volunteer Network because of the wide range of skills and expertise provided by Volunteers and the excellent fit with help we were looking for as a charity.” Small charities often lack the infrastructure that larger charities have for HR, IT, Finance and Business Development. On top of this, accessing

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