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Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.
26.05.2022

Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.

Artist and founder of the Stove Network, Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.¬†¬† Firstly, I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Creative Communities programme – from those who first thought up the idea and made it possible – to everyone who has been

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Mapping outdoor play in Scotland
24.05.2022

Mapping outdoor play in Scotland

Thrive Outdoors is mapping the outdoor play sector in Scotland, aiming to find out where outdoor play is happening, how outdoor play organisations are run and the challenges these organisations face. Extensive research highlights the social, physical and emotional benefits of outdoor play for children and young people. But the Covid-19 pandemic has meant more

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New commitment to mentoring programme supporting children and young people living in kinship care arrangements.
13.04.2022

New commitment to mentoring programme supporting children and young people living in kinship care arrangements.

An award of £450,000 from The Robertson Trust will enable Inspiring Scotland to expand intandem, the national mentoring programme for children and young people looked after at home, to include 8-14 year olds living in kinship care arrangements across Scotland. intandem recognises that young people looked after while living at home can experience challenging circumstances.

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New Outdoor Community Play Fund Open
12.04.2022

New Outdoor Community Play Fund Open

The new Outdoor Community Play Fund was announced by Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey on Tuesday 12th April 2022.¬† This funding will support charities¬†providing outdoor community play opportunities for children and families experiencing disadvantage, as defined by SIMD. Up to ¬£15,000 can be applied for by registered Scottish charities meeting the criteria. Funded by Scottish Government,

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Social media top tips for the third sector
28.03.2022

Social media top tips for the third sector

  Social media can be a fantastic resource for charities in particular when communicating your cause and key messages. The world of communications has shifted quite dramatically over the last 2 years due to the pandemic and this is where the importance of social media comes in! We asked Amy part of Inspiring Scotland’s Communications

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10 ‚ÄėBeautifully Ambitious‚Äô Years of  Link Up
21.03.2022

10 ‚ÄėBeautifully Ambitious‚Äô Years of Link Up

Andrew Magowan, Link Up Programme Manager shares his reflections on¬† Inspiring Scotland‚Äôs Link Up Programme turning 10.¬†¬† My colleague described our plans for the celebration as ‚Äúbeautifully ambitious‚ÄĚ.¬† True, but the phrase is also a great way to capture the essence of Link Up since its launch in 2012. Link Up was never really a

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