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Promoting healthy and resilient island communities
06.01.2022

Promoting healthy and resilient island communities

People living on Scottish islands will benefit from community-led wellness initiatives designed to support them to live healthier lifestyles as funding has now been allocated for the Scottish Government’s Healthy Islands Fund. The Healthy Islands Fund will help to deliver these initiatives with just over ¬£1.3 million of Scottish Government funding from the wider ¬£30

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Thrive Outdoors blog series: researching the magic of the Botanics’ Wee Garden
17.12.2021

Thrive Outdoors blog series: researching the magic of the Botanics’ Wee Garden

This month for the fourth instalment of our Botanics Blog we spoke with Selvarani Selvaraja, a medical doctor from Malaysia, currently pursuing MSc Education (Early Childhood and Froebel) at The University of Edinburgh. Selvarani has been involved in this project as part of the research team, led by Dr. Lynn McNair, Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Lecturer in

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Celebrating 5 years of intandem
15.12.2021

Celebrating 5 years of intandem

Inspiring Scotland’s Head of Development and Partnership, Julia Abel, reflects upon the impact of intandem mentoring as the programme celebrates its fifth birthday. We all need consistent, trusting relationships. For young people who have care experience, these relationships can sometimes be lacking. The long-term presence of a trusted, supportive adult can make all the difference

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Launching a fund during a pandemic ‚Äď lessons learned
10.12.2021

Launching a fund during a pandemic ‚Äď lessons learned

  The Creative Communities programme was due to launch just as the pandemic struck. Erica, head of the Creative Communities team¬†takes a look¬†at just what this meant for third sector organisations and Inspiring Scotland as a funder, and shares key learnings from the experience. The Creative Communities¬†Programme¬†was¬†conceived as part of the Scottish Government‚Äôs Culture strategy,¬†which

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Marking 16 days of activism
25.11.2021

Marking 16 days of activism

Today marks the beginning of ¬†16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. ¬†16 days is an annual international campaign which starts on the 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. Inspiring Scotland are Programme manager of Delivering Equally Safe, the Scottish Government’s

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Highlights from our work in 2020/21
23.11.2021

Highlights from our work in 2020/21

At our core, Inspiring Scotland is all about providing support to organisations to enable social impact, and this past year was no exception. In a year of such challenge, we had to adapt to continue providing robust support to over 450 organisations across Scotland ‚Äď responding to new challenges within our portfolios and sharing learnings

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