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Free COVID-19 charity support service launched

Free COVID-19 charity support service launched

The Third Sector’s response to COVID-19 has been incredible. However, the strain being put on the leaders and staff of Scottish charities cannot be underestimated.

At Inspiring Scotland we are committed to doing all we can to support the sector through this time of unprecedented challenge. To help ensure the Third Sector’s continued resilience, we have launched our new free ‘Supporting Our Sector’ service in response.

Through this service, Scottish charities can book one-to-one remote sessions and receive tailored support with members of the Inspiring Scotland team free of charge. Our focus is on helping charities navigate through the array of support, funding and services that are currently available to them. We will listen to individual organisations’ needs, and where possible offer quick answers and signpost to solutions.

We will also bring charities together to build and sustain supportive networks on an ongoing basis. Alongside this, we have developed a Knowledge Hub of key resources and are hosting regular webinars with experts in the field. Introductions will also be made to Inspiring Scotland’s Specialist Volunteer Service, a network of over 400 professional volunteers who can offer support on a diverse range of areas including legal matters, employment law and HR, finance, PR, organisational development, and governance.

The Inspiring Scotland team draws on experience from across the private, voluntary and public sectors and focuses on harnessing this expertise for Scotland’s charities. Please note: We cannot give advice on specific funding applications which will be made to Scottish Government Covid-19 response funds and all information will be treated strictly confidentially.

  • Register and book your initial 45 minute one-to-one session here
  • Find out more about Inspiring Scotland’s team here

Celia Tennant, CEO, said:

“From the conversations we have been having with charity leaders across the country there is a clear need for greater non-financial support to accompany the incredible funding response.  As well as being swamped with information, charity leaders are faced with making challenging decisions impacting directly on people’s lives, and their usual support networks may not be accessible.

“I am pleased to be able to offer the expertise of the Inspiring Scotland team to as many charities as we can, to help navigate them through this turbulent and challenging time, helping relieve any immediate pressures so they can continue to do the vital work they are doing.”

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