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Consultation on new Support in the Right Direction Funding

Consultation on new Support in the Right Direction Funding

Last November and December, we worked with Scottish Government and Self-directed Support Scotland to consult with the independent support sector on potential criteria and process for applying to a new Support in the Right Direction Fund (SiRD) . Through a series of events, a survey and webinar we discussed preferred application methods, thoughts on potential fund criteria and importantly how to design a programme that takes national money and places it in the local environment well.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation events for their valuable contributions and feedback. Some clear messages came out which we are incorporating in the development of SiRD 2021, along with the findings of the Craigforth research into independent support that was carried out in 2017. In addition to consulting currently SiRD-funded projects Craigforth spoke with 141 individuals who have received support from the funded projects.

A summary of information collected through the Consultation can be found here.

SiRD2021 will open for applications on the 5th February. Information on the programme and how to apply will be live on our website from then.

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 – responding to new challenges within our portfolios and sharing learnings

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Thrive Outdoors Blog Series: Nurseries experience so far
19.11.2021

Thrive Outdoors Blog Series: Nurseries experience so far

This month for the third installment of our Botanics Blog we caught up with Edzell Nursery and Outdoor Nursery Edinburgh (ONE), the two nurseries involved in the project, to see how the experience has been so far. Edzell Nursery is based within a church hall at Goldenacre very close to the Botanic Gardens. Being based

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