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An extraordinary, positive journey: 10 years of support for Action for Children Scotland

An extraordinary, positive journey: 10 years of support for Action for Children Scotland

When Action for Children Scotland applied to the 14:19 Fund in 2008, it had just begun a pilot employability programme for young people. The charity had a long history and pedigree in supporting vulnerable young people with difficult childhood experiences who, as a result, faced multiple and complex challenges holding down a job or succeeding

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Andrew’s story: A pathway to employment

Andrew’s story: A pathway to employment

Growing up, Andrew had to deal with a wide range of challenges in his life. After struggling to cope with a close family bereavement, his behaviour took a turn for the worse as did his engagement in school. He became involved in gang behaviour, substance issues, and ended up in the criminal justice system. He

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Barbara’s story: Supported to re-engage

Barbara’s story: Supported to re-engage

As a young carer to two young relatives, Barbara’s home life led her to become socially isolated and she began falling behind in school. Barbara is 15 and registered as a young carer at the beginning of 2016 due to her parents becoming foster parents for family members who were removed from their family through

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Cassie’s story: “I got my life back.”

Cassie’s story: “I got my life back.”

  Two years ago Cassie Scott feared to face the world. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she fell into a deeper darkness when she was then domestically abused by her partner at the time. “I went downhill. I started to drink excessively and use drugs daily to numb the pain. Everybody noticed that the happy

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Elisha’s story – 14:19

Elisha’s story – 14:19

Elisha, 22, comes from a large extended family in the northeast area of Glasgow.Her mum is Scottish and her dad is Afro-American and does not have citizenship in the UK. Her mum and dad had been in an on-off relationship for 22 years, which meant her dad drifted in and out of her life sporadically

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Financial modelling – KPMG work with Calman Trust

Financial modelling – KPMG work with Calman Trust

Deploying the invaluable expertise from pro bono supporters Inverness based 14:19 Fund venture, Calman Trust, is an ambitious and innovative charity. It combines its work supporting young people to overcome challenges with its social enterprise businesses so young people benefit from real life work experience. Calman’s existing social enterprises include the award winning Café Artysans

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Kevin’s Story: Faith in myself

Kevin’s Story: Faith in myself

My life could have so easily have turned out a different way if it wasn’t for FARE. I didn’t have the best start in life. In fact, those early years were pretty tough. Living in the east end of Glasgow, I was brought up by a single parent household and my Dad died when I

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Organisational transformation – Murton Trust

Organisational transformation – Murton Trust

In 2009 Murton Trust for Education and the Environment’s journey changed when they secured 10 years support from Inspiring Scotland. At the time of investment the organisation had two staff running a 200 acre site. It was home to a 180 acre nature reserve and a 20 acre site that the staff and trustees had

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Rory’s and Callander’s story

Rory’s and Callander’s story

  The story of Inspiring Scotland’s first 10 years is a story about people. A lot of people, thousands from all around Scotland, their relationships with one another and the impact we have been able to create together. To tell our story is to tell the story of the people we were set up to

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Siobhan’s story

Siobhan’s story

Connect 2 is a partnership of the Glasgow based 14:19 Fund charities including: FARE, Impact Arts, Move On, Tomorrow’s People and Venture Trust. It provides a clear pathway to securing a positive destination for young people who are hardest to reach and who have significant challenges to overcome. This case study was written by Siobhan, one

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