The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.
My name is Angie Alexander, and I am the Chief Operating Officer for Held in Our Hearts, an Edinburgh-based baby loss charity. We provide specialist baby loss counselling and peer support to bereaved families. Our families are the heart of everything that we do, and we offer free, personalised, long-term support including counselling, oneRead More
Part of Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s work as a partner to third sector is supporting charities to develop strong governance, improving their resilience and better positioning the charities to drive impact. Our Specialist Volunteers team is on hand to coordinate free training sessions for charity Boards. We spoke with Elaine who heads the team to get theRead More
Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Specialist Volunteer network consists of over 500 professionals who provide their expertise free of charge to charities across Scotland. All types of support can be arranged, from HR, finance, and strategic planning to marketing, governance and mentoring. This support â€“ available to charities outside our portfolios as well as portfolio members â€“ allowsRead More
An Inspiring Scotland-backed project has been named a winner of a prestigious national award recognising and celebrating the role of teamwork in higher education. Get On Board, a Edinburgh Napier University initiative designed to help students get on to the boards of third sector organisations was one of 15 projects from across the UKRead More
A free global pro bono legal service is expanding to Scotland through the collaboration with Legal firm CMS and Inspiring Scotland. TrustLaw is the Thomson Reuters Foundationâ€™s global pro bono legal programme which connects high-impact NGOs and social enterprises with the best law firms and corporate legal teams to provide them with free legal assistance.Read More
Chris Martin, Managing Director of Inspiring Scotland-supported charity Callander Youth Project Trust (CYPT), has been named Social Enterprise Champion by Social Enterprise Scotland. CYPT runs the Callander Youth Hostel and Bridgend cafĂ© in Callander as a social enterprise offering training and employment for young people in the hospitality industry. Chris, pictured aboveÂ with Angela Constance MSP,Read More
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