The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.
Did you know that Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s specialist volunteer opportunities enable you to use your skills and expertise for the greater good? Specialist Volunteer Executive Elaine Crichton explains how you can make a difference. Traditional volunteering roles arenâ€™t for everyone â€“ whilst many of us want to share our time and skills with charities and otherRead More
Success of Inspiring Scotland helping 35,000 young peopleÂ celebrated by Scottish Government The achievements of the young people of Scotland were celebrated as Inspiring Scotland marked 10 years of our flagship 14:19 Fund. Scottish Government, an investor in the fund throughout its 10 years, hailed the success of the partnership as the fund is onRead More
50 people and organisations sign up to national pledge on outdoor play and learning Playing and learning outdoors will be a fundamental part of growing up in Scotland, following a national commitment from 50 people and organisations across the country. Alongside the Scottish Government and Inspiring Scotland, bodies as diverse as the Royal Zoological SocietyRead More
Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Thrive Outdoors team has begun work with eight local authorities to encourage and support greater use of outdoor play and learning in the early years. Inspiring Scotland was awarded funding from Scottish Government earlier in 2018 to increase the delivery of outdoor play and learning opportunities as part of the expansion of theRead More
Link Up, Inspiring Scotland’s pioneering community project led by local people, has been awarded funding from Big Lottery Fund Scotlandâ€™s Supporting Great Ideas Fund to help combat long-term poverty and disadvantage. The ÂŁ296,452 award will support Link Up in the Whitfield area of Dundee and Saltcoats in North Ayrshire to support more local people toRead More
Inspiring Scotland has partnered with Care Inspectorate to produce a How-to guide for establishing outdoor nurseries in Scotland. Karen Quinn and Donna Conroy from Care Inspectorate will work alongside Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Thrive Outdoors team for the rest of the year and will support development of the guide, focusing on how to ensure safe, high-qualityRead More
Scottish Government today announced the successful applicants to the Support in the Right Direction 2021 (SiRD2021) programme. SIRD2021 will fund 31 projects delivering direct and local independent support across 31 local authority areas, to help people and carers make informed decisions and plans for their social care and work towards maximising their choice, control andRead More
Building Brighter Future Fund is looking to support disadvantaged young people with the opportunities to gain the skills and confidence to succeed through education, training and employment, throughout Scotland. Building Brighter Futures Fund will distribute up to ÂŁ300,000 in total per annum over three years to selected organisations supporting young people, aged 12 to 21,Read More
To coincide with our 10th anniversary, leading third sector funder, Inspiring Scotland has appointed Sinclair Dunlop of Epidarex Capital as Chair of its Board of Trustees.Â Mr. Dunlop succeeds Professor Niall Lothian OBE who led the Board since Inspiring Scotland was founded in 2008. Today, Monday the 29th of January 2018, marks 10 years sinceRead More
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 potentialRead More
Outdoor play and learning was given a boost when Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney officially launched the Welly Wanderers outdoor nursery in Glasgow’s Castlemilk woods on World Children’s Day, 20 November 2017. The Welly Wanderers is one of three outdoor nurseries being established in Glasgow under a partnershipRead More
Leaders of Scottish bodies from health, education and natural heritage have backed the #AwayandPlay campaign highlighting the benefits of outdoor free play for young people and children. Senior figures including the Deputy Chief Medical officer and representatives from bodies such as Glasgow City Council, Historic Environment Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Care Inspectorate, Scottish Natural HeritageRead More
Audit Scotland today published a review of Self-directed Support. As part of their response to the review Scottish Government have announced a six month extension to current funding to 31 September 2018. The extension is very welcome and will give Scottish Government time to take account of the findings of the current review of IndependentRead More
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