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Christmas Boost for Green Island Projects

Christmas Boost for Green Island Projects

  UPDATED: 21 initiatives have now been selected. A full list can be found here. A map of all 21 funded initiatives can be found here. 12 initiatives have been selected as some of the first projects to benefit from the ¬£2m Islands Green Recovery Programme (Pr√≤gram Ath-Shl√†nachaidh Uaine nan Eilean).

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Creative Communities: V&A Dundee host film premiere 

Creative Communities: V&A Dundee host film premiere 

Artists and participants of the £2million Creative Communities programme gathered for the first time at V&A Dundee for the premier of their film highlighting the power of creativity to support wellbeing during the last year. Creative Communities is a Scottish Government initiative aiming to connect communities by providing creative opportunities in communities where social or

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Inspiring Scotland announced as delivery partner for islands recovery programme

Inspiring Scotland announced as delivery partner for islands recovery programme

  Island communities will benefit from a ¬£2 million programme of locally-led green projects designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Islands Green Recovery Programme, announced in the Programme for Government and now open for applications, is split into four strands and managed by four partners, delivering investment in

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Launch of £7 million Equality and Human Rights Fund

Launch of £7 million Equality and Human Rights Fund

Projects invited to apply for support A new £7 million fund has been announced to improve equality and human rights in Scotland. It will support work which advances human rights, promotes equality and tackles discrimination around age, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability and race.

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Link Up receives lottery funding to support a new kind of community activism in two Scottish communities

Link Up receives lottery funding to support a new kind of community activism in two Scottish communities

Link Up, Inspiring Scotland’s pioneering community project led by local people, has been awarded funding from Big Lottery Fund Scotland‚Äôs Supporting Great Ideas Fund to help combat long-term poverty and disadvantage. The ¬£296,452 award will support Link Up in the Whitfield area of Dundee and Saltcoats in North Ayrshire to support more local people to

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New fund opens to support island communities

New fund opens to support island communities

  Businesses and community groups located across Scotland‚Äôs inhabited islands are now able to apply for grants of up to ¬£150,000 through the new Island Communities Fund (ICF) for projects focussed on supporting sustainable island economies and the journey towards net zero. The fund is backed by ¬£2 million of Scottish Government funding, which comes

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New perinatal and infant mental health fund launched

New perinatal and infant mental health fund launched

Inspiring Scotland are delighted to support the Scottish Government to launch the new Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Third Sector Fund. Directed at improving mental health care for new mums, infants and families, the fund will open to applications on the 5th  May 2020 and run between August 2020 and March 2023, subject to annual

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New Support in the Right Direction (2021) grants announced

New Support in the Right Direction (2021) grants announced

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 and

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Scottish play charities receive funding to help local communities get outside to play

Scottish play charities receive funding to help local communities get outside to play

  25 Charities across Scotland will share ¬£500,000 of funding to develop and deliver more free outdoor play opportunities in local communities, aimed at improving children‚Äôs health and wellbeing. Creative outdoor play sessions, an outdoor playgroup for children and their dads, nature play spaces for local communities and gardening sessions are just some of the

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Successful organisations announced for Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities programme

Successful organisations announced for Inspiring Scotland Creative Communities programme

  Nearly 40 organisations around Scotland have been announced as recipients of funding from Inspiring¬†Scotland’s new Creative Communities Programme, which will support the development of grassroots creative and cultural initiatives.

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£600K Creative Communities cultural funding programme launches

£600K Creative Communities cultural funding programme launches

Inspiring Scotland has launched a new programme that aims to support and empower individuals and communities to develop cultural activities.  Open to applicants from July 1, the Creative Communities programme will distribute up to £600,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period October 2020-June 2021. In addition

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