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Youth employment fund delivers record year.

Last year the 14:19 Fund helped over 5,000 young people into a positive destination of employment, education or training.  This is more young people than previous years and brings the total young people who have secured a positive destination to 26,000. These results have been delivered by the portfolio of 20 Scottish charities who have

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Young people’s talent on display at ten-year celebration event

Young people’s talent on display at ten-year celebration event

Success of Inspiring Scotland helping 35,000 young people 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 on

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Scotland commits to life-enhancing outdoor play

Scotland commits to life-enhancing outdoor play

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 Society

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Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund now open!

Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund now open!

Inspiring Scotland is seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund, funded by the Scottish Government and set up to support children’s health and wellbeing through outdoor play. The Scottish Government is providing £380,000 for play charities to provide organised outdoor play opportunities for children in the most deprived communities in Scotland. Being able

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National position statement on outdoor play sees signatories double at 2 year anniversary

National position statement on outdoor play sees signatories double at 2 year anniversary

The national position statement on outdoor play and learning hits its 2 year anniversary this month – and the number of signatories signing up to this collective ambition has more than doubled. Two of the latest signatories, Scottish wildlife Trust and Clackmannanshire Council join over 100 organisations who recognise playing and learning outdoors as an

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intandem film marks three years of Scotland’s mentoring programme for young people

intandem film marks three years of Scotland’s mentoring programme for young people

intandem, Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children looked after at home has launched a new film to celebrate the third anniversary of their first mentor-mentee match. Screened for the first time at an event at Edinburgh’s iconic Scotsman Picturehouse, the film takes a closer look at some of the individual stories of eight young people

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COSLA the latest signature to Scotland’s National Position Statement on Outdoor Play

COSLA the latest signature to Scotland’s National Position Statement on Outdoor Play

Momentum continues to build in embedding play and learning outdoors as a fundamental part of growing up in Scotland. COSLA, the national association of Scottish councils is the latest major new signatory to sign the national statement which is a commitment to making play and learning outdoors an everyday activity for all children in Scotland.

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Callander Youth Hostel leader named Social Enterprise Champion

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 café in Callander as a social enterprise offering training and employment for young people in the hospitality industry. Chris, pictured above with Angela Constance MSP,

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Building Brighter Futures Fund Open

Building Brighter Futures Fund Open

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,

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10 charities to form ÂŁ1.3m Building Brighter Futures Fund

10 charities to form ÂŁ1.3m Building Brighter Futures Fund

            Ten charities that support disadvantaged young people across Scotland are to benefit from a share of a ÂŁ1.3 million Building Brighter Futures Fund (BBFF). BBFF is managed by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of Hub Community Foundation. The BBFF was set up to create long-term training and job opportunities for

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