The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.
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 forRead 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
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
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.Read More
Inspiring Scotland works with some of the most innovative charities in Scotland today. This Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on the power of nature â€“ so weâ€™re sharing our key learnings from the projects we work with on how to use nature to improve mental health and wellbeing of new parents, children, young people,Read More
intandem, Scotlandâ€™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 Edinburghâ€™s iconic Scotsman Picturehouse, the film takes a closer look at some of the individual stories of eight young peopleRead More
Inspiring Scotland has secured social investment funding to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland. Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s newly launched not for profit trading subsidiary – Willow DenÂ – will offer Early Learning and Childcare in exclusively outdoor settings for children in Scotland aged 3 to 5 years old. The funding package includes ÂŁ225,000 loan funding from SocialRead More
The national position statement on outdoor play and learning hits its 2 year anniversary this month â€“ 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 anRead More
Please note, this funding round (2020) is now closed, but you can find more information about the current fund here. Inspiring Scotland is seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund, funded by the Scottish Government and set up to support childrenâ€™s health and wellbeing through outdoor play.Â The Scottish Government is providing ÂŁ380,000Read 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
25 Charities across Scotland will share ÂŁ500,000 of funding to develop and deliver more free outdoor play opportunities in local communities, aimed at improving childrenâ€™s 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 theRead 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
Last year the 14:19 Fund helped over 5,000 young people into a positive destination of employment, education or training.Â 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 haveRead More
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