? We support essential charities to become extraordinary charities, enabling them to support the people and communities in Scotland that experience inequality and help them to change their lives for the better. We do it because we want a healthy, happy and thriving Scotland, without poverty or disadvantage. IntroducingÂ Working Together,Â the 2019 Annual Review of ourRead More
The Self-directed Support: Support in the Right Direction Fund (2015 â€“ 2018) aims to build the capacity and availability of independent support services across Scotland.Â In this second year ÂŁ2.9 million was spent by 36 funded projects delivering Independent Support and this report outlines reported progress to March 2017. Projects are delivering a range of activityRead More
Innovation Fund Progress Report April 2017 The Self-directed Support Innovation Fund (2015-2018) aims to support innovation and piloting of different service models as well as help develop the capacity of practitioners and providers to implement Self-directed Support. In Years 1 and 2 of the Fund (April 2015 â€“ March 2017) 21 projects spent a totalRead More
The Creative Communities Programme is based on the belief that it is communities themselves who are best placed to articulate their needs and how to meet them. The Programme is therefore deliberately flexible, supporting a range of different initiatives and outcomes. We commissioned an independent evaluation of the programme from Research Scotland. The evaluationRead More
This evaluation of Link Up by ODS Consulting has found that Inspiring Scotland has successfully delivered its asset-building approach in ten communities in Scotland. There is clear evidence that this has had significant positive personal impacts for those residents who have been actively involved in these communities.Read More
Link Up looks at how strengthening social networks and facilitating opportunities for people to help each other through an activity, builds trust. It also explores how supporting others through these activities increases the confidence and capacity of individuals to seek solutions to their own problems instead of outsourcing their needs to external organisations.Read More
We strive for a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage. Through our thematic funds, covering issues from youth employment to childhood health and wellbeing to community development, we work with and fund the organisations and people who can have the greatest impact. We want to make Scotland a better place and everyone at Inspiring Scotland, andRead More
Disadvantaged young people: the depth of the impact of Covid 19 is the third in a series of insight papers around youth unemployment.Read More
The Healthy Islands Fund was ÂŁ1.3 million investment from the Scottish Government to improve and promote health, social care, and wellbeing for those living in Scottish island communities. The fund was delivered by Inspiring Scotland and supported 59 projects.Read More
This reports on the progress of the 14:19 Fund in 2018.Read More
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