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
When Inspiring Scotland was formed in 2008, we wanted to tackle some of the long-term, entrenched social problems faced by Scotland’s people and communities. Since then, we have transformed 100,000s of lives, supported more than 300 charities, built a network of more than 350 professional pro bono volunteers and managed ÂŁ120m of funding for Scotland’sRead More
It is through collaboration we will transform society. Read our guide to how our Pro Bono programme works and join over 420 professionals who each want to make a difference, giving their time and expertise to a range of charities.Read More
This report for the Support in the Right Direction Fund reviews the progress Â between April and September 2015. Download the ResourceRead 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
For people to thrive, three things really matter: supportive relationships, confidence and self-esteem.Â Seven years of Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Link Up programme has demonstrated beyond doubt that these three things are not only fundamental human needs essential for individual wellbeing, they are the foundations on which individuals and communities can change things for the better. Find outRead More
? 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
During Covid-19 we knew the levels of digital exclusion across Scotland would become forefront. Our calls with charity leaders and frontline staff highlighted what we knew: Pre-existing inequality meant that people across Scotland were excluded from accessing support servicesÂ and that many of these services were compromised, reduced or couldnâ€™t be delivered due to lackRead More
Annual Publication 2019-2020 Link Up is Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s community development and wellbeing programme.Â It started in 2011 and sits at the heart of our ambition for a Scotland without poverty and disadvantage. It is among the largest and longest-running programmes of its kind in Scotland. Link Up brings people together to create activities and eventsRead More
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