For decades, and despite millions of pounds of investment, Governments and public agencies have struggled to change the experience of many people living in Scotlandâ€™s most disadvantaged communities. Problems of low life expectancy, low levels of employment and educational attainment persist. Link Up set-out to prove that creating the right conditions for change and theRead More
We are pleased to announce the publication of the revised edition of the Loose Parts Play Toolkit. The updated Toolkit provides a greater focus on helping adults develop the skills to support inclusive, all-weather outdoor play in Scotland and encourage them to allow children to play in a less structured and more imaginative manner. SinceRead More
Focusing on some of Scotlandâ€™s most deprived communities, Link Up is making a significant contribution to the delivery of the Scottish Governmentâ€™s commitment to reduce health inequalities and improve health by: 1. Addressing the social determinants of health, widely recognised as key to addressing health inequalities and setting foundations for positive change 2. Growing individualsâ€™Read More
Download the original Go Play Outcome and Evaluation Framework, set out in 2011, which established the principles of Inspiring Scotland’s play programme.Â Â The guide identifies ways that play organisations can realistically demonstrate their difference though the use of evidence and helps the play sector to identify common ground to assess how play organisations can have theRead More
This guide contains eligibility, priority and contact details of organisations funding not-for-profit and charitable organisations in Scotland. It has been complied for Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Thrive Outdoors programme and therefore focusses on potential funders of play activities. Funders have been selected through a review of SCVOâ€™s â€˜Scottish Directory of Funding for Third Sector Organisationsâ€™ and aRead More
Free to Play: A guide to creating accessible and inclusive public play spaces isÂ designed to ensure that all children and young people, including those with additional support needs, can exercise their right to play in their local communities. Written byÂ play, childrenâ€™s rights and inclusive play space experts, Theresa Casey and Harry Harbottle, the guide hasRead More
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