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Allison Crawford

Allison Crawford

Allison is driven by a determination to improve the lives of those supported by Inspiring Scotland.

With more than 20 years’ experience operating at an executive level within FTSE 50 organisations working across marketing, sales, strategy and operations, her professional expertise has helped the charities supported in the Autism Innovation & Development fund to improve their working practices and help more people.

Inspiring Scotland, and the organisations we work with, benefit from Allison’s people-centred approach, experience of delivering complex projects while always remaining focused on getting it right for people being supported.

Allison is a Trustee of Aberlour Childcare Trust and outside of work enjoys reading, films, tennis and cycling and spending time with my family.

allison@inspiringscotland.org.uk

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities
29.11.2019

Playing outside helps children to have a stake in their communities

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Community is an old and deeply human idea. It is about sharing; people sharing experiences, sharing places and sharing hopes. We gain a sense of community early in our lives. For children, playing is intrinsically linked to a burgeoning sense of belonging to a bigger group of people

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Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families
20.11.2019

Beyond play: community play charities are a vital support for struggling families

By Jill Fraser, Community Play Performance Advisor Inspiring Scotland exists to address poverty and disadvantage. The role of Play Rangers, our community play programme, in this work isn’t self-evident. Yet giving children the opportunity to play outside, in their own neighbourhood, can reveal the damaging effects and true extent of child poverty in Scotland and

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People are at the heart of sustainable charities
19.11.2019

People are at the heart of sustainable charities

All charities have the people they serve at the heart of everything they do, writes Performance Advisor Kirsty Gilchrist. It is a core principle of our sector. But people are also at the heart of how they do it. Without the energy, compassion and expertise of staff, charities could not do the extraordinary work they

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