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Ashley Drennan

Ashley Drennan

Ashley is passionate about the ability of the voluntary sector to have a real impact and improve people’s lives.

She has spent more than 15 years working in the voluntary sector specialising in grant funding and brings a wealth of knowledge of fund management and development, project management, and assessment.

Ashley believes in continuous improvement to better help those served by the voluntary sector and applies her extensive experience in helping Self-directed Support organisations to develop the services they render and their process efficiency.

Ashley’s interest in helping people extends outside of work where she is also training to be a member of the Children’s Panel. She also enjoys travelling, yoga, reading and spending time with friends and family.

ashley@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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