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Debbie McColgan

Debbie McColgan

Debbie built her career in the financial services sector, undertaking large scale people and programme management roles. She moved into the third sector where she ran a Leonard Cheshire Home for Disabled Adults and then worked on a Scottish Borders Community Development program as an Area Manager in Peebles. Her skills in funding, project management and people and business development combine to offer Survivor Support charities wide ranging advisory support.

Debbie has worked across a range of Inspiring Scotland funds, having previously worked within 14:19 team, delivering the BP Young Leaders program in 2014, and SDS fund, before joining the Survivors Support team in 2018. She holds a Board position with Peebles Community Trust.

How your professional expertise can make a difference
12.02.2020

How your professional expertise can make a difference

Did you know that Inspiring Scotland’s specialist volunteer opportunities enable you to use your skills and expertise for the greater good? Specialist Volunteer Executive Elaine Crichton explains how you can make a difference. Traditional volunteering roles aren’t for everyone – whilst many of us want to share our time and skills with charities and other

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New portfolio focused on understanding autism announced
16.12.2019

New portfolio focused on understanding autism announced

Nine charities offering a range of community and employment projects from around Scotland have been announced as recipients of almost £400,000 of  funding aimed at raising society’s understanding of autism. This fund aims to make employment and community participation more accessible and to help autistic people to live active and independent lives. The fund will

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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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