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Deborah Grant

Deborah Grant

Deborah brings a unique skillset from the charitable and Social Enterprise sectors alongside Early Learning and Childcare (ELC). She has more than 25 years’ experience leading and supporting organisations and individuals to reach their potential, both in Scotland and in Canada.

She believes that outdoor pedagogy is key to health and wellbeing as children develop their critical thinking, a sense of responsibility and an understanding of the world we live in. Tackling inequality has been her career long goal by creating opportunities that enable children, young people, and grown-ups to thrive.

Deborah is qualified in ELC, has a BA in Business and Enterprise and an MSc in Entrepreneurial Leadership. She is Trustee for both the RDA and Take-a-Bow Musial Theatre. At home she spends time with her family, horses and dogs.

Investment secured to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland
19.07.2021

Investment secured to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland

Inspiring Scotland has secured social investment funding to launch outdoor nurseries in Scotland. Inspiring Scotland’s newly launched not for profit trading subsidiary – Willow Den  – will offer Early Learning and Childcare in exclusively outdoor settings for children in Scotland aged 3 to 5 years old. The funding package includes £225,000 loan funding from Social

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Scottish play charities receive funding to help local communities get outside to play
12.07.2021

Scottish play charities receive funding to help local communities get outside to play

  25 Charities across Scotland will share £500,000 of funding to develop and deliver more free outdoor play opportunities in local communities, aimed at improving children’s health and wellbeing. Creative outdoor play sessions, an outdoor playgroup for children and their dads, nature play spaces for local communities and gardening sessions are just some of the

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Free support to improve your charity’s digital outreach
21.06.2021

Free support to improve your charity’s digital outreach

Has your charity started using digital in new and different ways over the past year? Or perhaps you’re keen to better connect with your target audience through digital, but aren’t sure where to start? You’re not alone – over the past year a number of charities have taken on new digital approaches and one question

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