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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.

Consultation on funding for independent support sector
07.05.2021

Consultation on funding for independent support sector

Following the success of the Support in the Right Direction (SiRD) funding programme, which empowers people to be equal partners in their social care and support decisions, Inspiring Scotland is opening a consultation for the independent support sector and other key partners. This consultation aims to gather views on the priorities for funding within the

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2021/22 Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Now Open!
08.04.2021

2021/22 Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund Now Open!

  Inspiring Scotland is now seeking applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund.  Funded by the Scottish Government, it aims to support charities who provide organised outdoor play opportunities for children and families in Scotland’s most deprived communities. In 2020-21, the fund distributed £380,000 across 23 play charities, reaching more than 5,000 children in

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Delivering Equally Safe Fund-Important Update
25.03.2021

Delivering Equally Safe Fund-Important Update

IMPORTANT UPDATE On the 24th March 2021, the Scottish Government and COSLA issued a joint statement on the Delivering Equally Safe fund. The statement outlines a number of important changes to the fund which have come in with immediate effect. We understand that those who are intending to apply may have questions and we are

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