Elaine is passionate about collaborating to make things happen and her enthusiasm is reflected through the many successes of our Specialist Volunteer Network programme.
With natural warmth and enthusiasm, she is able to bring a wide network of people together to create successful lasting relationships between our professional volunteers and our charities.
Elaine is deeply interested in people and what motivates them and firmly believes in the value of bringing a diverse range of views to bare on a problem.
As a fervent advocate of the sharing of knowledge and skills, she frequently lends her own expertise and insight, garnered through nearly 30 years in financial services, on a range of issues across Inspiring Scotland and other organisations.
In conjunction with her role of heading up the Specialist Volunteer Network, Elaine has worked within the Thrive Outdoors fund and joined the Learning Disability team in 2018. She holds a number of Board positions including the Treasurer role with a small grant giving trust.
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Blog 2 Read on as we share Blog 2 in our blog series on bringing Outdoor ELC to the Botanics in Edinburgh. This week’s blog contributor is Cath Ashby part of the learning team at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Hi I am Cath Ashby and I have worked at the Botanics for 23Read More
Blog 1 This week sees the start of an exciting collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Inspiring Scotlandâ€™s Thrive Outdoors team, the University of Edinburgh and two Edinburgh-based Early Learning and Childcare settings; Edzell Nursery and Outdoor Nursery Edinburgh (ONE). Over the next six months the partners will undertake research as groups ofRead More
People living in Scotlandâ€™s island-based communities will benefit from new funding for projects designed to support employment, community resilience and health and wellbeing. Through the Â£2 million Island Communities Fund, 29 successful community groups and businesses across 23 islands have been awarded grants of up to Â£150,000 each. Projects focus on developing sustainable economic activitiesRead More