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Jill Fraser

Jill Fraser

Jill is inspired by the dedication and determination shown by the charities in the Inspiring Scotland portfolio.

After over 20 years in marketing and communications across a variety of commercial sectors, Jill joined Inspiring Scotland in 2017 with the aim of putting her experience to use in the third sector. Working on community play within the Thrive Outdoors team, she brings a range of skills including managing multiple projects, relationship building and a people-centred approach to her work with the organisations in the fund.

Outside work, Jill has volunteered with a literacy programme aimed at raising the attainment of secondary pupils with learning disabilities, and in her spare time enjoys reading, and travelling as much as possible.

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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