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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.

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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