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Head of Funds

Julia Abel

Julia Abel

Julia has no shortage of passion, energy or experience when it comes to working alongside high potential people and charities to deliver social change.

Julia draws on her extensive experience in growing social enterprises gained while heading up Glasgow’s Economic Development Network and working for the Scottish Poverty Information Unit where she established a social enterprise in Lithuania for vulnerable families and children.

Since joining Inspiring Scotland in 2012 she helped grow our impact and evidence base and initially focused on investing in play; developing national policy and nurturing upcoming leaders from across the sector. As Head of Funds, Julia supports all the teams to be delivering at scale.

Julia loves the outdoors and is a Scottish Council Member of the Outward Bound Trust.

julia@inspiringscotland.org.uk

Scottish Tech Army: free digital help & advice during COVID-19
26.05.2020

Scottish Tech Army: free digital help & advice during COVID-19

Entrepreneur Peter Jaco, co-founder of the Scottish Tech Army explains how his volunteer force of technologist can help charities and public sector organisations with any coronavirus-related challenges they might be facing – free of charge. When Alistair Forbes and I launched the Scottish Tech Army (STA) on 28 April, we had no idea it would

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Nurturing the ‘new normal’ through outdoor learning and play
22.05.2020

Nurturing the ‘new normal’ through outdoor learning and play

As we move out of lockdown, embracing our outside spaces can help society recover and build resilience for the future, writes Thrive Outdoors Programme Manager Rachel Cowper. The online algorithms must be getting to know my reading habits of late, because I have come across many articles over the last few days discussing what the

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New perinatal and infant mental health fund launched
27.04.2020

New perinatal and infant mental health fund launched

Inspiring Scotland are delighted to support the Scottish Government to launch the new Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Third Sector Fund. Directed at improving mental health care for new mums, infants and families, the fund will open to applications on the 5th  May 2020 and run between August 2020 and March 2023, subject to annual

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