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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

The Play Rangers are back: community play gets under way for summer 2019
01.08.2019

The Play Rangers are back: community play gets under way for summer 2019

Thousands of children will be out playing in their communities across Scotland this summer after local charities received funding to run Play Rangers in their neighbourhood. 15 charities have received money to increase outdoor play opportunities through Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors community play programme, which is funded by Scottish Government. Thrive Outdoors supports Scotland’s children

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Improving understanding of autism in Scotland fund
17.07.2019

Improving understanding of autism in Scotland fund

Inspiring Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Government, are delighted to announce the launch of a fund to help improve the understanding of autism in Scotland amongst non-autistic individuals. This fund aims to address the real lack of understanding across Scottish society about the needs of autistic people and the challenges that they face, but also

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Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications
03.06.2019

Outdoor Nurseries Social Enterprise Fund open for applications

[THIS FUND HAS NOW CLOSED] Thanks to a generous donation from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, we have established a new Fund to offer seed-corn investment to develop innovative approaches for the creation of a new generation of outdoor early learning and childcare (ELC) settings. Funding will be available for 12 to 18

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