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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

Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund now open
23.09.2019

Survivors of Childhood Abuse Support Fund now open

A Scottish Government fund to support organisations offering emotional and practical support to survivors of childhood abuse is now accepting applications. The new £10 million fund aims to help organisations improve access to services which can reduce the impact of inequalities and disadvantage experienced as a result of childhood abuse. The application process is managed on

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Celia Tennant: Our response to the incorporation of the UNCRC in Scots law
28.08.2019

Celia Tennant: Our response to the incorporation of the UNCRC in Scots law

  At Inspiring Scotland, we firmly believe that the health, happiness and wellbeing of children and young people is paramount. It is a shared responsibility of civil society – people and organisations across the public, private and third sectors – to protect children and young people. To support them to grow up with the means

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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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