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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

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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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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