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Kaylie Allen

Kaylie Allen

Kaylie has worked with funding bodies, charities and vulnerable communities for more than 15 years and is driven by a deep desire to create lasting social change.

Her experience in developing, establishing and managing innovative funding models, and assessing funding proposals and business plans, is of huge value to our supported organisations, helping them to become more efficient and sustainable.

Kaylie is a strong advocate of the importance of rigorous evaluation and impact measurement in the voluntary sector so charities can continuously improve and better help the people they work with.

Kaylie has worked across a number of Inspiring Scotland’s funds and contributes to several charities, both as a board member and as an active volunteer.

kaylie@inspiringscotland.org.uk

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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People are at the heart of sustainable charities
19.11.2019

People are at the heart of sustainable charities

All charities have the people they serve at the heart of everything they do, writes Performance Advisor Kirsty Gilchrist. It is a core principle of our sector. But people are also at the heart of how they do it. Without the energy, compassion and expertise of staff, charities could not do the extraordinary work they

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