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Leanne Anderson

Leanne Anderson

Leanne is passionate about the power of entrepreneurial thought and action to drive social change.

After a brief time working in a marketing and business development role, Leanne studied entrepreneurship in Boston with the Saltire Foundation before returning to Scotland joining a tech start-up and then Entrepreneurial Scotland.

She joined Inspiring Scotland in 2016 to use her experience and knowledge of ambitious and innovative enterprise ideas to achieve social goals.

Working in the Autism Innovation & Development fund, Leanne uses her experience of delivering bold ideas to help a diverse group of charities supporting people with autism, their families and carers, to do more.

leanne@inspiringscotland.org.uk

How your professional expertise can make a difference
12.02.2020

How your professional expertise can make a difference

Did you know that Inspiring Scotland’s specialist volunteer opportunities enable you to use your skills and expertise for the greater good? Specialist Volunteer Executive Elaine Crichton explains how you can make a difference. Traditional volunteering roles aren’t for everyone – whilst many of us want to share our time and skills with charities and other

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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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