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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

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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