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Marie-Amélie Viatte

Marie-Amélie Viatte

Marie-Amélie strongly believes in harnessing the potential of individuals and communities to make the world a better place.

Working in our Link Up fund, she focuses on tackling inequality and poverty and has deep understanding of the complex and multi-faceted challenges many communities and families face.

Marie-Amélie brings over 20 years’ experience combining research, policy and practice in the areas of social policy, the environment, and sustainable development, and has held a range of positions at the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, the OECD, and as consultant to the European Commission.

She is driven by a keen desire to make a difference and is the founder of The Power of Food Festival which celebrates community food growing and local change makers and was a Trustee with Firsthand Lothian and Non-Executive Director of The Melting Pot, Scotland’s centre for social innovation.

marie-amelie@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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