Rachel has been at the forefront of putting innovative plans into effective action at Inspiring Scotland since 2009.
Rachel leads on the design and implementation of our Thrive Outdoors fund, increasing outdoor play and learning opportunities for children throughout Scotland, and has worked on all our previous play programmes. Her experience in the outdoor play sector has made her a leading voice in helping to change and shape attitudes towards play at a national policy level and on the ground.Â Her work on Thrive Outdoors has led to international recognition and cooperation with similar programmes and leading academics in the field of physical activity and play.
Since joining Inspiring Scotland, she has worked across several funds and brings 20 yearsâ€™ experience in business management and economic development to helping tackle deep social issues. Rachel is a long-standing volunteer in the charity sector and currently sits on the board of an outdoor activity charity.
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Nine charities offering a range of community and employment projects from around Scotland have been announced as recipients of almost ÂŁ400,000 ofÂ funding aimed at raising societyâ€™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 willRead More
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 peopleRead More