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Our funds

We work across several policy areas, from survivor support to youth unemployment, to tackle poverty and disadvantage across Scotland in a comprehensive way.

We identify and solve deep-rooted social problems.

Through our funds we bring together the right people and organisations to design rigorous and innovative solutions to some of Scotland’s most deeply-entrenched social problems. We work in the communities that are most affected by poverty and disadvantage and build strong partnerships, with government and businesses, that bring about change.

We help each organisation to develop individually by fostering collaboration across a portfolio of charities and a network of experts. We create the right environment for lasting, sustainable partnerships.

We raise and manage funds, and support charities to leverage more. We study, research, evaluate, learn and share our knowledge, helping our portfolio to prove their successes and become more effective.

Our highly-experienced staff work closely with each organisation, tailoring support to their unique circumstances. We know that where one charity needs help with their Board, another needs help with risk management. We help organisations to develop local and national relationships which cut across and through sectors, helping the right people work together to solve problems.

We want to make Scotland a better place. Each thematic fund, each organisation, network, and every person within it works towards that goal. Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.

Link Up

Through Link Up, people living in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities are working together to end generations of disadvantage and stop the cycle of poverty.

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Thrive Outdoors

Play is vital to a child’s health and well-being and has a tangible effect on their life chances. We want every child in Scotland to have the opportunity to play.

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intandem supports some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people by helping them to build a consistent, trusting relationship with a positive adult role-model.

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Self-directed Support empowers people to be equal partners in their care and support decisions and to participate fully in all aspects of life. Support in the Right Direction 2021 funds organisations across Scotland to deliver independent support to people and carers accessing social care, and to support them to exercise choice and control over that care.

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CashBack for Communities

Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme tackles Scotland’s inequalities by raising the attainment, ambition and aspirations of disadvantaged young people.

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Autism Innovation & Development Fund

Through the Autism Innovation and Development Fund, we are supporting autistic people and their families to lead more meaningful and satisfying lives.

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Survivor Support

Survivor Support supports the victims of childhood abuse, ensuring they have access to, and control over, support and services to help them enjoy a healthy, happy life.

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Building Brighter Futures Fund

Building Brighter Futures Fund is managed by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of Hub Community Foundation. The Building a Brighter Future Fund was set up to create long-term training and job opportunities for underprivileged young people aged 12 – 21. For the next three years, over £400,000 will be distributed annually, with individual funding awards for charities ranging from £20,000 to £60,000 being made each year for three years.

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Learning Disabilities

The Learning Disabilities fund supports 10 charities and social enterprises from the Learning Disabilities Section to improve their resilience and sustainability so they can deliver on key aspects of the Keys to Life.

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Previous work

36,000 young people supported into education, employment and training.

The 14:19 Fund helped some of the most disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 19 in Scotland who struggled to access employment, education or training, and gave them the chance to transform their lives.

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We work together and get results.

We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors. Get in touch if you want to help us build a better Scotland.

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