Raising Attainment in Schools

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The latest evidence shows that the Active Play Programme is helping to raise attainment in primary schools in Glasgow.

Collaborating to support disadvantaged Scots


After presenting to delegates at the Scottish London Business Network, our Head of Investor Relations, Margaret Morton, looks at the importance of collaborating to effect change.

Brexit - don't lose focus on the most vulnerable


Following the Brexit vote and ongoing uncertainty, our CEO Celia Tennant calls for a continued focus on our charitable sector and those whom they serve.

Island Play Rangers – Barra Children’s Centre

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Ahead of its summer holiday play programme, Abigail Treffry, development manager, at Barra Children’s Centre, reflects on its first term of Play Ranger sessions and the unique challenges of providing play in a rural island setting.

'Unlike any other funder' - PASP on working with Inspiring Scotland


Six years ago, at the launch of the Go Play fund, Parent Action For Safe Play (PASP) were elated to be successful in being awarded a fund that allowed us to provide play for plays sake and not hide it under another umbrella.  This had an immediate impact on our organisation, not just in receiving the money for play, but the fund being administered by Inspiring Scotland and the support given by them and their Performance Advisors.

Practical approaches to inspiring success – 14:19 Fund Portfolio day

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Inspiring stories of success and the practical tools to meeting challenges were the order of the day at the latest 14:19 Fund portfolio day in Edinburgh this month.

#MHAW - Community support for mental health

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Suffering grief, anxiety and isolation, Kate Brown discusses the support she found in a Link Up-funded community group in Leith, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016.

#MHAW | The Role of Play on Mental Health

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Avril Johnstone, a research student at Strathclyde University is today's guest blogger for our celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, writing about the positive effects of Play on mental health. 


#MHAW | SDS Supporting Independent Living


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and highlighting the important role positive relationships play in our wellbeing is at the heart of the campaign. Kaylie Allen, Performance Adviser for Self-Directed Support at Inspiring Scotland writes about how a Government Act is helping to maintain family relationships and successful independent living for the most vulnerable. 

#MHAW| Young people are more than their mental health difficulties

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Charis Robertson of Hot Chocolate Trust, an Inspiring Scotland 14:19 Fund portfolio charity is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week by asking the Hot Chocolate Trust young people what their hopes for the future of mental health support across Scotland.