Early support and preventative spending for vulnerable children and families in Scotland helps us tackle problems before they turn into crisis situations, all which is hugely beneficial for children and young people, as well as society as a whole. I’d like to thank Inspiring Scotland for the key role it has played in helping deliver this hugely important initiative.

- Minister for Children and Early Years Angela Constance

 

We are confident that through our venture philanthropy model of providing substantial development support from the private sector in addition to financial investment, we will strengthen the voluntary sector's response in supporting families and children with the best start in life.

- Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland Andrew Muirhead

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Between March 2011 and 2013 Inspiring Scotland delivered the Early Years Early Action Fund with the aim of improving the outcomes for vulnerable young children to help them to achieve their full potential in life. The fund was delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government.

The fund invested in a portfolio of 24 charities working across almost the whole of Scotland.

During this time, the fund supported over 14,000 vulnerable young children and their families to have the best start in life. In such a short period of time, this is an outstanding achievement was only possible as a result of the ambition, professionalism and passion of the 24 charities in the portfolio.

Early support and preventative spending for vulnerable children and families in Scotland helps us tackle problems before they turn into crisis situations, all of which is hugely beneficial for children and young people, as well as society as a whole. For every £1 spent in early intervention in the early years, the taxpayer saves £9 in future. This investment is across almost the whole of Scotland supporting parents, children and local communities and I’d like to thank Inspiring Scotland for the key role it has played in helping to deliver this hugely important initiative.’’