When residents in an East Ayrshire neighbourhood set up an Archery Group in January 2012 there were doubts about its viability. More than five years later and the group is a thriving pillar of the community.
Attracting adults and young people, the group has led to increased levels of social interaction in the area. Participants have gained the motivation to improve their life circumstances, acquired new skills and qualifications, and developed a heightened sense of belonging to the community.
In 2022/23 Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Government’s Active Scotland division piloted the Active Play programme across 34 settings in Glasgow and the Highlands. Our Thrive Outdoors team, who facilitate Active Play, partnered with local trusted organisations to deliver the programme in schools, nurseries, and community groups to provide fun, active, and inclusive physical activity.Read More
We believe that change is best informed and driven by the people who have direct experience. Over the year Inspiring Scotland has been supporting best practice in the development of services and programmes that are directed by individuals and where people have a respected and equal voice in decisions that affect them. This can includeRead More
For a charitable organisation, having access to a broad range of professional skills can be challenging when resources are already stretched. Whether seeking IT or marketing expertise, financial or legal advice, a trusteeship or practical help, Inspiring Scotland’s Specialist Volunteer Network (SVN) can step in. The Specialist Volunteer Network (SVN) is one of Inspiring Scotland’sRead More