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Concrete Garden - Inspiring Scotland

Thrive Outdoors

Concrete Garden

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund

Concrete Garden is a trusted, community anchor organisation with a proven record of community-led action and accomplishment. Their work, based in the heart of Possilpark in Glasgow, centres around their vision for a community where everyone has an equal opportunity to be happy, healthy, and thriving.

To achieve this, they work hand in hand with the community to build outdoor spaces where all can connect with nature and each other, and where people can work, play, learn and grow together. They are supported by 109 volunteers and deliver over 400 activities each year, including cookery, gardening, outdoor play, community meals, crafts, carpentry, health and well-being workshops and community-based training.

Inspiring Scotland Community Outdoor Play fund is supporting them to increase their outdoor play staff hours, enabling them to work with more children while following the all relevant health and safety and social distancing guidelines.

Thrive Outdoors launches new website
12.02.2024

Thrive Outdoors launches new website

The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childminders

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Putting Infant Mental Health at the forefront with Babies in Scotland conference
09.02.2024

Putting Infant Mental Health at the forefront with Babies in Scotland conference

We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024.   This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that many

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The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations
07.02.2024

The power of listening to young people and our partner organisations

The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out…    In my

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