The Autistic Adult Support Fund aims to help adults with an autism diagnosis, self-identified autistic adults, and their families and carers understand what neurodivergence means for them and improve their wellbeing.
Facilitated by Inspiring Scotland, and funded by the Scottish Government, the Autistic Adult Support Fund builds on the work of a pilot which ran between 2020 and 2023 to provide post diagnostic support to autistic people.
The Adult Support Fund will support 16 charities across Scotland who will provide more vital support for autistic adults and their families to understand what neurodivergence means for them and improve their wellbeing.
Delivered by Inspiring Scotland, and funded by the Scottish Government, successful charities will receive grants of between £15,000 – £75,000 each to deliver a range of projects
We are pleased to share our Annual Report 22/23 providing an overview of the work undertaken to deliver on our strategic priorities and mission to improve the lives of people across Scotland. We supported over 700 organisations across 16 funding programmes worth over £50m. As well as new funding opportunities being created, nine of ourRead More
Earlier this month saw 3,000 people from the third sector attend SCVO’s the Gathering, the largest free voluntary sector event in the UK. Our team were more than attendees, taking part in a collaborative funders session and our Specialist Volunteer Network (SVN) hosted a panel discussion alongside Pilotlight on opportunities for charities to access professionalRead More
The £500,000 Autistic Adult Support Fund has announced the 16 charities across Scotland which will provide more vital support for autistic adults and their families to understand what neurodivergence means for them and improve their wellbeing. Delivered by Inspiring Scotland, and funded by the Scottish Government, successful charities will receive grants of between £15,000 –Read More
Debbie has extensive experience in Financial Services and the Third sector and has previously worked as a Fund Manager for several Inspiring Scotland Funds. She is passionate about lived experience being at the heart of shaping social policy and about working to tackle the issues faced by those most disadvantaged and vulnerable in Scotland. She ....
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Albany is passionate about any work that supports people to live out a fulfilled life. Albany was inspired to study Psychology and Sociology at university after her childhood experiences with dyslexia. Upon graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2016, she took time to travel the world. Her journeys abroad brought her to many places,....
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Amber is committed to amplifying marginalized voices to address inequalities and believes that everyone deserves the chance to thrive. Her values are grounded in authentic collaborations, fostering understanding, and challenging societal norms to create a more equitable and compassionate world. As an experienced manager with a dynamic work history including entrepreneurship, freelancing, and ongoing study,....
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Sarah Dantas, Fund Support Officer, Autism and Learning Disabilities Sarah is a Latin-American autism researcher who is passionate about meaningful participation and accessibility. She completed her master’s in Autism Research in 2022 and is now a PhD student at the University of Stirling. Sarah’s work investigates the impact of autistic adults’ experiences of stigma on....
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Autism Initiatives will run a National Remote Late Diagnosis programme (LDG) online and in-person. The eight session, neuro-affirming programme will cover a range topics:. In-person groups in various locations: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Tayside, Highland, West Lothian.Learn More
They will provide support for autistic adults who are in the perinatal period (those experiencing pregnancy until the child is up to the age of three). They will provide specific support around pregnancy and birth including direct in-home support to autistic people and their families to survive and thrive the early years of a child’sLearn More
Peer support group course for autistic adults seeking employment will be established. Running for eight sessions, the course aims to empower and educate to increase understanding and confidence about what it means to be autistic and navigating employment from job application to sustaining work while in work. Some 1:1 sessions will be available for courseLearn More
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