The Building Brighter Futures Fund (BBFF) aims to support the most disadvantaged young people furthest from the labour market by providing opportunities to gain the skills and confidence to succeed through education, training and employment, throughout Scotland. The BBFF is funded by Hub Community Foundation (HCF) and managed by Inspiring Scotland.
The current phase of the Building Brighter Futures Fund runs from June 2022 – June 2024 and will support 8 charities from the previous phase. In the first six months, 469 young people were supported.
The first phase of Building Brighter Futures Fund ran from July 2018 – June 2022 and invested 1.3 million into 10 charities supporting young people, aged 12 to 21, into employment, education or training.
Having started a long and varied career on the fishing boats around Oban and Mallaig, Duncan’s hard-working attitude and strong team spirit make him a great fit for Inspiring Scotland. Duncan went on to have a long and extensive career in banking and insurance where he held many senior roles in sales, distribution, compliance, marketing....
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Anna has experience within a variety of third sector roles, including legal advice work, programme development and stakeholder collaboration. Having understood the importance of third sector services being built on an empathic understanding of what people need, Anna is currently studying a MSc in Social Policy, with a focus on participatory research methods. Anna hopes....
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Claire is a Business Studies graduate who has worked within several multinational organisations, with experience in Projects, Resourcing, Team Management and Business Support. After several years progressing her career in London, Claire decided to take a career break to raise her two sons. This later coincided with a move to Scotland and a change in motivation....
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Louise believes in getting the best from people to help them to have the greatest impact on Scotland’s most vulnerable people. On board since the very beginning, her expertise in organisational strategy and leadership development have been instrumental to the way Inspiring Scotland works. Louise has a breadth of experience in the voluntary and public....
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Aberdeen Foyer provides housing support to young people aged 16 years and over in crisis situations. This core service is complemented by a holistic range of programs including money management, employability initiatives and counselling. Investment supports those aged 16-25 who have been, or are at risk of, exclusion from education and supports the provision ofLearn More
Callander Youth Project offers services to young people across a large area within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. In addition to providing a range of activities, they create employment opportunities through the management of two social enterprises. BBFF investment supports young people to secure Modern Apprenticeships, skills-based training in hospitality and wider employabilityLearn More
The Grassmarket Mission was founded in 1890 and has historically provided a variety of services to homeless people in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh where they traditionally gathered. Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to creating community and providing sanctuary and support to participants, many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens.Learn More
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
Our Building Brighter Futures Fund (BBFF) team recently visited Govan High School alongside the Hub Community Foundation (HCF) where PEEK showcased their ‘Your Choice’ programme delivered in partnership with Govan High School and Police Scotland. Your Choice is PEEK’s early intervention project funded by BBFF to support young people disengaging from mainstream educational provision withRead More
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