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The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.


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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Active Play programme expands into North Ayrshire to improve children’s health and wellbeing

A programme to increase children’s physical activity levels and improve their physical literacy through outdoor play is expanding across three communities in North Ayrshire. With investment from the Scottish Government’s Active Scotland Division, North Ayrshire Council, and support from Inspiring Scotland and Actify, charity partner Scottish Sports Futures will bring the Active Play programme into

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Inspiring Scotland’s Annual Report published

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 our

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New Equally Safe strategy launches

The refreshed Equally Safe strategy has been launched by the Scottish Government and COSLA. Published during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, the refreshed strategy is focused on increasing collaboration across sectors to tackle the attitudes and values that result in violence against women and girls. As fund managers of the Scottish Government’s Delivering

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16 Days of Activism 2023: Youth Activism with Young Women Know through Delivering Equally Safe

Work to raise awareness and improve understanding of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is central to our ability to ‘Imagine a Scotland without GBV’, the main theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism in Scotland.   Delivering Equally Safe funds a range of prevention focused activity both locally and nationally including research, campaigning and influencing. Perhaps most

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Specialist Volunteer Network at the Gathering

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 professional

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