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2021/ 2022 Annual Overview - Inspiring Scotland

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2021/ 2022 Annual Overview

We are pleased to publish our 2021/ 2022 Annual Overview.

2021 / 2022 was another year dominated by the impact of Covid-19 and the growing cost of living crisis. Despite these challenges, the commitment and response from Scotland’s third sector has been nothing short of inspirational. During this time, the focus for Inspiring Scotland was to be alongside our partner organisations, listening and responding to their needs in a flexible and responsive way, channelling support to build their strength, resilience, and reach.

We were pleased to be able to offer additional financial support to organisations, through new funding programmes and Covid-19 emergency funding. We developed more practical support to organisations, through organisational healthchecks, leadership and wellbeing focused programmes and by leveraging further support via our specialist volunteer network.

We have not done this work alone, we have continued to build partnerships and strengthen networks across all sectors.

A new partnership with The Distillers Charity brings new long term funding to the sector, dedicated to transforming the life chances of young people in Scotland. We have continued to partner with The Scottish Government on a range of strategic areas including equality and human rights and delivering equally safe.

But we must now be ready to address the longer term impact of Covid-19 and the growing cost of living crisis. Inequality is widening and challenges around poverty and mental and physical health are being exacerbated.

We have a new five year strategy, giving renewed focus and commitment to our vision that every person in Scotland is able to live a happy, healthy life free from poverty or disadvantage.

We will focus on:

-Improving the life chances for children and young people

-Supporting people to live flourishing lives

-Embedding the imperative of climate action into our work

-Continuing to challenging ourselves to develop, improve, and extend the ways we support the voluntary sector in Scotland

We  know we can only do this by working across all sectors and we are committed to work together to drive social change and transform lives.

Thank you for being alongside us.

Read the 2021/ 2022 Annual Overview 

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