The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.
This statement has been coordinated by The Scotland Funders’ Forum. This is a gathering of funders in Scotland, including statutory bodies and independent grant making trusts, who are committed to best practice in funding the voluntary and community sector and to maximising the impact of funding for the benefit of Scotland.
Funders know from listening to communities and organisations that the cost-of-living crisis is already having a significant impact. This is coming on top of the pandemic and for many their resilience is low. This Challenge Poverty Week Scottish Funders have come together to share commitments in response to the challenges facing the sector.
We exist to better the lives of the people of Scotland who struggle. We do this by working across all sectors to support organisations who are embedded in their communities and know what is needed; and who can be flexible responsive and impactful.
We are are committed to using our 14 years’ of experience to support our partner organisations and their teams at this time of challenge.
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 childmindersRead More
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 manyRead More
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 myRead More