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Insights on the cost-of-living

At Inspiring Scotland, we are very aware of the pressure that the increased cost-of living is having on people and the funded charities we support.

Throughout Autumn 2022 our fund teams gathered and shared information from portfolio partners about:

  • How concerned they are about cost-of-living crisis for people they support, their organisations, their staff and volunteers
  • What challenges people are facing due to the cost-of-living crisis
  • What concerns partners have for the sustainability of their organisations
  • What they are doing to mitigate the impact
  • How Inspiring Scotland can provide support

Insights were gathered through regular virtual portfolio catch-ups enabling charity partners to share and support each other. Surveys were also distributed to complete anonymously.

The insights gathered by Inspiring Scotland staff have been collated to produce produce three short reports. These include:  

Summary Insight Report on the Cost-of-Livingwhich shares learning from programmes that support children and families and people accessing mental health and social care support.  

Cost of Living Impact on Survivors of Gender Based Violence and Abuse  – this report focusses on insights from groups funded through Delivering Equally Safe. Funded partners deliver front line support including one-to-one emotional and practice support, refuge, legal or financial advice as well as work to prevent violence against women and girls.  

Equality and Human Rights Fund Cost of Living Report –  this report is a collation of feedback from groups delivering direct work to tackle inequality and discrimination and looks at data and evidence organisations are gathering about how the cost of living is impacting on different communities across Scotland.  

Thank you  to portfolio partners for sharing with us, and each other, how they are responding to the challenges faced by the cost-of-living crisis.
Thank you to the Scottish Government and investors for funding the vital work of portfolio partners.

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