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A practitioner's guide: Five Minute Fires - Inspiring Scotland


A practitioner’s guide: Five Minute Fires


Part of Thrive Outdoors downloadable series of resources developed to support outdoor play.

“Help – Everyone’s talking about fires but how do you actually build one?”

For a fire first timer, building a fire outdoors can be scary. The good news is, by following a few simple steps you too can enjoy the benefits of fire as a source of heat, a way to cook snacks, a space to sit around, and enjoy staring into the flames. It is also a great educational experience for children, especially if they are involved in the risk/benefit analysis.


Funders of Play 2018

This guide contains eligibility, priority and contact details of organisations funding not-for-profit and charitable organisations in Scotland. It has been complied for Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors programme and therefore focusses on potential funders of play activities. Funders have been selected through a review of SCVO’s ‘Scottish Directory of Funding for Third Sector Organisations’ and a

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Practitioner’s Guide Bite-sized tips: outdoor play and our world

  This week’s practitioner’s guide features bite-sized tips on community ownership and encouraging children and young people to care for our planet from Guest contributors Moira McCormick and Sam Skelton, The Concrete Garden.  These informative tips link in with our latest podcast episode! #TuesdayTips

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Link Up Phase 1 Independent Evaluation

This evaluation of Link Up by ODS Consulting has found that Inspiring Scotland has successfully delivered its asset-building approach in ten communities in Scotland. There is clear evidence that this has had significant positive personal impacts for those residents who have been actively involved in these communities.

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